Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tall Tales to Tell

As I have said on more than one occasion, I love doing research. One of the most fun aspects of the writing process for me is to go on the hunt for details to inform the pieces I have been working on, and Robot 13 has been a huge undertaking in that area.
The reason that this series has maxed out my library card, is that the stories we are telling draw heavily from Greek Mythology.
Robot 13 is, after all, a freakin' huge robot with a skull for a noggin.
Naturally, he has to battle giant monsters... right?
and what better monsters than those of Greek Myth?
I knew you would see it my way...
Regardless- I wanted to share with you some of the high points in the research I did for Issue 1 of the new mini series, where our robot rises from the sea, only to meet the Kraken from it's depths...
This is the dictionary definition of a Kraken.
The Kraken is usually depicted as a giant squid, like the one recently caught in the Ross Sea.
The famous, yet boring-as-hades, poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, the Kraken.
Here is music from the Industrial band Kraken and the Colombian Metal band, neither of which is very famous or very boring.
This is from the Sea World ride...
Both Clash of the Titans and Pirates of the Caribbean featured their versions of the monster, as does the game God of War.
One of my favorites- a Lego Kraken!
And finally, a very nice essay on some of the historical high points of the Kraken...


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