I enjoyed giving a science cartoon talk at the Central Coast Science After Dark meeting this week. Part of the talk involved crowd-sourcing a cartoon. The group chose the following criteria:
Setting: Undergraduate Field Trip
Dominant Emotion: Confusion
Timing: Something has just happened
Variable: Cephalopod (octopus or squid)
Here's the result...ready for your caption suggestions! (click to see a larger image.)
I pictured a Cal Poly Marine Science class at the tide pools. I think I might have been channeling my inner Charles Addams a little bit for this cartoon. Please use the Comment area at the bottom of this page to suggest a caption.
Here's a short clip from the Science After Dark talk (the audio cuts out for a few seconds). The talk covered life in the lab, grant writing, the Human Genome Project, Next-Generation sequencing, and teaching genetics...all in cartoon form.