Owen Curtsinger is a comic artist and scientific illustrator in Seattle. His self-published comic “Myths of the Tusk,” a collaboration with University of Washington Polar Research Scientist Kristin Laidre, is his largest graphic work to date. Earlier works include “A Novice’s Guide to Geoduck Farming,” a comic that was published in Seattle Magazine in June of 2014, as well as "Nocturnal Spectacle," a mini-zine about the science of neon signs.
Ongoing work includes a comic series about the Aurora Borealis, as well as his contributions to the Supramystic Saga scientist trading card series curated and printed by Jonathan Horn of Blue Dot Prints.
In 2016 Owen received a certificate in Natural Science Illustration from the University of Washington, allowing him to explore mediums such as watercolor, pen & ink, and colored pencil and draw an array of interesting subjects, including walrus skulls, exotic ferns, trilobite fossils, horseshoe crabs, and pangolins.
Owen served on the board of Seattle's Zine Archive and Publishing Project (or ZAPP) for several years, and cherishes any opportunity to educate and illuminate through the medium of comics and zines.