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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Department of Book Reports: Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel

Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett discuss their graphic Steampunk robot history: Boilerplate, History's Mechanical Marvel and their career in Graphic Novels. Join us for a Steampunk night with this talented team of artists at Jackson Street Books' Lacamas Hall.
Boilerplate was created in 1893 by Professor Archibald Campion, a robot soldier designed to "prevent the death of men in the conflicts of nations". Throughout his career he met historical figures such as Teddy Roosevelt, Lawrence of Arabia, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla. This coffee table book chronicles his story with photos, maps, paintings, posters, cartoons and stereoscope plates.

Boilerplate is available at Jackson Street Books and your local independent booksellers

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  1. SeattleTammy:

    Am I the only one who sees an uncanny resemblance between Boilerplate and the "coerced childbirth" patriot who is the subject of an earlier post on this here blog?

  2. So, it’s kind of like Zelig meets The Iron Giant, right?

  3. Zelig is an apt comparison, often used. You guys really need to get a Second Life.


We'll try dumping haloscan and see how it works.