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Jim Ottaviani's G.T. Labs is one of the biggest producers of Science comic books. Join Derek and Swoopy as they delve into the world of graphic novels based on some of the most notable scientists in history. This is the second episode of our Big Science and Skeptical comics Double Issue.
Show Notes
 

Today's guest is Jim Ottaviani – creator of GT Labs.

GT Labs produces graphic novels featuring biographies of scientists and science history.

Past work from Jim and GT Labs includes:

Two Fisted ScienceDignifying ScienceFalloutSuspended in Language and

Bone Sharps, Cowboys and Thunder Lizards.

Jim's day job is librarian at University of Michigan Library as coordinator of Deep Blue.

One of the new series from GT Labs is about the Science of the Unscientific.

Levitation is about the physical and psychological aspects of stage magic.

Levitation profiles iconic American stage magicians Harry Keller and Howard Thurston.

The "Levi" used to perform the famous trick was invented by John Nevil Maskelyn.

Wire Mothers tells the story of psychologist Harry Harlow.

Harlow performed ground breaking social isolation experiments on rhesus monkeys.

The title comes from the wire form of a mother monkey used in the experiments.

Wire Mothers was illustrated by Dylan Meconis who wrote the Vampire Farce, Bite Me.

Jim's most recent publication is T Minus: The Race to the Moon about the Space Race.

The Admiral that gave the go ahead to pick up the Apollo 8 astronauts after splashdown

was Admiral John S. McCain Sr.

Upcoming works will include a book on primatologists Fossey, Goodall and Galdikas.

An online series for Tor.com will be about Alan Turing.

And finally there will be a new book about Richard Feynman

You can find out more about GT Labs at this website.

You can also read Jim's blog here.



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