New Year’s Fireworks

This is Pi Day #100

Now that the end of 2019 has arrived, I’m kicking off a brand new season of This is Pi Day. Call it a New Year’s Resolution: draw more!

If you’ve actually been paying attention and have wondered where I went, here’s the thing: the kid got older. She grew up a bit, darn it all! It was inevitable. It was destined. It was gonna happen whether I buried my head in the snow and pretended it wasn’t.

The first season of This is Pi Day was a couple things:

  1. It was a dad dabbling in a multi-panel cartooning format with the intention of telling some of those “look what kids do… haha!” stories to immortalize all those things everyone tells you as a parent to write down. I wrote them down, illustrated, and published.
  2. It was a guy mucking around in an artistically safe format, building off a template and a slowly growing library of art assets that made for efficient creation of comics but started to make me feel a bit stagnant as an artist.

The second season is going to flip that around. The kid is older, hitting her teens and less open to a dad poking (lovingly) fun at her foibles and folly. It’s going to focus on:

  1. A dad observing and coping with the changing nature of parenting as he switches from being the doting dad of a pre-teen to the “my daughter is now an interesting young woman” mode of parenting through teenagerhood.
  2. An artistic exercise, where I’ll be sketching in multiple media, styles and approaches a collection of art, animations, and other yet-unconsidered multi-modal styles to nurture my own creative self.

I hope you keep reading, sharing, and commenting!

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This is Pi Day is an independent web comic about fatherhood, running, video games, science, art, independence, integrity, imagination and just generally ... family adventure. It is created, written, illustrated, and promoted by Brad Salomons from a quiet suburb of a remote Canadian city called Edmonton, Alberta.

Looking for more pi? We regularly celebrate at the great circle of math, science and technology culture. This is Pi Day has been calculated as the product of one geeky dad, one curious kid, and an irrational volume of corny dad jokes.

New full strips are published on Saturday mornings (and shorts, appearing randomly whenever I draw them). This is Pi Day will always be free to read on this site, but if you enjoy it please help me out by sharing the link on social media or supporting in other ways.

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