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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:
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:
Are those bug things robots?
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:iconpyrates:
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 Jan 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much... eventually I'll get to do my retro-bot story...
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:iconpyrates:
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 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 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 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:
a story after Verne's ones! sounds great!
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:icondracorotor:
Is it bad screen resolution ruining my ability to read it, or is the first equation there rather obvious gibberish?
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