Smurf’s adorable pronunciation inspired this comic
Repost: The Right Frame of Mind
Me on Vacation
“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 is one badass plane, if I do say so myself.
* 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”.
h/t to Melanie Nelson of Annorlunda Books, who suggested that I make a comic based on this line from the “Academaze” manuscript: “[I]t is fundamentally impossible to have the right amount of preliminary data.”
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“).