Summer Of Love ’14

Ice Hotel

Summer is looking very tasty at the moment…

Here’s where you will find the most awesome music, and great times. I’ll also be DJ’ing / performing at these events.

May 25th: PlayGround Experience Camp (Burning Man) Fundraiser. The Yacht Club, London.
https://www.facebook.com/events/513553325411214

May 29th – 1st June: Sunrise Celebration Festival, Chepstow with the HoH Collective.
http://sunrisecelebration.com/line-up

June 7th: Pineapple Jam, at Jamm in Brixton
https://www.facebook.com/events/617395648345478

July 18th – 21st: Give Festival. Stanford Hall.
https://www.facebook.com/events/633183093420620

July 22nd – July 28th: San Diego Comic Con.
Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA Book launch

August 3rd. Queen’s House Presents a Steampunk Summer Fete.
Queen’s House, Greenwich Park. London.

August 7th – 10th: Wilderness Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/wildernessfestival

August 25th: Burning Man. Nevada. BMIR, PlayGround Experience.

Please join us for a summer of funking fun, frolics and lots of wiggle!

Longitude Punk’d at the Royal Observatory

I’m part of the team bringing Steampunk to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. The project is called “Longitude Punk’d”, and it’s part of the bicentenary of Longitude. There MAY be an element of the Clockwork Watch story embedded in the year long celebrations.

Longitude Punk'd
Longitude Punk’d

Tick Tock IPA: Best of 2013

In a recent article by Saranga Comics, our third graphic novel Tick Tock IPA, was selected as one of the best self published graphic novels in 2013.

It’s a joy to have some recognition, especially as we’re all striving to keep the project alive, with almost no funding. The story continues, and we’re so grateful for the nod. Thank you!!!!

Read about it here

 

Tic Tock IPA
Tic Tock IPA

 

Clockwork Watch: Live Events

Clockwork Watch Events

As with most of my stories, there’s always a living element. In Clockwork Watch, we host live events just before the launch of a new graphic novel.

These immersive and theatrical storytelling experiences give participants a chance to live, and explore the narrative in first person. It also encourages people to bring their own characters to life in our make believe world.

So far we have hosted “Tomorrow’s World… Today!”, the “Advancement of Sciences Roadshow” at Latitude 2012, and “Clockwork Underworld”. 

We plan to host several outside London, including the USA before the project ends.

More films, photographs, and the production story are available on Anachronauts Digest, our production blog.

Clockwork Watch: Graphic Novels

Clockwork Watch Comics

Clockwork Watch is my second Transmedia film project, but this time the genre is Steampunk.

It’s a  love story set in a retro-futuristic universe, and the narrative is told through graphic novels, live events, an online newspaper, role-play, and film – it’s a 5-year story.

We launched the project with a crowdfuding campaign in 2011, where we raised £6500 to produce our first graphic novel. Subsequently we won the 2012 IndieGoGo Best Crowdfunded Graphic Novel Award!

I’m working with Corey Brotherson (Editor), and Jennie Gyllblad (Illustrator / Artist and Letterer.

I can confirm that there will be nine (9) books in the Clockwork Watch series. The books can be purchased from the Clockwork Watch online shop

The Story:
When British Society is promised something new, Her Majesty Queen Victoria appoints a group of esteemed scientists to create a brighter future. They look to an Indian visionary for help, Chan Ranbir, a Kinetic Engineer from Calcutta University, a man with a dreams of a clockwork world.

Clockwork Watch: The Arrival is the story of Janav Ranbir, an 8-year old Indian boy, who arrives in London with his parents, only to find himself in a world where Clockwork Servants are de rigour.

Clockwork Watch: The Arrival
Clockwork Watch: The Arrival

 

The Story:
Twenty years after the events in The Arrival, Janav Ranbir is a troubled man. The one person who acted as his moral compass – his mother – has passed away, and Janav blames his father for putting work on Clockwork automata above family.

Clockwork Watch: Breakaway
Clockwork Watch: Breakaway

 

The Story:
Meet Ervin the first Clock to gain sentience after accidentally falling into a fermentation tank at the Hodgson Brewery. It fictionalises the origins of a popular drink called Indian Pale Ale.

Tick Tock IPA #1
Tick Tock IPA #1

Shared Storyworlds Interview

Shared Storyworld Article
Shared Storyworlds Interview
Shared Storyworlds Interview

It’s always great when one of your projects gets some recognition, and I would like to thank Scott Walker of Shared Storyworlds for interviewing me about Clockwork Watch, my latest Transmedia film project.

“Shared Storyworlds explores new models, frameworks, and best practices for creating, curating, sustaining, and maintaining collaborative entertainment properties which invite audiences to participate in the co-creation of the world and ideally rewards them for doing so.”

Check this out!!!