"An excellent point of discussion Christopher. I for one, am completely enamored with the Steampunk esthetic. I lament the loss of appreciation for artistry and craftsmanship in this modern sterile era. Especially in the arts and architecture of our…"
I am a comic artist/author working out of Fresno California.
My first whiff of the steam came to me out of the Port of
San Francisco. There was a gathering of like minded creators there, and amongst them, a contingent of curiously attired men and women seeming as if they had slipped from the pages of an Vernian novel. Death rays and top hats, bustles and bustiers, goggles and gears galore... I was fascinated! Inspired! Now, some three years later, I am working on a Graphic Novel entitled "GREW". It is a dystopian mélange forged from dreams and visions, wrought from the depths of my tortured psyche, and tied inextricably to the parallel universe from which it sprung.
I am in consort with a group of fellow artisans from around the globe. Together we are the Anthology 8. Hailing from far flung ports such as Sydney Australia and Cape Town South Africa, to Richmond Virginia and the great central valley of the golden state, we conspire to bring forth to the world a tomb of comic brilliance.
We prepose to unveil our creation at Wondercon 2011 April 2-4.
It is entitled 8 A Steam Punk Anthology. You can peruse or process here; http://www.illopond.com/community/viewforum.php?f=10
What do you hope to find at The Steampunk Writers & Artists Guild?
like minded, creative individuals who are serious about expression and who perhaps revel in the collaborative experience.
"Half the self-appointed experts say that steampunk is a burgeoning new field that's about to take off, the other half say it never had any life, and will be buried next week. I wish these folks would make up their minds so that I'll…"
"Here is an example of a new technological development of obvious relevance to steampunk, a press release from MIT issued just today: Steam from the sun --- New sponge-like structure converts solar energy into steam. This would seem like a useful…"
"Good evening, Mr. Redington, and thanks for stopping by. I took the time to try to work out where this might go because it was all the rage across the board on the writing sites I frequent. My crystal ball is no more accurate than the next…"
"Dear Mr. Tyler,
Please take the following question as just that -- a question ; I have no fixed opinion on this subject:
Are projects like this necessarily any more damaging to writers than the traditional public library ?
If a library buys a book…"