Friday, May 09, 2008

Graphic Novel about The Turk Chess Automaton

Clockwork Game: The Illustrious Career of a Chess-playing AutomatonClockwork Game is a graphic dramatization of the historical events surrounding one of the famous automata known as The Turk. Constructed by Hungarian nobleman Wolfgang von Kempelen, The Turk amazed audiences for decades on several continents by playing (and besting) many human competitors at the game of chess. Or, did it...?

Written and illustrated by Jane Irwin, a new installment of Clockwork Game is available every Thursday. Not only is this true story captivating, it is well-illustrated in a crosshatched pen-and-ink style. The graphic novel will ultimately be available in many formats including print.

The Clockwork Game web site has a wealth of great information about The Turk.

Here's were you can start to read Clockwork Game from the beginning.

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Anonymous Jane Irwin said...

Wow, Dug! Thanks for such a great and thoughtful post. I'm really honored to be included with all the other automaton wonders on your blog!

May 11, 2008 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMBROGIO BECCARRIA would like this!!!!!

August 8, 2008 7:35 PM  

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