I didn’t set out to draw science comics; I wanted to be an all-around science communicator. I just happened to find my voice with comics.
I’ve been on Instagram for a long time, with a private account to share family photos with friends. Last year, I decided to start up a second account, @FlyingTrilobite, to share my art in process, and the sort of things I normally share on my blog.
I used to have a summer job in Edinburgh’s Butterfly and Insect World. One of the things I would see time and time again would be parents coming in who had already decided that they ‘didn’t like bugs’, and who would influence their children likewise.
After the Animal Behavior Society conference in Boulder, Colorado, myself and some other postdocs and PhD students spent a morning demonstrating various aspects of science to the public.