Science immortalised in cartoon

1 02 2013

Well, this is a first for me (us).

I’ve never had a paper of ours turned into a cartoon. The illustrious and brilliant ‘First Dog on the Moon‘ (a.k.a. Andrew Marlton) who is chief cartoonist for Australia’s irreverent ‘Crikey‘ online news magazine just parodied our Journal of Animal Ecology paper No need for disease: testing extinction hypotheses for the thylacine using multispecies metamodels that I wrote about a last month here on

Needless to say, I’m chuffed as a chuffed thing.





5 responses

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23 09 2013
Mike Fowler

You should be as chuffed as a chough!


23 09 2013

Yes, of course – bit of a joke, that, in deference to Blackadder.


2 02 2013
John R Platt (@johnrplatt)

Love it


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