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Steampunk Originals: Volume 1 ( ISBN: 978-1-77135-116-4 | DIAMOND: AUG13 0980 ) is out and the first reviews are in.
'my fandom's been fully satisfied' - Flipgeek.com
'wonderful and quirky stories' - SentryComics.com
'intelligent and thought-provoking works of art' - GeeksofDoom.com
'I absolutely love the diversity of ideas' - SteampunkCanada.ca
'something for every Steampunk fan' - FanboyComics.net

Most of the reviews single out stories they really like and stories they question including. Luckily, there's limited consensus about which is which. Over all, the reviews have been better then average though the truer judge is that after reviewing volume 1, almost all the reviewers plan to check out Volume 2. Speaking of Volume 2...

Steampunk Originals: Volume 2 ( ISBN: 978-1-77135-167-6 | DIAMOND: NOV13 0768 ) is now available for pre-order ( Street Date: January 29th, 2014 ). Links on the fan site:  .

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I've had a few good talks about the series and theme lately. Some have turned into into guest articles like this one. 
speakgeekytome.com/2013/10/the…
( Note: If google flags it as potentially unsafe, the site's admin is aware of the problem and is awaiting for google to confirm the issue has been resolved. )

Steampunk Originals: Volume 5 ( www.facebook.com/groups/Steamp… ) is moving right along. In fact the first sneak peaks are going to start popping up on the fan page ( tinyurl.com/SPOFan ). There's still plenty of time to jump in.

I setup an event page specifically calling for kids art ( www.facebook.com/events/228658… ). A few more pieces of kids art and I can finish post on Volumes 3+ 4.

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I'm still looking for more people to review Steampunk Originals: Volumes 1 +2.
I'm also available for interviews and open to doing more guest articles.
If interested in either, email shenlon@hotmail.com .


Well, back to work. Volume 5's deadline is January 6th and we have a long way to go between now and then.

- Mike

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'Steampunk Originals: Volume 5' is a 100 page anthology of short comics centered around the theme of 'Steampunk'. All comics should be full color, English, and 1-12 pages in length.

First run and reprint comics are both welcome. Creators retain ownership of their submissions. By participating, you are only granting non-exclusive permission to include the comic within this anthology.

Stories Specifications:
Any Tone [ Serious, Funny, Scary, etc. ]
Artist may work in any style or media they choose.
No cursing or nudity. [ Implied is allowed. ]
1-12 pages in Length

Pages Formatting:
Full Color
6.875" x 10.5" [Trim: 6.625x10.25"]
300 PPI
TIF Format [No Compression]
If Lettering Digitally, Do Not Flatten Text Layers.

Contributor Copies:
All contributors will receive e-book contributor copies of the anthology.
Contributors will also receive 1 print contributor copy for every 4 units of work.
1 Page of Art = 1 Unit of Work
2 Pages of Story = 1 Unit of Work
2 Pages of Color = 1 Unit of Work
4 Pages of Lettering = 1 Unit of Work

Submission:
All submissions are sent via www.wetransfer.com to shenlon@hotmail.com.

Timeline:
The Deadline for finished comics is Monday, Jan 6th..
A full timeline for writer seeking artists and line artists seeking colorists is posted here
[ www.facebook.com/notes/steampu… ].

About Steampunk:

Imagine present day in an alternate timeline. Key historic events from the mid-19th century played out differently. The technical revolution never happened. Electricity and the internal combustion engine were never mastered. The culture, traditions, politics, and beliefs of the mid-19th century persist and progress. Industry and innovation continue to meet the wants and needs of society ( and create new wants and needs in the process ). Where might 150 year down a different path lead?

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About Arcana:
Arcana's library consists of 300+ graphic novels and thousands of comics. Their titles are carries through Diamond Distribution and Barnes and Noble. Check out their catalog at www.arcana.com

About Neoflux Productions:
Neoflux Productions specialized in mass-collaborative artist-driven productions. Working with thousands of international artists, illustrators, and animators, each project offer a kaleidoscopic view of its theme.

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