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Kickstarter: The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Kickstarter: The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Imagine a future in which everyone’s lifetime events, passions and slip-ups are recorded in a great book, by a machine which is capable of recalling these at will to anyone who asks. All it asks in return is a story of your own.

This is the premise of Bradley W. Schenck’s most recent project – a series of illustrations which is due to conclude in April. In non-raypunk space, we can wave aside fear of the Facebooks and Twitters, and look instead to another type of lasting contribution, as The Lair of the Clockwork Book has been put up on Kickstarter.

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a US-based crowdfunding website for creative projects. If you decide to back a project financially, you can make a contribution and usually receive some sort of reward in return, on top of knowing that you helped make that project happen. Mr. Schenck’s goal is to see The Lair of the Clockwork Book printed on archival paper, in hardback with a lush dust jacket. This would be a step up for his Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, as these are usually printed in paperback. One could only imagine that if things work out for The Clockwork Book, the future will look bright for the rest of Schenck’s Thrilling Tales series.

For a plot preview, details of the pledge rewards and an introduction by the artist himself, here’s the video from Mr. Schenck’s Kickstarter page: