About Tranquility Base

About the Comic

[An Episode of Tranquility Base]

Tranquility Base is a major spaceport on the moon, run by the Space Agency, where weird stuff happens. It is what would happen if Britain had taken part in and won the space race. The Space Agency is an organisation that employs some eccentrics with brilliant minds but not necessarily any common sense, far too few highly efficient but under-paid workers who actually keep the place running, and all overseen by a bloated administrative layer that couldn't organise a bonfire in an explosives factory.

Besides Tranquility Base itself, there are ancillary bases on the moon, as well as other planets and moons in our solar system. In all there are twelve colonies, plus Earth, which form a single government unit which is a member of the Galactic Federation.

The subject matter is mostly geeky science-fiction, although it also covers pop-culture, literature and anything else that takes the author's fancy.

The comic was first published in August 2007, but went on hiatus (except for one special episode) from the 18th July until 26th September 2009. It's now back twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday), though!

About the Author

[Louise's Sigfig]

Louise Dade is an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) and the creator of Tranquility Base.

Louise's love for LEGO started when she got her first proper LEGO System set in 1986 - the Classic Space Starfire I ship, although her favourite set is the Futuron Monorail Transport System. A trip to LEGOLAND Billund when she was 10 reinforced Louise's LEGO interest, which only became dormant for about 10 years (while at university etc.), with the result that she still has her childhood LEGO sets.

Louise got back into LEGO seriously in late 2006 when she saw The LEGO Store in Milton Keynes, and then received a Mindstorms NXT robotic kit for Christmas. After that she found The Brickish Association (UK forum for Adult Fans of LEGO) and it was all downhill from then on as LEGO started to take over the bedroom (and creeps into the rest of the house).

Louise is a founding member of, and tech-person for, the Brick Comic Network (BCN). In December 2011, she was the subject of the BCN's regular blog feature A Few Words.

Outside of the LEGO world, Louise is a part-time web designer/developer (although she actually read Psychology at university), and a massive science-fiction geek.