Once again, it is time for some science! For this month I have a little something to share that I've been working on, as I journey through the world of quantum mechanics. This stuff is truly fascinating, and I am excited to share my new graphic novel idea! I'm still working hard on the preliminary stage, but I have grand visions for this story!
For now, I am going to share with you another character concept. He is simply called "The Casimir," and I would basically describe him as the Catholic Pope...of science! As you may remember from my previous post, the world I'm envisioning is this futuristic utopia where everything has become so ridiculously advanced, the sciences are no longer "needed," and therefore no longer respected. Humanity takes everything they've accomplished for granted, and because of that, they no longer have any curiosity or desire to look beyond their universal empire they've created for themselves. They are content, so they are, therefore, stagnate. The scienstists who do still exist and desire to study and learn the whys and hows of everything are a select few, devout and studious, and their leader is the Casimir. He is the prestigeous, enigmatic, and eccentric head of their academy, the last establishment of the scientific disciplines. His age is unknown, his origins unknown, but amongst the nebulous web of governments that make up my world, he is eminent, even feared.
|"What we do here, at the academy, is no longer respected.|
But they respect him."
|Near, both from the manga and the anime.|
With this idea in mind, I have the Casimir dressed in a strange robe, with two red stripes lining his front. The red stripes represent the attraction of two plates in the vacuum, and his clothing going from black to grey to white, represents the abstraction and blurriness of the quantum world. And since this attraction or energy of plates only happens at very, very, very small distances, proves that even the smallest forces of the universe can have significant effects, which fits very well for what the sciences represent in my world. Though they are a minority, the work that they do still holds weight and significance in the universe. The Casimir, then, represents the supreme power of the sciences, where it cannot be completely erradicated, reduced to "zero", but even the most minute contributions of the institution will have resounding effects for the universe, for reality, and for humanity itself!
I leave you with another concept drawing.
Bonus Sneak Peek: My logo design for my graphic novel!
|"One man’s obsession will lead him down a path of self-destruction through the very fabric of reality itself |
towards an encounter with the Infinite."
He makes everything beautiful in its time . . . Ecclesiastes 3:11