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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

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A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here. Please consider helping me to continue my creative work and deal with the financial aftermath of cancer
 
 
Wonderful Futurama and Rocketeer poster designs from DeviantArt

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planet express by *belldandies on deviantART



rocketeer. by *belldandies on deviantART

 
 
Two-day T-Shirt sale at the Retropolis Transit Authority and Saga Shirts

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Celtic Art T-Shirts Retro Sci Fi T-Shirts
On the left: Ctheltic Cthulhu. On the right: Tell it to My Giant Robot.

It’s time again for an arithmetically confusing T-Shirt Sale at the Retropolis Transit Authority and Saga Shirts: this time, through tomorrow, March 29, you can save up to 24% on an order of $50 or more by using the coupon code:

BIGMONDAYBLUES

The system will run a complicated, perplexing, and (possibly) intentionally obtuse calculation on your order and then it’ll spit out your discount. It varies a bit from one type of item to another – but on dark colored shirts it looks like about 24%. Which is not anything you should be sneezing at, at least until you’ve paid for what you’re sneezing on. It’s just common courtesy, after all.

Anyway, the deal’s over at midnight (Mountain Time) on March 29. So get clicking.

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
New Wally Wood comics collection coming from Vanguard

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New Wally Wood comics collection from VanguardJ. David Spurlock has shown a teaser from Vanguard’s new Wally Wood book at Facebook. This cover is an image Spurlock cobbled together from vintage Wood drawings, with colors and title graphic by Jim Steranko.

The book’s set for a November release – after, I think, a short delay from its original date.

The book’s already listed at Amazon, just so you can go there and keep refreshing the page for the next eight months.

And what’s in it? Spurlock explains:

We are finalizing the contents now but it will likely include Wood’s complete Avon sci-fi output including Strange Worlds, Space Detective, Capt. Science, etc. We are waiting to hear from EC about including some EC material.

Wood was an amazing penciler and inker; he’s remembered today for a lot of that work, but it still seems to me that he remains undervalued. You just can’t beat the science fiction stories he turned out, especially during the EC years.

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Thrilling Tales: Update on The Toaster With TWO BRAINS

Filed under Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, Works in Progress

The Toaster with TWO BRAINS, in progress

I know it can quiet when I’m busy over here, since ‘busy’ brings on my sophisticated system of Tunnel Vision. This means that I’m not too well aware of anything else. But when my blog gets sort of empty and echoing that’s usually a sign that a whole heck of a lot is going on. Which, it turns out, has been the case.

I’ve finished the script for Part Two of The Toaster With TWO BRAINS and I’m liking it a lot; as the second act of the story it’s got a lot more action, for one thing, as things become more clear and more frantic at pretty much the same time. I’ve followed the "narrower, longer" style of story branches that I described earlier and the result is that you can read through the story from several viewpoints at different stages; and while there aren’t usually as many options to choose, the options that are there lead to very different events within a story that still arrives at the same place at the same time.

I like it a lot; hopefully you will too, though because of the time I spend on the illustrations you won’t be seeing it for roughly a year.

I’ve finished entering the story data in the form the web site needs, and today I’ve completed the images and HTML for all the new inventory items. There’s about two weeks on my calendar before I go back to the illustrations for The Lair of the Clockwork Book – so I even have some time to make a start on the Two Brains illustrations before that happens.

 
 
Some recent retro-future favorites from DeviantArt

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Sky Cab by *Malaveldt on deviantART


Interceptor ’48 by *Malaveldt on deviantART


Tuskegee Airman by *MarkNewman on deviantART


The Happiness Machine by ~TRIS31 on deviantART


Pulp Fiction vol2 by ~Gisele-Dessin on deviantART


NFZ M3 Sunrise by *600v on deviantART

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
“Blinky” – a short film by Ruairi Robinson

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Blinky short film

"Blinky" is uncannily close to a retelling of "Medea", but with robots.

By Ruairi Robinson; more here.

[tags]blinky, robot, Ruairi Robinson, short film, don’t forget those three laws of robotics, and don’t taunt happy fun ball[/tags]

 
 
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