Clan Apis

Clan Apis

by Jay Hosler
     
 

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"Although years of rock 'em, sock 'em adventures have branded comic books as lightweight entertainment for children, Jay Hosler has staged a valiant defense of the medium. In his hands, cartooning becomes exciting education. Clan Apis ingeniously reworks the plot conventions of the musty old action comic as Hosler sneaks a lot of lessons about bee anatomy, behaviour,…  See more details below

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"Although years of rock 'em, sock 'em adventures have branded comic books as lightweight entertainment for children, Jay Hosler has staged a valiant defense of the medium. In his hands, cartooning becomes exciting education. Clan Apis ingeniously reworks the plot conventions of the musty old action comic as Hosler sneaks a lot of lessons about bee anatomy, behaviour, and ecology into his brisk story." - Discover Magazine

Editorial Reviews

Jay Hosler's Clan Apis is a rather brilliantly executed graphic novel format presentation of life in the beehive. Accurate, informative, totally engaging, the biology and life cycle of the bee is laid out with an anthropomorphic storytelling that is as fun as it is educational. Clan Apis is highly recommended reading for all ages, — especially for those who thought the life and world of the bee might just have some relevance for we mere humans living in our post-industrial, information age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482347456
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/16/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
416,994
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jay Hosler is an Associate Professor of Biology at Juniata College and an award-winning cartoonist who writes and draws comic books about biology and natural history. His work has been called "ingenious" (The London Times), "goofily inventive" (The New York Times), and "entertaining and slyly educational" (The Comics Journal). His works include Active Synapse classics such as Clan Apis, The Sandwalk Adventures, and Optical Allusions.

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