Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

April 28, 2017

“Fish And Slide Rules”: the Bille Tutte board game

Filed under: comics, science — ootastic @ 4:02 pm

I pass by the Bill Tutte memorial on a regular basis and wanted to draw something to celebrate the upcoming centenary of his birth.  As usual, any errors are my own.


  1. Superb. Bill’s centenary will be celebrated by the unveiling of a “Blue Plaque” outside Fitzroy House in Newmarket at 12.00
    on 14 May. RF Sec, BT Memorial Fund Trustees

    Comment by Richard Fletcher — May 2, 2017 @ 8:04 am

    • Thanks. I plan to come along and watch.

      Comment by ootastic — May 2, 2017 @ 9:13 am

      • Fitzroy House, where BT was born, is in Black Bear Lane (opposite Horse Requisites). Interestingly, the current owner is the grandson of Sir Stuart Menzies, wartime “C” in MI6, BT’s ultimate boss.

        Comment by Richard Fletcher — May 2, 2017 @ 11:14 am

  2. […] I found multiple narratives around certain people, including Tesla (see the aforementioned Graphic Science and Tesla by Matthew Inman), Feynman and Einstein.  However, as shown in Zen Pencils’ science all-stars poster, there seems to be a paucity of comics about female scientists.  I can thoroughly recommend The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua, which started off as a jokey one-off, turned into a webcomic and was subsequently published in fabulously footnoted book form.  In this alternate history, mathematician Ada Lovelace and inventor Charles Babbage succeed in building the mechanical computing machine known as the Difference Engine and use it to fight crime and battle economics.  Also, the MassiveSci website features a series of articles about female Science Heroes, illustrated by neuroscientist and cartoonist Matteo Farinella.  Closer to home, I’ve drawn my own comic about crystallographer Dorothy Hodgkin and have a couple of other subjects in mind (see also mathematician and codebreaker Bill Tutte). […]

    Pingback by Comics about scientists | Ootastic: PCOS in pictures — February 26, 2018 @ 6:34 pm

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