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Feynman: A New Comic Biography

A new graphic novel tells the life story of Richard Feynman. Read an excerpt in this slide show

Jim Ottaviani, Leland Myrick, Hilary Sycamore

Much has been written about Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988), but it's fair to say that little has been drawn about him. A new graphic novel renders his life and work in comic-book form. The book, written by Jim Ottaviani with art by Leland Myrick and coloring by Hilary Sycamore, recounts Feynman's career, discoveries, relationships and eccentricities in a generous 262 pages. Here we reproduce an excerpt from the latter part of the book, which recreates the series of lectures Feynman gave on quantum electrodynamics (QED) in 1983. For ease of viewing, we've presented each panel as a separate slide; in the book, this section takes up about 9 pages. The excerpt is copyright Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick, and is used with permission of First Second Books.

We recommend viewing the comic in full-screen mode. To do so, click the button at lower right of the slide-show screen below. Enjoy!


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