Taking this Time Machine to Toronto
We’re going north! This weekend (May 11-12), we’ll be proud to represent Once Upon a Time Machine at Canada’s most beloved comics shindig, TCAF - The Toronto Comic Arts Festival! Here’s where and when you need to go: Toronto Reference Library (TRL) 789 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 2G8 Sat, May 11, 9am - 5pm Sun, May 12, 11am - 5pm ADMISSION IS FREE! Locust...
Once Upon a Time Machine: The Reviews! →
We’ve just added a new permanent page on the book’s website, where we’ll collect all the praise & press we can find for Once Upon a Time Machine in one place. If you’d like to indulge us in our vanity, go check it out! And remember, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the book, too! Let us know what you took away from it on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads or Amazon!
MoCCA Fest this weekend!
Charles Fetherolf (Giants in the Earth, Sons of Cain, District Comics, Once Upon a Time Machine’s ”The Crossing”) has a table at the always-fun Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) Arts Festival this weekend (Saturday April 6 & Sunday April 7, 11am-6pm). You’ll find him at Table C74, just ahead and a bit to your right as you walk in the main entrance. ...
More on Fabletown...and Asbury, Too
[from Andrew Carl at the ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE blog] FABLETOWN AND BEYOND Over on the Locust Moon blog, Chris Stevens provided a wonderful reaction piece to our unforgettable time in Fabletown (née Rochester), Minnesota. You really ought to read it. The journey truly started on Tuesday night, three days before Fabletown and Beyond would be underway. Josh O’Neill in Philly and I in New...
from here to fabletown & back
[from Chris Stevens, on the LOCUST MOON blog] last week we set out for minnesota and the FABLETOWN convention. i took a train instead of flying. long train rides are equally relaxing and a test of endurance. i was able to hole up in the cafe car once it closed and stretch out and read. pulling through the country and approaching minnesota i was struck by the emptiness and isolation of the...
To Fabletown...and Beyond!
This Friday through Sunday (March 22-24), you’ll find Once Upon a Time Machine’s Andrew Carl (Editor; Writer, “John Henry”), Chris Stevens (Producer; Writer, “The Boy Who Drew Cats”), and Josh O’Neill (Creative Advisor; Writer, “Bombus and Vespula”) in Rochester, Minnesota at Bill Willingham’s Fabletown and Beyond convention! What is...
2013’s properly underway, and this Time Machine ain’t slowing down! Left to right: Andrew Carl, Josh O’Neill, Chris Stevens, and Kelly Writers House Program Coordinator Alli Katz. In January, a handful of Once Upon a Time Machine creators - Andrew Carl (Editor; writer of “John Henry”), Chris Stevens (Producer; writer of “The Boy Who Drew Cats”), Josh...
SFRevu "Highly Recommends" Once Upon a Time...
SFRevu, the monthly online sci-fi magazine, has published a great advance review of OUATM in its September issue. Here’s a taste: “Carl and Stevens have done a masterful job, enlisting marvelous creators and unleashing them on nearly every fairy tale an American parent (like me) might imagine. It’s a volume that adults and children will greatly enjoy, with clever, insightful,...
Dark Horse's "Once Upon A Time Machine" future... →
Diamond Bookshelf Interview
Recently, Once Upon a Time Machine editor Andrew Carl and producer Chris Stevens (virtually) sat down with the folks at Diamond Bookshelf for a little interview. We discussed the origins of the book, the creative vision that drove it, and our theories as to what makes fairy tales so enduringly popular and beloved. Even better, Diamond Bookshelf took the opportunity to share a few...
Goodreads and Advance Reviews
The early word on this little book has been wonderful, and we couldn’t be happier. Have you found Once Upon a Time Machine on Goodreads, yet? Goodreads is a great website that lets you track, rate, review and discuss books that you’ve read and are planning to read (sort of like a virtual bookshelf and book club). If you’re eagerly awaiting Time Machine, for example, you can get...
