Acclaimed science-comics writer Jim Ottaviani and artist C.M. Butzer team with the celebrated biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson to turn Naturalist, his 1994 memoir, into an equally delightful and engrossing graphic work that unpretentiously documents his life growing up in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as capturing the course and scientific importance of his landmark career as a biologist. In this 13-page excerpt Wilson, in love and recently engaged, nevertheless heads to New Guinea in 1954 to study his specialty, ants, alone and without high tech devices, in an intriguing look at how a scientific field investigation was conducted in a very different time period. Edward O. Wilson’s Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation by Jim Ottaviani and C.M. Butzer will be published in November by Island Press.