Crowdfund A Kid's Book By Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal's Creator

Zach Weiner, creator of the smart and hilarious webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, has written a children's book, and you can help bring it into the world. You can also fund a movie adaptation of one of the web's smartest comics, a fan film about Harry Potter's Mauraders, and more! » 6/06/14 12:40pm 6/06/14 12:40pm

13 Webcomics That Will Make You Smarter

While some webcomics deliver a quick joke or the latest installment in a long-form story, many comics floating around the Internet have something to teach us about the world. Here are some of our favorite comics that delve into science, history, philosophy, and more. » 4/09/14 10:30am 4/09/14 10:30am

This is the nerdiest collection of insults ever and it is the best

The labcoat-wearing brain child of SMBC's Zach Weiner, Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait and illustrator Jess Fink, 27 Nerd Disses is easily the geekiest compendium of haughty one-liners ever assembled. Respect – you unlettered, historically oblivious, woefully innumerate brute. » 7/27/13 9:30am 7/27/13 9:30am

Hilarious webcomic story imagines the lunar colonies turned into the…

Zach Weinersmith's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is always funny and thoughtful, but he's at his sharpest when he's spinning quick comic science fiction stories. This week, Weinersmith takes us to a moon populated entirely by winners of silly contests, and what happens when the lunar colonies are turned into a… » 3/02/13 12:30pm 3/02/13 12:30pm

Crowdfund comics about science and scientists, Ralph Bakshi shorts, and…

If you love science—and laughing both at scientists and with them—there's a great new Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal looking for crowdfunding. Plus, animator Ralph Bakshi has a new independent animated project, a crew of laser cutters is building Space Invaders chess sets, and a puppeteer is working on an… » 2/03/13 12:00pm 2/03/13 12:00pm

Pac-Man is a Lovecraft story as written by Franz Kafka

Zach Weiner of the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has stared into the heart of Pac-Man and discovered the horror at its core. In his latest comic, he proposes a chilling backstory for the hungry video game hero, one that's a far cry from the smiling yellow creature you see on the arcade cabinet. » 9/16/12 4:00pm 9/16/12 4:00pm

Crowdfund a Calvin & Hobbes documentary, choosable path gamebooks, and…

Nostalgia is on the menu for this week's crowdfunding projects, with a documentary about the influence of Calvin & Hobbes, and not one but two reading games inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books. There's also a video game packed with retro scifi pulp and a psychedelic daredevil comic. » 7/01/12 12:00pm 7/01/12 12:00pm

Before the aliens arrive, we'll have to clean up the bachelor pad Earth

It would be kind of embarrassing if aliens from a more advanced civilization showed up tomorrow and found the mess of disease, war, and poverty we still haven't gotten around to cleaning up. Zach Weiner's illustrated short story "The Bachelor" describes humanity's frantic effort to make the planet presentable before… » 5/19/12 2:30pm 5/19/12 2:30pm

Five webcomics to read while xkcd is on hiatus

Due to a family illness, Randall Munroe announced that we won't be seeing regular installments of his popular webcomic xkcd. We wish Munroe and his family the best, but in the meantime, what's a math-loving webcomic reader to do? » 11/20/10 9:00am 11/20/10 9:00am

The Real, Shameful Reason We'll Explore Saturn's Moons

Exploring the moons of Saturn and Jupiter could show us habitable worlds, liquid water, and perhaps even alien life. But webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal suggests that the real reason we'll visit Enceladus won't be for scientific exploration. » 12/30/09 9:30am 12/30/09 9:30am