Invention Of EJ Whitaker

Steampunk! ‘The Invention of E.J. Whitaker’

This month is Women’s History Month and what better time to talk about this really cool Kickstarter, ‘The Invention of E.J. Whitaker’ by Shawnee´ and Shawnelle Gibbs, a sister team. This story caught my eye because it melds some of my favorite things: women inventors, diversity, comics, and women creators together in to one exciting project.

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User Guide

Explore Your Inner Victorian With The Steampunk User’s Manual

Back in 2011, The Steampunk Bible provided an “illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literature.” It was one of the more comprehensive books that tried to tackle the larger definition of the steampunk movement. Jump forward three years, and Jeff VanderMeer has returned along with Desirina Boskovich (a fellow Atlanta resident!) to offer up a sequel of sorts — The Steampunk User’s Manual. As with its predecessor, this full-color hardback reference provides dozens and dozens of essays, photos, interviews, and more… but this time around with a slightly different intention.

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