If you like surprising comics, you’ll like The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage (the ~mostly~ true story of the first computer) by Sydney Padua. This is a small treasure to take a look at Ada Lovelace life and working relationshop with Babbage! If you like to learn about computers, and the first program ever, this is your comic. It’s not historical but a different view on what could have happened. Plus, you get to discover lots of interesting things too!
Be prepared to use your brains to the fullest with this comic book. If you’re interested in what it’s talking about, you’ll end up checking a lot of things (if you don’t know them already), and discovering lots of people that were key cultural shakers at that time. This is a cool educational comic book to explore the life of Ada Lovelace, her time and also the world of computers. And how cool is that we can do it through this comic book?
You will get references and explanations throughout the comic book. It is a 317-page dense comic book to explore and to re-read several times. It will also make you think a lot and want to experiment on your own!
You will also be able to explore how geeks might have appeared in our history. Well, at least the type of geek that we have in mind. This comic book triggers imagination in a good way: not only it gives you extra information about computers and the means to start exploring something new, it also helps you in imagining a time when things were more mechanical. You’ll start making questions to yourself about society at the time, the roles of men and women, and how Lovelace was a total badass woman!
This is a work of fiction that has truths in it. A great tool to explore the world of computers, discover who Ada Lovelace was, and to start getting hooked with the cool world of comics. Join the fun!
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