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You Can With Beakman and Jax
"You Can with Beakman: Science Stuff You Can Do'and various others by Andrews-McMeel Publishing
Jok Church is an American cartoonist who created the Universal Press Syndicate syndicated comic strip You Can With Beakman and Jax, later adapted into the TV series Beakman's World. The series premiered September 18, 1992 on The Learning Channel (TLC) cable network and in national syndication (225 stations, a freshman year record). On September 18, 1993 it moved from national syndication to CBS Saturday morning children's lineup. At the peak of its popularity, it was seen in nearly 90 countries around the world.
He created his comic strip You Can with Beakman & Jax in 1991 for his local newspaper in Marin County, California—inspired by a stint answering kids' letters for Lucasfilm. The comic strip does not answer readers' questions directly. Rather, it gives directions to do create an experiment to learn the answer.
His weekly newspaper feature is posted to his Facebook page in the week after newspapers have published it.
Early life and career
- "Beakman's World makes science fun for kids of all ages". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
- *Jok Church: Profile
- TED talk Jok Church: A circle of caring
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