Long time Copacetic fave, Dan Zettwoch takes a turn at bat in the (:01)First Second series, Science Comics, and hits a home run with Cars: Engines That Move You. This book is equal parts science and science history, and the roadmap followed is one of scientific progress, one that goes all the way back to the discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel, up through the laws of thermodynamics and even a bit of rocket science, covering engineering, physics, chemistry, archeaology, paleontology and more, in the process demonstrating just how much of human knowledge is incorporated into cars and driving.
With Zettwoch in the driver's seat, however, you know there's going to be more – and there is! Dynamic layouts accompanied by bold and brash lettering power this mighty engine of entertaining education. Readers will also come across plenty of cultural asides (with a noted emphasis on the mid-west) incorporating his own brand of madcap humor – and, of course, plenty of his amazing cut-away diagram drawings!
120 pages of full color science comics, suitable for all ages.
And here's another 848 page anthology of mini-comics! This brick of a book includes work by Brad Foster, Fiona Smyth, Ethan Persoff & Scott Marshall, Lilli Loge, Anna Bas Backer, Antione Duthoit, Trina Robbins, Bob Conway, David Miller, Par Holman, Clark Dissmeyer, Steve Willis, Jeff Gaither, R.K. Sloane, Jeff Nicholson, Dan W. Taylor, John Trubee, Jason Atomic, Art Penn, Marc Bell, Tom Hart, J.R. Williams, Pat Moriarity, R.L. Crabb, Ellen Forney, Renee French, Molly Kiely, Jeffery Brown, Pshaw, Colin Upton, Johnny Ryan, Souther Salazar, Max Clotfelter, Allison Cole, Theo Ellsworth, Lisa Hanawalt, Travis Millard, Bobby Madness, Esther Pearl Watson, Jim Rugg, Dan Zettwoch, Tom Neely, Jason T. Miles, Harukichi, Pakito Bolino, Bernie McGovern, Susan Belle, Caroline Paquita, Kristyna Baczynski, Leah Wishnia, and Nick Bertozzi. Also included is a sampling of “Tijuana Bibles”, the smudgy, smutty comics that paraded pornographic parodies of mainstream culture and were distributed in back alleys during the 1930s, back at the dawn of the age of comics.
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