Join Porter Square Books for a panel reading with creators of First Second's Science Comics series! Creators Zack Giallongo, and Alex Graudins, Jason Viola, and Maris Wicks will present their respective comics and discuss the series and process. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic – dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you’re a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!
Zack Giallongo is a teacher, podcaster, and cartoonist with several books under his belt including Star Wars Doodles, Ewoks: Shadows of Endor, the Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue series, and his original graphic novel, Broxo, which was a New York Times bestseller. He forages for food in the sometimes-quite-brisk landscapes of New England.
Alex Graudins is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Rhode Island. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts' cartooning class of 2016. Science Comics: The Brain was her first book, which made it a learning experience in more ways than one!
Jason Viola grew up in Massachusetts, spending many afternoons drawing comic strips about birds and cats. He went to college in Buffalo, New York, where he met his wife Rebecca. They both help organize the Boston-area comics convention MICE and like spending their time hiking and cooking together. These days, Jason enjoys reading to his son and looks forward to teaching him all about polar bears.
Maris Wicks lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. She has harnessed the power of her various biological systems to draw comics for Adhouse Books, Tugboat Press, and Spongebob Comics, and has written stories for Image and DC Comics. Wicks is the illustrator of New York Times Bestselling Primates, with Jim Ottaviani. Her solo graphic novels include Human Body Theater and Science Comics: Coral Reefs. She is quite fond of being in the water, whether it's swimming in ponds or scuba diving in the Atlantic Ocean.