Science Comics Adapted by Ariyana Suvarnasuddhi from the Writing of Mary Roach

Found via Boing Boing, illustrator Ariyana Suvarnasuddhi has adapted two short sequences from the books of pop-science author Mary Roach.  The newer piece, taken from Roach's Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, details the stages of human decomposition, juxtaposed against a trip to a sushi restaraunt.  It's a great way of evoking the unsettling images of human decomposition without actually showing the literal process.

Previously, Suvarnasuddhi adapted a sequence from Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, telling the story of how Thai surgeons came to be so uncommonly adept at penis reattachment surgery.  Reading both pieces won't take more than a few minutes, and they do a nice job of making science and history visually fun.


Alexander Danner