"North of Birkeland" is a continuing comic series about the life and work of Kristian Birkeland, the Norwegian astrophysicist who pioneered the theory of solar magnetism to explain the Northern Lights. First issue self-published in November of 2012; a revised and updated issue with PART II published in November of 2016.
Myths of the Tusk
"Myths of the Tusk" is a 24-page educational comic about the mysterious creature that we know of as the narwhal. A collaboration with University of Washington research biologist Kristin Laidre, the comic explores the mythology, natural history, and biology of the narwhal and its oft-misunderstood tusk.
Debuted at Short Run in November 2014. A limited run is available for sale at the Nordic Heritage Museum in association with the exhibit "Imaging the Arctic." Also available at Elliott Bay Books and Third Place Books in Seattle or from me via mail.
"Nocturnal Spectacle" is an educational mini-zine about the science and industry of neon signs. Inspired by the richness of Seattle's neon signs and with help from Noble Neon. Co-written and self-published with Sissy Cross in summer 2014; included in the 2014 edition of "Hypothesis Now!"
Available at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle or from me via mail.
A Novice's Guide to Geoduck Farming
"A Novice's Guide to Geoduck Farming," a mini-comic about my experiences working in the shellfish aquaculture industry in the summer of 2013. Self-published in November 2013, published in the June 2014 issue of Seattle Magazine.
In 2016 I completed the University of Washington's certificate program in Natural Science Illustration. This wonderful program allowed me to refine my skills in a variety of 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. The most valuable part of my learning experience may have been the newfound ability to translate information about the natural world into a drawing; every organism has a story to tell about its life processes, and as I refine my skills I hope to become better and better at telling those stories in a concise and attractive way.