“The first-person graphic novel format is ideal for telling Feynman’s story. We witness young Feynman struggling with mathematical concepts until he begins to see them in 3D . . . Ottaviani and Myrick do a spectacular job presenting their remarkable subject—achieving a kind of Vulcan mind-meld with Feynman, we come to know him so well—even unto clear explanations of complex physics. Their enthusiasm infuses every aspect of the book, from the riveting opening scene . . . to the aptly spirited and opinionated bibliography.”—Horn Book (Starred Review) "This is a fascinating look at the life of an eccentric genius, a man who worked on the Manhattan Project, won a Nobel Prize, was the first great physicist to teach freshmen classes, and was the investigator into the cause of the Challenger explosion . . . The artwork is an excellent complement, sharp and clear, to the story of his life and the scientific discoveries he helped to popularize . . . Challenging and thought-provoking, Ottaviani’s third physics-related graphic novel is an impressive and solid contribution to the works about the amazing Mr. Feynman."—Bonnie Kunzel, VOYA"High-school science students may be familiar with, and can easily follow here, the outline of [Feynman's] accomplishments, particularly his work on the Manhattan Project, the Nobel Prize he shared for his explorations in quantum electrodynamics, his breakthrough testimony on the panel investigating the Challenger disaster, even his turns as dilettante safecracker, Brazilian drummer, and all 'around ladies' man."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Ottaviani’s third graphic novel about physics is the most personable yet."—Ray Olson, Booklist"Jumping from the Manhattan Project laboratories of Los Alamos, New Mexico, to the beaches of Rio, Ottaviani and Myrick's portrait of the Nobel Prize winning physicist and general polymath Richard Feynman eschews chronology in favor of rhythm, and it's an approach that suits their subject perfectly. While Feynman's role in the creation of the atomic bomb and his contributions to 20th-century quantum electrodynamics are fascinating topics, they share equal time with his vaguely libertine (for a physicist, anyway) approach to romance and his tireless—and uneven—attempts to understand such nonscientific pursuits as art, language, safecracking, samba music, and cooking. Though he was indisputably one of the leading figures in the post-Einstein scientific landscape, Feynman's most enduring pursuit was making physics accessible to the layman, and several sections of the book illustrate how this impulse went beyond mere populism and came to dominate his scientific life. When he wasn't relaxing on the beach, he frequently chose teaching freshmen or lecturing to the general public over pure research. Myrick's light, sketchy inks keep the proceedings from bogging down, even in the lecture hall, and an extensive bibliography and sketchbook prove that the most dogged intellectual pursuit can still be a good time."—Publishers Weekly
Richard Feynman: Nobel Winner; Best-Selling Author; Quantum Physicist; Safe-cracker.