Clockwork Girl by Sean O’Reilly and Kevin Hanna

Clockwork Girl

Clockwork Girl is a graphic novel about a robot girl that has been given life by her creator (or father as she calls him). The scientist’s neighbor happens to be sort of a biologist/chemist who likes to make things too. So he makes a mutant boy. Robot girl and mutant boy meet each other and they so want to be friends. But in almost Romeo and Juliette kind of way, their fathers hate each other and therefore they’re against any connection between their creations.

The book is short, very short. My hubby finished it in 10 minutes. I spent a bit more time savoring the art, because it is quite pretty. Interestingly the idea of the tale is originated from video game pitch. The scientist (aka The Tinker) was the first character who they developed the story from. Both Sean O’Reilly and Kevin Hanna have worked at video games industry (*wave* Hi, it’s nice to meet fellow game people!).

Rating: 3.5/5
Pages: 120
Publication year: 2008

First line
In a land far, far away, these fantastic castles were built as monuments to two very different and very important sciences.

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Since the review is so short, I’d like to show you some of my favorite illustrations from the book:

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