PHD Comics author to hold masterclass in Singapore

Dr Jorge Cham's Singapore-centric comic strip, drawn specially for his science communications masterclass at the Singapore Management University.
Dr Jorge Cham's Singapore-centric comic strip, drawn specially for his science communications masterclass at the Singapore Management University.PHOTO: PHD COMICS

Dr Jorge Cham has a PhD in robotics from Stanford University, but now makes a living from something less stereotypically "sciencey" - drawing comics.

The 41-year-old has drawn Piled Higher And Deeper, otherwise known as PHD Comics, since 1997.

He will give a class in science communications at the Singapore Management University tomorrow.

The event is called Asian Scientist x PHD Comics: Where Art & Science Collide!

It is organised by Asian Scientist Magazine, and will cover topics like why art and science need each other.

Tickets cost $38 and can be purchased at http://peatix.com/event/266027

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2017, with the headline 'PHD Comics author to hold masterclass in Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe