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Last part book in the Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA trilogy. Ervin, the automaton, returns home to find his world turned upside down.
Last part book in the Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA trilogy. Ervin, the automaton, returns home to find his world turned upside down.
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What is Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA?

Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA is a multicultural twist on the Victorian era, set in a genre called Steampunk, at a time when clockwork mechanics, and weird science are the two most important developments in the world.

Ervin, looking at YOU
Ervin, looking at YOU

Our overarching story is told through graphic novels, interactive promenade theatre, live events, free-form role-play, an interactive book, and a feature film.


What is this Kickstarter For?

This Kickstarter is to fund Tick Tock IPA #3, the third and final book in the Tick Tock series. It is a hand drawn, and coloured graphic novel, illustrated by Jennie Gyllblad, lettered by Mike Stock, front page designs are by Fabio Duarte Martins, and edited by Corey Brotherson.


What's The Story About?

Ervin, and Mr Ranbir at the Police Station. Tick Tock #2
Ervin, and Mr Ranbir at the Police Station. Tick Tock #2

Tick Tock IPA is the story of Ervin, a Clockwork Servant who falls into a brewery’s fermentation tank, and gains his 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.

The series is a continuation of a story from the Steampunk world of Clockwork Watch. It’s a tale of perseverance and determination against the odds, the fight for freedom, and an alternative / fictionalised history of the Victorian era’s first internationally renowned Indian Pale Ale - Hodgson's IPA.


What Happened Since We Launched in 2011

We remain a self-published project, and despite not having distribution we've notched up several 'wins' since our first book, The Arrival, was published in 2011/12.

2011 Best Crowdfunded Graphic Novel
2011 Best Crowdfunded Graphic Novel

Our second book, Clockwork Watch: Breakaway featured many of our funders as characters in the narrative. We felt that immersing them in our story helped further our plan to make them feel part of the adventure, and encourage them to help co-create our storyworld.

Funders sketched into Clockwork Watch: Breakaway
Funders sketched into Clockwork Watch: Breakaway

2014 was a momentous year for Clockwork Watch, as author Yomi Ayeni was presented with a Starburner Galactic Courier Service Award at the San Diego Comic Con.

Yomi and Kim Hutsell at San Diego Comic Con 2014. Pic by Marci Bretts
Yomi and Kim Hutsell at San Diego Comic Con 2014. Pic by Marci Bretts

 At The Asylum 2014 in Lincoln, Yomi was awarded Fellowship of the Victorian Steampunk Society, and he was involved in the Longitude Punk'd Exhibition at the Royal Observatory in London, where an audience interacted with the Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA narrative staged as immersive theatre. 

Over the past four years we have hosted several immersive theatrical events, and brought part of the Clockwork Watch story to life. These shows are participatory excursions, and are co-created by the attendees. Some last for more than nine-hours, such as Clockwork Underworld.  

Suna Dasi as Tinku Ranbir, Queen's House Summer Fete, 2014
Suna Dasi as Tinku Ranbir, Queen's House Summer Fete, 2014

This year Clockwork Watch was voted Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice 2015 Best Graphic Novel

Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice: 2015 Best Graphic Novel
Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice: 2015 Best Graphic Novel

Tick Tock IPA #3, is a tale that is so far fetched, it will have you questioning many of the things you've learnt about history, and will prompt you to revisit recent events as we put a unique spin on life as we know it.

Who Is Behind This Mad Tale?

Clockwork Watch is a collaborative project with Corey Brotherson (Editor), Fabio Duarte Martins (Front Page Design), Mike Stock (Letterer), Jennie Gyllblad (Illustrator), and Yomi Ayeni (Author).

If we pass our target, which we hope to do (with your support, and some wind in our sails), we will have a bit more leverage to do some amazing things. Did you know that Clockwork Watch was originally written as a film? No, we wont go for the film just yet, but we've started adapting the script into a new series of books.

Reaching the £9000 mark will kickstart the early production Countenance, the final part of the Clockwork Watch story, which was written as a prequel to the film script. This book is scheduled for publication in July 2016, but we will publish it this year. 

Corey says it is the most brutal part of the narrative, and Jennie is yet to read it, because she knows it will distract her from working on Tick Tock #3.

Raising £12000 will give us the means to produce a limited edition BIGGER A3 compilation of all the Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA books, which look amazing! These will be hand-bound, and have a fancy cover.

Arriving at the £15000 mark, gives us enough funds to create the Full Clockwork Watch, a book that combines, The Arrival, Breakaway, Countenance (scheduled for 2016), and our three Tick Tock IPA's

We will even ask Mr Hodgson to make a special batch of his IPA, to serve at a joint launch party.

Risks and challenges

If we fail in funding this book, aspects of the Clockwork Watch project will fail. Even though our schedule currently allows us to deliver this on time, lack of finances means Jennie will have to work on other projects to make a living.

In the event of a disaster hitting our schedule, we will keep everyone informed of developments, and endeavour to deliver as soon as we possibly can.

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    Clockwork Watch: The Arrival.
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    Here's how our story started in 2012:

    Technological and social change is in the air – human-clockwork hybridisation is the talk of the town; the unwise employment of science has led to amazement and outcry. The Arrival introduces the amazing Steampunk world of Clockwork Watch.

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    Clockwork Watch: Breakaway

    Twenty years since the events of Clockwork Watch: The Arrival and Great Britain has gone through an astounding transformation. Clockwork servants are all the rage – but not in the way the government planned. Unemployment, Clockwork prostitution and anti-Clock violence.

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    Oh My... #3:
    A limited edition paperback collection of all three Tick Tock IPA books. Some of these goodies will be taken to San Diego, but it's one for the avid follower of Victoriana. Get them while you can!

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    An invitation to the Clockwork Watch: Tick Tock IPA #3 Official Book Launch, in London. The event will be a themed immersive experience. Refreshments, and fun promised.

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    The event is now sold out. Expect to immerse yourselves in the seedy underbelly of Victoriana, with music from The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing!

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