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Animal Cell Goes Viral

Updated: Apr 22, 2022


From about 12 April to 24 April 2021, my old animal cell digital painting went viral, sending my web stats rocketing. It's a well-known image and its appearance without attribution on a popular FB feed attracted lots of comments. The caption was also wrong, which led to a couple of fake alert sites taking notice ( Leadstories and Fake Investigation ). Indeed, my own Instagram post was issued a caution.

The image was created twenty years ago for an educational poster for BioCam. Since then, it's appeared in lots of places, including Richard Dawkins's book, The Greatest Show on Earth. It's available on prints and merchandise and for licensing (publication, academic use, etc.).

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