David Shapiro will be at Klindt’s Booksellers Saturday, November 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. To listen to our interview, recorded Wednesday, November 26, click on the grey podcast bar below.
The third volume in the Terra Tempo graphic novel series, Terra Tempo: The Academy of Planetary Evolution starts off with a big bang as the series’ intrepid heroes, Jenna, Caleb, and Ari race from the Cenozoic era to the modern age, making their way through the evolution of mammals, to finally earn their degrees from the Academy of Planetary Evolution and be considered full-fledged Time Explorers. But when the Bone Wars of the late 1800s threaten to break over to the modern age, and Ari has been taken in for questioning, the kids find themselves in a fight alongside some of history’s most notable natural historians, including Herman Melville, Annie Montague Alexander, and Andrew Carnegie, as they race to ensure the safety of the world’s history, and it’s future.
Review: the Terra Tempo series involves three creators working at the top of their form: writer David Shapiro, artist Christopher Herndon and colorist Erica Melville. The books are also beautifully printed on glossy stock with full color on every single page. It’s a delight for the eyes and a feast for the mind, as readers learn along with the explorers about plate tectonics, the evolution of mammals, and the history of the Bone Wars of the 18th Century, among other fascinating subjects.