JoAnna Wendel

JoAnna Wendel is a science cartoonist, writer, and illustrator. She was previously a card story editor for Inverse.

JoAnna has reported, edited, and/or made comics for Gizmodo, Knowable Magazine, Science News Explores (formerly Science News for Students), the American Geophysical Union, and NASA’s Planetary Science Division.

JoAnna is based in Portland, Oregon, and owns a cat called Pancake.


To survive Mars, Silicon Valley’s favorite car tech will guide Perseverance

Self driving technology

ByJoAnna Wendel

7 spectacular SpaceX moments in 2020

ByJoAnna Wendel
Dope Space Pics

20 Stunning Space Images of 2020

ByJoAnna Wendel
Spiders in Space

Space spiders build webs in an unusual way

ByJoAnna Wendel

7 archaeological discoveries that rewrote history in 2020

ByJoAnna Wendel

If aliens exist, here’s how we’ll find them

ByJoAnna Wendel

SpaceX SN8: Photos show an epic launch ... and fiery end

ByJoAnna Wendel
Moonward Bound

6 ways NASA's Artemis III will revolutionize lunar science

ByJoAnna Wendel

Test your weightlifting knowledge with 5 questions

ByJoAnna Wendel

4 animal “scientists” helping us map the ocean

ByJoAnna Wendel

Scientists capture most detailed image of sunspot ever

ByJoAnna Wendel

3 animals that evolved to laugh

ByJoAnna Wendel
look up!

5 celestial events that only happen once in a lifetime

ByJoAnna Wendel
Space Volcanoes

Five facts you might not know about the solar system's volcanoes

ByJoAnna Wendel
Inverse Recommends

Five underrated sci-fi movies on Disney+ you need to watch ASAP

ByJoAnna Wendel and Dais Johnston
Ancient climate

5 ways scientists read Earth’s history

ByJoAnna Wendel

Scientists reveal how spiders make their silk

We're one step closer to cracking an engineering enigma.

ByJoAnna Wendel

No living creature can out-bend an octopus

ByJoAnna Wendel
arm and a leg

5 animals that can regrow limbs

ByJoAnna Wendel
Humans in Space

5 weird things space does to the human body

ByJoAnna Wendel