Three web comics today.
Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage were basically two purely fictional characters who have somehow managed to escape into the real life. Lovelace was a daughter of Lord Byron and the first ever programmer. In fact, she was into programming before there actually were computers to program on, making her the first hipster as well. Babbage was a genius inventor never finishing his works because he would come up with something better to invent halfway through. He also wedged war on street music.
So naturally there is a comic about the two of them fighting crime together.
The comic is good and funny by itself, but of special interest are author’s notes for each installment talking about various curious historical facts that inspired the comic as well as providing links to interesting documents, including some texts written by Babbage himself. They are definitely worth a read. One of them includes a graph illustrating a punchline of a joke.
Three-panel (well, usually) comic consisting of various photographic backgrounds and a sentence running through them. The humor comes from the sentence starting with some established turn of phrase, like “you were my everything,” and then taking it into an unexpected direction, like, “in retrospect, that was probably the problem.”
Here is my favorite strip:
The comic is a bit of hit-or-miss, as some of the sentences are rather pretentious or not particularly amusing, but it’s still worth a look.
A collection of oneshot comics about weird supernatural stuff, life and everything else. Also a bit of hit-or-miss, but some stories are really good. Check Milagros strip to see if it’s your cup of tea.