Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future
Author: Mairghread Scott
Illustrator: Jacob Chabot
Publisher: First Second

Today I welcome illustrator Jacob Chabot to the blog as part of the First Second blog tour! Chabot is the illustrator for Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future that comes out in March. If you haven’t checked out the amazing Science Comics series, you are seriously missing out! Check the end of the interview for a look at a wide variety of comics in the series.

Why is science awesome?

Science is like learning all of the secrets of the universe! And once we learn these secrets, we can use it to do cool stuff like making airplanes fly and air conditioning.

What makes comics a particularly amazing format to tell science nonfiction in?

Comics are a great way to explain things visually, making it easier to understand than blocks of text. Hopefully more fun too!

How did you do research to make your book?

Mairghread did all the hard work. I just used google image search to look at cool pictures of robots.

Tell us a little about the process of creating your book!

I got the script, which I turned into quickly drawn layouts. Once I was happy with how these read, I penciled and inked them on paper. Then I scanned this line art and colored it on my computer.

What’s the coolest thing you learned while you were researching your book?

The coolest thing was learning about all the awesome real-world robots out there!

What’s the toughest part of turning science research into a comic?

Sometimes these real-world robots are complicated to draw!

Have you always loved science since you were a kid?

Science was always one of the more entertaining classes in school. That’s where you get to do cool experiments, learn about chemicals, look at things under microscopes, grow mold, tons of stuff!

What do you recommend for kids who want to learn more about science and do more science?

Just do it! At this point, everyone has a the extense of human knowledge at their fingertips with the internet. There’s nothing stopping you from looking up anything you’re interested in!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog, Jacob! You can preorder Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future here.

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