Boys Who Draw Collective

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


It's no big secret that my imagination revolves around the ability to create weird and wonderful things. From industrious flying machines to ferocious monsters of the deep, they all help to make up a world where things are never quite what they seem at first glance.

I'm in the midst of building a new and exciting site that will house my brand new you illustrated novel. The book titled Vetuu 'Chasing the Sun' will consist of a fortnightly strip that aims to tell the story behind the world of mylaststar and is set for release January 1st 2010.

In preparation for this event I want to let you in on a little sub-genre that has the biggest impact on my work.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

That's all for now kids, catch you soon!


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