Maladapted

Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:28 pm
mrcreek: Pikaia, a distant relative (pic#265175)
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Recently I've been interested in getting back into cartooning. This is something I did prolifically as a child, despite a lack of both artistic ability and wit. My talents have not progressed appreciably since then, but nevertheless I have started to draw a comic strip for some reason, tentatively titled "Maladapted." If you are familiar with my writing style the content shouldn't be too surprising (i.e. dorky biology stuff).

Maladapted 1:

hopeful monsters in morphospace!





















Maladapted 2:

hopeful monsters in morphospace!





















Maladapted 3:

hopeful monsters in morphospace!





















A few explanations are in order. "Hopeful monster" comes from the idea in biology that radical mutations, rather than numerous imperceptible changes, drive major evolutionary transitions. "Morphospace" is a real concept as described for quantifying biological diversity. Hippos are plagued by parasitic monogenean flatworms (flukes) living in their eyes, so I can only imagine that "eye-fluking" is the worst swear a hippo knows.

More to come (maybe, someday)...
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