The LUX:plorations comics feature stories around science and research with a connection to Luxembourg.
Dive into the universe of research in the Grand-Duchy, by following the journey of a water molecule, taking a ride
through your intestines or discovering the magic of math. Are you ready to luxplore more?
You can download the full comic now below or read the single stories directly on the website using the menu navigation (no download necessary). You can also download the comic in HD.
The LUX:plorations comics have been developed by a team of young scientists and comic artists from Luxembourg. Driven by curiosity and the urge to try out something new, they joined forces to create entertaining and understandable stories about science.
Needless to say, the people behind the comics also thought about the most important thing in a good story: the heroes! You’ll not only find them in the tiny microbes of our gut, the boundless thinkers in our world and the scientists around earth. There are many more… Say hello to Zamara and Yso!

Zamara & Yso

Zamara is a planetary exchange student (think Erasmus, but further away…) from Liquaria. She is also the first Liquarian to leave the planet for an exchange! Earth is so different from her planet – she had never heard of such strange concepts as “war” and “gender” but she is slowly learning how humans work. Although Liquarians do not distinguish different genders, Zamara has decided to identify as female during her stay on planet Earth. She is bursting with curiosity to understand everything she possibly can about her human friends in Luxembourg. This can sometimes get her into trouble when chasing her best dog friend Yso.
 
Yso (pronounced why-so?), Zamara’s faithful companion, is as adventurous as our dogs on Earth – but when he eats (Yso has decided to identify as male) something he shouldn’t, we see his inner workings! He can also change shape and turn to liquid when he wants! Cool, right? It would be, if he didn’t keep running off all the time and slipping through cracks – causing Zamara to chase him all around the University!
 
Yso (pronounced why-so?), Zamara’s faithful companion, is as adventurous as our dogs on Earth – but when he eats (Yso has decided to identify as male) something he shouldn’t, we see his inner workings! He can also change shape and turn to liquid when he wants! Cool, right? It would be, if he didn’t keep running off all the time and slipping through cracks – causing Zamara to chase him all around the University!

SPONSORS

This comic has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Doctoral School in Science and Engineering (DSSE) from the University of Luxembourg.
The comic was developed under the lead of the Doctoral Education in Science Communication (DESCOM) project of the University of Luxembourg.
DESCOM is supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg (FNR).
Furthermore we want to thank all people involved in the production of the comics.
As well as the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) for their ongoing support.