Ada Lovelace Day- Are you READY??

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As I’m sure all of you know, Ada Lovelace Day is an INTERNATIONAL DAY OF BLOGGING, to celebrate women in science, technology, and engineering.  It’s only a week away now, on the 24th of March, and it needs your participation!  Go on over to the pledge site, hit the button, and you pledge to put…

The Organist Pt 3

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This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series The Organist

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series The OrganistSo,  this took way too long.  Also, it’s very disorganized and I’m not thrilled with a lot of the transitions, but I comfort myself with the thought this is not an actual comic, merely a theoretical comic. Anyways, let us not loose sight of…

The Story

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This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..So although I finished up on the virtual Giant Monsters a couple of weeks ago, I still had to face ACTUAL Giant Monsters in the form of a live audience at The Story last Friday. A great time was had by all, including even me…

Lovelace and Babbage Vs. The Organist Pt 2

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This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series The Organist

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series The OrganistHowdy Kids! I drew a special comic last week for the upcoming The Story conference, the theme of which was Wilkie Collins’ famous motto, “Make ’em laugh, make ’em cry.. and make ’em wait.” I have the last part NAILED! Without further ado! ANGST!!!…

Lovelace and Babbage Vs The Organist! pt 1

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This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series The Organist

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series The OrganistThe wisest and best of men- nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be made ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke. Most unfortunately for Charles Babbage, I just so happen to be such a person. On…

Goodies! Giant Monsters!

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I know, I KNOW! This site is like half excuses, half actual content. If anyone is wondering what my lazy ass is doing instead of drawing comics.. I’m wrestling Giant Monsters all the live-long day– teaser trailer is out! In grovelling recompense, I give you: Wallpapers! Click on any of those to pick them up…

Happy 20th Birthday Wallace and Gromit!

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Cracking cheese, Gromit! Hi-rez by request! 200dpi, should print at 5x5inches-ish.

The Style Edition

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This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..Man, you know everyone on earth gets their fifteen minutes of fame when even lowly cartoonists get interviews.  My Deep Thoughts on steampunk and the universe, over at Tor.com! I make one extremely contraversial statement in that interview that is bound to set off a…

Ada Film Needs Your Support!

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Here’s something I’m sure we’d all like to see– an Ada Lovelace documentary! In order to afford the visual effects necessary for the action-packed Salamander People sequence (addendum: JOKE), the filmmakers are undertaking a spot of the old fund-raising, for which your help is needed– no, they don’t need you to throw cash at them,…

Steampunk in Oxford!

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This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..Whooo! The Amaaaaazing Steampunk Exhibit at the Museum of the History of Science is now open! Behold (good thing I went for the 600dpi..): There’s 3, count ’em, 3! ways to see the comic. 1.The best way to see the comic online is at Tor.com,…

Updatey Update

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Despite the blog silence I have been drawing comics!!   The Museum of the History of Science Steampunk Exhibit opens on the 13th of October– the comic is  a 2-page insert for the Broadsheet . Thoroughly intimidated by the epic lineup of actual artists… Giant monster conditions:  severe.  Comic output will continue sporadic. Waiting-for-renders activity:  cataloging…

Thrilling Adventure! Treasure Discovered!

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This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..So here’s a little tale for you.  As it features ME, it is of course a gripping, hair-raising story of FUN and COOL and… okay, it’s a tale of.. LIBRARIES. So I’ve been tromping all over London in search of a few bits and bobs…

Lovelace and Babbage Vs The Client Pt 3

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Client

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The ClientMy purpose in this episode is get all the computer gags out of the way. This episode is dedicated to my husband, who keeps asking, “When are they going to FIGHT CRIME?” Notes Bonanza!! -Queen Victoria: totally took over the world! -Charles Babbage: totally…

Miscellany

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Long renders and an itchy Google finger turn up a strange, sudden little window into the past: So, what DID Babbage talk about when he talked about Ada? WHOA. I found that little story amazing for a few reasons- -I’m kind of staggered by the fact that Babbage is telling this stuff to a complete…

Lovelace and Babbage Vs. The Client Pt 2

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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Client

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The ClientIt’s actually taken this long for Minion to get through all of Queen Victoria’s titles.. On to The Client Part 3! So historically accurate IT’S PRACTICALLY A DOCUMENTARY! -Babbage lists some of the annoying questions he got asked about his engines here.  He ascribes…

Process

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This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..Did I say two weeks?  Erm… here!  Look at some process art! Please understand that at present my priories are necessarily:  1. Job 2. Pub 3. Comic 4. Food, laundry, etc. I tend to do roughs while waiting for renders (that invaluable source of idleness…

Giant Monsters

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Posting something, so that it is understood that this has not been the haughty silence of one who is Too Famous to Respond to Comments, but rather the awkward, paralyzed muteness of one opening a door to a broom closet and finding a large expectant audience in there waiting for her to say something funny.…

Babbage and Lovelace in Glorious Technicolor

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This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Meanwhile..OH FAME THOU GAUDY BAUBLE! Charles Babbage Foresees the Future on BBC’s Techlab! When they asked me to do this I read their little intro where it says it’s a forum for “The World’s Leading Thinkers” to speculate about the future, and I thought, if…

Babbage and Lovelace Vs The Client

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This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Client

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The ClientTook me a while but.. prepare for A TALE OF TERROR! DRAWN FROM LIFE!!! On to The Client Part 2! Notes! Beautiful notes! –Footmen were selected for their fine physiques, so that drawing of Minion is of historical, not prurient interest, or course! –Speaking…

Porlock Revisited

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I’m currently holed up in my hidden mountain base in the wilds of Canada, where I’m enjoying being chased into lakes by enraged elk. In my devotion to this proto-comic, I am nobly forgoing 20-mile hikes through bear- and elk-infested trackless wastes to dedicate myself to curling up on the couch and drawing. The temporal…