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It’s Friday and Blockie is getting his fold on. Woo hoo! TGIF because we don’t have the next episode drawn yet. See you on Monday!

You can read every twist and fold of the tale here.

Whoa, I forgot to post on Wednesdayand and I left you on such a terrible cliffhanger! School must have started or something.  Well, here is the latest and it doesn’t look good for Blockie (at least for a panel of two).

You can read every twist and fold of the tale here.

This may be the most graphic episode we’ve ever had!

You can read every twist and fold of the tale here.

In this episode…MATH STRIKES!

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Blocky really let’s himself go in this Fab Friday installment of our story.

You can read every twist and fold of the tale here.

Today Wilbur and Ant Edna meet Blockie, the absolutely fictional, completely made up, square, single-celled organism that exists solely as an explanatory device. Hijinx are just around the corner!

You can read every twist and fold of the tale here.

Giant cells are comics gold! Or are Wilbur and Edna microscopic insects? Either way, you win with this latest installment of their adventures. In this episode we have a sneaky recap of the cellular respiration from a slightly different perspective. Isn’t it exciting to be “in the know?”

You can read every twist and fold of the tale here.

For those of you that had trouble sleeping last night in breathless anticipation, here is our second installment of the thrilling surface area saga. Read it and then treat yourself to a nap.

You can read every twist and fold of the tale here.

Okay, no meaning of life here, but this new story will definitely try to tackle the relationship between surface area and volume in biological systems. If cellular respiration was an unlikely topic for a story, this might be turning the unlikely dial up to ’11.’ We’ll give it a shot. In my opinion, this is a big idea in biology and I stress it early and often in my general biology course. Keep me posted with thoughts, ideas and corrections.

Welcome to Finale Friday!

This story has been hanging over my head for two years so, my first sabbatical goal was to finish it. I gave myself a February 28th deadline and I made it a day early.

Cellular respiration is not a topic that immediately leaps to mind as a perfect comic story, but I backed myself into this corner. When I did the photosynthesis story, my goal was to make an incredible biological process more accessible for my students. It’s amazing. Plants pull CO2 form the air to build themselves. They are made of air!

Anyway, In the process, I really grew to love Ant Edna and Wilbur and wanted to do another story with them. I settled on a story about ATP because I believe every biology student should know how ATP drives reactions in the body. These two stories fit well into the sequence of topics I teach in Bio II. I talk about trapping energy in a glucose molecule and how that energy is used in the body. Of course, the next topic I cover is cellular respiration and it represents the logical conclusion to the previous two stories. Photosynthesis catches energy and cellular respiration releases it.

This was one of the most challenging stories I’ve ever tried to do and I would appreciate any feedback from instructors and students. And now, here are the final two pages.

You can read the whole story here.

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