Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Changing Gears

Yesterday, I took a day off to work on Robot 13. Aside from working on the dialogue for issue 3, I did alot of research on Greek Mythology & History. Why Mythology? For those of you not in the know, the "hook" to Robot 13 is that our Hero doesn't just fight monsters, he fights the creatures of Greek Mythology. Why? Well... for that, you'll have to read the book.

As I have done several times in the past, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some of the cool things I found along the way...

GreekMythology.com is one of the best overview sites I have found.

Mythweb is also top notch, and has images for a great number of it's entries.

Jason and the Argonauts, a classic Ray Harryhausen film, can be seen in it's entirety on Youtube.com in 11 parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11...

Although Mr Harryhausen designed a rather wonderful looking Cyclops (seen here), it's not very close to the Greek depictions like this or this, where he looks almost human.

In issue 1, Robot 13 will fight a Kraken- read about them here, and see one on a Mycean Vase here.

Although The Kracken is a rollercoaster, Phoenix is also a very cool video game- play it online here for free!

Did the Ancient Greeks build robots? They created The Antikythera Mechanism, this robotic machine and some say they has help from UFO's...

Finally- look at these skulls? Do they prove something or are they simply freaky?


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