I’ve been interviewing a lot of science journalists to help me inform Rob’s career details, and these comics are direct from my notes.
I’m not a professional cartoonist, but I’m trying to treat my hobby and passion as if I were. The amount of additional blogging, tweeting, and messaging required can be staggering. More and more I am impressed by writers who churn out content like it’s nobody’s business.
Rob’s career was actually inspired by some humorous posts a while back from Ed Yong’s Not Exactly Rocket Science. I needed a career that would force Rob to grapple with anti-science every week, and those damn articles about duck penises finally convinced me it could be an offbeat and hilarious profession.
This is it. The best research article I've ever written.
You did this? It's brilliant. Go sell it!
I only have one pitch, but the research was-
Can you cut it down to 140 characters?
(Rob has a super sad face, finger wavering over the delete key.)