Tuesday, 22 May 2012

May: Month of Madness! Part 1.

As the title suggests, this month has been complete madness. I'm so sorry I haven't been able to update my blog. I've actually yet to have a day off. Hopefully I'll get one in June. Gah.

Anyway! It's time to start explaining what's been going on! So let's kick off with:

'Tomorrow's World Today!'

The first live event by the Clockwork Watch team, hosted in a London tunnel in the first weekend of May.

Wow, I mean, wow. You've probably heard about the comic The Arrival that I've been illustrating for the 3 year transmedia experience called 'Clockwork Watch'. Now, I had been way too busy trying to get the comic done to even glance at the other things that were happening in the background. Having never been involved in Transmedia before, I didn't really know what to expect, so it was only when I came to London to be part of the launch event that things finally clicked with me.



The event was hosted in a Steampunk themed tunnel not far away from the London Dungeons. It had a themed pub with live music, a dark and atmospheric cocktail bar, a tea museum, artwork, a speakers corner, a steampunk market, and a stage where clockwork demonstrations were held and later on Professor Elemental did a gig...!

(Cocktail bar)

(Professor Elemental with a friend... I think..! :P)

Needless to say, my mind was blown. Just seeing the hundreds of people joining in (the vast majority of them in creative steampunk gear) was amazing..!


(Examples of original characters at the event!)



(Me having a bindi standoff in the tunnel with the Spy Mistress-General)

And not only that, but a character from the actual comic was walking around, played by an actress in full costume! I designed her looks and she came to life! Eeeeek!

(for those of you who have the comic, it was Lady Frobisher Pilbeam!)


One of my first doodles of her costume...


The actual actress at the event! :D

Awesomesauce! Can it possibly get any more awesome? Why yes, it can!



After Professor Elemental's gig, we had a chat with him, he got himself a copy of The Arrival and I got myself a photo of him and me :D Even though he was like 'Oh no, I don't have my hat on, I'm not complete!'

Argh! I could go on forever about this event, but I'll let you go and have a peek at the photos if you're curious: Click me for all photographs!

And if you'd like a copy of The Arrival, go here: Click me if you'd like to order yourself a copy of The Arrival!

To keep up to date with what's going on in the Clockwork world, go here!: http://www.clockworkwatch.com/

And to see behind the scenes of it all (our production blog), go here!: http://www.clockworkwatch.org/

2 comments:

  1. You've got to meet Prof. Elemental! I quite quite jealous now. :O

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