Frequently Asked Questions

Are there printed copies that I can order?
I ordered some copies through this website, but I haven’t been contacted. Where are my books?
I can’t see the comic. Why?
Where did you get the idea for an Earth science comic?
Will there be any more issues of “The Adventures of GEO”?
I have a great idea for a story for GEO. Can an issue be made for it?
I like George and his superhero alter-ego GEO. How did you come up with this idea?

Are there printed copies that I can order?
Due to the high cost of printing, we only have a few copies available. We encourage you to download the comic as a pdf to read at your leisure. If you’re a teacher and would like copies for your class, they are available free of charge–you just pay the shipping! Please contact us to see if we have any more available. ¬†Alternatively, if you’d like to purchase a “perfect bound,” revised and extended version of issue 1 (Plate Tectonics), you can do so from No Starch Press.

 

I ordered some copies through this website, but I haven’t been contacted. Where are my books?
Unfortunately, the email address “info@adventuresofgeo.com” is no longer valid and probably hasn’t been since the beginning of 2014. Please use the new contact email to request again. Hopefully there will no longer be any lost emails!

 

I can’t see the comic. Why?
If you are trying to use the Flip Book version of the comic to view it, you must have the Adobe Flash Player on your computer. As the iPad does not allow Adobe Flash Player, you may not be able to view the comic using this version. Instead, use the iPad version or download one of the pdfs. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the pdf.

 

Where did you get the idea for an Earth science comic?
We wanted to make a comic that could be used in the New Haven Public Schools (or any school that was interested in incorporating this novel teaching tool) to help students learn about the Earth. In New Haven, much of this material is taught in the 8th grade. The comic book medium, with its sequential and visual format, is a nice way to learn about processes occurring in the Earth, many of which are hard to visualize or haven’t been intimately experienced.

 

Will there be any more issues of “The Adventures of GEO”?
We only planned on two issues although maybe there could be more in the future (provided expertise, time and funding are available)!

 

I have a great idea for a story for GEO. Can an issue be made for it?
It depends on the topic, our expertise, funding and time. Go ahead and contact us and we’ll let you know if it fits with our plan.

 

I like George and his superhero alter-ego GEO. How did you come up with this idea?
Comic books and superheroes go hand-in-hand and so it was natural to have one in our comic. We wanted a character with a great imagination that uses his ride to school and all of his encounters along the way to remind himself of the topics he learned in his Earth science class. As George encounters the various obstacles on his ride, George turns into GEO in order to safely make his way to school.