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What is Geeks & Greeks?

Geeks & Greeks is Good Will Hunting meets Animal House in graphic novel format. In this high-tech battle royale two of MIT's smartest students square off in an escalating war of pranks and egos. Jim Walden is an underachieving freshman with a knack for mischief and a secret that could end his career before it begins. Luke Bardolf is a gruff alpha-nerd senior on a mission to pull the ultimate prank and maintain dominance over his fraternity. When their rivalry comes to a head, it will take all of Jim's creativity and resourcefulness to save his scholarship, his friendships, his girlfriend, and his dream of becoming an astronaut.

"… subplots give both the narrative and protagonist depth… an affectionate and entertaining glimpse at a renowned college's offbeat campus life."

Kirkus Reviews

Inspired by actual events

Geeks & Greeks was written by humorist Steve Altes, illustrated by Boston-area artist Andy Fish, and colored by Marvel Comics artist Veronica Fish. It was inspired by MIT's world-famous hacking culture and real-life hazing incidents Altes witnessed as an MIT student.


At MIT a hack is a clever, humorous, technically sophisticated prank, such as building a life-size replica of a campus police car atop the Institute's 150-foot-high "Great Dome" under the cover of night or transforming the tallest building on campus into a giant playable game of Tetris.

This extensively researched, 184-page, semi-autobiographical, coming-of-age story includes 120 endnotes providing colorful background details on true aspects of the story as well as revealing numerous Easter eggs which will delight readers of all stripes. These endnotes divulge the many scientific, literary, and pop cultural allusions the creators have embedded in the graphic novel.

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