So glad to announce that we will have copies of Sins of My Father #2 at Thought Bubble UK, this weekend in Harrogate. It’s the 10th book in our Steampunk saga, and finds Amelia in a state of disarray.
We will be in the Redshirt Hall at table 54. The past two years have been a little hectic to say the least, and we are proud to have this latest instalment ready for you. Story by Yomi Ayeni, edited by Corey Brotherson, art by Jennie Gyllblad, cover by Megan Bradbury, and title by Fabio Duarte Martins.
Steampunk, Victoriana, retro-futurism, or whatever else you may call it, has firm roots in the colonial era, but this does not mean Steampunks celebrate colonialism.
“We love the creativity of steampunk, playing with fiction and elements of Victoriana and history to create vibrant fantastical worlds. But one of those elements is colonialism, and colonialism has caused harm”.
We have created a badge to reflect the ongoing fight for social justice. 100% of all funds raised will go to support the Il’laramatak Community Concerns (NGO), who protect young Kenyan girls (Kajiado Girls) from being robbed of their basic human rights and forced into child marriages, and FGM.
Yomi Ayeni, author of Clockwork Watch has written a piece on Medium.
We are honoured to say that Yomi Ayeni, creator of Clockwork Watch is one of the guests featured on “Comics, Clouds and Kendal Mint Cake“, as part of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which is live online all weekend. Here he chats about collaborating with Kendal College to host a day long transmedia experience in Kendal.
Launch on October 1st 2020
Thanks so much for checking out our free download. Hope you enjoyed the read, and we’re really excited that many offered to write a review of the story.
Our free download ends soon. If you plan on getting digital copies of The Arrival, Tick Tock IPA #1, and Evolution #1, kindly do this before midnight 16th May.
Don’t forget each book is the start of a new arc in the Clockwork Watch story.
We are really excited to announce that Sins Of My Father #2 is edited by Corey Brotherson, and illustrated by Jennie Gyllblad.
As the whole world grapples with lockdown measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, staying at home is the new ‘going out’. Clockwork Watch is offering a time limited free book download offer which we hope helps stave off boredom and offer a mind-expanding insight into the world of Steampunk, science fantasy and folklore.
“I like Clockwork Watch a lot. It’s a steampunk story with genuine soul that brings a fresh approach to the genre. A real labour of love.” – Bryan Talbot (Grandville)
Clockwork Watch is a collaborative storytelling project set in a retro-futurist / Steampunk vision of Victorian England. It’s an immersive and co-created participatory story told through graphic novels, interactive promenade theatre, freeform role-play, and online adventures. Now in its 10th graphic novel, the story has manifested as live events at the Royal Observatory, The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, and The Asylum.
The following titles are available to download for free. Each is the start of a new story arc within the Clockwork Watch storyworld. All start at just about the same time, and run concurrently, with each spawning unique live participatory and immersive events. They can be read in any order, as each references the others.
Technological and social change is in the air – human-clockwork hybridisation is the talk of the town; the unwise employment of science has led to amazement and outcry. The Arrival introduces the amazing Steampunk world of Clockwork Watch.
The story is told through the eyes of Janav Ranbir, an 8 year old Indian boy who comes to England with his parents at the invitation of Queen Victoria. In The Arrival, the first novel, we follow Janav’s father – Chan Ranbir – a leading kinetic engineer and mastermind of a new technology powering the production of Clockwork Servants.
Tick Tock IPA #1:
Tick Tock IPA is a tale of perseverance against the odds, the fight for civil rights, and a history of the Victorian era’s first internationally renowned Indian Pale Ale, surely a Steampunk icon of a forgotten age.
Tick Tock IPA pre-dates Clockwork Watch: Breakaway, and is about the liberation of Clockworks from servitude. It has certain parallels with the abolition of slavery amongst other historical signposts.
“At eight-years-old, I bravely put a name to one of the voices in my head. I call him Xavier… he knows my darkest secrets, fears, and how to manipulate them. He has made me do things… deathly things.”
The words of Saccadius Cartwright, a man born into a world in the throes of chaotic change. Guided by his imaginary friends, he railed against authority and many of the things his guardian expected of him.
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I’m sure you’ve been wondering what we’re plotting for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Well, we have a ton of things scheduled for the weekend.
We’ve been working with Kendal College students to create a new immersive experience. The story is aligned with the centenary of women’s suffrage, and will feature Angel Corps– Queen Victoria’s only all-female airship squadron! Here they are in a rehearsal.
Clockwork Watch: Evolution Two has its first UK comic convention this weekend. We’ll be in the Leeds Town Hall, at Thought Bubble. Come find us at table 22.
Evolution Two charts the transformation of Saccadius Cartwright, a character that was first role-played by our dear friend Paul Giffney. Some of the scenes are based on live events that we have hosted over the past 8-years.
There are a few easter eggs hidden in the story. These will be explored as the story progresses, but keep an eye out for news of collaborations.
Evolution Two is written by Yomi Ayeni, Corey Brotherson is our editor, Fabio Duarte Martin designed the title, Mike Stock is our letterer, and we’re super delighted to have Megan Bradbury in charge of the illustration and art.
Comixology is hosting a “Mega Indie Sale” which includes several Clockwork Watch titles. It’s a great chance to catch up on the story, and grab some goodies at a major discount.
Advance copies of Clockwork Watch: Evolution Two will be on sale at Thought Bubble in Leeds, later this month.