PHD Store: Several items in the PHD Store are out of stock. We are getting more! Stay tuned! THANK YOU!: Thanks to everyone who contributed to the PHD Movie 2 Kickstarter! If you missed the Kickstarter, you can still participate by going to phdmovie.com and pre-ordering the sequel.
New comic updates will be a little sparse this summer as Jorge focuses on writing the new film. Thanks for your patience! The PHD Movie Sequel!: Help us make a sequel to the PHD Movie! Click here!
If you haven't seen the first one, you can watch it for FREE all this month at: phdmovie.com. Tell your friends! Doctor (of Philosophy) Shirts: are back in stock! Thanks for your patience! Click here to buy.
(More Doctor Mugs coming June 5th) UK Lectures!: The UK Lectures at St. Andrews, Warwick, Cambridge and Queen Mary were a success! Thanks to everyone who came out, it was great to meet you! More info here!
New shirt!: We have a new shirt in the PHD Store! It might come in handy when dealing with undergrads.
Order it here Need a last minute gift?: Why not get them a digital copy of The PHD Movie? Click on the link below and select "This is a gift" in the purchase menu:
THESIS FUEL MUG BACK IN STOCK!: Power up your writing or gift it to a friend in need. CLICK HERE!
Now shipping! 2014 PHD Calendar: is here! Adorn your workspace with this pretty calendar. Buy it for a friend or for your lab!
The Best of PHD: I'm happy to announce that we'll be publishing a run of the "Best PHD Comics" on Tapastic!
The feed will be curated by me (Jorge), and will feature behind-the-scene commentary on why each comic is special to me. Each week there will be a different theme, starting today with "The Best of the First Comics". Stay tuned all week as more are published for your enjoyment!
Tapastic is a pretty cool platform for webcomics. If you're a new artist starting out, or an old one looking for new places to publish your work, check it out!
"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