Nature-inspired Comics?

#1

I wanted to start a topic where people can share nature-inspired comic strips. By “nature-inspired” I mean a comic that relies on one’s knowledge about nature for its humor. Comics about pets, as wonderful as they are, do not count.

Also:

  • Nothing too blue or lewd that would go against the forum’s guidelines.

  • No poo-pooing someone’s comic just because you don’t think it’s funny.

  • If possible, provide a link to the comic’s original location on the web.

Bonus: Can you ID the species involved and link them back to iNat?

OK, here’s mine, which I love because Spider-Man is my favorite superhero and I love my Pepsis wasps. Unfortunately I don’t know where this comic originated.

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#2

I don’t expect any points for this shameless act: Araneae X homo sapiens? Pardon incorrect notation. This is fantastic and so far this Nature Talk thing is awesome, thanks for taking a chance on it.

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#3

General comics (rather than just one comic):
Gotta have Bird and Moon
and Tales from the Field byiNat user @Field_Daze

There’s also this XKCD comic, scroll downto the bottom

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#4

@tiwane what does blue mean in this context, dark/sad or something else? I’m a little dense sometimes.

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#5

http://theycantalk.com/post/172016723955/mohawks-the-book-httptheycantalkcombook

This is one of my favorites from They Can Talk

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#6

hey guys, I started a science zine serie, not really sure if fits here, and also, are in Spanish
zinerd or https://www.instagram.com/holazinerd and https://www.facebook.com/holazinerd

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#7

that spider man strip is from Loncho, a chilean comic artist, and also illustrator! https://www.facebook.com/ILUSTRALONCH he is amazing!

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#8

Calvin and Hobbes has some great nature-based strips.
I’m not sure how to interpret “relies on one’s knowledge about nature for its humor”, so I might be pushing the rules a bit here since the comics explain everything.


https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1989/07/04


https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1995/07/16

Also if birders were doing a rocket launch:


https://www.xkcd.com/1596/

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#9

“blue” = raunchy or dirty.

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#10

I think these are all from cartoons printed in the The New Yorker. They were on the refrigerator of unknown desk calendar origin. In my view the cartoons from the New Yorker using animals to poke fun at human behavior are the best part of that publication : I have one more that’s marginally more riske, so I’m going to get permission first.
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/7251-Passeriformes
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/211194-Tracheophyta


https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/5562-Trochilidae

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/15977-Turdidae
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/211194-Tracheophyta

Also, I’m not sure if this counts as relying upon nature knowledge as much as human nature, but if challenged I can make a hearty case for overthinking the nuances in the bird behavior and such!

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#11

I think these are great! Calvin and Hobbes was an amazing strip.

Taxa involved?

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/54028-Pompilidae
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/85553-Serpentes
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/71261-Accipitriformes

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#12

Ah I missed that request!
The ‘not in a “V”’ in the XKCD strip refers to the silhouette of Turkey Vultures when flying.

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#13

Check out Liz Ann Kozik. She makes a lot of comics about the history of restoration and the people who did it. Very cool colors too.

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#14

What type of tiger is Hobbes?

@Bingaman I love Liz Ann Kozik’s goldenrod inspired color scheme ! (As well as the contents of the comics).

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#16

I recommend Rosemary Mosco’s work.

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#17

I admit I always giggle at the herpetologist XKCD (profanity at expense of ornithologists). The tooltip text is good, too.

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#18

And then there’s Gary Larson. I mean, where does one start!

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#19

False knees! http://falseknees.com/273.html

And another one because it explains exactly how I feel about the world:

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#20

I spent more time today being distracted by trying to find copyright appropriate gary larsons than I care to admit. I have a hard time choosing!

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#21

image
(from somebody’s twitter although I remember seeing it years ago.)

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