Kickstarter-backed comic book will illustrate pubradio series on consciousness

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The Peabody-winning pubradio program To the Best of Our Knowledge has successfully completed a $15,000 Kickstarter campaign to produce a comic book that will accompany an upcoming six-hour series.

The series, Meet Your Mind: The Science of Consciousness, will air in November and December. Guests include famed brain researcher Oliver Sacks and Nobel laureates Eric Kandel and Daniel Kahneman. The comic book is intended to help illustrate Meet Your Mind.

Jim Ottaviani, a writer who specializes in graphic novels about scientists, will pen the comic, and Natalie Nourigat will illustrate it. Nourigat is best known for her 304-page autobiographical Between Gears, which features a comic for each day of her senior year of college.

To the Best of Our Knowledge, which says it “cracks open the world and the ideas that fuel its engine,” is produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and distributed by Public Radio International.

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