Image: Daniel Locke 'Helix'
'Helix', David Blandy, Daniel Locke & Adam Rutherford
Helix was officially launched at the Edinburgh's International Science Festival, 8th April 2014
You can now find Helix online here
Helix is a collaborative digital graphic novel created by artist David Blandy, scientist and writer Adam Rutherford and illustrator Daniel Locke. Helix tells the history of DNA from the perspective of a 500-year-old man kept alive by genetic therapy. The story spans a 40,000 year period, from ancient chimera, to modern day spider goats, to a speculated future of centuries old human beings.
Helix will be published in print form as a graphic novel in 2015. More info to follow.
Helix is supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Lighthouse is supported by Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Music by James A. Holland
The Helix team also thanks Kevin Fong for his advice and support.