Of course the most important part of this webpage is the part devoted to mathematical superhero Knot Man. Known to others as Theodore J. Knott, in times of mathematical emergency, with his topological utility belt and supply of high-energy genus-1 donuts, he becomes Knot Man, Defender of the Mathematical Universe, saving the world from all manner of crazed physicists and economists!

I stress that I wrote Knot Man, because I certainly couldn’t draw it. Priscilla Brown was the illustrator.

Here is a link to the cartoons page at the Paradox site.

  • Issue 1 (pdf, 0.3 MB)
  • Issue 2 (pdf, 0.3 MB)
  • Issue 3 (pdf, 0.4 MB)
  • Issue 4 (pdf, 4.2 MB)

I have discovered that there might just exist a mathematical comic which is even geekier than Knot Man! Is that possible? Check out Sammy the Graduate student, by Chris Tuffley, for yourself! And of course, no discussion of mathematical comics would be complete without mentioning xkcd.

MUMS, the Melbourne University Mathematics and Statistics Society, published a compendium of the various mathematical comics which have appeared over in the magazine Paradox over the years, available here. I wrote a preface for the occasion.

Knot Man!

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