Nightmarishly Elastic

A Comic by Adam Robbins

Friday, March 26, 2010

X-Rays and Happy Meals

I'm-a-try something new here.

There's no comic today. Just a text update. I had a couple of comics ready to go in mid February, but stuff came up and I had to put the pen down for a bit. Unfortunately, once you get out of a comics routine, it's hard to get back. There's some new ideas a'cookin and hopefully I'll find some time to put pen to paper and draw more comics soon.

In the meantime, I have a fun story to share.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Okay, it's been long enough. Has everyone seen Avatar yet? Yeah? Good.

And then I had to explain to the DMV guy how I got my hair stuck in the ignition.  THAT was fun...

Monday, January 25, 2010


Worse News: It started as coal.  You might want to relax every now and then, buddy...

I think the title of the article below is interesting from a science journalism point of view. The direct accomplishment of the study was about the qualities of liquid diamond, a state that is very difficult to achieve. Because of this research, we now know that solid diamonds, like frozen water, are less dense than their liquid counterpart. And the conditions to achieve this are insane (Reminder: They melted a diamond with LASERS!), BUT similar conditions happen to exist on Uranus and Neptune. And based on other studies showing a fair amount of carbon on those planets, the hypothesis that they may have giant diamond oceans and diamond icebergs now has some more evidence supporting it.

Ah, Science!

Diamond Oceans Possible on Uranus, Neptune

Friday, January 22, 2010

Nerd Cred

It was that or ''Ligating Oncogenic Luciferase: Cases And Test Studies''


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Season Premiere

That beard should not have lasted as long as it did.
I'm starting it back up! Hopefully I can pump out 2-3 per week.

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Van Wickle Gates Beckon

And by 5-year reunion, I mean every year up till and including the 5th year.  And beyond.  You can't keep me away, Brown.  :)

This comic originally appeared in the Commencement Issue of the Brown Daily Herald. Since I have graduated, this is likely the last edition of Nightmarishly Elastic. Thanks for reading! :) EDIT 1/16/10: Woohoo! It's back!

About the Author

Providence, RI, United States
Adam is a recent graduate of Brown University, where he earned an Sc.B. in Biology.

Legal Fun

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. This means that you're free to copy and reuse any of my comics (non commercially) as long as you tell people where they're from. More specifically, you don't need my permission to post these pictures on your website (and hot-linking with the image URL is fine). Just be sure to include a link back to this page. Questions? Email me at AdamHRobbins at gmail dot com.

Also, to be fair, the wording of this was borrowed heavily from the CC License on Randall Munroe's Xkcd