Belated Friday Hoyden: Ada Lovelace

A big hat tip, or a doff rather, with a big Victorian-era hat – something tall and full of mercury— to Nabs, who has sent me a link to the most wonderful thing on the entire Internets.

No, not the guy who can catch a laptop in his buttocks, although that is definitely up there. I mean the Lovelace and Babbage graphic novel / blog.

Lovelace and Babbage is a steampunk cartoon blog started by the wonderful Sydney Padua, who describes herself as “an animator, story artist, and tiresome bore [yeah, right] working mostly in visual effects in London.” She’s a friend of Suw Charman, the originator of Ada Lovelace Day, which led to “Wouldn’t it be hee-larious if there was a comic about Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage fighting crime? Thanks, I’ll be here all week!”

Start here, with Lovelace: The Origin.

Follow the links at the top bloggy-style, and enjoy.

Lovelace, bug fixing

Lovelace, bug fixing

Categories: gender & feminism, Science, technology


6 replies

  1. You had me at ‘Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage fighting crime’, because that is AMAZING.

  2. Agreed – what a fantastic idea.

  3. Boo – was all excited and went to tell mr tog all about it, and he didn’t know who Ada Lovelace was 😦

  4. The Origins comic explains pretty well, tigtog! 🙂

  5. Cool. Though I’d rather see Ada teemed up with Benjamin H Grumbles from Shakesville.

  6. I love the way Padua has her pulling faces all the time. She is such an expressive line draw-er.

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