Hi I’m New!

My name is Julianne Harnish. I am an artist, an atheist, a feminist, and a skeptic. I shall be posting things of interest for you all in the near future, but first I’d like to show you this scrap of paper that’s been sitting in my desk drawer for several years. This unassuming bit of paper is part of MAL history. It is the first ever scribble of the Mad Art Lab logo that I drew in ballpoint pen while I was bored at work one day. As you can see, it’s not very good, but hey I didn’t plan on sharing it back then.




I want to thank all of my fellow labbers for being so welcoming, especially everyone who has ever recreated the logo since it’s introduction on the site. I get really excited every time I see our little lab rat painted on a pair of shoes or built in Minecraft, much applause.


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Julianne is an artist and illustrator with a passion for science, science fiction, and storytelling. She can often be found painting cephalopods at live music shows, trying to avoid mixing-up her brush water and beer but seldom succeeding. You can see her work at and follow her on Twitter @JulianneHarnish


  1. August 10, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Welcome Julianne! I’m SO HAPPY to see this sketch.
    It’s a little piece of history.

  2. August 11, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I love that this piece of paper still exists! 😀

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