About the creator:

Name: Bitten Bolvig Hansen

Occupation: PhD student in palaeontology at Natural History Museum, University of Oslo.

Age: Somewhere around thirty

Height: Polar bear's snack size

Weight: Probably not fat enough to satisfy said polar bear...


Creative life of the creator:

I have always drawn. Especially all over my notes in school...

I started getting into comics while in university and from 2011 to 2014 I was part of the Danish underground comic book publisher Ondskabens Flydende Vatikan (OFV). In May 2014, I launched this webpage on my own while I was doing my Master's thesis. It turned out to be a really good investment of my very limited free time. In 2017 the website landed me a real illustration job for the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Labour in Greenland (deadline in November 2018).


Academic life of the creator:

I’ve got a Master’s degree in geology from Copenhagen University. I specialised in palaeontology writing both my Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis within the subject. Both theses have been turned into scientific articles (links below).

As of July 2016, I'm working on a PhD in palaeontology at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. For four years I will be looking into the marine environment in the Early Triassic of Svalbard. I have so far survived two field seasons in a tent in the Arctic, published one article out of four planned in the project and also contributed to an intro article (links below).


Scientific publications:

Hansen, B.B., Cuny, G., Rasmussen, B.W., Shimada, K., Jacobs, P. & Heilmann-Clausen, C. 2013: Associated skeletal and dental remains of a fossil odontaspidid shark (Elasmobranchii: Lamniformes) from the Middle Eocene Lillebælt Clay Formation in Denmark.

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark, Vol. 61, pp. 37–46.

Hansen, B.B., Milàn, J., Clemmensen, L.B., Adolfssen, J.S., Estrup, E.J., Klein, N., Mateus, O. & Wings, O. (First published online Dec. 17, 2015): Coprolites from the Late Triassic Kap Steward Formation, Jameson Land, East Greenland: Morphology, classification and prey inclusions.

In: Kear, B.P., Lindgren, J., Hurum, J.H., Milàn, J. & Vajda, V. (eds): Mesozoic Biotas of Scandinavia and its Arctic Territories. Geological Society of London, Special Publications 434.

Hansen, B.B., Hammer, Ø. & Nakrem, H.A. 2018: Stratigraphy and age of the Grippia niveau bonebed, Lower Triassic Vikinghøgda Formation, Spitsbergen.

Norwegian Journal of Geology 98, 175–187.


Hurum, J.H., Engelschiøn, V.S., Økland, I., Bratvold, J., Ekeheien, C.P., Roberts, A.J., Delsett, L.L., Hansen, B.B., Mørk, A., Nakrem, H.A., Druckenmiller, P.S. & Hammer, Ø. 2018: The history of exploration and stratigraphy of the Early to Middle Triassic vertebrate-bearing strata of Svalbard (Sassendalen Group, Spitsbergen).

Norwegian Journal of Geology 98, 165–174.

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