July 12th, 2009

in motion


Two bits of historical-ish webcomickery for you today.  The first is by the brilliant Kate Beaton, who specializes in precisely this sort of thing, and whom you should be reading because seriously, all the time with the funny:

"Dude Watchin' with the Brontës"  (click to read full-sized)

Secondly: artist Sydney Padua imagines a team-up of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace: they fight crime!  My favorite bit is the origin story, linked below.  Even more of a treat is the assortment of Babbage and Lovelace links and factual trivia scattered around her site, with observations like "As a rule, Babbage looks way happier in photographs than he does in portraits, I guess because there's a gadget in the room."  It's funny cos it's probably true.  (Click to read the full comic)