Ayn Rand is a divisive figure in literature and political thought, and her life story helps us understand a great deal about her philosophy. Cartoonist Darryl Cunningham delivers a brief biography of Rand, from her childhood on.

The author of Psychiatric Tales and How to Fake a Moon Landing, Cunningham is adept at creating fascinating non-fiction comics using his simple, efficient art style. His 63-page (so far) biography of Rand takes us from Rand's childhood in Russia to New York and Hollywood and examines Rand's family, work, and relationships up until her illness later in life.

You can read the first few pages below and the rest at ACT-I-VATE.

Ayn Rand by Darryl Cunningham [ACT-I-VATE via Bleeding Cool]