Saturday, 23 September 2023

Coral Reefs then and now

A mass bleaching event in Central America and the Caribbean has recently triggered fear among scientists that this could be the start of a global catastrophe. Why bleach something that's naturally a colour riot?

Cartoon for DW Environment.

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Art for the Aquarium Museum of Leige

Over the last year I have been illustrating a very funky set of aquatic and marine organisms for the Aquarium Museum, University of Leige, Belgium. The artwork has been used for various communication collateral and merchandise by the museum, in the most creative ways:

A big thanks to Dr. Michael Scholl and team for their continued association, and for giving my art such prime display space!

Some of these illustrations are available online as merchandise via the Aquarium Museum website here.

Sunday, 17 September 2023

Silver Pomfret the State Fish of Maharashtra

My home state Maharashtra has a new official state fish, everyone's favourite Silver Pomfret! But the 'pom still frets', as the high demand for the fish has led the mechanized fishing industry to ravage its populations, coupled with sea pollution. Marine conservationists suggest that diversifying consumption along with better implementation of periodic fishing bans and research will help save the pomfret. 

Comic from my column with The Hindu Sunday Magazine.