In his youth, Lars Bode was a dedicated athlete who spent much of his time studying specialized diets for optimal performance. “I was constantly teased by my older brother for my ‘strange’ concoctions,” says Bode, now an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

From the pages of The Guardian student newspaper to great success on the web, the subtle profundities in this comic by Reza Farazmand ’10 are well worth exploring.