Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The science behind the comics

One of the most enjoyable places to explore science is in the pages of comic books. Gary Larson, of The Far Side fame, is the master of the science humor genre (and a leader in irreverent and off-beat humor as well!). Every university science department that I’ve wandered through has had at least one of his cartoons up on the wall.

The creator of FoxTrot, Bill Amend, has a background in physics. Chemistry, math, physics, computer science, and an iguana are sprinkled liberally throughout his comic strip.

Unfortunately, neither of these artists are running their daily strips anymore. So, please keep your eyes open for science humor in the comics and let me know what you find. I need something new to read!

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