Ah, comics for the nerdy of heart. I picked up Gauld's book at the library this week and read it in one sitting.There are nerdy jokes galore, including jokes about Chaucer and sex, Bronte sisters video games (level one: the moor), snobs, literary critics, literature, robots, and more!
I first learned about Gault's comics when Neil Gaiman kept reblogging them. Gauld is a young cartoonist and illustrator from Scotland. He illustrated the cover of the Gaiman-edited anthology Stories and has cartoons appear in The Guardian.
Gauld's comics are so perfectly and gleefully nerdy. I kept interrupting my mom's sewing to show her comics. They are of a similar tone to Kate Beaton's work, although Gauld's style reminds me of the Ed Emberley books I loved to check out from the library as a kid.
Here are a few of my favorites, from Gauld's tumblr (link in the book title).
Buy this book and enjoy the crap out of it!