Day 13 The Amazing Daedalus Flyer

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Professor Sylvestus Daedalus spent considerable time studying the mechanics of flight as observed in birds. In his pursuit to fly, Daedalus attempted to recreate the motions of flight by manipulating ¬†different wings and surfaces that provided resistance. As a result, he became conditioned as well as a superb athlete. Stumbling upon a series of sketches ¬†of Da Vinci’s that had been forgotten to time, Daedalus was able to crack the code and created the variable wing mechanism- a series of slides and pins that allowed the wings to expand, gap, and contract back as part of the natural flight motion. Literally, the wings would change size and shape during the flight motions. Daedalus took his invention to London, and before a skeptical crowds of tens of people he flew above the highest rooftops and into the fog/smog of the city’s sky and was never seen again.

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Category: 2013, Fantasy, Scifi, Steampunk

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John Tompkins, aka Captblitzdawg, is a self-taught artist who has done a variety of commercial art, editorial/political cartoons for Paxton media newspapers, and has self-published his own superhero stories. In 2005 he worked on the indie release SNAFU with Ink Pie Studios. In 2009 he organized The Return of Mini-Con, a library event in Indian Trail, NC pulling in comic and cartoon artists for a free convention experience for kids. He has also run the library's Cartooning Club for a little over five years, teaching kids drawing techniques used by comic publishers and animation studios. In 2013, his superhero the Sword, (along with some of his villains and supporting characters) is expected to become a part of the King Comics universe!

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