After finishing Neurocomic I have been collaborating with some cutting edge projects, approaching neuroscience in a completely different way. I am not allowed to reveal the details, for now, but here is an illustration I made for one of them.
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That’s it. Just go and read it!
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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!
This work has been sitting in my drawer for a while. I’m particularly fond of the subject so I was really looking forward to share it with you. After a long wait the new magazine MISHAMURÉ is finally printed! From the beautiful cover by Saxarts it looks very promising, if you’re around Italy you should go and take a look inside.
Thanks to everyone who came to play with Neurocomic at the first Imperial Fringe night! (it was really fun to draw zombie comics with you kids)
In case you couldn’t make it, here is the science-horror comic we were giving away.
We still have a few copies left so if you want some for your Halloween party let me know.
PS: someone the other night was asking me what happened to Watson and Little Albert after the experiment. Well, here is a more complete (and possibly even more terrifying!) version of the story.
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).