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  • Despite No-Shows, Many Comics, Graphic Novels at BEA
    meet and greet Korean manhwa publisher NetComics is also not exhibiting and while Udon publisher Erik Ko will not be at BEA he told PWCW that Udon will be exhibiting in the Diamond Comics Distribution booth Other traditional book publishers will also be missing or sort of missing Scholastic Books will be exhibiting but publicity director Tracey van Straaten tells PWCW that they simply don t have any graphic books scheduled to be released Its unusal she said but its just a question of scheduling Over at Random House Pantheon Books known for literary graphic novels is also not releasing any graphic novels in the fall although the house is publishing David Mazzuchelli s much anticipated new graphic novel Asterios Polyp in June Pantheon s sister imprint Ballantine Del Rey a prolific publisher of manga and other comics works also does not plan to promote any titles at this year s BEA B ut over at Bloomsbury associate editor Benjamin Adams says that while the Macmillan subsidiary will not be exhibiting Bloomsbury will have its own booth 3658 and they will be handing out galleys of Logicomix An Epic Search for Truth their lead fall title and an unusual and much touted graphic examination of the life and work of philosopher mathematician Bertrand Russell slated for release in October As mentioned one publisher that isn t scaling back is Fantagraphics 3422 Their new booth will host signings with Kim Deitch Michael Kupperman Dash Shaw and Monte Schulz who will be giving away his novel This Side Of Jordan Of course Norton will have more than a few comics work indeed major comics works of its own to promote at BEA including a long anticipated look at R Crumb s adaptation of The Book of Genesis and the release of an American hardcover edition of Nelson Mandela The Authorized Comic Book that will feature new and previously unpublished material Norton is also launching an unusual and notable memoir called Stitches the first graphic novel ever created by David Smalls who is an award winning and bestselling children s book illustrator And Abrams ComicsArts imprint will have a variety of signings and promotional events for Wimpy Kid creator Jeff Kinney Finona Robinson 323 Detective Agency Brien Fies Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow and Art Speigelman and Francois Mouly Toon Treasury of Classic Children s Comics and other authors on their list The Diamond booth 2758 should be a hub of activity IDW will announce details a new line of books and copies of the eagerly awaited The Hunter a graphic adaptation of the Donald Westlake Richard Stark Parker novel by Eisner winning creator Darwyn Cooke They ll also spotlight their growing line of comic strips reprints with samples of their upcoming Bloom County and Family Circus collections Dark Horse signings include Star Wars comics creators Jan Duursema and John Ostrander and Tara McPherson Lost Constellations and Becky Cloonan Pixu and Buffy the Vampire Slayer At Image Comics booth 2767 At

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  • There for the Taking: Standout Galleys at BEA
    the standouts and some of the whys and hows The prize for the most far out and exciting entry goes to Bloomsbury for the graphic novel Logicomix An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis Christos H Papadimitriou Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna It s a book length full color comic that s a biography of Bertrand Russell but also a primer on the history of pure mathematics and

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  • Logicomix: The Graphic Novel of the Story of Logic
    editor of Russell Of late our attention has been focused on something quite different and quite wonderful It s a graphic novel of the story of logic called Logicomix written by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H Papadimitriou with artwork by Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna Like many graphic novels the book also turns inward and is about the authors and their lives in contemporary Athens Bertrand Russell Alfred North Whitehead Gottlob Frege Georg Cantor and a number of other philosophers and mathematicians play various roles in this epic adventure to understand the foundations of mathematics leading to the birth of the computer Russell s personal life from boyhood to old age is interwoven into the larger story When the novel first appeared in Greece in October 2008 it created an instant buzz A bestseller on logic amost defies logic itself Translations into English Turkish French and Chinese will soon appear on the market Dr Blackwell a walking encyclopedia on all matters Russellian has sent out an advanced review copy in English to an historian of logic who is also an illustrator for magazines and newspapers Logicomix is by no means the first comic novel on Russell The Mexican publisher

