I always draw colouring pages relating to our display for outreach events. Here are some recent ones where our themes included bird beaks and monkeys, despite the fact that I am not particularly fond of monkeys.
This is tangential, do you mind indulging me? Would you like to see some of the cartoons I did for holiday cards this year? Oh dear, I’m being very silly. Well, that’s what Fridays are for, right?
I drew maybe fifty cards, and sent them around the world (to 7 different countries). The total distance they traveled was 267, 568 km (that’s 166,259 mi), which is about 6.7 times the circumference of the Earth, depending on where you measure.
I’m accumulating data. Right now we have about a 40% recapture rate. After I get enough reports back, I’ll put a plot up in all its nerdy glory, about the differential rate of my affection to different countries. I predict a saturating increase function with distance, but right now it is confounded by what I like to call a “small town differential effect.” By which I mean, all of my close friends live in small towns, which have a different postal system, and therefore I can’t tell if the cards are traveling more slowly because of the size of the town or because there is a proximity threshhold.
Oh dear. Well, here are a few favourites. Forgive me.
Tell me truthfully, would you like a card like this in the mail? I hope my friends enjoy them.