ESA 2018 is right around the corner, so it’s time to start polishing up your best cartoons for the Unofficial ESA 2018 Parasite Ecology Cartoon Contest. My favorite cartoonist will be awarded an almost entirely worthless prize (i.e., some publicity for their cool science and bragging rights for a year). I might also pick a real prize to send you in the mail, if I get some good recommendations.
To participate, all you need to do is put a cartoon in your talk. The cartoons don’t need to be funny! They also don’t need to be your personal artwork; borrowing with permission and attribution is fine. I’m just looking for cartoons that help communicate your work to the audience. That being said, anything punny is worth mega bonus points.
I believe that I’m going to be at ESA Monday-Thursday. If you have an amazing cartoon that you want me to see, you can tell me in advance in the comments, via email, or on Twitter, and I’ll try my best to be there!
To anticipate some questions:
Can you use cartoons from this site, if you use proper attribution? Yes! You don’t need to ask me in advance.
Can the judge be swayed by offers of free lattes or future academic positions? No! (Except yes. So much yes.)