Gurr Illustration

Tomorrow is the 204th birthday of two of the most famous men of the last 2.04 centuries: Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. Coincidentally, Darwin: A Graphic Biography has just been published by Smithsonian Books, who are based only 2 miles from Lincoln’s memorial.

This is the first time a book I’ve co-authored has been available to buy in American bookstores (as well as the usualonlineplaces), so I’ve written a post about how it happened.

I had been a fan of Eugene Byrne‘s writing for years before our first book-length collaboration, Brunel: A Graphic Biography (2006). It was soon after that, while we were working on The Bristol Story, that we started thinking about a Darwin comic book.

Eugene knew the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth was approaching (Brunel had been a bicentenary project) and had told me about the excellent Darwin book by…

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