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Storm, A Very Minchin Movie

Today is an exciting day for the skeptical community for today is the day that the Storm Movie is publicly released. Even more exciting is that we at the Mad Art Lab were given the opportunity to interview the three key players: Tracy King, DC Turner and Tim Minchin. Storm is a nine minute beat poem by Tim Minchin. (For those not familiar with Mr. Minchin, go fix that!) The Storm Movie is a nine m... »

Science: How To Fake It

So you want to publish a fake science paper. Of course you do. Who doesn’t? But how do you go about it? Well, it’s a lot easier than you think. Just follow these simple steps… Step 1: Pick a Subject This is important. You’ll need to choose something that’s both popular and wrong. Things like “sticking needles in your skin cures disease” or “pets can ... »

Geek A Week Interview with Artist Len Peralta

Allow me to introduce you to the cartoon master and lord-of-lords behind the internet art phenomenon that was and is, The Geek a Week project. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Len Peralta! Hello Len and thank you for taking the time to do an interview for Skepchick and Mad Art Lab. I’m so glad you asked me! First of all, what got you interested in art? Did you go to school or where you self-taught? I’ve a... »

We Need Some Mad Help With a Logo!

Helloooooo artistic geniuses! We are looking for more entries for our new logo design for Mad Art Lab and we have prizes! To celebrate the debut of the new site, we’re holding a contest: Here are the details: Create a new logo using the name of the site: Mad Art Lab The final logo should be at a high enough resolution for printing Ideally the size/ratio should be approximately 2800×1000 Use any co... »

The Superstition of Creativity

In yet another episode of what is appearing to be a rash of fluffy, credulous Radiolab podcasts (the latest of which was brilliantly pulled apart by Carrie over at Skepchick, among others glorifying a guy who sold his own hookworms on the internet for medical purposes and a long wishy-washy analysis of a bible verse), the usually fantastic truth-seeking duo of Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich set t... »

Doodling in Math Class: Infinity Elephants

Hilarious, smart, and awesome: we need to find this girl and make her one of us, immediately. »

Zach Weiner, 3/8th The Physicist You’ll Ever Be

Zach Weiner is the creator of the comics Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Snowflakes, Cap’n Stupendous and the sketch comedy of SMBC Theater.  He also pulled the greatest internet prank ever on The National Organization for Marriage.  He also is teaching himself physics as a hobby. As a skeptic cartoonist myself, I was drawn to the skeptic moments in Zach’s work.  Even though he̵... »

Ray Comfort’s Personal Cartoonist

As people may know, I make comics about religion.  But, they’re created from the standpoint of an Atheist.  Of course, one of my goals is to get people to start thinking about religion and ultimately start questioning their belief system.  Recently, I found a cartoonist with the exact same goals but a completely different perspective. Richard Gunther is a New Zealand cartoonist whom I stumbled upo... »