Mycelium Wassonii


Illustrator and graphic novelist Brian Blomerth (who wrote 2019’s Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day about the discovery of LSD) returns with Mycelium Wassonii, the story of scientist couple R Gordon and Valentina Wasson—the duo credited with introducing the use of psychoactive mushrooms to a wide audience in the United States. The Wassons’ tale takes readers from escaping the Russia during the revolution to honeymooning in the Catskills, working with the CIA and traveling to Mexico in order to study the religious use of mushrooms. The beautiful, playful illustrations will delight readers as much as the story itself.