The Council of Elrond

Lord of the Rings meets philosophy, courtesy of Existential Comics… Click through to see how the story continues… [Read more…]

Just Chemicals in the Brain

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Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy: The Gods a Dragon has Met

Existential Comics has once again depicted philosophers playing Dungeons and Dragons. It was the dragon’s quip about the gods he’s met that made me decide it was worth sharing here…   [Read more…]

Take a Day Off

Academics who are finishing classes and gearing up for grading, I strongly recommend that you take a day off. PHD Comics explains what that means in our lingo:   [Read more…]

Existential Comics Meets Star Wars

Existential Comics has a new offering set in the Star Wars universe. Above are just a couple of panels, excerpted to whet your appetite. Click through to see the rest of it, and discover what you can learn from Master Spinoda… [Read more…]

Gamification: Sisyphus and Students

This comic from Existential Comics got me thinking about gamification in education. Sometimes tediously repetitive tasks are a necessary part of learning, and in such instances, gamification may offer real help. But sometimes as educators we fail to make the activities themselves more interesting, settling for busy work with no clear purpose. And so let’s [Read More…]

Sam Harris the Powerful Philosopher

I was unaware of Existential Comics’ unofficial comic section until someone drew the gem below to my attention, which rather mercilessly satirizes the New Atheists who simply ridicule religious thought where more serious critics in the past have recognized worthy adversaries even when they adamantly disagreed with them: [Read more…]

Existential Comics: The Wrath of Kant

The latest from Existential Comics brings philosophy, humor, and Star Trek together. And so of course I had to share it.   [Read more…]

CFP: Sacred Texts and Comics: Religion, Faith, and Graphic Narratives

CFP: Sacred Texts and Comics: Religion, Faith, and Graphic Narratives Ken Koltun-Fromm, Haverford College (kkoltunf@haverford.edu) Assaf Gamzou, Israeli Cartoon Museum (assaf@cartoon.org.il) Call for Papers Sacred Texts and Comics: Religion, Faith, and Graphic Narratives The last decade has produced critical and expressive studies in sacred canonical texts and comics. Witness, for example, the artistic works from [Read More…]

BTW

BTW, this comes from @PHDComics. It is a follow-up to another cartoon from there which I shared recently. See also a recent article suggesting that emoticons are not ruining language but revolutionizing it. [Read more…]