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Sometimes, my dear Imaginary friends, you come across something so unique and completely awesome that you have to share it right away - which is the case with this Bobtail Yearlings thing that ended up in my hands.
I say "thing" because I've never seen anything quite like it. Singer/songwriter Bennett Lin put together a comic book accompanied by a folk rock album, and it's all about British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, who apparently set some groundwork in motion for more science-y people to discover DNA's double helical structure.
I know, you guys. I know. You can find a sampling of the comic here, with the promise of a full-length to be released this summer -- and also awesome: you can download all the songs on the Bobtail Yearlings site for FREE (but donations strongly encouraged -- by ME). I seriously envision all you imaginaries with little ones using this as a means to teach your kids about an awesome female biophysicist, because the music is super fun and has great lyrics.
I suggest y'all check it out immediately -- and if you have a chance, read Bennet's story on the last page of the mini-comic. It's pretty amazing, and totally makes me want to ask him out for a cup of coffee.
And if you want to check it out LIVE - Bobtail Yearlings is playing their tribute at the Rat and Raven on May 16. $5 gets you in the door!