"A city surrounded by a quantum field that allows it to exist in a state unaffected by the passage of time." --Mordecai
Below are pencils from the monthly DC comic book Chronos. The "X" marks in the illustrations indicate areas of solid black. This helps keep excess graphite from smudging the images during the pencilling, lettering, and inking stages. Click on any image to enlarge.

Chronos arrives at Chronopolis' Terminal Station in an alternate, dystopian timeline. The architecture was based on the Orsay train station in Paris.

Rip Hunter is at the controls of the Eternity Drive, the engine that powers the city. The trains were based on Chicago subway cars of the 1940s.
"All that has passed and will come to pass within these walls is occurring simultaneously with our subjective present." --Gravesend
Above: The Countess greets Chronos and gives him a tour of her remodeling.
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The paintings on the walls of the Countess' gallery are by Soutine, Man Ray, Leger, and Per Krogh. They're drawn from actual paintings of a mysterious woman named Maria Lani. In November 1930, Lani suddenly appeared in Paris and persuaded over fifty artists (who would later become quite famous) to paint her portrait. She held an exhibition, printed a catalogue with a preface by Jean Cocteau, sold some works, then took the remaining paintings and disappeared from the face of the Earth. Was she a time traveler? I told this story to Chronos writer John Moore, and he was intrigued enough to incorporate it into the storyline.

"My past, present, and future are inexorably bound to this paradox of a city--where time twists and turns on itself like the infinite loop of a mobius strip." --Chronos

The Semi-Official Chronos Soundtrack
Chronos Portfolio Metropolis 1871
Femopolis Proposal
Boilerplate Pages
Comic Book Samples:
Heartbreakers Boilerplate Chronos Autobiography