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"So incredible is this retro-robotic invention that he is arguably giving the beloved Robbie the Robot, from the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, a run for its money as the most exotic metal-made character since L. Frank Baum's Tin Man." - The Atlantic
Fall 2014
Boilerplate PRESS Boilerplate SIGHTINGS

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

We are guests of
Wizard World Portland Comic Con
January 23-25

The Boilerplate movie marches on! Last year scribes were attached to the project. J.J. Abrams liked their work on the Boilerplate script so much, he tapped them to write the new Star Trek movie!

The Last Mission of Boilerplate (cover image)
The mechanical marvel appears in The Last Mission of Boilerplate--its first comic book outing since Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate. Not only that, Paul did it as part of a 24-hour comic book challenge! Get your copy here.



REVIEWS OF THE
BOILERPLATE WEBSITE:

"Deliciously detailed"
The New York Times

"Charming"
U.S. News & World Report

"Awesome"
Robotics Society of America

"Amazing"
The Christian Science Monitor

"Impressive"
Tim Gaskill, Editor StarTrek.com

"Cool"
NASA Space Telerobotics Program

"VERY cool"
Mike Carlin, VP of DC Comics

i09
has Boilerplate among the
top ten robot hoaxes
in world history!

Boilerplate was a cover feature in issue #54 of Real Robots magazine. This is the United Kingdom's leading robotics publication.Click on cover at left for larger image.
Boilerplate was featured in Paradox.
This is Russia's top robotics publication!
Can anyone translate the article for me?

THE PORTLAND TRIBUNE
Randall Barton wrote about Boilerplate
in the Jan. 22, 2009 issue.

THE PORTLAND MERCURY
John Dooley wrote about Boilerplate
in the Nov. 7, 2002 issue.

THE OREGONIAN
Inara Verzemnieks wrote about Boilerplate
in the Nov. 8, 2005 issue.

DER SPIEGEL
The German magazine wrote about Boilerplate
in the Nov. 1, 2005 issue.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Heidi MacDonald wrote about Boilerplate
in the Nov. 1, 2005 issue.

WILLAMETTE WEEK
Nick Obourne wrote about Boilerplate
in the Oct. 25, 2002 issue.
It would be the first in what would become a series of articles relating to Boilerplate.



Paul was a guest on Clyde Lewis' nationaly known talk radio program GROUND ZERO (11/24/02). For three hours they discused Boilerplate and 19th century robots.


Read TOR.com's
FIVE THINGS
YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT BOILERPLATE


REVIEWS OF THE BOOK:

"A masterpiece of fictional reality"
The Telegraph UK

"Excellent"
The Wall Street Journal

"An amazing visual odyssey"
The Denver Times

"Visually and thematically stunning"
The Baltimore Sun

"Wildly imaginative"
The New York Observer

"Tremendous fun"
The New York Post

"Great fun"
Honolulu Star Bulletin

"A delight, a perfect ramble of a read"
Los Angeles Times

"A tour de force"
Publishers Weekly

“Impeccably done"
Salon.com


"Utterly enchanting"
Fantasy & Science Fiction


“Brilliant!”
Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen

“Truly brilliant.
I can’t stop looking at it.”

Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy

"Seamless, strange, and satisfying, Boilerplate is a work of art."
Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker

“Boilerplate is the most fascinating history book I've ever read.”
Tim Powers, author of On Stranger Tides

“Boilerplate is a conceptual
and artistic marvel.”

Greg Bear, author of Darwin's Radio

“It's a masterpiece. No, really, it is.”
Mike Allred, creator of Madman


A masterpiece of steampunk fiction"
Pop Journalism

“A masterwork, inventive and engaging"
The Gatehouse Gazette


“Delightful and entertaining”
The Baryon Review

“Highly creative"
Shutterbug Magazine

“A priceless piece of originality”
Powell’s Books

"Wonderful" - Barnes & Noble
"Spectacular" - Amazon
"Brilliant" - Borders

Ranked #3 on an Amazon list of best books!
See what Boilerplate bested HERE!



The KBOO radio book reading and interview with Paul & Anina

Fictional Frontiers' audio interview with Paul & Anina - Extended cut!

A lively review of the BP book begins about halfway into this podcast:
11 O'Clock Comics Episode 108

The CBR interview
with Paul & Anina

The NEWSARAMA
interview with Paul


The Pop Culture Network's video interview with Paul



 


Boilerplate in PORTLANDIA (s2ep2)
Fred Armisen compliments the decor at a housewarming while pointing over his shoulder at the robot's portrait.


Boilerplate makes the cover of the leading entertainment magazine in Poland.


