"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.
"Some obvious possibilities would include:1. Science Museum, South Kensington (difference engine replica)
2. Natural History Museum (the Victorian interior has unfortunately been ruined, but the amazing science-themed Gothic decorations remain)
After a successful Kickstarter campaign this Spring, I am visiting London to create a travel ezine for people interested in Victoriana and Steampunk. I am looking for any ideas of places I should visit while I am here. This is what I have planned so far:Victoria and Albert MuseumLongitude Punk'd at the Greenwich ObservatoryConstantinople to Cairo at the Queen's GallerySherlock Holmes MuseumBromley Museum (H.G. Wells and Charles Darwin were born here)Kew Bridge Steam MuseumPiccadilly MarketJack…See More
Hello Friends!I started my Steampunk site, ForWhomTheGearTurns.com, last fall and it has been an amazing ride so far! I found out about Steampunk and neo-Victoriana a few years ago, but in hindsight I think I've always loved the aesthetic, I just didn't have a name for it. I have degrees in Anthropology and Museums Studies, so…See More
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