Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mesopredator Release Comic

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been doing a little drawing, mainly geeky-science comics. I enjoy the process and how important it is to tell a story in just a few words. It's a blast.

Before you can get my comic, you need to know a little bit about the biological concept known as "mesopredator release". Basically, this theory states that when large predators are removed from an area (bears and wolves for example) populations of small and medium sized predators  (like foxes and racoons) will increase, often to the detriment of their prey species (small herbivores like mice and rabbits, for example). You can read more about it here.

That being said, my comic doesn't actually have anything to do with mesopredator release. It's just a play on words.

So without further ado, here is my first science-geeky comic titled "Mesopredator Release".


I hope you like it.

P.S. - If you're a science-geeky type that likes my comic and wants to use it in a presentation or something, you're welcome to. Of course, I'd love to hear about it so let me know at adamg73 (at) juno.com. Thanks!

8 comments:

  1. So fun! I'm still smirking. I like geeky humor. I say that with pride. You are very multi-talented!

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    1. Thanks Julie. I'm ok at a lot of things and real good at nothing. :)

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  2. As someone who draws herself, I agree, comics are so much fun to make! I've always found science and the like confusing, so thanks for explaining mesopredator release. It really helped me get the punchline! Great job on the animals, btw. I personally find things like that so difficult to draw!

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    1. Did you draw the people in your little...picture...icon...thing? (You know, the picture next to your name.)

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  3. At least Daddy had a valid reason for not being around much. :-) Good work!

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