A two-page story appears in the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's 3rd free speech anthology Liberty Annual.


One entry in a series by Ben Dewey.


BP on the scene in the web comic BUCKO.


An indie music mascot!
The robot is on the cover of
STARS album
Sad Robot.
Paul attended a STARS concert and came home with a Boilerplate bag of swag!

Boilerplate was snuck into the background of a painting Paul did for a local brew pub.

Boilerplate artwork was featured in the Short Circuit Robot Show.
It got a great critique from the
Portland Mercury!

Boilerplate is the subject of a factoid in the center of a kids menu for the Italian restaurant chain Fazoli's.

Boilerplate was honored by the NASA Space Telerobotics Program as being a "Cool Robot of the Week!"
The Hollywood Reporter broke a story about Boilerplate and J.J. Abrams.
The rest of the world wide web went nuts. Just Google it!
We did interviews for BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE, THE PORTLAND EXAMINER, and CBR.
It’s appropriate that the first major video interview with the Victorian robot’s creator Paul Guinan, and co-author Anina Bennett, was televised over the airwaves–old school!

Outlook Portland with Rick Emerson was a Sunday morning chat show on channel 32, and the YouTube version is available for those who weren’t up early enough or who live outside the broadcast area. It’s in four segments, each about six minutes, 24 minutes total.
PART ONE - PART TWO
PART THREE - PART FOUR

Here's a segment from CLEVER MOVIES about the BP-JJ team-up
THE BOILERPLATE TEACHER'S GUIDE - by Professor Mike Perschon

Another Boilerplate figurine was constructed in 2007.
View the build!

Boilerplate seen during WWII?!
Check out this actual BP fan submission.

Boilerplate is a mascot for Lincoln High School's robotics team!
Check out a recent match.

BIG RED HAIR HOME

BP BOOK FAN MAIL


Paul and Anina were Special Guests of
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2011 in San Diego!
We were also co-hosts at the Eisner Awards!

BOILERPLATE BOOK RELEASE EVENTS

Release Party - Author Reading - Art Exhibit
NYC Book Tour Appearance
-
From MARCH 22 to APRIL 19, 2001,
assorted Boilerplate items and ephemera were in a
GALLERY EXHIBITION!
Displayed were posters, pictures, the articulated maquette,
and original pages from the graphic novel.
Below are photos of the exhibition, which took place at the
Northview Gallery, 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97280

THE BOILERPLATE JUMPSTATION
BOILERPLATE INTRODUCTION BOILERPLATE'S INVENTOR BOILERPLATE UNVEILED
BOILERPLATE & THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR BOILERPLATE & PANCHO VILLA BOILERPLATE & THE JAPANESE-RUSSIAN WAR BOILERPLATE & WORLD WAR ONE
BP LEGACY BP LAB ANTARCTIC BP
BIBLIO & TIMELINE
BP COMICS
BP POP STAR
MAKING BP BP REPRO BOOK PREVIEWS
BP MAIL
MOVIE TRAILER
BP STORE



The Boilerplate web project began in July 2000 with three pages and nine images--
it now contains sixty pages and hundreds of images!
See the site map for a complete list of pages and links

Fun Fact: This site is the #1 Google search result for "Victorian robot"

Questions and comments: guinan@bigredhair.com

All contents copyright 2000, 2012 Paul Guinan.
Boilerplate, Archibald Campion, Lily Campion, and all related marks and indicia are trademarks of Paul Guinan.

BOILERPLATE RETURNS!
Boilerplate guest stars in the latest HEARTBREAKERS graphic novel.

Missing since WWI and found in pieces by the Heartbreakers, Boilerplate is reassembled and helps our heroes thwart their enemies.

This graphic novel was nominated for an EISNER AWARD (the comic book industry's OSCARS) in the Best Painter category.
This news was reported in our hometown paper (4/19/2006 ).


This site has been used in lesson plans, to teach critical thinking, by the famous
Hong Kong Academy.

RELATED SITES:

Robot Cafe - Robotics news, forums, links. They rate BP a 10 out of 10--thanks!
MachineBrain - Robotics and "smart machines". Boilerplate's listed in the fighting robots section.
Jeff's Robots - Pictures (Boilerplate among them) and links ranging from silver-screen, to real robots.
William Herod - He chronicles the history of a little know robot known as the Buffalo Iron Man.
Dead Bodies Inc. - America's token robot journal written by robots, for robots.
Robot World - An online dictonary of robots (Boilerplate's included).
Mars - a consise yet comprehensive ('cause BP's listed) robot link list.
Dug North - robotic art, automata, and links (w/Boilerplate, natch!).
Robots will rule the world - 'nuff said!