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A Last-Last Minute ScienceArt Gift Guide

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In my efforts to make the most original sciart gift guide I could muster earlier this month I overlooked some fantastic books that I want to plug today in case you’re doing any last minute shopping at bookstores. And if you buy through Amazon’s charity program, SMILE, you can designate the Guild of Natural Science [...]

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Those Wild Little Trilobites

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Triloarte 1 © Samantha Fermo     Triloarte 6 © Samantha Fermo Triloarte 8 © Samantha Fermo Trilobites, in all their wild and crazy biodiverse forms, look delightful in this series by Italian painter Samantha Fermo. Created as part of paleontologist Dr. Gianpaolo Di Silvestro’s informative and visually-rich Trilobiti.com, this collaboration is the start of [...]

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Looking Back on 30 Science Artists in 30 Days

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For three years now we have been celebrating science artists here on Symbiartic. Every September we have stepped it up a notch to feature a different science artist each day in our September SciArt Blitz. In case you missed any of them, here is a visual summary of the 2014 SciArt Blitz artists (click on [...]

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From Angry God to Superhero

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Scientifically informed comics are some of the best kind, and I’ve got a soft spot for unusual animals outside of the Farm and Zoo toyset species such as the amphibian axolotls. Since 2012, Ethan Kocak has been creating The Black Mudpuppy, a webcomic about a vengeful Aztec god who has been punished and must do [...]

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The Pitiful Human Lizard has Arrived

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Toronto’s newest superhero accidentally trashes the Royal Ontario Museum. And although the ROM is my favourite place in Toronto, I enjoyed every page turning moment. Here are some pages from the successfully-funded Kickstarter for Jason Loo’s The Pitiful Human Lizard: No!!! Not the Platycarpus coryphaeus! As a kid I spent hours one birthday hanging out [...]

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Trilobite Boy by Eric Orchard

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Several years ago I painted a half-human, half-trilobite  hybrid in the style of a Minotaur. I’ve always been fascinated with the blended animals and humans from mythology (that’s where my Flying Trilobite handle comes from)  and trying out ideas with organisms that scientific discovery has revealed to us, everything from dinosaurs to microbes. I took [...]

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A Mosaic of September SciArt Glory

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How many times do you have to do something before it is considered tradition? Last year, Glendon had the excellent idea to post a different #sciart image each day in the month of September. This year, we did it again and called it a blitz. In case you missed anything, here is a handy recap. [...]

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Cartozia Tales: a Comic about Maps Made by Escaping Geography

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Part of the purpose here on Symbiartic is to put forth ideas about how science communication can learn from art, the way art is increasingly informed by science. Cartozia Tales is a wonderful new example. Put simply, Cartozia Tales is a comic about the fantasy-land and map of Cartozia, and the adventures beings have there. [...]

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Avenging Feathered Dinosaurs

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Cover art to Avengers #12. Art by Dustin Weaver, colours by Justin Ponsor. Avengers © Marvel Comics. Comic books, contrary to popular belief do not ignore science to come up with the fantastic abilities characters have. They extrapolate, exaggerate and play make-believe with science, but this stems from scientific literacy. This cover by Dustin Weaver [...]

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Celestial Awesomesauce

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This stunning print by illustrator and animator Scott Benson evokes the cold sky, filled with a burgeoning amount of life. And just look at those cheeks on Hubble, he’s so cute I wanna pinch ‘em. This limited edition print is still on sale. And it glows in the dark! Deets here. – - Links to fine [...]

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