Gerald Bull GN


"From Earth to Babylon" is a historical comic-strip biography based on the life of Gerald Bull - considered to be one of the most brilliant scientists of the twentieth century – whose work affected
the course of two modern wars.

Bull’s research led him across the globe, from Canada, to the Pentagon in the US, to Barbados, South Africa and Iraq – where he developed the “Supergun” for Saddam Hussein, and ultimately to
Brussels, where he was assassinated in 1990.

Much like a John LeCarre story of drama, intrigue and international politics, theories still abound as to who was responsible – ranging from Iran, the CIA, the Israeli Mossad, to the Iraqis themselves. Though his family is still searching, his assassin has never been found and the case remains open in Belgium.

88 pages, B&W interior, colour cover.
Price of ltd. edition version of 200 copies, $20
Book 1 of a 2 volume series.
ISBN-10: 0991900308
ISBN-13: 978-0991900305

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  • Robert Bull, son of Gerald Bull: "I love the book. I had a lot of fun reading it, and I think my dad would have loved it too!"
  • The London Free Press posted a wonderful review of the book in the Saturday, September 21st paper. Here's a link to the column.

History of the Project

Since moving back to London, Ontario 4 years ago, I've gone from freelance work, to contract work 3 days/week, then 4 days/week and now I'm back at full time employment.

Work on the graphic novel does continue apace though. My enthusiasm has not waned. The research component of the project which was quite heavy was done awhile ago, the story is written and artwork for Book one is finished.

Here's a completed page finished that I'm quite pleased with from Chapter 2 (initially I wasn't drawing the chapters in order but now I am). The page is of Bull as a young man walking across the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City which he did quite often while he was working at CARDE (the Canadian Armament Research and Development Establishment).
From Earth to Babylon, Chapter 2, page 31
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maureen riley said...

this is very exciting, I did not know of Gerald Bull but just looked up some biographical details. your drawings are very fine and beautifully rendered. I look forward to seeing the graphic novel completed.

jim_b said...

Hey, congratulations on finishing Book one Diana. I'm looking forward to seeing this also.
~ jim b.

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Anonymous said...

About 15 or so years ago, I read an obituary in the London Free Press about a lady who died in London, who it was added as an after note had been the secretary for Gerald Bull. I can't find it any more but would be interested if someone can. I found it quite intriguing and I also had another connection which I learned about while studying in London in the 80s. My roommates father worked with GB on several projects which seems quite shadowy and involved South Africa, then still under apartate. REL, Halifax,NS

Diana said...

Hi there, the obituary you refer is actually of my Grand Aunt who inspired this book. Her name was Louise Murphy. Unfortunately the obit is not digitized. I would love to hear more about your roomate's father. You can contact me at the contact info found at this site.