“If I wasn’t so tired, I probably would have had visions of the police filing a report about how they discovered two black guys from the UK, holed up in ‘a lady called Gladys’, buried alive by a mountain of steampunk and fantasy comic books.
Our next book features two stories and artists. Clockwork Watch: Breakaway – the continuation of The Arrival by artist Jennie Gyllblad, the other a new story called “Tick-Tock IPA” by Valia Kapadai, which is a fictional take on a series of real life events, British Industry and the surprise emergence of something that has become a global phenomenon.
Both stories are written by Yomi Ayeni, and Corey Brotherson.
During our crowdfunding campaign, we offered patrons a chance to become part of this 5-year story, by sketching them into the narrative. We hoped many would use their appearance to kick off their own stories, worlds, and much more… And some have!
This week, we’ll give you a couple of snippets from Breakaway, our next graphic novel. This time we’re placing our patrons in roles, as particular characters, and pivotal parts of the story. Clockwork Watch is all about storytelling, what better way to start?
Yes, that’s right, Clockwork Watch is packing its collective bags and jetting off to the United States in July 2013 where the team of Yomi, Jennie and Corey will be selling copies of The Arrival and Breakaway at Comic-Con International in San Diego. This is one of the biggest comic book and sci-fi conventions in the world, with well over 130,000 people attending each year, from eager showgoers and talented creators, to big-shot Hollywood actors and directors looking to promote their latest movies.
It’s an honour to have been selected among the tons of those who applied and we’ll look forward to seeing you there if you can make it! We’ll have more info on which table we’ll be seated at closer to the time.