"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)
* Famous Poems Rewritten as Limericks
I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud
There once was a poet named Will
Who tramped his way over a hill
And was speechless for hours
Over some stupid flowers
This was years before TV, but still.
* All Knowledge Is Strange is a comic strip by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and it's wicked fun. I want to point you toward some particularly excellent strips, but there are too many. Just flip through and enjoy.
* It's that time of year for desserts with eyeballs. Google Images of Halloween cupcakes: color me inspired!
At McSweeney's, "Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)" by Sarah Schmelling:
The queen poked the king back.
Hamlet and the queen are no longer friends.
Marcellus is pretty sure something's rotten around here.
Hamlet became a fan of daggers.
And Wonderella discovers (the Cliff's Notes of) Hamlet!
(Every day I was workshopping at Sycamore Hill, trying to come up with insightful comments about all those stories, I had to maintain the strictest control to stop myself from saying "I liked all the metaphors best!" That's some iron self-discipline right there.)
Cheers to the creators for an sf story that pulls me in immediately with a great mysterious premise, plenty of attitude, high-stakes action, and a drowned future London, not to mention really beautiful artwork.