During the redaction of my PhD thesis, I was looking for an efficient way to bring my research works into general use, for a non-scientific public. I noticed that I was often drawing sequences of surfaces to think about algorithms. Then I choose to start a comics.
I started a sequence where each page describe the general idea of a concept or algorithm. The only visible notations are the number of boundaries and the genus of the surface. The drawing has been made by hand, on an A4 paper, using black felt-tips of various thickness.
If you are interested by illustrations focused on topology and geometry, you will be interested following these links:
- Logicomix, a comics about the story of mathematics;
- Images des mathématiques, a french blog with a large serie of images related to mathematics;
- Choux romanesco, Vache qui rit et intégrales curvilignes, another blog about mathematics, with the topology category.
Others drawings using these first images:
- A poster that integrate one of the cutting illustrations.