Boilerplate

Boilerplate

History’s Mechanical Marvel

Explore the world of Boilerplate, the 19th-century robot soldier who has adventures with Teddy Roosevelt, Lawrence of Arabia, Mark Twain, Nikola Tesla, and other historical figures.

Comic City, USA

Comic City, USA

New museum exhibit

Learn more about this unique show at the Oregon Historical Society, and watch a video of our talk “From Geek to Chic: The Comic Book Revolution.”

Frank Reade

Frank Reade

Adventures in the Age of Invention

Dive into our illustrated steampunk adventure book, and discover the secret origins of Frank Reade in the world’s first science fiction magazines.

Time Tunnel

Time Tunnel

A look forward, and back

We built our website in 1998 and rebuilt it in 2016. But we’re history / science fiction nerds, so we created a Time Tunnel where you can travel back to our old site. Read about it here.

BIG RED HAIR is Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, together.

We write and draw booksBoilerplateFrank ReadeHeartbreakersChronosAztec Empire.

We also teach and write about comic books.

And we make appearances and go on adventures.