First Review! →
Auggie over at Auggie Talk seems to have gotten her hands on a review copy of Once Upon a Time Machine. She may not be a regular comics reader, but she gave the book a chance…and, well, I’ll let her speak for herself! Here are some clips from her review that made us feel the most tingly inside: “When I received this book for review I wasn’t aware that it was a comic. At...
"Previews: What Looks Good for August" - Robot 6 @...
Chris Arrant: 1) Once Upon a Time Machine by Various (Dark Horse) – I love twisted takes on classic stories, and this looks to be just that – fairy tales refashioned for different times. Plus, the creator list seems inspired, with the likes of Ryan Ottley, Brandon Graham, and even mainstream artists like Khoi Pham. We won’t let you down, Chris!
Beyond the Tale: Marcus Muller
Artist Marcus Muller has been one of Once Upon a Time Machine’s most dedicated contributors - working alongside writer David Tanh and letterer Jason Arthur, Marcus drew and colored the single longest story in the book. Their take on “The Tortoise & the Hare,” is an anime-inspired, nonstop rush of kart race craziness, The Tea Garden Park Soapbox Grand Prix. Now let’s...
Lock down a copy (or ten) today!
From now until the beginning of July, stores are placing their orders for Once Upon a Time Machine. You may not be able to buy it yourself until October, but if no stores near you order their copies now, how will you ever find it? You know, if too few stores order their proper shares, determining the book’s print run accordingly, even Amazon might end up without enough copies to satisfy...
Under the Hood: Cinderella -Pinup-
Weshoyot Alvitre did a beautiful job bringing a Cinderella into the space age for her pinup. In fact, she may just have given us the prettiest snapshot of future fashion in the book. Check out Cinderella’s progression from early pencils, to a touch of inks, to the final inked page. One of our favorite colorists (and all-round favorite guys), Lance Erlick, colored Weshoyot’s...
Preview: A Destiny Earned (from "The Gold Piece")
Early on, writer James W. Powell determined to devote his energy to the adaptation of one of our lesser-known folk tales, “The Gold Piece.” Spanish artist Pam López (inexplicably, not a superstar already) and letterer Jason Arthur (bringing just the perfect touch) joined him to create A Destiny Earned — a charming account of a boy’s journey towards manhood and his...
Beyond the Tale: Tara Alexander
From the mind of writer Tara Alexander sprang 1001, a just-north-of-modern-day take on “Arabian Nights.” Unparalleled artist Nelson Evergreen and letterer extraordinaire Jason Arthur joined her to create this new tale of tales. Let’s hear from the charming Mrs. Alexander… Q: How did you arrive at this new incarnation of Scheherazade and her adventures in storytelling? I think what keeps fairy...
Under the Hood: John Henry (designs)
Writer Andrew Carl and artist William Allan Reyes took on the great American folk hero John Henry, and shot him into deep space. Seamus Heffernan and Jason Arthur later joined the crew, on colors and letters, respectively. Here are some of William’s character (and machinery!) designs for this steel-drivin’ tale. You can find William Allan Reyes on his deviantART site.
Preview: The Crossing (from “The Billy Goats...
The Crossing pulls “The Billy Goats Gruff” out of the idyllic countryside of our old storybooks and into a post-apocalyptic, but very familiar, modern cityscape. Charles Fetherolf brought us this wonderful, watercolor one-man-show (from script, to pencils, to paints, to letters). You can find more of Charles’ work at his website, and in his beautiful self-published comics, Giants in the Earth...
About the Book
Dark Horse Comics will publish Once Upon a Time Machine on October 10th, 2012. Fairy tales have fueled our dreams and fired our imaginations for centuries. Step inside a time machine built by a collection of today’s finest storytellers, and enter a range of futures where familiar tales are re-imagined in an astonishing variety of styles. Watch the next wave of leading illustrators work alongside...
Welcome to the new Tumblr page for Once Upon a Time Machine. This will be updated in tandem with our WordPress site, and in an alternate universe to our Facebook page. Check back in regularly for updates in preview art, creator interviews, reviews, news about the book’s impending release, and heads-up for any creator appearances. For now, enjoy Farel Dalrymple’s beautiful title page for the...