Science Comics Panel

Have you ever wanted to explore outer space, the deep ocean, or even the human brain all at the same time? Then join us for a panel with the authors and cartoonists of SCIENCE COMICS! With books that explore topics that range from polar bears to robots, SCIENCE COMICS entertain while they educate. At the event, the cartoonists will talk about their books and sign copies. Recommended for mad scientists ages 8+.

Maris Wicks is the author and illustrator behind Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean and Human Body Theater, as well as the illustrator of New York Times-bestselling Primates, with Jim Ottaviani. When she's not making comics, Wicks can be found looking for tardigrades. She is also quite fond of being in the water, whether it's swimming in ponds or scuba diving in the Atlantic Ocean.

Jon Chad was born and raised in Vermont. After completing the BFA Sequential Art program at Savannah College of Art and Design, he moved back to White River Junction, Vermont, where he now works at the Center for Cartoon Studies teaching screen-printing and bookmaking. He is the author of Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth and Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis.

Jason Viola grew up in a small farm town in Massachusetts where he spent idle hours drawing comic strips about birds and cats. Jason went to college in Buffalo, New York, where he met his wife Rebecca. They both help organize the Boston-area comics convention MICE, and enjoy hiking together through the Middlesex Fells. 

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 is her first book.

Rosemary Mosco is a science writer and artist. She is the author of the science webcomic Bird and Moon ( and makes the urban nature webcomic Your Wild City ( with Maris Wicks. Science Comics: Solar System is her first graphic novel with First Second.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
An Unlikely Story (Second Story)
Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626728011
Availability: Available to Order
Published: First Second - October 16th, 2018

Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space Cover Image
By Rosemary Mosco, Jon Chad (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626721418
Availability: Available to Order
Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626723603
Availability: Available to Order
Published: First Second - November 15th, 2016

Science Comics: Polar Bears: Survival on the Ice Cover Image
By Zack Giallongo (Illustrator), Jason Viola
ISBN: 9781626728233
Availability: Available to Order
Published: First Second - December 31st, 2018

Science Comics: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626721456
Availability: Available to Order
Published: First Second - March 29th, 2016

Signed Copies

Can't make it to an event? We're always happy to set a signed copy aside for you or put one in the mail. Just add the book to your cart, and in the comments section, let us know that you want a signed copy, and tell us if you'd like the author to personalize the inscription (when available). If you would like it personalized, be sure to place your order at least 24 hours before the event. Personalized books must be paid for in advance.

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