Smurf’s adorable pronunciation inspired this comic
“Academaze” will be available to preorder soon!
Below are a couple of vignettes I drew specifically for the cover of “Academaze” (cover design by Susan Lavoie, to be revealed shortly!). There are other drawings by yours truly on the cover, selected from among the 34 cartoons that make an appearance in the book.
* This joke is for everyone who’s ever loved (or hated) the quantization of total angular momentum, J. The z-component of total angular momentum is denoted by Jz.
For a given j (the quantum number that characterizes the magnitude of total angular momentum as J=ℏ√j(j+1) ), Jz can have 2j+1 different values.
* In case you don’t really follow pop-culture, the joke refers to Jay-Z’s song “99 Problems,” which has the infamous chorus line: “I got 99 problems but a bi*ch ain’t one”.
I drew the one below while I was waiting for Eldest’s turn at a music competition (he did fabulously, in case you are wondering). It will be an illustration in the upcoming book (“Academaze“).