Since the invention of the bomb, London has had various parts of it detonating spectacularly. In the 1890′s, Anarchism was a popular movement in the more impoverished areas of London, especially Whitechapel and such. Although most anarchists frowned upon the terrorist attacks (because they wanted to retain a credible political stance, I think) that didn’t stop them being reviled throughout the city. The tube bombing would be the most famous incident. In 1885 a bomb went off on the Euston Square tube station, which I think was the first time a bomb exploded on the tube. Quite a milestone, eh?
One of the webcartoonists I look to for inspiration is Tina Pratt of The Paul Reveres, which this page layout is inspired by. Tina handles that tricky blend of humour and drama that makes me envious and pouty, all the while delivering a story I’m eager to read. Her art is my secret barometer, and all the experiments I do with the colours and shading are quiet attempts to make it look as good as The Paul Reveres. It’s a webcomic that’s vital to your reading list!