19 Feb 2017
If you wonder why cats like boxes so much, it could be that they want to avoid stress. Vinke et al. found that shelter cats experienced much less stress if they had a box to hide in. Another reason if you live in a temperate climate is that the thermoneutral zone for cats is much higher than humans. Around 30 – 36 degrees C.
Or maybe they’re trying to hide their time portal.
Prof Panda: See?! There can't be two of you. This is definitely a paradox! You have to fix this!
Dr Mad: Can you get the duct tape?
12 Feb 2017
Part 1: Time Portal – Box
This weekend we were at the Starving Artist Fair! Check our blog for more details, including a video of Kat’s talk “the science of reading comics”!
Prof Panda: Now your past self is here! Aren't you worried about creating a paradox?
Dr Mad (beard): Nah, he's gone. There's only one of me here now...
...it's like nothing happened.
Dr Mad (goggles): WAIT!
5 Feb 2017
On the 11th of February we’ll be teleporting ourselves to the Starving Artist Fair at Scape in Singapore. Come say Hi at the Mad Scientist Cat table, the first 10 people to buy something from us will get a free badge. We’re also both doing short talks: Kat will be talking about the science of reading comics and Jess will be talking about how she created the font for this comic. Even if you don’t live in Singapore, please check out some of the great local talent here: http://www.starvingartistfair.com/
We’ll be selling the first printed issue of our comic, and Jess will be selling illustrations and crafts.
Dr Mad’s Time Portal box is our ode to the Transmogrifier in Calvin and Hobbes, a comic we both really enjoy.
Prof Panda: So your new invention is a box.
Dr Mad: Not just any box, this opens a portal to any time in the past or future!
Dr Mad: Here I GOOOOOO!
Dr Mad: WAIT! Don't use the box!
Prof Panda: You're too late!
Dr Mad: Eh, never mind then.