curious oddities

The Mechanical Ark
December 30, 2009, 8:46 pm
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I fell in love with this delightful fountain in Koblenz, Germany. I wish I knew the story behind it, as it seemed completely out of place just outside of a modernish mall exit.

In love with a clockwork girl

Beautifully illustrated by Grant Bond, The ClockWork Girl is a Romeo and Juliet inspired comic with a “clockwork” girl, a mutant boy and their warring families.

On one side is The Tinker, the Clockwork Girl’s creator, who is the world’s leading machine scientist. On the other side is Dendrus, The Tinker’s former friend and Huxley the mutant boy’s creator, who represents the side of biology and natural science. While the two scientist are locked in an intense rivalry, their “children” develop a great friendship.

Creators Sean O’Reilly and Kevin Hanna have created a fantastic story that really does appeal to all ages.

The Clockwork Girl is published by Arcana and there are currently 3 excellent full issues. If you are having trouble finding them in Toronto, the fabulous folks at The Beguiling will happily order them for you at no extra charge. For more information on The Clockwork Girl, see her MySpace page and the Arcana KIDS page with cool interactive extras.

Issue 0

The above are pages from Issue 0 which you can download for free at Arcana KIDS.

Easter Greetings
March 23, 2008, 1:51 am
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Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!

white-rabbit Lepus timidus Ericailcane

This wonderful etching, Lepus timidus, is from a collection of magical work by Italian artist Eric Ailcane. More of his work can be found on his website.