Here’s a collection of short strips and sketches from the past few months. Some have been released on social media, but I also included some fresh material to keep things interesting. Be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.
“Collision clairvoyance” was inspired by this paper.
“Add pepper to not taste” was inspired by this paper.
“Battling bollworms” was inspired by this paper.
“Jammed” was inspired by this paper.
“Nongenemodiscuit” was inspired by this ridiculous commercial.
“Praise and critique” was inspired by this episode of the Taproot podcast.
The above sketch was for @PLANTasticPope ‘s successful completion of her rotation project in José Dinneny’s lab.
“Citizen chemistry” was inspired by this episode of the Planet Money podcast.
“Better writing” was inspired by this paper (and it’s pointed title).
“Brilliant budgies” was inspired by this paper.
“Selectively permeable” was inspired by the (infuriating) controversy surrounding construction of a border wall at the southern US border. Below are a couple concept sketches I made before settling on the final comic:
These green parrots are inspired by what is indisputably the greatest YouTube video of all time.
I used the above comic on plant domestication for Discovery Day at AT&T Park. Feel free to use it in your own outreach efforts!
Western blot (Get it? I’m hilarious).
“Plant blindness” describes the phenomenon where people are surrounded by plants everywhere, but never quite seem to notice them.
And lastly, some early concept art for a mini-series I was contemplating: