Sci-ənce (pronounced “science”) is a comic about science, technology, skepticism, geekery, video games, atheism, and more. The comics are accompanied by articles, written by the artists (with the occasional guest writer) and follow a Monday/Wednesday/Friday semi-regular schedule (likely Tuesdays and Fridays). Founded in December 2010 on the eve of the infamous Arsenic Life announcement, Sci-ənce’s goal is to communicate science topics in a way that hopefully anybody can understand, and ideally elicit some chuckles.


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“So Who is Sci-ənce!?”

MAKI (fig. B)

Maki Naro was born in upstate New York, and from an early age was taught an appreciation of  the natural world, mythology, technology, and the arts. It’s this jack-of-all-trades upbringing that would eventually lead him to start an online comic about science and skepticism.

Maki has studied the art of Japanese archery, Kyuudo, for 30 years. He can hit a man from a hundred yards while riding at full gallop. He has only done this once, and he has not been back to Japan since. In 2010, Maki had a animated short (NSFW) he created featured on This will probably be the high point of his entire career.

NADIR  (fig. A)

Nadir was born in downstate New York, and from an early age started making a mental catalog of all the odd things people said and believed. This catalog started organizing itself into various subsets of ‘true’ and ‘false’ when he finally started asking the question ‘how do you know that?’. Working as a comic book artist/digital illustrator combined with his appreciation for science led directly to his becoming a Sci-ənce-tist here.

 Nadir is also an avid Mancala player and has won the Northern Philadelphia Mancala Championship Games twice (2008-2009). Not a lot of people know that, and the ones that do don’t care.