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''Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth'' is an award-winning graphic novel written by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou, illustrated by Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna, and published in 2009. It's the story of [[{{Metafiction}} Apostolos and Christos making a comic book about]] Bertrand Russel, a famous RealLife philosopher and logician, telling the story of his life to a group of isolationist Americans in 1939.

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''Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth'' is an award-winning graphic novel written by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou, illustrated by Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna, and published in 2009. It's the story of [[{{Metafiction}} Apostolos and Christos making a comic book about]] Bertrand Russel, a famous RealLife philosopher and logician, telling the story of his life to a group of isolationist Americans in 1939.


** And, of course, there's the in-story narrator Russell himself, who drives himself to the brink of madness and wreaks his marriage while trying to build a solid foundation for Logic and Mathematics. He also has nightmares about a statue of Händel turning into one of Gauss, which then comes to life and yells at him for "messing with infinity".

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** And, of course, there's the in-story narrator Russell himself, who drives himself to the brink of madness and wreaks wrecks his marriage while trying to build a solid foundation for Logic and Mathematics. He also has nightmares about a statue of Händel turning into one of Gauss, which then comes to life and yells at him for "messing with infinity".

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* LogicBomb: A number appear. The problem many of the logicians seemed to be having was that they were trying [[SeriousBusiness very very hard]] to create a system in which these could not exist, a task eventually proven impossible by Gödel.

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* DramaticThunder


* TroubledSympatheticBigot: Ferge, being totally honest and devoted to truth & logic. Sadly, this devotion combined with IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance leads to BlackAndWhiteInsanity in the form of a StrawVulcan despise for women and jews.

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* TroubledSympatheticBigot: Ferge, Frege, being totally honest and devoted to truth & logic. logic, but also eccentric and difficult. Sadly, this devotion combined with IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance leads to BlackAndWhiteInsanity in the form of a StrawVulcan despise hatred for women and jews.


* ArtisticLicence: Averted as far as they could, according to the afterword; the authors had some meetings take place that didn't in reality and simplified the plot a little, but apparantly, they tried to stay as close to the "real" story as possible. They did cut Russell's brother, but this is pointed out and debated in-story.

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* ArtisticLicence: ArtisticLicense: Averted as far as they could, according to the afterword; the authors had some meetings take place that didn't in reality and simplified the plot a little, but apparantly, they tried to stay as close to the "real" story as possible. They did cut Russell's brother, but this is pointed out and debated in-story.


* PaintingTheFourthWall: The font in the speech bubbles sometimes changes. Poetry gets a flourishing, handwritten look, exposition looks slightly different than dialogue (even if it's exposition in speech bubbles, not text boxes), purely German text is generally in Fraktur script and so on.

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* PaintingTheFourthWall: PaintingTheMedium: The font in the speech bubbles sometimes changes. Poetry gets a flourishing, handwritten look, exposition looks slightly different than dialogue (even if it's exposition in speech bubbles, not text boxes), purely German text is generally in Fraktur script and so on.


* DidNotDoTheResearch: Handily averted. The last ten or fifteen pages of the books are just explanations and biographies, and there's a three-page bibliography included.

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* BigNO: Evelyn lets one out as Russel defeats her at Croquet. Her husband jokingly replies that what he has done to her game is nothing compared to what he has done to mathematics. Meanwhile, Russel's wife Alys builds up hatred towards Evelyn, considering her to be covertly flirting.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: See the TroubledSympatheticBigot example.


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* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: see the TroubledSympatheticBigot example.


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* InTheBlood: Insanity runs in the family, for Russel s well as his wife Alys. For that reason, his grandmother is opposed to their marriage.


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* TroubledSympatheticBigot: Ferge, being totally honest and devoted to truth & logic. Sadly, this devotion combined with IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance leads to BlackAndWhiteInsanity in the form of a StrawVulcan despise for women and jews.


* LargeHam: Ludwig Wittgenstein. Even [[BeyondTheImpossible his letters]] are in LargeHam mode.

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* LargeHam: Ludwig Wittgenstein. Even [[BeyondTheImpossible his letters]] letters are in LargeHam mode.


** Gottlob Frege has [[UnderStatement some difficulty adapting to new situations]]. To quote (slighly paraphrased): "Ach! Woman! Where are the three cookies of mine? The three cookies I require for my tea! Of course I did not [eat one]! I never eat a cookie before 5:00 and it is only 4:48! Do you think I'm senile? [No?] Then why are you implying it?"
** Professor Cantor is [[UnderStatement not quite the man he used to be]]. To quote again: "Who cares of set theory? All that matters is my new work! After unmasking the plagiarist Shakespeare, I now have completed my magnum opus. The time has come for the great truth! Jesus Christ was in reality the son of Joseph of Arimathea!!! The conspiracy is exposed! You must go to the queen!!! She must protest my imprisonment! I am held captive against my will! I SPEAK THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET!!! I WILL BLOW IN THE FIRE OF MY WRATH!"

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** Gottlob Frege has [[UnderStatement some difficulty adapting to new situations]].situations. To quote (slighly paraphrased): "Ach! Woman! Where are the three cookies of mine? The three cookies I require for my tea! Of course I did not [eat one]! I never eat a cookie before 5:00 and it is only 4:48! Do you think I'm senile? [No?] Then why are you implying it?"
** Professor Cantor is [[UnderStatement not quite the man he used to be]].be. To quote again: "Who cares of set theory? All that matters is my new work! After unmasking the plagiarist Shakespeare, I now have completed my magnum opus. The time has come for the great truth! Jesus Christ was in reality the son of Joseph of Arimathea!!! The conspiracy is exposed! You must go to the queen!!! She must protest my imprisonment! I am held captive against my will! I SPEAK THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET!!! I WILL BLOW IN THE FIRE OF MY WRATH!"


* AnAesop: Debatable. Christos suggests something along the lines of "we can't prove everything, but that's okay" and there's hints of "don't confuse the model and reality", but the stoy is pretty far from Anvilicious or even having a clear "moral".

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* AnAesop: Debatable. Christos suggests something along the lines of "we can't prove everything, but that's okay" and there's hints of "don't confuse the model and reality", but the stoy story is pretty far from Anvilicious or even having a clear "moral".

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* LargeHam: Ludwig Wittgenstein. Even [[BeyondTheImpossible his letters]] are in LargeHam mode.

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