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The Art and Science of Science Comics with Dr. Jay Hosler

Jay Hosler is a biology professor at Juniata College and cartoonist. He enjoys telling stories about science and the natural world using quirky plots, silliness and derring-do. His first graphic novel (Clan Apis) won a Xeric Award and was selected for YALSA’s “2002 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults” and his second book The Sandwalk Adventures has garnered praise for its treatment of evolution and the life of Charles Darwin. A 2006 grant from the National Science Foundation made it possible for Dr. Hosler to develop a comic book textbook entitled Optical Allusions. His latest book, Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth, was a 2011 Junior Library Guild selection, a nominee for YALSA's 2012 "Great Graphic Novels for Teens," and has been included in the Texas Library Association's “Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List.”

He lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife and his two little nerdlings.


This lecture is presented in collaboration with the exhibit Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!, on display at Falk Library through September 30.


Refreshments will be served.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, August 27 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Scaife Hall, Room 1104 (11th floor)
3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261