Book Launch: Dan Nott, HIDDEN SYSTEMS


Celebrate the release of local author/illustrator Dan Nott's book Hidden Systems, a thoroughly entertaining cartoon tour through the hidden world of infrastructure. This event is free and open to all and suitable for all ages. In addition to a presentation and QA, we'll be celebrating with interactive drawing, small bites, and a SPARK!-ling drink special!

March 21
7:00 p.m.


About the Book

We use water, electricity, and the internet every day--but how do they actually work? And what’s the plan to keep them running for years to come? This nonfiction science graphic novel takes readers on a journey from how the most essential systems were developed to how they are implemented in our world today and how they will be used in the future. What was the first message sent over the internet? How much water does a single person use every day? How was the electric light invented? For every utility we use each day, there’s a hidden history--a story of intrigue, drama, humor, and inequity. This graphic novel provides a guided tour through the science of the past--and reveals how the decisions people made while inventing and constructing early technology still affect the way people use it today. Full of art, maps, and diagrams, Hidden Systems is a thoughtful, humorous exploration of the history of science and what needs to be done now to change the future.

About the Author

Dan Nott is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator living in Vermont. Dan’s short comics and illustrations for investigative journalism have appeared in Spotlight PA, The Nib, Resist!, and Seven Days, and in publications for NJ Advance Media and WBUR, among others. Dan graduated with an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) and was the lead writer and cartoonist for its free nationally distributed comic on US government called This Is What Democracy Looks Like. Dan teaches classes about making comics and comics history at CCS. 

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
3 Allen Street
Hanover, NH 03755-2001
Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind the Systems We Use Every Day (A Graphic Novel) By Dan Nott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593125366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Graphic - March 14th, 2023