Magpie Fungus, comic

Hand-drawn comic, digitally coloured. 2021

The piebald caps of the Coprinopsis picacea recall the plumage of the magpie. Commonly known as the magpie inkcap fungus, these mushrooms spread their spores by dissolving into an ink-like substance in a process called deliquescence. 

In this comic, the magpie inkcap brushes up against the bird that it was named for. 

One for sorrow, two for joy. Comic. 2021

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