“…a must-have for anyone who enjoys getting lost in a story as brilliant in execution as conception… permeated by delightful illustrations, obsessive foot- and endnotes, and a spirit of genuine inventiveness, it’s an early candidate for the year’s best.”
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
In honour of Boole’s 200th, here’s his episode in the Thrilling Adventures! 1. Boole is someone I’ve shamefully neglected making fun of in this comic. He was a rather obscure professor of mathematics in Cork, Ireland, son of a housemaid and a cobbler, with a pleasant story of self-made modest success. He was born the…Read More
Hello Folks! Popping my head above the parapet to remind you that it’s Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday! It’s a big festival of blogging, tweeting, think-piecing, and taking about inspirational women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and you can see all the events here. I personally will be in person at Ada Lovelace Day…Read More
Hi All! As promised: Babbage’s Analytical Engine, how the heck did it work? If you’re new to this website, you may be only dimly aware of Charles Babbage’s marvellous yet mysterious Analytical Engine, the first design for a real computer from the 1840s. It had programs, memory, cycles, loops, and all sorts of computery things despite…Read More
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Sydney Padua is a animator and insufferable know-it-all, generally employed in making giant monsters appear to be attacking people in movies. She started drawing comics by accident and is still trying to figure out how to stop.