Sunday, 15 November 2015


Over the next few weeks we will be showing you the miniatures being used in the development of the game. Some of the miniatures are being designed and sculpted by myself and I can't wait to get those up for all to see. As well as these we will be using some fantastic models by some other awesome British manufacturers. Below are links to the manufacturers we are using so far. 
It has always been the intention to use a lot of existing miniatures for 'Rise of the Zombots' This is in part because I want to share the myriad of fantastic stuff that's out there already, but also because I like the idea of not being tied down to a 'you must buy my models or you can't play' mentality. Basically it's nice to have options as I'm sure a lot of you modellers and gamers out there will understand.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Who Is Cornelius Blow

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing bits and pieces with you that will hopefully give you an insight into the world of 'Project Cornelius'. This will include everything from character backgrounds to current designs and illustrations. 

So what better place to start than the titular character of both the comic and the game himself 'Cornelius Blow' So who is he?? 

Cornelius Milton Blow is a British scientist and professor in Anthropology and Pathology at the Prince Albert University. Using principles derived from such greats as Galvani and Volta he has devoted much of his career into the study of electrical stimulus on living tissue. In particular how it reacts with damaged and diseased flesh. 

He is a man of truth and knowledge who passionately believes good can be done through science to the betterment of all mankind.

As events unfold he is drawn into a very different world by an organisation called the Bastion but more about them another time.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Steady Update

Over the last week or so things have been busy behind the scenes here working on different pieces of artwork , rules and all manner of bits and pieces. Unfortunately many of these aren't particularly exciting as yet so haven't been shared with the rest of you. Do not fear however as there are many exciting things on the horizon.

On a plus note I have resurrected the old facebook page so you can all check in on things that way. I will also be using it to run some Rise of the Zombots give-aways in the not too distant future. Click on the image below to be taken to the facebook page and please like away so you can be kept up to date.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Ready for Tomorrow

I've finally got my little display ready for Nottingham Comic Con tomorrow. 

Sadly not managed to get some of things finished I wanted to like this guy

Not saying he's a big zombot but that's a 28mm model by his foot!!

Anyway It's time to get my lunch box ready then an early night. Hopefully see some of you in Nottingham. :-)

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Prep for Nottingham

I've managed to get some bits back from the printers today ready for Nottingham Comic Con on Saturday. Here are the first test floor sections and blank cards. I'll update you with the display tomorrow. 

Monday, 19 October 2015

Game Cards

Busy prepping everything ready for Nottingham Comic Con on Saturday and thought I'd share these with you. These are prototypes for the card backs used in 'Rise of the Zombots' Ill be getting a few of these printed up so I can mock up the game.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Taking it to Nottingham

Rise of the Zombots is taking it's first public outing soon. That's right it's coming to Nottingham Comic Con with the Clumsy Pickle.

I'll be bringing all sorts of goodies and hopefully some pretty special displays. So pop along and see the pickle and all of the 'Project Cornelius' progress.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Poem for the troops

I thought I'd share a little snippet of something from the rulebook with you today. I've always loved all the background and extra's in rulebooks. The way they flesh out mere rules into a whole world. More to come soon :-)

Friday, 9 October 2015


Welcome one and all to 'Project Cornelius'

What is 'Project Cornelius' I hear you say?! well it is something that has been mulling around in my mind and on my workbench for years now. In a nutshell 'Project Cornelius' is a multi platform project of epic proportions that I have been skirting around but never fully committed to until now!! 

It all started a good five years ago when I came up with an idea for a comic 'The Intrepid Endeavours of Cornelius Blow'. The comic is a steampunkesque victorian superhero story where the titular character unwittingly becomes embroiled in events of worldwide significance. Along side this I always intended to make a tabletop game based around the story that would expand upon the main storyline. The aim is that although the comic and the game are stand alone items they are linked in such a way that that each will enhance the other. 

Back in 2012 I created a small teaser comic which gave a brief glimpse into what is essentially an epic project. As is always the case with these things life got in the way and not a lot happened beyond that. Well that's where things are now changing!!

Along with a few friends I have been steadily progressing with artwork, stories and the game, and now has come the time to release this monster into the world and make the dreams a reality. 

This blog is to be the hub, where all progress reports, updates and information is to be collated and shared with you the world, with the aim of putting the game into a kickstarter followed by the comic afterwards. So if you are a fan of comics, wargames, miniatures and steampunk or know somebody who is hopefully this is for you. 

Please feel free to spread the word about this to any and all your friends. You can find me on twitter @clumsy_pickle and facebook  where I'll be happy to answer any questions about the project.