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Prof. Jay Hosler to Describe His Creative Process in Juniata College Talk

Prof. Jay Hosler to Describe His Creative Process in Juniata College Talk

September 15, 2015

"Acclaimed graphic novelist and Juniata College biology professor Jay Hosler will draw the curtain back on his creative process in a talk, 'Stories That No One Has Asked For,' at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus," notes an announcement.

In his presentation, Hosler, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, "will focus his talk on his personal work style and his creative process, using his most recent book, Last of the Sandwalkers, published in April, as a springboard for the topic. He will detail why he decided to write the book, and also will discuss the process he went through to publish the graphic novel. Hosler also will discuss how Last of the Sandwalkers has been marketed and how he was able to create, write and draw a 300-page book about beetles over a 10-year period, detailing 'the ups and downs of making science comics, trying to get people to read them, and why anyone would make stories no one has asked for.' "

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Professor Hosler, who majored in biological sciences at DePauw and drew comics for The DePauw,  has also authored Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth, Clan Apis and The Sandwalk Adventures. In 2006, he received a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation to write Optical Allusions, a sensory biology comic-book text featuring a character called Wrinkles the Wonder Brain.

"It is a story of the joy of exploration, and it is on several 'must-read' lists this summer," Pennsylvania's Altoona Times wrote of Last of the Sandwalkers.