Families and honey-lovers of all ages are invited to attend this unique lecture exploring the incredible world of honey bees and the creative process of a science cartoonist. Jay Hosler is a brilliant storyteller and the author of the award-winning graphic novel Clan Apis. He is also a professor of neurobiology at Juniata College who studies olfactory processing in honey bees. Clan Apis is the story of a worker bee named Nyuki and her adventures growing up in and out of the beehive. Her exploits are based on the real events in the life-cycle of the honeybee. Jay’s work reveals a deep insight into the world of insects and a unique understanding of the capacity of comics for teaching.
At 4:00 pm, Jay will present Drawing a Super Insect!, an informal workshop for kids and parents: New insects are being discovered every year and it’s time to discover a few at the Toonseum! In this workshop/talk, participants will get to hear about all of the amazing things that insects can do and then learn how to draw their very own!
Tickets for this event are $4 at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2273983546?ref=ecal
At 6:30 pm, representatives from Burgh Bees, Pittsburgh’s urban apiary group, will be on hand for a local honey tasting and to answer questions about their various projects. Several meads will also be available to sample for patrons over 21. Then at 7:30 pm, Jay will present Attack of the Comic Book Insects, a fun lecture about his creative process in bringing bee-heroine Nyuki and Clan Apis to life.
Tickets for this event are $5 at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2274166092?ref=ecal
Proceeds benefit Burgh Bees educational projects. Space is limited. A seperate ticket is required for both events.