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 experimenting a wee bit with comics in high school but it wasn't until years later that I got completely absorbed in the medium.
From 2011 to 2014 I was part of the Danish underground comic book publisher Ondskabens Flydende Vatikan (OFV). Here, I finally got my creative flow back along with a lot of practice and experiences. One of my comics from the OFV anthologies can be read in English here.
In May 2014, I launched this webpage while I was doing my Master's thesis. I somehow managed to both draw and do science at the same time, so this will probably be the rule for the rest of my life.
Academic life of the creator:
I started studying geology at the university of Copenhagen in 2007 because I adored dinosaurs. I soon came to love rocks as well. Then I took a lot of biology classes and became all hot for evolution, DNA and taxonomy too! And as all those warm and fuzzy feelings became increasingly difficult to hold in, I decided to take it out on you! Ha haah! And, thus, I conducted this website as a place to combine my need for drawing and storytelling with my love for science and communication!
As of July 2016 I'm doing a PhD in palaeontology at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. For four years I will be looking into the marine environment in the Triassic of the Arctic region. This summer I went to Svalbard for ten days to familiarize myself with the sediments and to collect fossil material. My biggest achievement for the trip was to not be eaten by a polar bear...
I'm going back in the summer 2017 for TWENTY DAYS! *hurh*
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.
Popular scientific publication:
Hansen, B.B. 2015: Koprolitter - en lille brik i rekonstruktionen af palæomiljøer. Tidsskriftet Grønland 63, 126-134.
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