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The City of Tomorrow

This is the first illustration for my serialized story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, which began its run this week at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual ( [link] ). The story updates with a new illustrated page each Monday and Thursday, and will run for fourteen months there.

It's a linear, serialized story meant to complement the branching stories like Trapped in the Tower of the Brain Thieves.

On this first page we see a view over the city of Retropolis - just so we know where we are, here in the retro future - as we consider that there are some places in every city where people just don't go, and we explore the reasons why that's true.
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StudioPC's avatar
Oh Sweet! I didn't know you were on DA! Awesome. 
TDManiacXC626's avatar
How about a song to go with this picture?…
TheWildWestPyro's avatar
Beautiful! I'd definitely live there!
TheWildWestPyro's avatar
I love it! And I'd definitely be living there.
jannadann's avatar
looking for ward to reading the story. Love the art work.
saundby's avatar
I want to retire here. A small book shop, with a cat, and yellowed slide rules in a glass case beneath the register. And the sound of rockets overhead every day.
Maniac-Smith's avatar
What a spelndid cityscape.
Joey1058's avatar
Gawd, I love Retropolis!
BWS's avatar
Yep, it's there to be loved. :)
Kenseiden's avatar
fav'ing for future references ^^
PhotoshopJedi's avatar
nice, I am recruiting for a new compilation book of fantasy sci fi art. I am looking for a few hundred pieces all together. If you are interested let me know

craig musselman

(ps. if I don't get back to you in 48 hours try again)
That is amazing.
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LafnLion's avatar
Exceptionally beautiful work Mr. Schenck.
ikarusmedia's avatar
amazing work, great details! a wallpaper would be nice!
BWS's avatar
I'll do a set of desktop wallpapers eventually, like I did for "Trapped in the Tower of the Brain Thieves" - [link] - but that'll need to wait until most of the illustrations are done. (I've done 33 so far, out of about 120.)
ikarusmedia's avatar
thanks for the tip! downloading them! :D
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Stretch-Ink's avatar
Retropolis -- what a great name for this city. I love all the marvelous detail you've packed into this -- it really feels alive.
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Athalai-Haust's avatar
i love the art deco style it has.
JARM13's avatar
LOL , I want to live in your retro future . All your pictures are great .
karanua's avatar
Has elements very metropolis about it, I love this retropolis idea you do.
TokyoVigilanteX's avatar
Everything is better with Zeppelins.
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