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Ailsa Wild: The Invisible War – a graphic, graphic novel

Session Info:

Ailsa was the writer on The Invisible War, working closely with a team of scientists and artists to create this stunning graphic novel. Join Ailsa to talk about the Invisible War and how to create your own graphic novel.

One nurse. Trillions of microbes. A deadly WW1 battle…                    France, 1916. While treating a patient with dysentery, Sister Annie Barnaby encounters a strain of lethal bacteria. As the invaders journey deep into her gut, the resident microbes must fight to survive and Annie’s life hangs in the balance. Enter the phage, deadly predators, ready to wag war to protect their host.

“One of the best books I have read on that general theme.” -R. Williams ABC RN Science Show host

A candidate for the first truly modern 21st century graphic novel.”  – D. Sagan, US science writer and son of science communicator legend, Carl Sagan

Topics covered

  • Understanding The Invisible War: Women who served in WW1
  • Understanding The Invisible War: Bacteria, viruses and the human gut
  • Less is More: scripting and story-boarding a graphic novel- an inside look at the process.


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