"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.
I'm in because I drew blueprints for a water ship / aerial / spacecraft, It runs on steam, and utilizes a mechanical energy storage and generation device.Within the vessel is a garden, for entirely self-contained food.The one aspect I haven't entirely worked out is H2O generation, i.e. fuel, or perpetual fuel.The ship also has a gamer's deck, in the event things get dull, or the moment strikes.Happy Sailing,SJSee More