New artwork from the Quarantine

copyright 2020 by Russ Hodge

Some of my latest pieces. Unlike the cartoons, these paintings are not for use without permission. To see more (mostly) nonscientific artwork, visit my online gallery at

A small selection of paintings from the Quarantine…

Here are a few of the many, many paintings I have made during the coronavirus quarantine. A lot more can be seen at my on-line gallery at

I will have an exhibition in Berlin sometime when the restrictions are finally lifted…

These images are copyright 2020 by Russ Hodge, not for use without permission.

All are A1 format (portrait or landscape). Many are still available for sale; contact me if there is interest.

The camp down by the river


Charlie and Fitzroy and the very strange bugs

Dear friends,

After a VERY long Corona hiatus, I am finally adding some new material to the blog! The first entry is “Charlie and Fitzroy and the very strange bugs,” a book for children about evolution.

First comes the English edition; German will follow soon.

There are a few pages of notes for parents and teachers at the end. The book is targeted for grade-school children; it probably works best for kids aged 7 to 11; I’d greatly appreciate feedback on your experiences with it.

The basic idea is that there is evidence for evolution all around us, if you just know where to look. While exploring the woods near their house, Charlie and her dog Fitzroy discover some strange bugs. By watching what happens to them over the next weeks and months, they stumble on the basic principles of evolution. Along the way they meet a strange old man who has thought about this for quite some time…

Click here to view or download the whole file.

(It’s 7MB, so it may take a while.)

I will also have a few printed copies for sale soon.