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When Science Gets Graphic

Sunday, October 13, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When it comes to understanding the complexities of life and sparking scientific curiosity, we often leave the challenge up to educators, journalists and scientists – but what about comic book creators? Amongst the adventures of spandex-clad superheroes like Batman and the everyday life observations of Harvey Pekar, comic book characters are throwing on lab coats, mixing toxic substances, traveling on expeditions to study wild chimpanzees and teaching us about the origins of life. With the help of an ink pen, science can escape the rigid confines of the textbook and inspire future scientists through thought bubbles and color-rich scenes. Our program at the 2013 New York Comic Con brings together comic book and graphic novel creators from several walks of life for an entertaining and thought provoking conversation that will explore their work and how the combination of art and storytelling can make science relevant and engaging to a broad audience.

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