Free Graphic Novel: High Society Brings Steampunk With a Philippine Twist

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We are excited to share a free graphic novel download from Flipside Publishing and Rocket Kapre Books with you — available for the next week, exclusively here at GeekDad. High Society is a thrilling steampunk adventure by author Paolo Chikiamco and illustrator Hannah Buena. If you’re looking for a good read for the week that transports you far from the expected steampunk setting, this is your ticket. Automata, a walled city, and magical adventures await. From the official description:

Take your first step into a world of automata, magic, and alternative history! The year is 1764, and, for the first time in nearly two centuries, the Spanish forces have been repelled from the great walled city of Manila. While the Spaniards are quick to lay the blame at the feet of the invading British and their clockwork machines, the secret to the success of the Filipinos may lie closer to home, with an ally that is both ancient and new, mythical and mechanical. “High Society” is a stand-alone steampunk comic book in the “Wooden War” series.

You can download the free versions below, and if you like what you read be so kind as to leave a review or buy a copy, too. We love small presses, and especially those bringing unique voices to the forefront. And if you like what you read, be sure to take note: Paolo Chikiamco is also launching a new comic, Mythspace, debuting at Komikon.


  • ePub (fixed layout; works on any reader with fixed layout support)
  • .mobi


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