Pi Competition

Before we continue, please have a look at yesterday’s comic – if you saw it on Monday, via the site (or the Toon Mailer) I totally changed it up. I went through no less than 40 revisions before feeling satisfied with what I wrote. (I’m not changing it any more, lest I go completely insane.)

Today’s comic went through just a few iterations, and I’m happy with how it came out. If Bob’s musical reference doesn’t make sense, you’re either too young to remember the ’80’s, or you’ve never listened to the song “8675309”.

The sequence of numbers in the song appear both in ‘pi’ and ‘e’, oddly enough. And, to fill up your trivia banks – “orange” is one of those rare words that does not have a rhyme, contrary to what you may have read. It’s also a comic. ;)

Enjoy today’s ‘toon!

-Krishna

About the author

Krishna Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Other World Computing and EE Times. His work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at krishnadraws.com.

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  • JasonReply
    May 12, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Interestingly, Tommy Tutone went on to become a programmer. : ^ )

    • KrishnaReply
      May 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

      that’s pretty cool! I can only hope that he gets a chance to see today’s strip.

  • DocReply
    May 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Occurs in both Pi and e, eh? Since Pi and e are infinite, irrational, and assumed to be normal, then every string of numbers will be in there somewhere. So it’s not odd in the slightest that 867-5309 is found in both of them. I’m sure you could also find your own phone number in Pi and e if you looked for it.

  • Josh WhiteReply
    May 17, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    This is one of those comics thats going to be on my office wall for years! Keep up the great work Krishna!

  • GJBReply
    May 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    867-5309 made an appearance on the 5/18 episode of NCIS titled Patriot Down

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