John Hambrock’s award-nominated comic strip The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee offers a contemporary view of family life from the perspective of a precocious young boy, his middle-class parents, innocent cousin and absent-minded grandfather.
Edison Lee is an inquisitive 10-year-old boy genius, who is obsessed with science and curious about our world. Edison has well-informed opinions on everything from bureaucratic waste and health care reform to the high cost of gas, even though he isn’t old enough to drive. He isn’t hesitant to express those opinions to anyone within earshot. He often illustrates his thoughts with elaborate inventions that he creates with the assistance of his lab rat pal, Joules.
In an age when we are bombarded with information and a 24-hour news cycle, The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee offers a disarming view of our world through the eyes of a child who is both a brilliant genius and an eternal optimist.
Awards and Distinctions:
Nominated "Best Comic Strip" of 2009 by the National Cartoonist Society.
The first book collection of The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee comic strips was published in 2010.
Guest of honor and speaker at the 2010 Toonfest in Walt Disney’s hometown, Marceline, Mo.