Saturday, October 11, 2008

Optical Allusions

Optical Allusions by Jay Hosler
Optical Allusions is the cure for all those clamoring for a painstakingly researched, scientifically accurate, eye-themed comic book adventure. Wrinkles The Wonder Brain has lost his bosses' eye and now he has to search all of human imagination for it. Along the way, he confronts biology head on and accidentally learns more about eyes and the evolution of vision than he thought possible. And, as if a compelling story with disembodied talking brains, shape-changing proteins, and giant robot eyes wasn't enough, each tale is followed by a fully illustrated, in-depth exploration of the ideas introduced in the comic story.

1 comment:

Greg Peterson said...

...quirky and funny, with plenty of wicked, irreverent wit wed to a compelling, carefully presented case for the evolution of vision. The comic book style episodes ...are punctuated by pages of straight text that, with patience and accessibility, fills in the scholarly blanks left open in the story. It's an ideal marriage of form and function, carbonated with absurd, edgy story-telling. I loved this book, and if I were a high school biology honors teacher, I would not hesitate to use it as a text.