I’ve been busy, but I managed to make some more progress on the western bird mnemonics poster. Here are the “answers” to that last image. Not pictured: a partly finished burrowing owl, olive-sided flycatcher, and more!
My friend Chris Taylor makes the best keychains. Many of them unfold to reveal internal structure, and they all come with fact sheets. I had trouble picking a few to show, because they are all amazing!
Many birdwatchers use phrases called mnemonic devices to remember bird calls and songs. A couple of years ago I made a poster of Eastern North American bird mnemonics, and now I’m working on a Western one. Can you guess the birds and the mnemonics?
I got to do a cover for Ryan North’s fun, intense, hilarious, and thought-provoking new comics series, The Midas Flesh! What an honor. The interior pages are beautifully drawn by Braden Lamb and Shelli Peroline.
I did the Comics, Cards & Collectibles cover in the style of some of my other pixel projects, like thischart. Here are four pixel dinos from the cover. Grab the issue to see the whole set, including martini-slugging dino and sleepy dino!
Palaeo purists will notice that his forearms are peculiarly arranged and oddly unfeathered. To you I say only: read The Midas Flesh!
If you’re looking for natural-science-themed holiday gifts, check out my TopatoCo store, which is full of shirts, posters and other goodies.
Be sure to browse around TopatoCo, too because it’s packed with amazing work from all sorts of incredible, hilarious creators. I mean really, how could you go wrong with this dry erase board that allows you to put words in the mouth of the noble Dickcissel, Spiza americana?