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by Larry Gonick
Paperback: 392 pages
ISBN: 0062730983
What? You don't know what a Burgess is?
-- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine?
-- Recall the 14th Amendment?
-- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik?
Then you need The Cartoon History of the United States to fill those gaps. From the first English colonies to the Gulf War and the S&L debacle, Larry Gonick spells it all out from his unique cartoon perspective.
"A perfect gift for that teenager who simply can't get American history straight . . . "
-- San Francisco Chronicle
"Gonick's irreverent humor is effective . . . the text sparkles . . . "
-- Los Angeles Times
" . . . a vital, dynamic, and consistently challenging panorama of our past."
-- The Comics Journal
About the Author
Larry Gonick is the creator of the bestselling Cartoon Guide series, comprised of nine books that have sold more than half a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. Currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine, he has also been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. 
Written by James S. Ottaviani
Art by Marie Severinson, Ramona Fradon,
Lea Hernandez, Linda Medley, Donna Barr,
Mary Fleener, Anne Timmons, Stephanie Gladden,
& Carla "Speed" McNeil, et al
Paperback: 144 pages
G.T. Labs
ISBN: 0966010612
Dignifying Science is the newest book from G.T. Labs that tells true stories about scientists in comics form. This 144 page trade paperback features famous women scientists including Marie Curie, Emmy Noether, Lise Meitner, Rosalind Franklin, Barbara McClintock, Birute Galdikas, and (believe it or not) Hedy Lamarr. 
Scientists and non-scientists alike will appreciate the human context this award-winning anthology gives to some of the most famous names in the history of discovery. With stories written by Jim Ottaviani and art by notable illustrators such as Donna Barr, Mary Fleener, Stephanie Gladden, Roberta Gregory, Lea Hernandez, Carla Speed McNeil, Linda Medley, Jen Sorensen, Anne Timmons and comics legends Ramona Fradon and Marie Severin, this handsome trade paperback, complete with a full-color dust jacket, will please readers of all ages. Notes and references at the end lead them to discover even more on their own!

An Eisner nominee (like its companion volume Two-Fisted Science) and Lulu of the Year nominee for 1999, Dignifying Science has earned praise from the toughest critics of all: the scientists themselves. Discover Magazine (February, 2000) says "In Ottaviani's hands, cartooning becomes exciting education. It's a tribute to Ottaviani's breezy style that one wants to dig into [the] references and learn a little nuclear physics. Now that is a superheroic achievement." Simon Singh, award-winning author of The Code Book and Fermat's Enigma writes: "When it comes to popularising science, Jim Ottaviani's comic books do an excellent job of telling scientific stories in a fun and absorbing way. His latest, Dignifying Science, is a beautifully drawn series of stories about women who made major contributions to science and technology, but who have been largely forgotten..." (The Independent - London, 12 December 1999).

Jean Kumagai, Physics Today
I felt a little self-conscious paging through a comic book while waiting at the bar of an upscale Manhattan restaurant. My taste in books usually runs toward the ones without pictures. But Dignifying Science quickly won me over.

Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit
A fine work and contribution to the body of good and mature comics...bravo.

Retailer Reviews, The Comics Buyer's Guide
Entertaining and inspirational...a home schooler's dream. If you know any girls with the slightest aptitude in math or sciences, can change their lives by buying them this.

About the Author
Jim Ottaviani is a nuclear engineer now working as a librarian at the University of Michigan. He has been writing in and about comics for almost 10 years, and his stories have earned him a Xeric Grant and Eisner Award nominations.

James S. Ottaviani
by Jim Ottaviani, Steve Lieber, Vince Locke, and more!
b/w, painted cover
Paperback: 240 pages
G.T. Labs
ISBN: 0966010639
So, you've always wanted to learn how to build an atomic bomb? You're in luck: Jim Ottaviani is not only a comics writer...he also has a master's degree in nuclear engineering!
But even though it's not a complete do-it-yourself manual (assembly required, and plutonium is definitely NOT included), Fallout will bring you up to speed on the science and politics of the first nuclear gadgets.
Like its companion volumes, the focus of Fallout is on the scientists themselves -- in particular J. Robert Oppenheimer and Leo Szilard, whose lives offer a cautionary tale about the uneasy alliance between the military, the government, and the beginnings of "big science."

Fallout features art by award winning artists such as Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Batman), Vince Locke (Deadworld, Sandman), Bernie Mireault (Mackenzie Queen, The Jam, Grendel Tales), Eddy Newell (Black Lightning, Batman), Jeff Parker (Interman, "Solitaire, Wonder Woman") with Janine Johnston and a painted cover by noted Studio artist Jeffrey Jones.

James S. Ottaviani
Click HERE to order the TWO-FISTED SCIENCE trade paperback TWO-FISTED SCIENCE
by Jim Ottaviani, Paul Chadwick, Colleen Doran, & Guy Davis, et al
Paperback: 128 pages
G.T. Labs
ISBN: 0966010620
TWO-FISTED SCIENCE is the first in a series of books in comics form telling true stories about scientists. This 128 page trade paperback features tales of famous physicists including Hans Bethe, Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Galileo, Werner Heisenberg, Gottfried Leibniz, Isaac Newton, Robert Oppenheimer, and Wolfgang Pauli.
All stories are written by Jim Ottaviani, a former researcher and nuclear engineer-- now a reference librarian at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The illustrators include award winning artists such as Paul Chadwick, Donna Barr, Bernie Mireault, and Colleen Doran.

The stories offer a human context often missing when students learn the equations that bear the scientists' names. Readers, drawn to the book by the compelling anecdotes, will discover intriguing characters that lived real lives beyond ink on paper. End notes and references will lead them to further information on the scientists they've read about.
The trade paperback is self-published with the generous assistance of a grant from the Xeric foundation. Established by Peter Laird (one of the creators of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") each year the foundation awards a select group of comics creators money to bring their work to press. I am grateful to the foundation for their support and confident that you will consider this portion of the "Turtle" fortune well-spent!

Penn Jillette, the taller, more talkative half of Penn & Teller:
"I loved seeing real superheroes in the same medium as the fantasy superheroes. Man, these guys don't pale standing next to Batman and Superman."

Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit:
"This is exactly the kind of stuff that should be done in our medium."

FACTSHEET 5 #63, March 1998:
"[W]onderfully offbeat and human. This collection illustrates some of science history's more offbeat sides: the blood feuds, the mischief, the love affairs, and the secret espionage."

Seattle's THE STRANGER, 11/20/97:
"The writing is informed and educational, but never dry. This would be a great textbook for a high school science class."

Comics Buyers Guide, 1/2/98:
"[T]his stunning collection of stories and anecdotes about science and scientists will engross and enlighten the reader ... a bargain and so damned good I can hardly believe it exists."

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