Clockwork Family – A4 Print by Jennie Gyllblad Now Available

“Clockwork Family” by Jennie Gyllblad, is the first of the prints we are releasing from The Arrival.

It’s a limited run of 10 (only 5 are available through our online store, the rest are going to some of the generous patrons who funded The Arrival).

And yes, our online store is now open.

Clockwork Family

Clockwork Family


Ashwin is the first Clockwork prototype developed by Her Majesty’s Department for the Advancement of Sciences. We are introduced to him in Clockwork Watch: The Arrival. He lives with the Ranbir family, who’ve just arrived in London from India. This print is a signed limited edition of 10 (only 5 are for sale), and is by Jennie Gyllblad. The background is London’s Horniman Museum, which is featured in The Arrival.

Jennie Gyllblad Interviewed by Alex Fitch (Resonance FM)

Jennie Gyllblad talks to Alex Fitch of Resonance FM, about Clockwork Watch, Steampunk and working with Corey Brotherson and Yomi Ayeni.

This interview was broadcast on the Panel Borders show, Resonance FM in London.

Jennie interviewed by Alex Fitch (Panelboarders)

Jennie interviewed by Alex Fitch (Panelboarders)

Under An Oak Tree: by Yomi Ayeni

Quite a bit of this project is based around South East London, and I’d like to introduce some of the areas as part of our ‘show and tell’.

The first place  is a little known village called Honor Oak Park and One Tree Hill – just off the A205 (South Circular Road) and on the Culture Line (Overground Railway Line). Legend has it that on 1 May 1602, ‘Queen Elizabeth I’ had a picnic under an oak tree at the summit of a hill. The tree came to be known as the Oak of Honor.

Part of Clockwork Watch was actually written or conceived on the hill, while gazing over the London skyline. Janav – our protagonist – lives in Honor Oak Park, and visits the hill in our story too! This area of London has some awesome Victorian legacy, which was an inspiration to me while was working through parts of the story.

Take the Horniman Museum for instance – apart from housing an incredible collection of natural history artefacts, it also has musical instruments, and arts & crafts from the Victorian era. It’s the ideal place to introduce  an anachronistic world where science, culture and Victorian values collide head-on. The museum features heavily in the first part of the story – and Jennie Gyllblad drawings are just spot-on! She’s recreated all the scenes from images found on the Internet.

Hamish Jenkinson

High Tea in the Horniman Museum Conservatory


We would like You to tell a story… by Yomi Ayeni

Life is a story – one full of plots, sub-plots, twists and turns. It has many nuances, some lead the inquisitive minded on exciting adventures, others teach us not to be nosey, but you never know until you’ve taken that leap of faith whether you’re on course for a life changing experience.

Clockwork Watch is our most recent story  – although it’s been in script form for the past 3 years, the support of our patrons has given us the confidence to say this could be one of the most engaging stories ever told. Want to know why? First it’s a ‘Love Story’ – set in a mad retro-futurist world where anyone can re-invent themselves in  neo-Victorian chic. It’s a sandpit where you can experience a make believe universe, and interact with a story narrative.

Jay Bushman

Jay Bushman - Attendant at the London Zoological Gardens

This is why we have set Clockwork Watch at the very early stage of the ‘steampunk’ era, at a time when mechanical devices were the only source of power, and a ‘maker’ ethic led to some of the most amazing inventions of the industrial age. While we’re itching to see what contraptions and personas people conjure up for our live events, we’re also eager to ‘co-create’ what we’ll call ‘Clockwork World’.

Audiences involvement in Clockwork Watch was always destined to go beyond just receiving the perks listed on our IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. People who’ve followed my work know participation is central to everything I create, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that  some of our funders have been sketched  into our first  graphic novel: “The Arrival”, and we’ve started inviting them to help  tell the story of their characters.

Hamish Jenkinson

Hamish Jenkinson having afternoon tea in the Horniman Museum Conservatory

We are not restricting storytelling to words alone,  contributions can be in the form of tweets, photographs, drawings or even video clips. So we’re throwing the door open for you to become a storyteller. Transmedia is all about participation, and we believe that through co-creation we can tell OUR story together.