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Physicist, retired from industry; see https://mark-jackson.online/

Comics I Follow

Agnes

Agnes

By Tony Cochran
Arlo and Janis

Arlo and Janis

By Jimmy Johnson
Back to B.C.

Back to B.C.

By Johnny Hart
Barney & Clyde

Barney & Clyde

By Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate: First Class

Big Nate: First Class

By Lincoln Peirce
Bliss

Bliss

By Harry Bliss
Bloom County

Bloom County

By Berkeley Breathed
Bloom County 2019

Bloom County 2019

By Berkeley Breathed
The Boondocks

The Boondocks

By Aaron McGruder
Breaking Cat News

Breaking Cat News

By Georgia Dunn
Candorville

Candorville

By Darrin Bell
The City

The City

By John Backderf
Cleats

Cleats

By Bill Hinds
Crabgrass

Crabgrass

By Tauhid Bondia
Cul de Sac

Cul de Sac

By Richard Thompson
Dark Side of the Horse

Dark Side of the Horse

By Samson
DeFlocked

DeFlocked

By Jeff Corriveau
Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy

By Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger
Dilbert Classics

Dilbert Classics

By Scott Adams
Edge City

Edge City

By Terry and Patty LaBan
The Elderberries

The Elderberries

By Corey Pandolph and Phil Frank and Joe Troise
FoxTrot

FoxTrot

By Bill Amend
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Freshly Squeezed

Freshly Squeezed

By Ed Stein
Gil

Gil

By Norm Feuti
Heart of the City

Heart of the City

By Steenz
Ink Pen

Ink Pen

By Phil Dunlap
The K Chronicles

The K Chronicles

By Keith Knight
Kliban

Kliban

By B. Kliban
Kliban's Cats

Kliban's Cats

By B. Kliban
The Knight Life

The Knight Life

By Keith Knight
La Cucaracha

La Cucaracha

By Lalo Alcaraz
Lay Lines

Lay Lines

By Carol Lay
Lio

Lio

By Mark Tatulli
Loose Parts

Loose Parts

By Dave Blazek
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans
Lucky Cow

Lucky Cow

By Mark Pett
Medium Large

Medium Large

By Francesco Marciuliano
Monty

Monty

By Jim Meddick
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
9 Chickweed Lane Classics

9 Chickweed Lane Classics

By Brooke McEldowney
Non Sequitur

Non Sequitur

By Wiley Miller
The Norm Classics

The Norm Classics

By Michael Jantze
Ordinary Bill

Ordinary Bill

By William Wilson
Pibgorn

Pibgorn

By Brooke McEldowney
Pooch Cafe

Pooch Cafe

By Paul Gilligan
Prickly City

Prickly City

By Scott Stantis
Ted Rall

Ted Rall

Rose is Rose

Rose is Rose

By Don Wimmer and Pat Brady
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

By Zach Weinersmith
Scary Gary

Scary Gary

By Mark Buford
Scenes from a Multiverse

Scenes from a Multiverse

By Jon Rosenberg
Sherman's Lagoon

Sherman's Lagoon

By Jim Toomey
Shirley and Son Classics

Shirley and Son Classics

By Jerry Bittle
Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen

Speed Bump

Speed Bump

By Dave Coverly
Stone Soup

Stone Soup

By Jan Eliot
Stone Soup Classics

Stone Soup Classics

By Jan Eliot
Super-Fun-Pak Comix

Super-Fun-Pak Comix

By Ruben Bolling
Tank McNamara

Tank McNamara

By Bill Hinds
(th)ink

(th)ink

By Keith Knight
Tom the Dancing Bug

Tom the Dancing Bug

By Ruben Bolling
Too Much Coffee Man

Too Much Coffee Man

By Shannon Wheeler
Wallace the Brave

Wallace the Brave

By Will Henry
Watch Your Head

Watch Your Head

By Cory Thomas
Widdershins

Widdershins

By Kate Ashwin
WuMo

WuMo

By Wulff & Morgenthaler
Matt Wuerker

Matt Wuerker

Recent Comments

  1. 1 day ago on Candorville

    Not arbitrarily close; “exactly the same time” is undefined for spatially separated events. Observers in different moving frames will disagree about relative timing – in fact if the events are outside each other’s light cone different observers will disagree about which came before the other.

  2. 3 days ago on Non Sequitur

    https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.880968

    Erwin Schrödinger didn’t care for this implication of the Copenhagen interpretation either, hence the “Schrödinger’s Cat” thought experiment (which he viewed as a reductio ad absurdum).

  3. 10 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Some batters CAN hit to the opposite side – they’re the ones the defense doesn’t shift against!

    Spare a moment to appreciate Wally Moon, a left-handed hitter who figured out how to hit cheap home runs over the left field screen in the LA Coliseum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Moon

  4. 15 days ago on The Boondocks

    We have 3 sons, and in each case we responded to all inquiries about Santa with “Santa Claus is the symbol of the spirit of giving.”

  5. 18 days ago on Arlo and Janis

    Everyone in our household shares a common shopping list on their iPhone (using AnyList, a free app).

  6. 18 days ago on Agnes

    While Agnes is oversimplifying she’s not necessarily wrong. See /The Society of Mind/ (Marvin Minsky): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_of_Mind

  7. 25 days ago on Loose Parts

    I remember seeing an actual double-sided painting in a museum – displayed on a temporary wall with a cutout so one could see the “back” side. Might have been by Diego Rivera, although I can’t confirm that by quick internet search.

  8. about 1 month ago on Edge City

    Three days later “Bizarro” has a better deal: https://comicskingdom.com/bizarro/2022-09-01

  9. about 2 months ago on Agnes

    If you can see it and it’s there, it’s real.If you can see it and it isn’t there, it’s virtual.If you can’t see it and it’s there, it’s transparent.If you can’t see it and it isn’t there, it’s GONE.(Found at the end of a submission by Alexander Falk to the info-mac digest, reposted by Stoney Ballard in November 1987)

  10. 2 months ago on The Norm Classics

    I was returning from Philadelphia to Rochester NY after a rare business trip (hence wearing a suit) when the plane unexpectedly hit some bad turbulence – bad enough that for safety reasons we diverted to a closer airport (Syracuse) and finished our trip by bus. Drink service had just passed our aisle and I was holding a scotch on the rocks, but by executing a kind of sideways figure-8 move did not spill a drop.

    Unfortunately the dork sitting to my right reacted to the turbulence by moving his bloody Mary away from his lap to his left – so I got the wet trousers. :-(