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A bit of the Jules Verne stuff by AxelMedellin A bit of the Jules Verne stuff by AxelMedellin
Remember that dream project I was talking about long ago? Want a peek?

This is for an antology book that gets together 14 artists and 14 writers, with the purpose or reinventing, twisting, or doing something to 14 Jules Verne's stories, then doing six page comics about them... we're celebrating the centenary of Verne.

The book should be ready in about a month, and appear the first weekend of december at the International Book Fair of Guadalajara, supposedly the third largest book fair in the world... fingers crossed.

In the meantime, a local writer called Cesar Gomez crafted a truyly demented story based on two Verne's tales: The Helix Island, and Maese Zachary (I think that's the translation, apologize if not), about a mathematical city, and a craftmanship who creates wonderful robots... I jumped when I got the script, I thought it was taylor made for me.

This was an odd project... I only had about two weeks for finishing the eight pages (our story needed to be longer), and had to do the pencils, inks, color and lettering... the book will be printed in two inks to give it an ancient look, and that was alien territory to me. I wish I had more time to do this, but anyway, that's how things are in this tropical country ;)

This looks quite different from my usual stuff, I guess. I didn't usually play with panel shapes, but in this page we're telling about a society that works like a swiss clock thanks to the robots, so I felt the cog-like panels fit... I might continue doing these tricks in the future.

Hope you like it...
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:iconladrilloso:
ladrilloso Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
si recuerdo esa recopilación de trabajos sospechaba que lo habias hecho tu pero ahora queda mas que confirmado, me gustaban las maquinas de esa historia aunque el final fue un poco confuso :?
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:iconnamelessmanic:
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Are those bug things robots?
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:iconpyrates:
pyrates Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Your work is awesome. I find it really immersive. I see the story lines behind your wooden robots as pre-victorian steam punk contraptions.
Tres Cool
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much... eventually I'll get to do my retro-bot story...
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:iconpyrates:
pyrates Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Do you ever do any roleplaying. There is a game called Eberron where you can played a creation called a warforged. I don't game but the artwork on the covers is great and you concepts would work perfectly for that genre I'm sure.
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:iconzaronianwarcaptain:
ZaronianWarCaptain Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student General Artist
Is this available to purchase somewhere, preferably in English? I hope I'm not too late. )-:
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey!

Here's the link where the book is available:

[link]

Unfortunately, it's only in spanish. The pics are nice, though.
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:iconzaronianwarcaptain:
ZaronianWarCaptain Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Well, I'll probably just try to use an online translator or something to try to understand. Thanks for the link!
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:iconbarksodaverne:
barksodaverne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
a story after Verne's ones! sounds great!
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:icondracorotor:
dracorotor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
Is it bad screen resolution ruining my ability to read it, or is the first equation there rather obvious gibberish?
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It's suppossed to be taken from a math book
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:icondracorotor:
dracorotor Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Yeah, it is. I saw something there I hadn't before that can make it work. I need to start checking this stuff on my laptop and not this crap old desktop so I can see those details.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I can never make laptops work...
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:icondracorotor:
dracorotor Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
really? hmmm... it may just be bad resolution, then, that's making it tough to follow.
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:iconebony66136:
ebony66136 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
Great stuff. The texture on the robots is just brilliant. :)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much (I'm getting repetitive in this :P)
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:iconebony66136:
ebony66136 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
:D
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:iconbrotherpanda:
brotherpanda Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005   Artisan Crafter
Have you ever watched the anime Bleach before? The long nailed white hair guy looks a lot like Captain Juushiro Ukitate, the 13th Captain of the Gotei 13. And he's almost always sick and in bed with a mysterious disease, so it fits!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Mmm... hadn't hear about that... you are quite the otaku, then...
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:iconbrotherpanda:
brotherpanda Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005   Artisan Crafter
No, not too much. My friend is one thought.
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:iconmosquito77:
mosquito77 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
great...great....!!!!
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:icondarknova666:
DarkNova666 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005   Interface Designer
uhmm, tendre que darme una vuelta por la fil para conseguirlo...
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
O gratis en la compra de una caja de lechuga romana en abastos...
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:iconartdragon:
ArtDragon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Student
:heart: !!!!!

..whoa.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconalfredocaceres:
AlfredoCaceres Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
Me gusta mucho su estilo de dibujo, en especial la manera de como sus dibujos intentan dan a conocer otros mundos.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Esa es la idea, gracias...
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:iconcalamartto:
calamartto Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
se ve muy chido, pero luego leo el texto, ahorita como que me da un poco de hueva leerlo en ingles, la ilustracion muy buena!!!! luego le comento sobre el texto...



saludos.
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:iconpak2pak:
pak2pak Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Todo muy bien, has intentado hacerlo con tonos de color frio?
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Mmm... no, porque lo encargaron específicamente en rojo tomate... pero se vería bien, tal vez...
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GreatRuler Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005   Traditional Artist
I really like how you protrayed the robots. They look so patient, and even happy to do their "friend"'s work for them. I especially like the one on the uppermost right hand corner, he seems so peaceful there, really contrast to his master, who's stressfully writing down mathematical equations. It really is something! You do amazing things with traditional and digital, as I can see with this picture too. It's really beautiful, good luck in the book fair as well!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, you make me sound far cleverer than I am :)
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:iconkimi-mo:
Kimi-mo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005  Professional Filmographer
muy bien!!! esta excelente como todo :D me gusta mucho el diseño d la pagina y claro las figuras y colores ;)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias como siempre
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:iconmiperraessaiyagina:
miperraessaiyagina Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
ya sabes cuanto va a costar su libro?
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
La verdad no sé, pero me imagino que va a ser similar al Libro Monero del año pasado, que estuvo a 100 en la FIL. como sea, va a ser más barato ahí que después en las librerías
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:iconrenecordova:
renecordova Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Yeeeee que chingon, me late tu planeacion de la pag ( luego me pasas unos tips ) a ver si hay chance de verlo, pinta pa algo muy bueno ¡¡¡


Saludos Axx
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Sale, gracias, y gusto de verte también
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:iconknightrebound:
knightrebound Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
It does look different: but I like it.

The designs are pretty-pretty good.

The one in the middle right reminds me vaguely of something I planned on trying to design one day: it was a type of maid for a way-station for extraplaner travelers. Except it was more clockwork and bronze than mysterious anchient tech.. and there might be a few fundamental changes to the design: but not much probably.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Go ahead with it, there's never enough robots out there... thanks!
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:iconmaxwindy:
maxwindy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow That so very cool style. :)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet comment, thanks
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:iconmaxwindy:
maxwindy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP :D
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:iconthespaceinvader:
thespaceinvader Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
Awesome. I really like how the robots look pitted/engraved and old.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! the engraved part was tiring...
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:iconthespaceinvader:
thespaceinvader Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
I bet it was.
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:iconlucid187:
Lucid187 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
:eyepopping: :drool: :tears:

+fav. Nuff said
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcooliologyer:
cooliologyer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
nice
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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