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  • Graphic look at life of Bertrand Russell
    project co created with Christos H Papadimitriou and artist Alecos Papadatos Titled Logicomix An Epic Search for Truth it conceives of Russell as a kind of intellectual superhero to rival Superman or Spider man Bloomsbury will publish the book in the UK in September Doxiadis spoke at a dinner hosted by agent Clare Conville of Conville Walsh for the international publishers of Logicomix on the eve of London Book Fair on Sunday He told The Bookseller I studied mathematics and was always interested in philosophical questions about it I wanted to go to that period in mathematics where people were looking for the granite of truth the whole truth nothing but the truth I d always wanted to tell the story of Bertrand Russell but I never liked historical novels The solution came in the form of old friend Alecos Papadatos an animator who was complaining he did not have a good story to work on I said I have a story the quest for the foundation of mathematics Rationalising it after the fact I think it is a wonderful form for the story for me the comic book language and its way of using images and playing with ideas

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  • Graphic Novel, Logicomix
    graphic novels but this week paid a good sum for potentially the genre s Sophie s World Logicomix written by the polymathic Greek novelist Apostolos Doxiadis and Berkeley computer scientist Christos H Papadimitriou begins in Athens but then via Bertrand Russell tells the story of the revolutions in logic and maths that led to modern computing Agent Clare Conville describes it as an engaging human story and an intellectual thriller

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  • Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty
    nurture young Greek minds deprived of mentoring in the public school system Doxiadis doesn t deny that much of his work represents self therapy His overarching ambition to join the pantheon of mathematicians from Euclid to Hilbert ended in ruins and he dropped out of Columbia after six years He describes writing Uncle Petros as a process of working out my own disappointment at not becoming a mathematician I realised after I wrote it that my trauma around having abandoned mathematics disappeared In face to face interviews the best questions often get the worst answers Doxiadis is something of an intellectual slot machine that always gives the questioner his money s worth When he speaks he thinks furrowing his brow and setting his gaze at a fixed point away from his interlocutor That gives him an angry and determined aspect but one also has a sense of his explosive intensity and the clawing ambition that led him to submit a mathematical thesis to Columbia when other fifteen year olds were content to turn sixteen In his transition from mathematics to writing Doxiadis has discovered how narrative and mathematical thinking are intimately related the subject of his next book Dismissing the dichotomy of numeracy and literacy as a Romantic conceit a reaction to the rational thought of the Enlightenment he sees mathematical thought as being grossly misunderstood Numbers are a tiny part of mathematics The essence of mathematical thinking which is a sort of methodology of getting from A to B is there in many things including storytelling he says One mathematical method is described by the ancients as a dog sniffing its way up one path discovering that the trail is not that way and returning to point A to take a different path That is a very elementary human strategy in many things spatial emotional cognitive social And it is really the structure of the most basic proof in ancient mathematics says Doxiadis As evidence that mathematicians are no less prone to the inspiration and intuition normally ascribed to artists Doxiadis cites their almost mystical belief which is often justified by experience that if it s beautiful it must also be true Mathematicians will try and find logical arguments for what is beautiful and not the other way around In other words the most rationalistic of creatures are just as seduced by what is intuitively attractive in an idea as poets or writers and focus on it Asked to explain beauty in that sense Doxiadis replies You could say that what is very packed truth is beautiful a nuclear bomb of truth It s not exactly how Keats would put it but it s clearly an argument for compression A product of the Greek school system and an autodidact in English Doxiadis is loath to criticise the public education that has found itself at the heart of the political debate for the past two decades It s easy to say Greek school is horrible and probably that s the

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  • Logicomix
    after the publication of Maus a story of a Holocaust survivor and his now grown son told through cartoons and balloons Unable to fit this literary sensation into any of its genre boxes the 1992 Pulitzer Prize committee created a special award for author cartoonist Art Spiegelman Comics had come of age and acquired a more dignified name Ten comics including one published in 1899 are logged on Alex Kasman s Internet list of mathematical fiction But Logicomix a sophisticated blend of human drama history and mathematics demonstrates the seriousness of the medium and its power to convey not only a thrilling story but also character context and ideas The central character is Bertrand Russell philosopher logician eye witness and participant Through him we meet Hilbert Frege Cantor Turing and Gödel among others The authors guide us through the maze It is really the story of two friends Apostolos and myself Papadimitriou explains as they try to understand the lives and times and ideas of the remarkable people who developed mathematical logic the science of rigorous reasoning and to come to grips with the strange fact that so many of them died insane It is also the story of the

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