/ 384 pages / Pantheon / 2010
BodyWorld is a comic that was originally serialized weekly on this website
from late 2007 to early 2009. It will be published in book form from Pantheon
Books in April of 2010, and shortly afterward in French from Les Editions Dargaud.
It’s about a rogue botanist named Paulie Panther who travels to a remote
experimental city where a new plant was found. He discovers that the plant,
when smoked, grants the smoker telepathic abilities.
The online and print versions are slightly different. The online version is best
if you followed it weekly as it was serialized, or if you want to read it in short
bursts online for free. The print version is better if you’d rather read it in print
and in one or two sittings, since it is 384 pages. It has additional pages and
images and I re-drew/painted sequences in a way that I feel favors a print format. Order
The following maps are necessary to read the comic online.
I suggest opening the chapters in a separate “tab” on your browser,
so that it will be easy to reference these maps as you read. Maps