Not only was the Kickstarter campaign for JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 successful, just as your favorite deity intended…Not only was D.M. Higgins, the generalissimo of JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1, kind enough to include The Frogger and Punkface MacGruder in the book’s dedication…Not only is the comic fantastic and inspiring to my daughters (see illustrations below). Not only was JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 so successful that they are making JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #2…
But JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 is also in the running for a Geekie Award in the Comics & Graphic Novels division. You can vote for them once per day until the voting closes on 31 August. You could choose to vote for another contender, but we cannot promise that Daisy Smythe won’t find you…
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Diesel Sweeties by Richard Stevens 3 (CC BY-NC 2.5)
There are comics that are card-carrying “science comics” that teach science (eg, Boxplot by Maki Naro) and express truths about the experience of being a scientist (eg, Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham). There are those that are super-nerdy all the time, like xkcd by Randall Munroe.
Then there are the comics that occasionally brush up against the scientific world – dropping a punchline that hints at larger concepts, drawing in those who understand and inviting inquiry from those who don’t. This strip from Diesel Sweeties by Richard Stevens 3 is part of that tradition.
Posted in The Art of Science
Tagged Art, Boxplot, Cartoons, cat, Comic strip, Comics, Danielle Corsetto, Diesel Sweeties, Girls with Slingshots, Jorge Cham, Linkonomicon, Maki Naro, PhD Comics, Piled Higher & Deeper, Quantum mechanics, Richard Stevens 3, Schrodinger, Schrodinger's cat
Screw your tommy guns. We’ve got SCIENCE!
If you like that, then you should consider backing the Jill Trent: Science Sleuth #1 Kickstarter campaign.
Suitable for all ages, the short stories in JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 include both a mix of “real” science and goofy sci-fi, celebrating women in science with an undercurrent of feminism.
With 5 different versions of the Science Sleuths, the unspoken theme is, hopefully, one of diversity and empowerment. The book celebrates women in science as well as female characters in comics.
HT: Cannot precisely recall whose feed I saw this RT’d in, but I think it was John Rennie.
This is the first panel of the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip published on 7 July 1986:
What do you think the odds are that this would have made it into the papers in 2011? And, if it did, can you imagine the letters to the editor?
“TV Executives, when Jim Henson asks to do a TV project, you say ‘Yes‘!”
What if the project is a 1969 puppet version of the Wizard of Id comic strip?
The answer is definitely yes.
*HT to The Nerdist.