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In Review: The Marionette Unit

The Marionette Unit - Sample 1

Created by Azhur Saleem and James Boyle, illustrated by  Warwick Johnson-Cadwell  Out: Now The Book: How far would you go in search of a missing loved one? Could you infiltrate a hellish Victorian workhouse where steam-powered engines control your body? If so, then enter the world of The Marionette Unit; a time of control, obsession and monstrous machines. Beatrice Shaw is searching for her missing sister, Melodie, ... Read More »

Titan collects Greg Broadmore’s steampunk adventure “Dr Grordbort: Onslaught”

  This week sees the release of Titan Comics first collection of Dr Grordbort stories, the creation of master illustrator and yarn-spinner Greg Broadmore. In the Dr Grordbort: Onslaught anthology edition from the retro-sci-fi world of Dr Grordbort, Greg digs deeper into the interplanetary voyages of Lord Cockswain and his heroic pursuit of exhilaration, exploration and excessively violent colonialism.     And just ... Read More »

US publisher Arcana seeks submissions for “Steampunk Originals” anthology

  (Updated): US publisher Arcana has announced an open-call for submissions to Steampunk Originals VII,  their comic anthology series distributed by Diamond. Welcoming art of all styles/ media and stories of all tones/ genres, the resulting volumes are a kaleidoscopic exploration of the a Steampunk theme. The first six volumes have already featured hundreds of creators from across six continents. Unlike most anthologies, ... Read More »

Steampunk set to take over Morecambe!

Morecambe Steampunk Festival 2014

The League of Splendid are inviting everyone to enjoy ‘A Splendid Day Out’ in Morecambe – “The Naples of the North” on Saturday 31st May. From noon until 4.30pm, everyone is invited along to the Steampunk Festival at the Platform in Morecambe to enjoy numerous attractions including stalls, music, dancing and magic as well as a tea shop. It all sounds ... Read More »

2000AD Art Competition goes steampunk

Over on the 2000AD official forum, comic creators are regularly encouraged to take part in a monthly themed art competition – and this month the theme is steampunk. “It had to happen,” enthuses organiser and freelance artist himself, Owen Watts. “Whip those unnecessary cogs out, this competition is going steampunk. Drag your favourite thrill back (or forward, if a gentleman ... Read More »

Girl Genius web comic creators Phil and Kaja Foglio head for Cambridge

Phil and Kaja Foglio, creators of the steampunk web comic Girl Genius (, are to be Guests of Hounour at the Congenial convention in Cambridge next month. Taking place over 10-12th August 2012, Congenial is an SF and role-playng convention offering a programme of talks and panel discussions,  role-playing games, and socialising. The event is one in a series of ... Read More »

Lancaster Game Designers win top award

Lancaster-based game designers Peter Cakebread and Ken Walton have won the award for Best Role-Playing Game at this year’s UK Games Expo in Birmingham, for their table-top steampunk role-playing game, Abney Park’s Airship Pirates. Based on the songs of Seattle-based steampunk band Abney Park, the game book – lavishly illustrated by some of the top steampunk artists in the business ... Read More »

Moore and Reppion announce steampunk motion comic "The Thrill Electric"

“We are very pleased to say we are now officially allowed to talk about a very exciting new project we have coming up in 2011,” the writing team announced on their blog. “This project came about from a writing cliché, in that it is the very first idea I have had which was so good and so obviously needing writing, ... Read More »

Bryan’s Badger Detective Trailed

The official trailer for award-winning comic creator Bryan Talbot’s next graphic novel, Grandville, has just been released. Bryan, probably best known as the author of Britain’s first ever graphic novel, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright but also creator of The Tale of One Bad Rat and Alice in Sunderland, has now completed work on this brand new steampunk graphic novel. ... Read More »

Steampunk Dalek!

Matthew Badham and the Forbidden Planet International blog have discovered this fab Victorian Dalek via Boing Boing, the creation of Promus-Ka also put this short animated clip on YouTube, complete with silent movie-style caption cards proclaiming “exterminate!”. The artist describe the animation as a short CG animation project by MechMaster (, based on a design “Promus” created a few years ... Read More »

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