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Stories by Katie McKissick

“Organic” Honey? Not So Much

“Organic” Honey? Not So Much

Over at Buzz Hoot Roar, science concepts are explained in 300 words or less with accompanying images from a range of science artists. I did an infocomic for them when they first started about the over-diagnosis of brown recluse spider bites, and I’m back again with a piece written by Roar (Eleanor Spicer Rice) about [...]..

February 19, 2014 — Katie McKissick
Beautiful on the Inside

Beautiful on the Inside

Ziggy the guinea pig was not doing well. He wasn’t eating, and we noticed a tinge of blood in his urine. After having him for 3.5 years, it was time to take the little guy to the vet...

January 22, 2014 — Katie McKissick
Sea Turtle’s New Year’s Resolution

Sea Turtle’s New Year’s Resolution

As a mammal, I can’t imagine laying eggs in the sand and shimmying away, never to see my hatchlings or know if any survived. But that’s the way it works in sea turtle world.

January 3, 2014 — Katie McKissick
The Solstice, Part 1

The Solstice, Part 1

The solstice is almost here. For us northern hemispherians, it’s the winter solstice–shortest day of the year. For our friends south of the equator, it’s the summeriest, longest day of the year, which is why Australians celebrate Christmas with a day at the beach, and Christmas sweaters are not a thing...

December 18, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Move Over, Noble Fir

Move Over, Noble Fir

Over at Bird and Moon comics, Rosemary Mosco explores alternative Christmas trees with this hilarious nature-inspired comic. I think I’d go with the palm tree, personally.

December 16, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Woodpeckers Should Play Football

Woodpeckers Should Play Football

Thanksgiving is coming up, which means two things: turkey (or tofurkey, as the case may be) and football. That’s the United States in a nutshell, I suppose.

November 26, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Guide to Forgotten Diseases

Guide to Forgotten Diseases

Are you getting tired of hearing about outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable (vaccinable?) diseases? So am I! It’s so easy to forget about these infections, so I made a handy quick guide for you that covers measles, mumps, and rubella...

November 12, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Negotiating with Plants

Negotiating with Plants

I recently bought a house after living in crumby apartments for the last decade. And part of owning a house is that you also own some parts of the ground.

October 29, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Defending the Brown Recluse Spider

Defending the Brown Recluse Spider

I recently had the pleasure of working with the team at Buzz Hoot Roar, a new graphics-driven blog that shares and/or explains a scientific concept in 300 words or less.

October 10, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Electrons are Frustrating

Electrons are Frustrating

This concludes my very first go at SciArt Blitz! What a crazy month it has been here at Symbiartic. So many great science artists, illustrators, comics, and artisans.

September 30, 2013 — Katie McKissick

Anatomology Makes Science Wearable

I appreciate anyone who can turn science imagery into wearable pieces, especially when they’re subtle and beautiful. Anatomology is a science-themed Etsy shop sporting caffeine molecule earrings, atomic necklaces, and DNA scarves, among many other pieces...

September 26, 2013 — Katie McKissick

Artologica, Microbial Watercolors

I fell in love with biology when I first sneaked a peak at a drop of pond water under a microscope. The colors and shapes ensnared my imagination, and I’m not the only one!

September 24, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Piled High and Deeper

Piled High and Deeper

No one hones in on the insanity and hilarity of the graduate student existence quite like Jorge Cham of PhD comics, which here doesn’t stand for doctor of philosophy, but Piled High and Deeper...

September 20, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Unique Art Pendants

Unique Art Pendants

For my birthday this year, a dear friend got me something she knew I’d like: a gorgeous metal cuff bracelet with the periodic table on it.

September 17, 2013 — Katie McKissick
See Mike Draw… Science!

See Mike Draw… Science!

Did you know that you can combine science and dark humor in a comic? Well, let me introduce you to See Mike Draw, a webcomic drawn by Mike Jacobsen.

September 14, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Maki Naro and Science Comics

Maki Naro and Science Comics

Maki Naro brings what I call “serious artwork” to the science comic world. He combines the classic graphic novel style with gorgeous artistry.

September 11, 2013 — Katie McKissick
The Best of Nature Comics with Bird and Moon

The Best of Nature Comics with Bird and Moon

Oh, what’s that? You’re looking for nature comics that are beautifully rendered, adorable, and hilarious? Hm. That’s a tough one, I’m not sure where I should send you–BIRD AND MOON...

September 7, 2013 — Katie McKissick
Science, Humor, and Art in Unearthed Comics

Science, Humor, and Art in Unearthed Comics

Entrepreneurial artist Sara Zimmerman brings us science- and environmentalism-themed comics. She has a portfolio of great comics about astronomy, but she also draws inspiration from her surroundings in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe...

September 5, 2013 — Katie McKissick
September SciArt Blitz Continues with Awkward Yeti

September SciArt Blitz Continues with Awkward Yeti

For the whole month of September over here at Symbiartic, we’ll be doing a SciArt Blitz! Glendon got us started yesterday, and here I am contributing our first science cartoonist of the month: The Awkward Yeti...

September 2, 2013 — Katie McKissick
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