The preamble to this post is stored on our FaceBook page, which is where we coordinated our crowdsourcing efforts.
The general gist is we raised $10k (ten thousand dollars) through crowdfunding! Phew….
So what’s this all about? Clockwork Watch is a “transmedia” steampunk story starting in a limited run of two graphic novels. The Clockwork Watch world will visit festivals over the Summer of 2012, where you’ll be able to interact with elements of the narrative within a touring theatrical piece. This will be followed by a theatrical spectacular to be given a month’s residency at a London theatre. Each element builds on the graphic novel story, and contains hidden extras for the curious follower. The process feeds into a feature film which sees the story through to its unexpected conclusion… But as with all things transmedia – there’s always more than meets the eye.
So, we start with The Arrival – the first chapter in a year long story. All funders that have donated above $40 are being incorporated into the artwork of either The Arrival or Breakaway as characters in the story. They become characters in their first comic, but that is not where the fun ends. All contributors to this adventure will hopefully become active participants in Clockwork Watch.
On behalf of the team working behind the scenes to make this happen – Corey Brotherson, Alison Norrington, Sam Howey Nunn, Jennie Gyllblad, David Varela, and Yomi Ayeni – as well as the many supporters – THANK YOU!
We have funding!