|This carriage fetched a high cab fare in 18th century Stockholm|
Badin and the Secret of the Saami takes place when the steam engine was in its infancy and everything was dark—literally. There was no electricity and no natural gas. Oil—whale oil—was a pricey commodity reserved the big cities where street lamps required nightly check-ups.
At left is a concept drawing I made for a carriage with off-road suspension, glass windows and curtains (no GPS or 8-track tape player, however). This lovely contraption belongs to a minor character and will be prominent in the story for Act 2. I created this drawing with Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio 5EX.