Ada Model Sheet

Couldn’t do one of Babbage without doing one of Lovelace.  She’s much easier to draw though, being your basic Tintin oval head. adamodel

I’ve already done her bio! Let it merely be said that she had me from, “She’s Byron’s daughter and was raised by mathematicians so her volcanic passions wouldn’t SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL!” Raised by mathematicians! Like Mowgli! But that was wolves. But anyways SHE CANNOT UNDERSTAND YOUR HUMAN WAYS!!

Would that be the Byron who was like a cross between Jimmy Hendrix and Che Guevara, had they both been principally famous for lots of really messed-up sex?  Would that be Lord Byron who made his maiden speech at the House of Lords supporting the Luddites and inveighing against new technologies? Why yes. Yes it would. How awesome and crazy is that?  Oh Ada, just take the kohlinar and win my geek heart forever.  But will it be enough to purge your inherited Byronicity? Any good comic needs Angst.

What’s that you say?  This doesn’t actually have much to do with the real Ada Lovelace? LALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!


  1. » Archive » Happy New Year 2010 on January 2, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    […] To mark the new year, I have caught a cold and lost my tablet stylus. Today, I’m posting a drawing of Ada I made a few months ago. The name is inspired by the famous Ada Lovelace, which I learned last year is incredibly awesome. […]

  2. Barrie on November 23, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    I love the pair of them. Attached is a pointer to a couple of renders of Ada that I knocked up from stuff hanging around.

  3. Kenny on October 5, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Captain Nemo lit his seaweed cigars likewise.

  4. Attila the Hun on July 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    You know, I was just thinking… what if (your) Ada bumped into Mr Spock? (Hey, this IS an alternate reality. Whatever.) A meeting of the minds? Or would it be, ahem, more “metaphysical”…

    Sorry, sorry… just ideas.

  5. Robb on May 15, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Ada is a great character. I like her distaste for all things art/poetry (even though I appreciate those forms). She’s passionate for a life without emotion.

  6. Michael on May 13, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Sydney, I enjoy the non-comic immensely and hope you continue to waste your time on it, actual remunerative work permitting. Perhaps someday it may even warrant, dare I say, its own animated treatment.

  7. Ceridwen on May 12, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Boy, Hark! A Vagrant! is busy this afternoon! I’ll have to imagine my own messed-up sex until it clears.

    Not that I have messed-up sex or want it or anything.

    So our Ada is merely an oval Tintin-head. Her left leg still looks cool bent under like that. And she lights her pipe with live coals! That’s cool. And so the drawing wasn’t approved by Lovelace – would it have been approved by Byron?

    Can’t you just imagine her traipsing down to the lab-or-a-to-ry to crank a few gears and zap a few lightning bolts? Can’t you just imagine her finding out that the Organist has Abby Normal’s brain?