An Asteroid is hurtling through the sky towards London

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“An asteroid is hurtling through the sky, heading for London. What will you do?”

SmashFestUK is at the very intersection where Science meets the Arts. We want to redefine the way science events are experienced, so we’re taking this message to the grassroots of our local communities.

SmashFestUK is a mashup of Science and Arts, and it’s mission is to increase the diversity of people engaging with these two subjects. The event is a 9-day festival of science, art, comedy, music, immersive theatre and a lot more.

Kindly support this amazing project.

 

A New Beginning…

Script 1

Having submitted all books in the current Clockwork Watch series to illustrator Jennie Gyllblad and Editor Corey Brotherson, I have started adapting my original film script into graphic novel format – there will be a little more to the Clockwork Watch story.

New Book – Tick Tock IPA #2 – is out there

Tick Toc IPA #2

I’m proud to announce the launch of my new graphic novel, Tick Tock IPA #2.

The book, a continuation of Tick Tock story, follows Ervin the sentient Clockwork on a journey of discovery.

The first 40 copies come with a free limited/numbered copy of The London Gazette, our fictional newspaper that was central to the immersive experience theatrical, staged at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, last week.

Ervin

“A Clockwork automaton falls into a brewery’s fermentation tank, and gains sentience. Exactly the opposite of what would happen to a human being. He finds himself in a world sick to the core, searching for a miracle. Could he be the answer? Is he ready for such responsibility? And why isn’t anyone asking him what he wants?”

Copies are available from our online shop, and will be on Comixology for digital download in the next few weeks.

Story: Yomi Ayeni
Editor: Corey Brotherson
Illustration: Jennie Gyllblad
Lettering: Mick Stock
Cover Art: Fabio Duarte Martins

The Stories Continues…

Clockwork Watch at Latitude 2012

A Look into the World of Transmedia Storytelling and Alternate Reality Games, is a beautifully written piece about some great minds that have pioneered new ways of storytelling. I am honoured to be included in such an article, and would like to thank Molly for finding my work, and considering it worthy of being included the article.

I’d also like to say that Steve, and Ken are visionaries who have inspired my work. Kindly take a few moments to read this well researched and presented look at the world of Transmedia Storytelling.

The stories continue…

Longitude Punk’d

Globe Of Dislocation

After a year of plotting, planning, research, and painting – I wasn’t involved in the build – my first public art project launched last week.

Longitude Punk’d at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, celebrates the 300th anniversary of the finding of Longitude. A group of Steampunk artists, including myself, were invited to explore the history of longitude, and invent devices that could have been created to win a cash prize offered to the first person who could stop ships being lost at sea.

Wyn Griffiths, and I came up with the idea for the Globe of Dislocation, a crashed Steampunk airship’s navigation module, that now stands alongside the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory.

The manufacture was done at the Middlesex University, under the careful eyes of Wyn, Colin and Spike.

Other artists involved in this amazing project are, Dr Geof, Jema Hewitt, Ian Crichton, Major Thaddeus Tinker, Robert and Rachel Rankin, and Lady Elsie.

Longitude Punk’d celebrates the creations of wacky inventors, star-gazing scientists and extremely elegant explorers of the 18th century. Royal Museums Greenwich has commissioned eight UK steampunk artists to create works inspired by the technical inventions that were presented to the Board of Longitude between 1714 and 1828. Alongside them will be the winning works from our Longitude Punk’d competition for the encouragement of the arts of longitudinal steampunking.”

More details can be found on the official website.

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

 

Breathe Act I, Part III

Breathe Act1, Pt3

BREATHE  ACT I, PART III

London. 2009. Life gets complicated for Inspector John Franks. His daughter has been kidnapped, and he’s losing control of the Daniel Cooper investigation.

 

Cast:
Benedict Taylor (Phantom Menace, The Young Indiana Jones, Breaking into Tesco)
Emma Griffith Malin (Lolita, Death on the Nile, The Forsythe Saga)
Liz Kettle (Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster, Secret Life of Mrs Beeton)
Charlie Covell (Law and Order (UK), Arcadia, Midsommer Murders, Angelo’s, and Fortysomething)
Andrew Robertson (Gormenghast, Far From China)

Introducing:
Phoebe Vigor
Phil Clarke
Michael Gregson
Emelia Holdaway

Director
Andy Wilson – Philanthropist (NBC), Gormenghast (BBC), Cracker ITV – BAFTA Winner, Diamonds (HBO), Ripper St

Director
Andrew Brown – Agent Cody Banks 2 (MGM), Poirot (ITV), Primeval ( ITV), The Royle Family (BBC), Diamonds ( HBO), The Hole (Pathe Films)

Screenplay
Andrew Brown (The Wonderland Experience)

Script Consultant
Nicholas McInerny – (The Bill, How To Have A Perfect Marriage)

Producer
Yomi Ayeni (Violette’s Dream (ARG), Global E-Missions (ITV) – Broadcast Award, E-Trippers)

Editor
Nick Saunders

Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard

Production Design / Art Department / Props
Tracy Russell
Emmily Marshall
Kayleigh Jowers

Assistant Production Design / Props Department
Catie Maxwell-Holland

Costume
Lydia Hardiman

Interactive Plotting / Live Events
Andrew Pawlby (London Quest)

Make up
Ann Gibson
Sarah Miller
Charlotte Thompson

2nd Asst Director
Toby Coughlan

Production Manager
Ziggy Gagi

Producer’s Assistant
Hollie Tu

Production Assistant
Jenna Lock

Photography / Graphics
Julian Hanford

Sound
Jake Whitelee
Marc Specter
Matthew Weeks

BREATHE ACT I. PART II

Breathe Part 2

BREATHE  ACT I, PART II

London. 2009. A week has passed since Daniel Cooper’s body was found asphyxiated in his London flat, and the police are no closer to finding out how he died. Inspect John Franks is determined to not to let his past demons get in the way of the investigation. It’s a chance to redeem himself, and show that he has what it takes to be in the CID, but Veronica, Daniel’s sister, has other ideas…

