New animals for the MDC’s conference on unusual model organisms

The MDC is currently hosting a conference on unusual model organisms used in research; a while ago they asked me to do drawings of the animals that would be covered. Here are some of the pieces I did…

These images are copyright 2019 by Russ Hodge.


Some of the rest can be seen on the poster...












This is about a third of the complete set… more to come!

Number 300!!!!

Dear friends,

Thanks to all of you who have been following this blog over the years. I’m convinced that many scientists across the world would be interested in the site if they only knew about it – if you’ve enjoyed it, please spread the word among all of your contacts!

For this very special 300th post, I spent some time learning editing software and revamped some animations – and added a new one. I know – it’s dangerous to get mixed up in politics. But if a world leader decides to make pseudo-scientific statements, the gloves come off. Enjoy!!

and last but certainly not least…