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Well Known Comics Mentioning Math

Drawings from the DeviantArt Community

Comics to Learn From

Comics for Math Majors

Well Known Comics Mentioning Math

Drawings from the DeviantArt Community

The above preview is from XKCD, a webcomic with funny insights into life and some math thrown in for good measure.

Abstruse Goose finds the humor in looking at the world from a mathematical or scientific perspective. For example, see the math behind why there are more jocks than nerds in the world.

Spiked Math is another funny math comic...especially if you are a math professor.

Also see http://www.phdcomics.com/

2D Goggles is a webcomic about the story of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage who are famous for inventing the Analytical Engine which is the precursor to the modern computer. Apparently the story is about Lovelace and Babbage fighting crime. A lot of the site is comics about the author struggling with writing the comics. Regardless, Sydney's drawing style, which reminds me of Will Eisner's, shouldn't be missed.

Exclusive Blend is a webcomic by James Clark which features mostly visual puns. While not focused on math, their are a couple other gems like the one above.

While FoxTrot is not all about math, it some times has some great math gems. The math is usually introduced by Jason Fox who is a math lover.

Calvin and Hobbes: Calvin occasionally gets help from his stuffed tiger Hobbes who believes that 7 plus 3 is 73.

I am in the process of finding every Calvin and Hobbes strip related to math ever. It will be a great way to find comics for math worksheets or just to enjoy. I'll make a separate page for these soon.

I am in the process of finding every Calvin and Hobbes strip related to math ever. It will be a great way to find comics for math worksheets or just to enjoy. I'll make a separate page for these soon.

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1985/12/02 Statistical Analysis and Sample Size

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1985/12/07 Orbit Trajectory

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1985/12/30 How many per hour is that?

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/01/07

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/02/03

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/02/10

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/02/26

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/02/28

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/03/09

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/03/24

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/05/13

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/06/12

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/08/10

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/08/18

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/10/10

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/11/26

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/12/27

More Calvin and Hobbes Math Comics

Peanuts doesn't really need an introduction. There was a comic I was looking for that I knew was in 1983 so I ended up going through the whole year (It turned out to be on Dec 7, 1983). If anyone one wants to check out a month in another year on this or any of the other comics, it would be a big help! Some stats about Peanuts (from Wikipedia): It ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 (the day after Schulz's death) and has 17,897 strips published in all. If 1983 is an accurate sample set than there should be 358 Peanuts cartoons about math.

Peanuts Cartoons from 1983:

March 6, 1983: Doing Math in your sleep. I think the only answer that works is Z equals zero but check me on that. (And you'd get 0/0 so that's not so great)

June 9, 1983: An unexpected report card

June 25, 1983: Sometimes the only way to gain unique knowledge is to figure it out yourself the long way

Nov 15, 1983: Great one for teachers on the importance of wait time

Dec 7, 1983 : See above

Dec 9, 1983: On how to estimate the dumb things you've done

Dec 13, 1983: More is better!

Peanuts Cartoons from 1983:

March 6, 1983: Doing Math in your sleep. I think the only answer that works is Z equals zero but check me on that. (And you'd get 0/0 so that's not so great)

June 9, 1983: An unexpected report card

June 25, 1983: Sometimes the only way to gain unique knowledge is to figure it out yourself the long way

Nov 15, 1983: Great one for teachers on the importance of wait time

Dec 7, 1983 : See above

Dec 9, 1983: On how to estimate the dumb things you've done

Dec 13, 1983: More is better!