Here's a Sneak Peak at XKCD Creator Randall Munroe's New Book

By Meg Neal on at

We’re big fans of xkcd here at Gizmodo (who isn’t?), and also of learning about things, so we’re pretty excited for Randall Munroe’s upcoming book of explainer drawings, THING EXPLAINER: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words. We’ve got a sneak peek for you, below.

The book is a series of annotated blueprints that explain everything from ballpoint pens to the solar system using just line drawings and the thousand most common English words.

We got a previous at some of the artwork. Below, the Mars Curiosity Rover gets the Munroe treatment. (Open image in a new tab to embiggen.)

THING Explainer comes out on November 24th. Yes please.