CARTOON: Dung Beetle and Robot No. 059-062 “Boy Meets Girl”

Dung Beetle and Robot No. 059-062 “Boy Meets Girl”

I’m not keen on pink and blue sex-typing, and all the binary sex role nonsense that goes with them. But, there’s a reason I used them today.

Male and female Onthophagus gazella dung beetles are nearly identical, except the males have longer gazelle-like “horns”.  (The females have bumps.)  I gave Fecundity more gold on her head, but let’s face it: a big bunch of beetles All. Look. The same.

So, Egwunn’s dialog balloons are blue, and Fecundity’s are pink. It’s easier to tell who’s talking.

Worse, the beetles are camouflaged to their environment.

Now there’s a 20-point monochrome outline, to prevent the beetles from blending in with the similar sandy soil speckles. There’s also a lighter outline around the legs on the dung ball.

I hope all this makes it easier for you to tell what’s going on!

Please leave your thoughts about the cartoon in the comments. Thank you, Andrea

059-05-Dung Beetle and Robot-BOY MEETS GIRL lowres

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