Owen the Sponge

We’re talking about sponges this week in Invertebrate Biology and I remembered I had a story about that. “Owen” was a 3-page mini-comic (nano-comic?) that I did in 2000 for the Small Press Expo. The sink in the final panel is from our first apartment. The baby mentioned off panel is Max. Hope you enjoy it!

4 thoughts on “Owen the Sponge

  1. Note that bits of Owen broke off when he was harvested. He’s still there on the reef, same as Phil. To the extent that sponges have an identity that it it’s identical (yes, I did that on purpose) with their genome.

  2. Hi- Thank you so much for providing this incredible resource to students and teachers (and allowing teachers to use it in their classrooms)! The comics are amazing and will be so beneficial to my AP Biology students. Do you have the entire stories of cellular respiration and ATP posted somewhere on the site where they can be downloaded as a PDF like you do for photosynthesis?
    Thanks for taking the time to make these awesome comics!

  3. Hi Bethany,
    I’m glad you find them useful. PDFs of ATP and cellular respiration are part of the plan, but I just haven’t cobbled them together yet. Soon I hope!

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