Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Michael Dooney: 1887 Age of Steam Superwomen

Huntress ©Michael Dooney
Death ©Michael Dooney
Catwoman ©Michael Dooney
Wonder Woman ©Michael Dooney
Lady Zatanna ©Michael Dooney
This is a great collection of classic comic book women in an 1887 Victorian style, by comic artist Michael Dooney (who is the cover artist for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Visit his entire collection on deviant-art. I think the Steampunk Huntress is my favourite, but I'll admit to having a soft spot for Death.

Via io9

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cassia Harries: Steampunk Munny

Steampunk Gargoyle © Cassia Harries
Steampunk Gargoyle © Cassia Harries
Steampunk Dragon © Cassia Harries
Steampunk Dragon © Cassia Harries
From Cassia Harries, the "Dark Skies" collection currently in development. These guys are made using Super Sculpey over a Munny and are painted with acrylic paint. Stands 4 1/2 inches tall. via Creature Spot.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Victoria Steam Exposition III: Poster Art

VSEIII- Poster Art ©Zandra Stratford

Steampunk is the collision of history, technology, imagination, and attitude. Nineteenth-century sensibilities with impossible Jules-Verne-inspired technology. Teak-panelled computers, corsets and jetpacks, top hats and rayguns.

April 20th to 22nd, 2012, for the third year in a row, Victoria, British Columbia, will host an art-happening of steampunk art, tech, fashion, music, architecture, and story.

The show's literary headliners this year are Hugo Award winner Ann Vandermeer, and The Steampunk Bible's Hugo and Nebula nominee Jeff Vandermeer; Abney Park's Kristina Erickson and Captain Robert Brown, author of The Wrath of Fate.  Our featured artist is Ian Finch Field, who's incredible leather and brass creations have been featured in 1000 Steampunk Creations and international music videos.

More on VSE III can be found on the website.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gail Carriger: Timeless~ Parasol Protectorate Book the Last

Timeless by Gail Carriger

It's been awhile since we've had a book up here but the release of Gail Carriger's latest in the Parasol Protectorate series deserves a spot here. I just got the iBook version of Timeless and have been thoroughly enjoying it so far. I'm pacing myself a little because it's the end of the Alexia series.

Also, Soulless has been re-invisioned as Manga, the artwork looks wonderful, you can get more peaks over on Gail's blog.

Soulless  The Manga Vol 1

Author Bio: (via Amazon)
New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.

The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless (March 2012). Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award A manga version with release in Spring 2012. She is currently writing young adult books set in the same universe ~ the Finishing School series (Feb. 2013). Soon she will begin a new adult series, The Parasol Protectorate Abroad (Fall 2013).