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Interview with Maris Wicks

Creator Maris Wicks in costume

It’s been a few years since I was able to attend New York Comic Con, but not only did my principal release me for the day, I got to sit on a fantastic panel about STEM Graphic Novels. There was a wonderful array of creators on the panel, including Maris Wicks, the creator of Human […]

Review: ‘Human Body Theater’

Human Body Theater Writer/artist: Maris Wicks First Second; $20 In addition to being a cartoonist, Maris Wicks is a program educator at the New England Aquarium, and some of her best-known and most-read comics have managed to marry her talent for cartooning with her interest in education. Think, for example, of her 2013 collaboration with […]

First Second Announces Science Comics, ‘The Prince and the Dressmaker’

The Prince and the Dressmaker

We had two interesting announcements from First Second Books in the past few days. First of all, Jen Wang’s The Prince and the Dressmaker was announced on the Diversity in YA Tumblr: The Prince and the Dressmaker is about a young 19th Century prince named Sebastian who secretly loves to wear dresses. He hires an […]

Interview: Artist Maris Wicks on Primates


A few weeks ago, Massachusetts-based artist Maris Wicks was probably best known in comics circles for her short contributions to anthologies like SpongeBob Comics and AdHouse’s Project: Romantic and Superior Showcase (those, or perhaps her super-cute drawings of superheroes and Star Wars characters on her blog). Now, however, she’s got a big, brand-new graphic novel […]

Interview: Writer Jim Ottaviani on Primates

jim ottaviani

What do Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas have in common? Aside, of course, from being three courageous scientists who revolutionized our understanding of our fellow primates. And aside from sharing a mentor of sorts in famed British naturalist Louis Leakey. Oh, and aside from each devoting their lives to the study of a […]

Preview: Primates


We love Jim Ottaviani’s science graphic novels here at Good Comics for Kids, and his latest one is a real treat. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas, illustrated by Maris Wicks, is a delightful book that distills the story of the three women who went out and studied primates […]