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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
We are guests of
Wizard World Portland Comic Con
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 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.
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.
Inara Verzemnieks wrote about Boilerplate
in the Nov. 8, 2005 issue.
The German magazine wrote about Boilerplate
in the Nov. 1, 2005 issue.
Heidi MacDonald wrote about Boilerplate
in the Nov. 1, 2005 issue.
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.
YOU NEED TO KNOW
REVIEWS OF THE BOOK:
"A masterpiece of fictional reality"
The Telegraph UK
The Wall Street Journal
"An amazing visual odyssey"
The Denver Times
"Visually and thematically stunning"
The Baltimore Sun
The New York Observer
The New York Post
Honolulu Star Bulletin
"A delight, a perfect ramble of a read"
Los Angeles Times
"A tour de force"
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen
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"
“A masterwork, inventive and engaging"
The Gatehouse Gazette
“Delightful and entertaining”
The Baryon Review
“A priceless piece of originality”
"Wonderful" - Barnes & Noble
"Spectacular" - Amazon
"Brilliant" - Borders
A lively review of the BP book begins about halfway into this podcast:
11 O'Clock Comics Episode 108
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.
Boilerplate was snuck into the background of a painting Paul did for a local brew pub.
Boilerplate is the subject of a factoid in the center of a kids menu for the Italian restaurant chain Fazoli's.
|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 airwavesold 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
Boilerplate seen during WWII?!
Check out this actual BP fan submission.
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
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
All contents copyright 2000, 2012 Paul Guinan.
Boilerplate, Archibald Campion, Lily Campion, and all related marks and indicia are trademarks of Paul Guinan.
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.
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!