Wednesday, December 03, 2008

things you never thought you'd see #2112

Your fiancée’s father’s workplace shows up in a popular comic.

Girl Genius has high production values for a webcomic; in fact, it started as a graphic novel and then moved to the web. Right now they’re in between acts of the main storyline and so they’re running a retelling of Cinderella just for fun (the story starts here). There are of course lots of inside jokes based on the main strip, but just think “mad science” and “fictionalized late 19th century Europe” and you’ll get the gist.

The story of Cinderella has princes. Princes need a castle. The castle should look science-y, to fit with the theme. So the castle appears in the fourth panel of today’s strip. And what did they choose as a model? The high-rise office building of Fermilab, where Hannah’s dad works.

4 comments:

CrazyBunnyLady said...

Cool!

jhb said...

I love Girl Genius. Followed it for a long time, but haven't been there lately. Will have to go read about Cinderella - fun!

Gary Villa said...

Hey, my wife's parents both work in that building, too. I'll never look at it the same way.

Colonia J Adore said...

Wonderful ideas. Congratulations on your effort and thanks for sharing with us.
Continues to publish, is a real pleasure to read you