Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Adventures of Ned the Neuron

Hey internet! One of the reasons I've been not so active lately is that I've been hard at work for Kizoom since May! I've been doing the illustrations for their first science eBook for kids, The Adventures of Ned the Neuron. I just turned in the final art, so it seemed like a great opportunity to post a few excerpts.

Here's all the neurons in the Motor Cortex freaking out after a pain signal is activated.

This is a close up of a page (about 3x larger than what I'm showing here, with a BAJILLION neurons on it. It was really neat to draw, and took forever (the thicker lines between different groups represent different areas of the brain).

There's also a lot of educational content throughout the book, it's really a teaching tool with a fun story. Below is a static image of one of the educational pages I made.

Way back in May, when I was starting the project, I made a detailed style guide for all of the characters. This is an excerpt of that, featuring one of my favorites, Stella:

Kizoom has also just launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter. So head over there and toss some cheddar their way if you think like fun neuroscience books for kids are something there should be more of in the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This seems like a wonderful teaching tool with, I might add, some beautiful illustrations. Keep up the good work!