I'm back!: PHD Comics are back from hiatus. Expect one or two comics a week. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for the latest notifications. 20 YEARS!: PHD Comics turns 20! We are celebrating by Kickstarting a new book, having a huge sale and offering custom comics and cartoons! Join the fun by clicking here! The PHD Store: is back online! Need a gift for the holidays? Why not a book, mug or shirt that matches their level of procrastination sophistication?
A Message from Jorge: hi!
You may have noticed the huge banner below each comic. I apologize if it's too big, but I'm very excited to announce that my new book is on sale! We Have No Idea is a fun and accessible book about the Universe and how little we know of it. It's full of clear and fun explanations and cartoons. I spent a whole year working with physicist Daniel Whiteson to create the book, so it would be awesome if you took a moment to check it out and consider buying it!
When we wrote it, we were inspired to make a book that doesn't just talk about what we know, but also what we don't know about the Universe. How else will the next generation of scientists and explorers be inspired to go out there and expand our horizons?
So take a look, and consider buying it for yourself or gifting it to a friend or family member who is graduating! What better present than a book about everything we don't know?
Thank you all for supporting all my crazy efforts (movies, videos, books) over the years! I hope you enjoy the book!
-Jorge WE HAVE NO IDEA Release!: My new book is now on sale! Order it now!
And check out the book tour map and come see us at one of many fun events!
Free excerpt from The PHD Movie 2!: Watch this free clip from the movie that Nature called "Astute, funny"! Watch the new movie!: The PHD Movie 2 screenings are in full swing! Check out the schedule to catch the screening nearest you. Filming is done!: Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of the new PHD Movie 2:
Coming to Campuses this Fall!
Stay tuned for updates on how to organize a screening at your University. The Science Gap: Watch Jorge's TEDx Talk:
"Piled Higher and Deeper" (PhD) is the comic strip about life
(or the lack thereof) in academia. "Piled Higher and Deeper" the
comic strip has appeared in The Stanford Daily for the past nine
years, and in the MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and Caltech
newspapers among others. The strip has appeared or been featured
in the journal Nature, the Chronicle of Higher Education, IEEE
Potentials magazine, Math Horizons magazine, Stanford Magazine
and Canada's The Peer Review magazine among others, and has been
linked to by USA Today's and The Washington Posts websites. Three
collections of the strips have been published: "Piled Higher and
Deeper: A Graduate Student Comic Strip Collection" (ISBN 0-9721695-0-4)
was first published in June 2002, and collects the first five
years of the strip; "Life is tough and then you graduate: The
second collection of Piled Higher and Deeper comic strips" (ISBN
0-9721695-2-0) was published in April 2005 and collects the sixth, seventh and eight years; "Scooped! The
Third Piled Higher and Deeper Comic Strip Collection" was published
in April 2007 (ISBN 0-9721695-3-9).
2. Literature Review
Notable reviews: "Hilarious." - The Chronicle of Higher Education
chronicle.com "You'll laugh and wince at Jorge Cham's smart comic
strip, which feels your pain, your panic, your coffee addition...
and your departmental politics." - USATODAY.com "Jorge Cham makes
the daily grind just a bit more tolerable." - Stanford Magazine
"Use this comic for procrastination or decompression, as you see
fit." - The Journal Nature "Creator Jorge Cham knows the graduate
world well enough to make fun of everything and everyone in it...
but also reminds us of the reasons why grad students chose to
study their fields in the first place." - Washingto