Funded by the National Science Foundation, Antarctic Superheroes is a graphic novel created to educate the next generation of scientists about the Polar Regions and their importance to the global ecosystem.
As a Creative Director at Academic Technologies I led a team of scientists, designers, and illustrators to create a comic that follows the journey of a group of scientists while exploring the Antarctica during the International Polar Year. Our goal was to increase student awareness among K-12 students to pursue a college degree in Science and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in other STEM fields.
By adapting dialogs from film footage and gathering academic material provided by our scientists we were able to develop combination of comic strips, fact sheets and classroom activities.
Antarctic Superheroes Vol. 1 was presented in various conferences around the world including the IPY Oslo Science Conference 2010 and the was published by the American Geophysical Union as part of Antarctic Super Heroes: Using a Graphic Novel to Teach Students About Polar Science.