DOOM TOWNS: THE PEOPLE & LANDSCAPES OF ATOMIC TESTING
Andrew G. Kirk & Kristian Purcell
VEGAS SEVEN It's the Bomb A UNLV history professor publishes a graphic novel depicting the Atomic Era
UNLV News Centre Atomic Testing, One Panel at a Time
UNLV professor Andy Kirk's "Doom Towns" takes a ground-level view of ground zero, and presents it in the form of graphic novel about Las Vegas' position in the atomic firmament.
C-Span Book TV feature Doom Towns Andrew Kirk talked about his book Doom Towns: The People and Landscape of Atomic Testing, in which he tells the history of atomic testing carried out by the U.S. government in the Nevada desert in graphic novel format. Mr. Kirk used oral histories, classified documents, and photographs to research the history of atomic testing. He spoke about his research and displayed art from the book drawn by Kristian Purcell.
Andy Kirk talks about the book and exhibition. 18mins 40 secs