It has been a while since my last post. Mostly I have been busy writing my thesis (finally submitted) but I have also started working on some exciting new projects and collaborations. This is a drawing from the most ambitious one. I prefer not to reveal the details for now. Just give me time…
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This post is somehow related to Neurocomic (by the way, did you see the new hand-drawn website?) but also much more than that…
So, the news is that I will be performing some live events in the next few months. The neurocomic team will be armed with microscopes, real brain slices and sketchbooks, and everyone is invited to draw some neurons with me and learn some science along the way. It is kind of an experiment, I hope it will be fun! Oh, if you need more reasons to join us, I also made a giant comic-poster about Cajal for the occasion.
Then we are going to take it to the Barbican Wonder Street Fair for 4 consecutive days: 7-9 April.
Entry is FREE of course. Hope to see you there!
In a few days I’m flying to Italy. I’m going to take a short break from comics and focus on my thesis, but before I go I made this little card to thank all of you who supported me so far. This has been an incredibly good year (for me in general and for Neurocomic in particular) but it looks like next year is going to be even better! Have a good time and see you all soon.
It is again that time of the year when I have to draw something for my favourite Italian fanzine. The topic of the next issue is cycle and once again it inspired me a sad love story (with a scientific twist). It also gave me an opportunity to experiment a little bit with what I call hypercomics. Although, since last Wednesday Randall Munroe published click and drag this word assumed a whole new meaning. If you haven’t seen it yet I strongly recommend you to take a few minutes to explore this comic masterpiece. But first of all, enjoy The Water Cycle:
Here is a neuroscience illustration which I realized for the first issue of Ionic Magazine (soon to be published). I’m really looking forward to this amazing project, which asked artists to interpret and illustrate some interesting science articles (the one assigned to me was about opioid receptors, the secret of pleasure and pain).
I will bring this, together with some Neurocomic originals at the Thinking through Drawing exhibition, at Wimbledon College from the 12th to the 14th of September. Come and say “hello”, if you’re around.
NOTE (for the fussy scientists): I’m aware that these are normal poppies, rather than Papaver somniferum but I am taking an artistic licence here, roll with it.
I have started a collaboration with Jared Keller, from the Science Museum. He is going to write a series of 6 short articles about some of the best kept secrets of the museum, and I am going to illustrate each one of them. The first piece is about an amazing automated fire-burglar alarm from 1939.
I am not going to post all the drawings here, so if you want to be updated about old-fashioned science marvels follow me on twitter or read the Science Museum Blog (which is always a good idea, anyway).
As anticipated this blog is into a stall, while all my drawing time goes in to neurocomic these days.
However I won’t miss a good chance to combine art and science: so here is a poster commissioned to me by some friends at the university of Lübeck, who are organizing a workshop on Multi-Scale Modelling with python and GENESIS 3
I hope this manages to make the field of computational neuroscience more aesthetically appealing, and if you’re in to it don’t miss the excellent workshop (3 – 8 September 2012).
Fight the Winter blues with the new issue of the Vegetable Lamb
The friends from Lök asked my contribution for an exhibition about “Dance”.
This illustration summarizes my 27 years experience in the field: