Mark Siegel and Brian Miller discuss a storyboard
Mark Siegel and Brian Miller discuss a storyboard

Science Comics Workshop

Why: Mark Siegel is an award-winning illustrator, New York Times bestselling author and the founder and editorial director of First Second Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers that creates graphic novels for every age category, in a wide range of themes and styles, with talent from all over the world.

Mark visited ASU to present a public lecture “The Great American Graphic Novel,” in which he discussed the history of comics and graphic novels, the creative process, and the importance of the medium as a tool for literacy in an increasingly visual culture.

The following day, Mark facilitated a science communication workshop that will paired comic book artists with ASU scholars Jekan Thanga, Michelle Sullivan, and Adelaheid Fischer to create an original, visual narrative of their research.


ASU Institute for Humanities Research

Jekan Thanga, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration

Michelle Sullivan, PhD Candidate Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Adelaheid Fischer, Assistant Director, Biomimicry Center

Mark Siegel, founder and and Editorial Director First Second Books

Val Hochberg, author/illustrator Kickgirl

Spencer Brinkerhoff III, Lucasfilm artist

Brian Miller, principal Hi Fi Color Design