About

Sequential Potential (SP) is the vision of Darick Ritter. He is an illustrator who has a passion for drawing comics about scientists and their work. SP is designed to be a communications tool available to any expert wishing to build a broader audience through comics or sequential art.

Since academics have peers outside their local professional communities, it is often found that there is difficulty bridging the gap of understanding around the complex ideas shared within the specialized communities that produce science. Therefore science can at times benefit from translational attention. SP provides the education and the personal one-to-one collaborative experience to help turn theory or data made by science into relatable characters and comfortably digestible storylines for everyone.

Scientists will be counseled through personally tailored interviews, written correspondence, script-writing sessions, critiques, or storyboard discussions to re-construct papers, graphs, presentations, books and educational materials. All ideas for inclusion within a comic will be focusing towards impact, relatability, and consideration of the burdens consumers of science face.

These burdens can lead to boundaries of intimidation or worse, disinterest. And interest is required for both financial and political support.

SP is in the business of building interest to help create climbable ladders for students considering science as a profession, for building clearer avenues towards funding for more science to be made and for raising the general quality of discussion in our public sphere about the science that affects all of our lives.

Darick Ritter  received his B.F.A. in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2005. He has been painting, drawing comics and working in the arts since….well, way before that. He has a love/hate relationship with his house cat, who has been putting scratches in his vintage furniture for 8 years now, after she was picked off the street after the Tuscaloosa Tornado of 2011 created a bunch of feral animals. Sly (the “Cat”) and Darick both now make their home in Nashville, TN.

Darick Ritter received his B.F.A. in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2005. He has been painting, drawing comics and working in the arts since….well, way before that. He has a love/hate relationship with his house cat, who has been putting scratches in his vintage furniture for 8 years now, after she was picked off the street after the Tuscaloosa Tornado of 2011 created a bunch of feral animals. Sly (the “Cat”) and Darick both now make their home in Nashville, TN.