Autodidact: self-taught


The Tale of How

by V. L. Craven

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The Tale of How by The Blackheart Gang is a musical piece about dodos who live in a tree growing out of the head of an octopus named Otto. Otto wants to eat the dodos.

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Style-wise there’s a bit of William Morris about it, and Tim Burton and Steampunk. And the tentacles swooping things beneath the sea had a Victorian sailors-in-peril vibe.

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Even aside from those things, I have something of an affinity for dodos, due to my enjoyment of the Thursday Next series and the main character’s pet dodo, Pickwick, who says Plock Plock and loves marshmallows.

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Then there’s the eye-popping artwork. All of the images in this post are enlargeable. They are also prints over on their website , as well as other information. Including a ‘Making of’ video.

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It’s been quite some time since they’ve updated the site. I can only hope they’re still working on the other two pieces in the trilogy, because I need to see more dodo adventures!

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