Git yer T-shirts


There is now a ‘Shop’ in the sidebar.  This will take you to, where you can have a gander at some Lovelace and Babbage base mercantilism.  The prototype I ordered came back looking surprisingly good (click for bigger), that’s some impressive printing tech they have: Closeup: I made the image a bit bigger on…

Important Research Expedition


So in spite of (not) doing a steampunk comic, I don’t actually know very much about it– I think I’m more of a steam-ironist (steam– iron..ha-HAH!)  So myself and my Associate undertook an important research expedition to White Mischief (?) Saturday night.  I think I’ve started my recovery about now.  Results: I’m pretty sure it’s…

Lovelace and Babbage vs The Economy, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Lovelace and Babbage Vs The Economy

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Lovelace and Babbage Vs The EconomyTo understand this comic, you need to bear in mind that Charles Babbage invented both the cowcatcher, and the form. The form! Charles Babbage stop being so amazing I can’t fit it all in the comic!! Series NavigationBack to the…

Obligatory Excuses Excuses Post


Like all overly-optimistic economic forecasts, the one predicting a 100% growth in comic posting over this week turns out to need rejiggering.  This is because I’m insane, and the projected growth in comic output percolating behind the scenes is around like 550%, and the good (?) news is that when part 3 of Economic Model…

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. 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…

Model Sheet: How to Waste Time On Timewasting Activities


Last part of Economic Model should be up in a couple of days. In the meantime, it was driving me nuts that I couldn’t draw Babbage consistently so I drew a model sheet (click for larger if you like): I don’t know if it’s good or bad to have so much visual reference for this…

Analytical Interlude


Hello, O totally unexpected large audience, This is called Dangerous Experiments in Comics not because these are Experimental Comics but because as normally a non-comics artist this is all an experiment.. as such you will have to put up with not only the disastrous chemical explosions, but also the tedious followup paperwork that is The…

Lovelace and Babbage Vs. The Economy, Pt 2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Lovelace and Babbage Vs The Economy

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Lovelace and Babbage Vs The EconomyWarning: this is MASSIVE. It’s not proofread. It may well not make any sense. The pacing is weird because I kept coming up with gags halfway through. I didn’t get around to the model sheets so Babbage looks different in…



I’m working on Part 2 of Lovelace and Babbage vs the economy but I had to draw this for some reason: Isambard Kingdom Brunel was like the Wolverine of the early Victorians.  He was short, ripped, had big sideburns, smoked 50 cigars a day, AND KICKED EVERYONE’S ASS!! Okay, I don’t know for a fact…

Lovelace and Babbage Vs The Economy

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Lovelace and Babbage Vs The Economy

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Lovelace and Babbage Vs The EconomyBecause I’m putting off working on something else YOU DEMANDED IT! The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage continue! (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, start here) Although Vampire Poets and Cyborg Napoleons have their charms, I’m forgoing…

Messing Around With Babbage and Lovelace


In which the Author Undertakes a Wild Goose Chase; Babbage Invents the Cable-strewn Skyline; and the Duke of Wellington Makes an Appearance.

Lovelace– The Origin


This brief biographical sketch was done for Ada Lovelace Day 2009. I think I in was a pub at the time. From a humble beginning as a joke in a pub, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is now an Eisner-nominated graphic novel! New York Times Bestseller and winner of the British Society for the History of Mathematics Neumann Prize!…