I’d like to thank everyone for your kind reception to the Ada Lovelace Bio Comic. I love drawing comics, but it’s not something I’d normally put up on
this site my official portfolio site, which is supposed to present me as a person of high seriousness single-mindedly devoted to excellence in visual effects. Billions of blistering benedictions on Suw for organizing Ada Lovelace day, thanks for blowing my cover!
A common theme in the comments on the original Lovelace post was the possibility of a Babbage and Lovelace series. As I’ve wanted to mess around with comics for a while, and as this wild goose has presented itself to be chased, I figured I may as well spin off a separate blog for these shennanigans, being as they are very tangentially related to my bread-and-butter work. Thanks to my better half for the title– you’ll pry a pun from his cold, dead hands.
I don’t know if this will be exclusively Babbage and Lovelace comics. Until three weeks ago I would not have guessed I had a steampunk historical satire in me…. but it is tempting to kick stuff around. An in-depth story session produced the following:
- –vampire poets!!!!
–Isimbard Kingdom Brunel, sexy, hat?
Not that this comic exists, but in doing some procrastination research I read the extraordinary Charles Babbage’s comic masterpiece of an autobiography. I urge everyone to read it immediately. It has charts. CHARTS!
Also of interest is On the economy of machinery and manufactures, where he invents the checklist, notes down every technique ever for doing anything with a spring, and:
Babbage! I’m being a bit unkind to him, he wasn’t that funny looking:
Anyways, I’m not really doing a Babbage and Lovelace comic. Just, maybe, you know, some panels here and there. Maybe some model sheets. A few pages with Educational Historical Interest. A whole freakin’ separate blog.