THE STUFF OF LIFE: A GRAPHIC GUIDE TO GENETICS AND DNA is a science comic book by Mark Schultz, illustrated by Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon. We’ve flipped through it, and trust us, you WILL learn all about genetics and DNA! We’re pretty sure it will make you smarter just by being in the same room with it.
FSG has also made as animated trailer which you can see right here, with drawings by the non-brothers Cannon.
The book just came out. Here’s a blurb from Jay Hosler:
“The Stuff of Life is a beautifully written and lavishly illustrated example of the power of comics to communicate the wonders of the natural world. Mark Schultz’s words combine with Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon’s pictures in a dynamic enzymatic reaction that gives readers a glimpse at how life works. Ambitious, expansive and completely successful, the story in Stuff of Life starts on the invisible rungs of DNA and climbs without a misstep across the millennia of organic evolution. Told through the eyes of Bloort, an alien exploring the wonders of earthly genetics, we get to see our evolutionary and genetic heritage in a new light. Often funny and always engrossing, Stuff of Life provides an exciting point of entry for anyone interested in how life on earth shapes and reshapes itself in the face of ever changing conditions. Learning genetics just got a whole lot more fun.” -Jay Hosler, associate professor of biology, Juniata College, and author and illustrator of Clan Apis and The Sandwalk Adventures