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The Cartoon Guide to.. Programming?

I recently found a link to a series of Larry Gonick's mathematical cartoons that were originally published in Discover magazine:

It's great stuff. Here's a sample panel from the one on cryptography:

A panel from Larry Gonick's comic 'Prime Time', about Encryption

I've followed Larry Gonick's work for ages. He's famous for his easy to grasp, beautifully illustrated treatment of complex topics – as exemplified in the series of books he's published:

Although I made fun of the Learn ASP.NET in 24 Hours meme, I am a big fan of learning subjects in cartoon form. You learn more when you're having fun doing it.

Written by Jeff Atwood

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