Larry has been creating comics that explain history, science and other big subjects for more than thirty years, starting with Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform in 1971. He has also written The Cartoon History of the United States, and he has adapted the format for a series of co-written guidebooks on other subjects, beginning with The Cartoon Guide to Genetics in 1983. The diversity of his interests, and the success with which his books have met, have together earned Gonick the distinction of being “the most well-known and respected of cartoonists who have applied their craft to unravelling the mysteries of science” (Drug Discovery Today, March 2005).
While at the Mesa Refuge, he worked on The Pursuit of What? A Cartoon Critique of HyperCapitalism and a Guide to Healthier, Happier and More Sustainable Alternatives.