Top Math Comics

Top 10 list of geeky math comics / webcomics

I’m a math geek, so I enjoy reading the occasional comic strip that’s math-related. Here is my list of the top 10 webcomics/comics that I read on a regular basis:

1. Foxtrot – Surely, everyone knows this one. It occasionally has a lot of math humor but is currently on a Sunday only publication schedule.

2. xkcd – Updated every Mon, Wed, Fri, and a very popular webcomic online.

3. Abstruse Goose – Funny webcomic updated regularly, but often physics related as well.

4. Spiked Math – New daily webcomic in color (this should be on the top of the list since I created it ;-))
5. (x, why?) – A funny webcomic, and has over 350 comics published to date.

6. Brown Sharpie – Updated every Mon, Wed, Fri, and can be quite humorous.

7. Brightly Wound – Often contains physics and astronomy as well.

8. twisted pencil – Usually updated Tue/Thu and contains lots of puppets.

9. mathTICS
– Usually has some pretty funny strips. Not sure if the author is as
active right now and the archive only has the first 100 strips.

10. Indexed – Interesting concept. Mostly consists of Venn diagrams and graphs.

(x, why?) Comics – All about math!

(x, why?) Comics is a geeky and hilarious comic about math. It is created by Chris Burke, a high school math teacher in New York as well as a part-time writer, and a fan of science-fiction / fantasy books and films.
He started making his own math webcomic totally by accident as a way of
amusing his students and trying to make them think just a little bit

You can check out over 300 geeky comics at:

Math Teachers at Play 17

The mathrecreation blog just posted Math Teachers at Play 17 (well on Oct 15th, so I’m a few days late). You can find lots of humour (umm… or humor as they said on their site)… movies, activities, and MATH!!
As quoted:

There is plenty of humor, a few movies, some great activities and explorations, and lots of math in Math Teachers at Play 17.
Hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did. Thanks to everyone who
submitted posts or answered my requests to include their work.”

Go check it out NOW and enjoy all the links, there is a lot of them so it should keep you busy for quite some time.

Check out this webcomic called Polytopes

There seems to be 80 comics made at the Polytopes website (links to comic archive). Some are pretty funny but I’ll let you be the judge of that. The cast of characters are all polyhedra, with a couple of random ducks thrown in there.

Some of the jokes go right above my head. The most recent (#80) is basically an imitation of a popular comic called “Dinosaur comics” in which the creator uses the same image for each strip and just replaces the words.