Winner Of Science Hero Award, 2015

Cimaza Virology Comics

About Cimaza

Science is a crucial topic, but one that leaves many in the dark. Cimaza is a word in the Adyghe language meaning “my moon”. Like the moon: we shine a light into the darkness of science.
and the Internet raise public awareness, provide advice about the transmission of diseases, and provide basic knowledge for physicians, patients, and the public. However, there remains a need for reference materials that discuss these topics in an easy, enjoyable, inspirational, and informative way. 

First Goal
Vaccines have saved millions of lives worldwide, and yet, there are a startling number of individuals and communities who believe that vaccines are dangerous. The science to support vaccination is clear, but sometimes the message to the lay community is not. That is why we need new and innovative approaches to spread the message that VACCINES WORK. It is sometimes hard to get support for ideas that are different. That’s why we are asking you to support our campaign to educate children (and parents) on the science behind vaccines & Viral Diseases!

Next Goal
Our plan is 5-years project to release 12 volumes of the Virology Comics plus at least one 30 min film based on the book as well as at least one digital game from the same adventures. We have already published Volume-1 and now working on Volume-2 & 3 plus Film based on Volume-1.
This work is produced by an artist with a medical background (Ph.D in Virology). This is a rare combination, which we believe adds value and uniqueness to the work. Thank you very much for making our target possible!

Our Current Team 

Susan Nasif _ Author and Artist

Susan is a "cartoonist" and a “PhD holder in Virology” from KU Leuven (KU Leuven ranks 35th among the highest-ranked universities worldwide). After her PhD defense, she immediately left academia to start drawing the Virology Comics Miniseries “The Amazing Adventures of the Viruses”: Virology research straight from the US National Library of Medicine (PubMed) told – sometimes - through the lens of world mythology.
The first book entitled “The Adventures of the Regatjes“ (In the 2017 Edition Entitled: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF THE VIRUSES, Vol-1: VACCINES) the winner of the Science Hero Award in 2015, tells the story about Hivi (HIV virus) and his team of viruses (Ebolavirus, Poxvirus, and others) who believe they can win the battle, but Virologists beat them. However, new viruses are always emerging, so it will be a long battle. This makes the story very interesting and ever so engaging.

Adam Wilson _ Editor

Adam is a chemist, writer and editor living in Oxford, UK. He obtained his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, UK. In addition to his published short fiction, his essays written in collaboration with ScienceMums have been published in Chemistry World and Chemistry Today.

Daniela Barisone _ Colorist

Daniela is a digital colourist and a student at the International School of Comics in Turin. She worked as a cover artist for various publishers (Dreamspinner Press, Lite Editions and La Mela Avvelenata). Her work is also in collaboration with Adiaphora and Vae Victis webcomics.

Francesco Adorisio _ Lettering Expert And Producer

Mattia Genini _ Graphic Artist, Illustrator, 2D/3D Animator.