The exhibition provides visual clues as to how science has been portrayed in comics. Comics are an entertaining and motivating source of information on a wide range of subjects and science has always featured prominently among the themes they deal with. Comics are not scientific treatises, but their direct language and visual appeal make them a magnificent tool for popularising science. Over the years, comics have been used to encourage young people to pursue a career in science.
Comics have often depicted scientists as mad, eccentric, absent-minded geniuses but have also featured some of the most brilliant minds in history. On occasions, comics have been ahead of their time: Tintin landed on the moon 15 years before NASA and Flash Gordon was already videoconferencing as early as 1937. But it is also true that over the years the boundaries between science and science fiction have become blurred and what seemed impossible in the past has become more and more probable.
This exhibition has been made thanks to the support of: