Remember the amazing Mortal Engines concept art by Jaguar Lee which I posted here a few months ago? Well, he’s still at work, and has just sent me some comics pages which fill in a bit of the books’ backstory – from the Sixty Minute War, through the development of larger and larger tanks and tracked vehicles to the appearance of the first Traction City. (They’d also make a great title sequence for a Mortal Engines movie – the way they hint at so much history in just a few images reminds me a bit of the credits sequence of Miyazaki’s Laputa – Castle in the Sky. And talking of unlikely flying cities, Jaguar has also done some work on Airhaven, but I’ll save that for next week.
And while you’re looking at these, you could have a listen to some music by Adam Wheeler, inspired by a recent re-reading of the Quartet. Dramatic and earbending, it’s based on the sound of a Traction City rumbling by.
All images © Jaguar Lee