Spectra the comic book series that I illustrate for PhysicsCentral.com. In March, the author and I completed Issue #5. – Spectra: Turbulent Times. We tried something new with the cover paper, check out the “metallic-silver” coated paper stock.
When I’m not illustrating caricatures and cartoons, I stay busy working as the director of art and special publications at the American Physical Sociey in College Park, MD. Here’s a series of 3 feet by 6 feet promotional banners that I designed. They will be displayed at the association’s booth at conferences.
My colleague Chris DiScenza visited Kenya and shared with a classroom, PhysicsQuest 2008: Nikola Tesla and the Electric Fair, the comic/activity book that I illustrated for PhysicsCentral.com. http://tiny.cc/30fr9
Spectra, the superhero that I co-created with physicist Rebecca Thompson-Flagg continues to make her media rounds. Here is a link to a story about Spectra’s real life alter-ego that appeared in the American Physical Society’s APS News publication. http://tiny.cc/9u730
I just completed illustrating the second issue of the SPECTRA comic book series. Here’s a brief description of the educational comic serices: Six months have passed since Lucinda (AKA Spectra) learned about her powerful laser powers. In SPECTRA #1, Lucinda used those powers to rescue her friends from the clutches of the evil Miss Alignment. Issue #2 is a continuation of that adventure and also provides the reader with some history about the invention of the laser. Written by Rebecca Thompson-Flagg and illustrated by Kerry G. Johnson
Just got the confirmation that the character that I co-created (with Rebecca Thompson-Flagg), “Spectra” the Original Laser Superhero was approved for booth space at next summer’s Comic Con in San Diego: http://www.comic-con.org/
My co-worker Becky and I at the American Center for Physics Halloween party. She dressed up as SPECTRA, a superhero we co-created for a comic book for the American Physical Society’s outreach program http://www.physicscentral.com
COMING IN SEPTEMBER: A newly-designed postcard to promote the next edition of PhysicsQuest, an activity/comic book presented by the American Physical Society’s Outreach Department: http://www.physicscentral.com