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.
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.
“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?”
Story: Yomi Ayeni
Editor: Corey Brotherson
Illustration: Jennie Gyllblad
Lettering: Mick Stock
Cover Art: Fabio Duarte Martins
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.
The stories continue…
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.
May 29th – 1st June: Sunrise Celebration Festival, Chepstow with the HoH Collective.
June 7th: Pineapple Jam, at Jamm in Brixton
July 18th – 21st: Give Festival. Stanford Hall.
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.
August 25th: Burning Man. Nevada. BMIR, PlayGround Experience.
Please join us for a summer of funking fun, frolics and lots of wiggle!
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.
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!!!!
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.”