1 July 2022

#AntarcticLog: Six years of science comics

Posted by Olivia Ambrogio

Happy July!  Here begins my sixth year of creating #AntarcticLog science comics, now numbering 219, plus numerous stickers, a few posters, two science comic contests, and a t-shirt.  Now, as at the start, the goal of these comics is to share stories about science, policy, education, and activism concerned with climate change worldwide — but mostly in Antarctica.  I’m proud of them! 

And I wanted to share a few science highlights, one from each year, starting with 2017 and Dr. Pete Countway of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. It was his invitation to join his team at Palmer Station that got me started on this.  

Thanks, Pete — and thanks also to the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers program, which helped send me there. 

 I’m also grateful to the International Ocean Discovery Program, which took me to the Amundsen Sea aboard Expedition 379 on the JOIDES Resolution…

 to the many scientists whose work I’ve shared here, to those working to stem climate change through their research, innovation, and activism, 

and to AGU for giving me a home to share them.  

A reminder that ALL the #AntarcticLog comics can be found at antarcticlog.com. Thanks for reading and sharing!

Karen Romano Young is a writer, artist, deep-sea diver, and polar explorer. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram.