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The City of Tomorrow

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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? www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZdXIc…
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 www.machinesandmagic.com

craig musselman
machinesandmagic@gmail.com

(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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