Web Comics Have Got Our Back

By Julianne Dalcanton | October 6, 2008 1:54 am

Readers of the science blogosphere would have to be living under a rock to have missed the rise of fabulous geek-friendly web comics. Everyone’s fave Xkcd has been getting CV love for a couple of years now (and I’ve been remiss in linking to the latest size-o-everything visualization). PhD Comics is also a consistent source of relevant comics, though we’ve never linked to one of my early favorites. I’m also a long time fan of My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable, and in particular this one, which is sadly too foul mouthed for me to show to any of my intro astronomy classes. Web comics have even produced entropy-confused dinosaurs and explorations of the anthropic principle that Sean has linked to, and my favorite piece of science-themed clothing (from Achewood).

Recently, the creator of Abstruse Goose is using his/her powers for good, by endorsing CV’s Donors Choose efforts through Scienceman. You may know Abstruse Goose through the immortal lines “You don’t find the Higgs Boson. The Higgs Boson finds you.“, or perhaps “Science. If you ain’t pissin’ people off, you ain’t doin’ it right“, or maybe because it’s the only place in existence where you’d find me and Ed Witten given comparable levels of respect. If you found your way here through AG, perhaps you should just move right along to Donors Choose and give the kiddies and their teachers a little love. Scienceman would want you to.

Aquaman, however, wouldn’t give a rat’s patootie.

Update: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is sending folks to CV’s Donors Choose as well! Go Web Comics! Go!

  • http://togroklife.com greg

    Today’s xkcd is a height picture as well. Featuring Brian Greene!

  • http://freiddy.blogspot.com Freiddie

    I don’t think xkcd should be spelled like that “Xkcd”.

    @greg: yep, today’s xkcd “Depth” is really cool, just like “Height”.

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  • Sili

    Perhaps someone here might like Nukees even if it does feature engineers.

    Feel free to guess what the latest arc is spoofing.

    It’s been going for a while, so if you have a week, start at the beginning and learn how the giant robotic ant, the artificial intelligence posing as a tyrranosaur, the goddess Ma’at and the Finnish folk hero Väinämöinen fit together.

    (On the way you’ll find Robin Hood and the Inferno retold as well.)


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