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Comic: Click Famous

This is Pi Day #028

Chances are that if you’re reading this comic you’re one of two types of people: either the type of person who seeks out or just enjoys reading or watching independently produced content OR the type of person who is reading, watching, and otherwise gobbling up every bit of eclectic indie stuff out there because you want to make your own and earn a gazillion dollars while becoming forever famous for your genius.

I’d settle for a few hundred people enjoying the stuff I write, draw and make, but this becomes something of a parenting dilemma: dad is busy drawing comics, writing blogs, and making videos… so kid wants to be just like dad and get busy putting her own stamp on the world.

Great! Now if only dad could impart the epic patience that invariably goes along with all that work.

“When does my ad revenue cheque from Youtube get here, dad? I need to buy some expensive toys for me and my friends!”

“Uhhh….”

How about you give it a few more minutes, huh?

If you’re really bored, I thought it would be appropriate to turn this comic into a “Let’s Draw” video:

Do you Like Web Comics?

Hey! Me too! What a coincidence.

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.

Comic: Un-touchable

This is Pi Day #027

….aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back.

Is it really December already. Having taken the whole of November off from posting here, I hope you haven’t missed me too much, but in the last month we took a little holiday down o a tropical climate and temporarily escaped the snow, and our computers and left behind all the stress and worry of our chilly, tech-filled life. Thus, it is only appropriate that we kick things off in December with some technology, winter, and work-stress comics.

They’re all lined up for your December enjoyment, starting today with Un-touchable. I’ve been introducing the kid to my nostalgia. Old TV shows (she apparently loves Red Dwarf), classic music (which for me is Def Leppard and The Tragically Hip) and of course all my video gaming favourites… which apparently are not quite at the same standard and can’t quite compete with an iPad or the Nintendo Switcheroo. Who would have guessed?

Do you Like Web Comics?

Hey! Me too! What a coincidence.

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.

November Break

Pi Day isn’t offline or even close to done. In fact, I’ve got a full slate of comics lined up for December.

But I — Brad, the author and illustrator — I’m going offline, dark, quiet, incommunicado for the whole month. Refresh. Regroup. Break. And maybe some time for a vacation or something, somewhere warm. But no Facebook, blog, or screens (so much as I can help it.)

The bots may continue to post here and there, but feel free to ignore them.

In fact, just stop reading comics and go spend some time with your kids!

See you in December.

Do you Like Web Comics?

Hey! Me too! What a coincidence.

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.

Comic: Halloween (Part 1)

This is Pi Day #026

I would make a skeleton joke here, but you wouldn’t find it very humerus.

Halloween. While there are many holidays to celebrate via a comic strip, I thought I would keep it simple and stick with the important ones… to a kid. So, ranking that list puts the trick-or-treat event high on my list.

About two months ago The Girl and I had a conversation about Halloween costumes. She knew what SHE was going as, but on a more serious note what would her ALTER EGO cartoon character dress up as. We mussed around with a few ideas — a pirate, a bear, a pair of monkeys (for her and The Dad) — but where we eventually wound up was… well, what you see here: I dressed them as Calvin and Hobbes, as best as I could to spoof/homage/honour that great strip.

On a side note, my weekly comic has hit it’s 26th strip this week, which if you are in any way mathematically inclined would tell you that 26 is half of 52… weeks in a year. So today is This is Pi Day‘s half birthday… I… guess.

Do you Like Web Comics?

Hey! Me too! What a coincidence.

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.

Comic: Amazing-ful

This is Pi Day #025

If money did grow on trees, autumn would be the best season ever!

Rather than drawing more comics I’ve (sadly) been consumed by the chores of autumn. I mean… mostly. I still haven’t raked. The leaves are just everywhere, including mostly in the trees. Perhaps when I’m trapped in my house all winter, debating if the snow has slowed enough that I can shovel, drawing comics will win out again. Until then, there is something that draws me to spend more of my time in nature when the world looks all full of red and orange.

Also, there is just something in a big pile of leaves that brings out the kid in all of us. I’ll admit. Even when I rake up my backyard, perhaps as soon as this afternoon, I’ll probably indulge in some autumn fun… it will probably involve a camera and more raking… and I may even invite the kid along.

Do you Like Web Comics?

Hey! Me too! What a coincidence.

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.