Why “Barn-Megaparsec”?

I don’t really know. It’s a url I took a while ago for some blogs, and when I finally decided to start making webcomics, it just fit. Also, I’m a sucker for silly physics things.

What is a barn-megaparsec, anyway?

See this comic.

How often do you update?

It takes me a long time to draw each page, and I’ve never been patient enough to build up a backlog. I update when I finish a page, which can take anywhere from a week to… much longer, I anticipate. That’s as specific as I can be.

Why do you sign your comics with a line through the “h” in hk?

That’s the reduced Planck constant, hbar. I actually started crossing all my lowercase H’s by accident after doing lots of quantum homework.

I see a lot of hints to in-jokes from the college I went to. Did you attend that college?


Are you making comics for a living?

No, I’m not that good.

How do I contact you?

My email is hk@barn-megaparsec.com, or spam@barn-megaparsec.com if you have something nasty to say to me. I also have a Twitter and Tumblr, so I can feel cool.

So parts of this comic take place in Armenia, and there is some Armenian text. Will you ever fully translate this comic?

I’ve been thinking about it, but it would be quite a task as I’m proficient but not fluent.