 

Cast:
Benedict Taylor (Phantom Menace, The Young Indiana Jones, Breaking into Tesco)
Emma Griffith Malin (Lolita, Death on the Nile, The Forsythe Saga)
Liz Kettle (Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster, Secret Life of Mrs Beeton)
Charlie Covell (Law and Order (UK), Arcadia, Midsommer Murders, Angelo’s, and Fortysomething)
Andrew Robertson (Gormenghast, Far From China)

Introducing:
Phoebe Vigor
Phil Clarke
Michael Gregson
Emelia Holdaway

Director
Andy Wilson – Philanthropist (NBC), Gormenghast (BBC), Cracker ITV – BAFTA Winner, Diamonds (HBO), Ripper St

Director
Andrew Brown – Agent Cody Banks 2 (MGM), Poirot (ITV), Primeval ( ITV), The Royle Family (BBC), Diamonds ( HBO), The Hole (Pathe Films)

Screenplay
Andrew Brown (The Wonderland Experience)

Script Consultant
Nicholas McInerny – (The Bill, How To Have A Perfect Marriage)

Producer
Yomi Ayeni (Violette’s Dream (ARG), Global E-Missions (ITV) – Broadcast Award, E-Trippers)

Editor
Nick Saunders

Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard

Production Design / Art Department / Props
Tracy Russell
Emmily Marshall
Kayleigh Jowers

Assistant Production Design / Props Department
Catie Maxwell-Holland

Costume
Lydia Hardiman

Interactive Plotting / Live Events
Andrew Pawlby (London Quest)

Make up
Ann Gibson
Sarah Miller
Charlotte Thompson

2nd Asst Director
Toby Coughlan

Production Manager
Ziggy Gagi

Producer’s Assistant
Hollie Tu

Production Assistant
Jenna Lock

Photography / Graphics
Julian Hanford

Sound
Jake Whitelee
Marc Specter
Matthew Weeks

Breathe: Act I. Part I

Breathe: Act 1


BREATHE

London. 2009. The end of September. Summer gives way to Autumn and the city swarms with people sucking in the stale air. Cars sit and choke at traffic lights. Trains cough out passengers. Evenings draw in like shadows over lungs. Clubs and bars pump out their music in dying gasps.

BREATHE

You work the City hard. You love its extremes. The possibility that anything can happen. And when night falls and the Clubs start their siren song you know that adventure is limitless. Music, sex, love, drugs, art, passion, excitement, pleasure, fun, exploration, tribal belonging – the experience on offer is as extreme as you want it to be. The question is, how far will you go?

BREATHE

You hear of a secret place that is beyond your wildest imaginings. A Club which is a world within a world. If you join, youʼre set up for life. Doors open, careers blossom, connections are made as you become part of a new elite. This is every social networking site made real. A generation taking it to the edge at a party for the end of the world. So whatʼs this Club called? How do I join? What the fuck do I have to do to make this happen?

BREATHE

First you have to solve a murder mystery. You have to play a game. But youʼll have to play in a way youʼve never played before. This isnʼt a reality show off TV. This isnʼt a console in front of a screen. Instead youʼll be watching a sequence of short films and gathering information. Youʼll be going to Live Events and Club Nights, hunting down Blogs and scanning Forums. Youʼll be interacting in the real world with the performers as well as your fellow players in a totally immersive experience that will lead you through a series of challenges. But be careful how you play it – because nothing is quite what it seems. Joining any elite comes at a price, and the higher you reach for Heaven the greater the drop to hell. Because this is the world of…

BREATHE – EPISODE 1

Cast:
Benedict Taylor (Phantom Menace, The Young Indiana Jones, Breaking into Tesco)
Emma Griffith Malin (Lolita, Death on the Nile, The Forsythe Saga)
Liz Kettle (Poirot, Jeeves and Wooster, Secret Life of Mrs Beeton)
Charlie Covell (Law and Order (UK), Arcadia, Midsommer Murders, Angelo’s, and Fortysomething)
Andrew Robertson (Gormenghast, Far From China)

Introducing:
Phoebe Vigor
Phil Clarke
Michael Gregson
Emelia Holdaway

Director
Andy Wilson – Philanthropist (NBC), Gormenghast (BBC), Cracker ITV – BAFTA Winner, Diamonds (HBO), Ripper St

Director
Andrew Brown – Agent Cody Banks 2 (MGM), Poirot (ITV), Primeval ( ITV), The Royle Family (BBC), Diamonds ( HBO), The Hole (Pathe Films)

Screenplay
Andrew Brown (The Wonderland Experience)

Script Consultant
Nicholas McInerny – (The Bill, How To Have A Perfect Marriage)

Producer
Yomi Ayeni (Violette’s Dream (ARG), Global E-Missions (ITV) – Broadcast Award, E-Trippers)

Editor
Nick Saunders

Stunt Coordinator
Nick Gillard

Production Design / Art Department / Props
Tracy Russell
Emmily Marshall
Kayleigh Jowers

Assistant Production Design / Props Department
Catie Maxwell-Holland

Costume
Lydia Hardiman

Interactive Plotting / Live Events
Andrew Pawlby (London Quest)

Make up
Ann Gibson
Sarah Miller
Charlotte Thompson

2nd Asst Director
Toby Coughlan

Production Manager
Ziggy Gagi

Producer’s Assistant
Hollie Tu

Production Assistant
Jenna Lock

Photography / Graphics
Julian Hanford

Sound
Jake Whitelee
Marc Specter
Matthew Weeks