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mrcreek ([personal profile] mrcreek) wrote2011-01-02 10:28 pm
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Maladapted

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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[personal profile] wintercreek 2011-01-03 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
Ha! Flukin' hilarious.

[personal profile] activecadre 2011-01-03 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this. Please continue! So adorable and smart.
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[personal profile] dark_mark 2011-01-03 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
It's good.

As an unpublished writer who is somewhere outside the mainstream myself, I can relate to being a Hopeful Monster.

Please keep it going. I'll be back.