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Having sold more than 300,000 copies in a series of five comic books, The Clockwork Girl is now a luscious graphic novel. It’s a tale unlike any other, a journey into a faraway land where the Clockwork Girl lives—a ticking robot girl with mechanical limbs and a voice of her own.
Against all odds, she finds companionship in Huxley, the amazing mutant circus boy who risks his life to be with her. Together they tackle questions like what man can feel that a machine or mutant can’t, what loneliness is, and what love is.
But can a robot girl feel true love? Will this futuristic Romeo and Juliet survive the threats of their warring families?
Soon to be a three-dimensional major motion picture, The Clockwork Girl love story is inspired by the romantic pursuits of its lovesick authors, colleagues Sean O’Reilly and Kevin Hanna.
Sean O’Reilly is the founder and C.E.O. of Arcana Studio, an award-winning publisher of comic books and graphic novels. He is the author of a number of graphic novels, including The Gwaii, Mighty Mighty Monsters, Pixies, Kade, and The Hope Virus, as well as the producer and writer of two films for Lions Gate Entertainment.
Kevin Hanna is the founder of Frogchildren Studios, a multimedia entertainment company. He has worked as an art director for Disney, Microsoft, Sony, and Google. The Clockwork Girl is his first graphic novel.
It's a fun, fast, fulfilling read, I highly recommend.
The illustration is done in beautiful full color, and while the characters are more cartoony than realistic in style, the illustration is still very well done.
The fact that the two main characters are each outsiders in their own way adds to the appeal, because everyone has felt like an outsider at some point.
The plot of forbidden friendship is not original and the reader will likely be able to see how the story will end. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rebecca D.
I bought a copy of this book from Half Price Books. This was a very cute graphic novel retelling of Romeo and Juliet that is done in stunning full color and is appropriate for all... Read morePublished 12 months ago by K. Eckert
Truly enjoyable considering it is the first time I ever heard of it truly a great story with a happy endingPublished 13 months ago by T
It came to me exactly as described and hopefully my grandson liked reading it. Thank you very very very muchPublished 13 months ago by Sharon L. Burkholder
The Clockwork Girl is a beautifully illustrated story that my entire family enjoyed. The artwork is especially stunning for a comic book and the story is fresh and engaging.Published on August 16, 2010 by Natalie J.