My Name Is Seth – I’m A Scientist

Introducing Seth, a new character in the Clockwork Watch Steampunk universe.

He works with Chan Ranbir at the Department for the Advancement of Sciences, and may look familiar to some of you…

Seth’s role bridges the gap between the graphic novel series, and the Clockwork Watch film script.

Clockwork Watch: Countenance launches at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con.


Steampunk Goes Transmedia With ‘Clockwork Watch’

Monsters and Critics catches up with Clockwork Watch Creator Yomi Ayeni att he Thought Bubble Comic-Con in Leeds… Thanks to Ian Cullen for taking the time and having the interest in our project.

Doodles and sketches and inklines!

Here’s a progress scan of what is to become a painting very soon!

And below are a few first sketches and doodles of various things connected to Breakaway, the sequel to The Arrival which is currently being drawn by yours truly behind the scenes!

The very first concept sketch of a certain Chan, 20 years on from The Arrival.

The following doodles show how I start off with costume designs. I do quick little thumbnails.


And finally a sketch of… Well.. It’ll become clear later on. 😛

The Clock faces – part 3 by Corey Brotherson

And here we move on to the last of our main characters in The Arrival

Chan Ranbir

Chan Ranbir

Chan Ranbir

Chan is very much a driving force of The Arrival – for both the right and wrong reasons. A short-tempered genius, the father of the Ranbirs is stern, influential and a figure who looms over the family’s future.

Chan wants two things – for Clockwork to be a success, and to have his family part of that. In some respects he thinks that’s one and the same, and as such it creates one of the major problems for the family.

Reading Yomi’s original script made Chan into a very harsh figure. Which is perfectly natural. The Arrival is told through the eyes of his son, Janav, who only sees the move to England not in terms of building a future, but as a destruction of the young boy’s past. And as we take in the story through the perceptions of a slightly bitter eight-year-old, Chan comes across as a bit of an ogre. However, deconstructing that reveals a man driven by his passion to be a father to a better society, rather than merely being a simple obstacle for Janav to overcome.

Chan Ranbir, Master Kineticist

Chan Ranbir, Master Kineticist

True, Chan can be seen as overbearing, but the intriguing thing that stood out when peeling back the layers of his character is that he is a man of the future. He is such an important part of the Clockwork Watch universe – a main cog, if you will – that he is one of the few characters in the story who has his eyes firmly set on what’s yet to come.

Which is the biggest problem for Chan. After all, the large irony of a man who has his sights on everything ahead of him, tends to be short-sighted to the things closest to him…