Updatey Update


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 the gazillions of bookmarks on Lovelace and Babbage I’ve amassed.  Watching Google Books settlement with anxiety.. just don’t take down my 19th century periodicals!!

Hampered by being unable to choose between “Vampire Poets” (The Vampire Menace combated with STATISTICS! It’s Gothic! It’s Horrible!  It’s Gothic Horrible!) and “The Organist” (which I thought I knew where it was going, until I went to the Museum of Self-Operating Musical Instruments, and now I have a million new ideas for fiendish tortures).

Suddenly, someday, when you are least expecting it, the next Lovelace and Babbage episode will appear, and then you’ll all be, like, “oh that’s so 150 years ago”.


  1. Porlock Junior on October 12, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Not strictly relevantly–

    OMG an omen! Last night when I got my reservations to spend a week of sort-of business in London, I knew there was some reason to take off a day earlier than reason would dictate, but I didn’t know what it was. But I had Faith. Now I see that the Steampunk exhibit is open, and the museum is open Sundays 2-5 PM, so I know where I’ll be on that extra day. Joy!

  2. ted on October 8, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Not sure if you read this web comic, but its history and history rocks. This is an inquire in to Charles’s life. http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=5

    Truly looking forward to more wonderful work from you.

    regards as usual.

  3. Steve on October 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Has anyone come across the novel ‘The Secrets of the Lazarus Club’? It’s a pretty entertaining gothic-type thriller and features Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage and Isambard Kingdom Brunel as central characters. The portrayal of Ada is particularly interesting!

  4. Kim on October 5, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    OK, everyone in the world will be sending you this but I wanted to make sure you saw it. I’m writing in to support the Ada Lovelace project immediately.


    Oh, and hope you will have more here soon. I miss it when there isn’t a new comic for awhile. :)

  5. Redshift on September 30, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    No, no, we’ll all be, like, “oooh that’s so 150 years ago!”

  6. Ceridwen on September 30, 2009 at 4:13 am

    You know that’s got to go on a tee-shirt, right?

    We used to go to an 1890s retro restaurant in Los Angeles county where they had coin-op player pianos and violins; kids’ rocking chairs used to be equipped with music boxes on their rockers that would play bursts of song when the kid would rock, depressing the start button on the music box. The faster the kid rocked, the steadier the music.

    So much for musical tortures. Vampire poets sound great, too.

  7. Colin on September 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Curse you Americans with your factual history and fictional museum displays. I can only hope that somehow a kazoo cross-bred with a piano-accordion appears somewhere in your future.

    (furthermore, greatly looking forward to the next episode)

  8. Riven Homewood on September 28, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Lovelace & Babbage is fantastic! More, please!

  9. John on September 28, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Bookmarks bookmarked!

    Hm. Self-playing musical instruments and mechanical computers? Yeah, I can see that. Don’t forget Ben Franklin’s diabolical invention:


    You go make giant monsters, which sound like the best part of the whole movie. We’ll be here when you get back (RSS helps a lot). Do update us when the CD and the Broadsheet are available, though, if it’s too busy.