Writer Abigail Samoun and artist Elizabeth Haidle have teamed up to create a graphic novel profiling the life of celebrated scientist, Nikola Tesla. They hope to raise $7,450 on Kickstarter to self-publish Mind Afire: The Visions of Nikola Tesla. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “Our project arose from a mutual fascination with this odd and brilliant man. We thought the spectacular events of Nikola Tesla‘s life begged for a graphic treatment, so we have been working away at our illustrated biography. It will be published as a 64-page paperback for teens and adults, also a digital e-book in the form of a PDF.”

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