Monday, May 28, 2007

John in SteamPunk Magazine #2

SteamPunk Magazine is a publication that is dedicated to promoting steampunk as a culture, as more than a sub-category of fiction. It is a journal of fashion, music, misapplied technology and chaos. And fiction.
It just may be the most spectacular magazine to ever fight against the spectacle, and it is free. Or as cheap as we can possibly get it to you. Using the latest in Creative Commons technology, we undermine the fascism of copyright while protecting ourselves from direct co-option."

Issue two is entitled "A Journal of Missaplied Technology"


Uhrwerk: The Incredible Steam Band by John Reppion
Mining Medusa by Donna Lynch
Unbound Muscle by The Catastrophone Orchestra
An Unfortunate Engagement (part two) by G.D. Falksen
Yena of Angeline (part two) by Margaret P. Killjoy

I-Wei Huang - contraptor extraordinaire

To Electrocute An Elephant - how Edison killed a century on Coney Island
Steam Gear - a fashionable approach to the lifestyle
The Lady Artisan’s Apron - how to sew this functional, fashionable piece
The Pennyfakething - how to build an ingenious bicycle
A Steampunk’s Guide to Body Hair - how to find the hairstyle that suits you best
O Coal, You Devil - the environmental impact of coal
A History of Misapplied Technology - exploring the history of the steampunk genre
Earth Sea & Sky - an excerpt from an antiquated book of natural science

SteamPunk magazine #2 can be downloaded for free (in various , differently sized PDF documents) here

Or a printed copy can be ordered for just $3 (+ P&P) here

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Accent UK's Zombies competition

Hooray! It's an actual Moore & Reppion competition! To celebrate the release of Accent UK's Zombies anthology (OUT NOW!) we're giving away two copies of the book.

Since there are two copies of Zombies up for grabs, to make this fair to both arty and non arty types, we'll have two different methods of deciding who gets the book.

Non arty:

Q: In which zombie classic did the now infamous zombie vs. shark scene take place? Email answer (marked Zombies competition) to

(all correct entries will be put into the hat of fate a winner picked at random)


Best picture of myself and/or Leah (or Leah and/or myself... if you see what I mean) as zombies (we don't have to be fighting sharks), posted here in this thread wins the book. There are pictures of us on our Biographies page and probably elsewhere too.

You can enter both the arty and the non arty but you can obviously only win one book. The closing date for entries is Tuesday the 5th of June.

Good luck!


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dynamite say: "No Reprints"

"Dynamite currently does not have plans to offer second prints of either issue, but does encourage retailers to check their orders on subsequent issues - and fans to reserve their copies as well. Issue #2 for Raise the Dead shipped this past Wednesday (5/2/07) and issue #2 of Savage Tales (MAR073340) is being prepped for shipping later this month." - originally reported by Matt Brady on Newsarama, (and thankyou Danielle for pointing us to it! :D )

I don't know if this is good news or bad news really, i imagine that it means there will be a trade paperback, which is always nice, but it might mean if you missed the first one that you'll have to scour Ebay for a copy. If you want to send the chaps at Dynamite a link to a review you've done, or you want to ask them about the trade, or ask what merchandise will be available, you can do all that and more by emailing

We are currently working on a small eight page story for an Image Anthology, which we are very excited about, and then we're starting on the next mini for Dynamite. Its all go at the moment!

we are sadly not going to be able to make it down to the Bristol comics convention this weekend, we have been the last four years in a row, but this year we have a family wedding to attend, so anyone who does go, have a pint for us!

We have just seen the pencils of the the first four pages of Battle for Atlantis part three, and they look great. I'll miss writing those zany Atlanteans! ;-)


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Raise the Dead #2 out today!

Raise the Dead #2 - "The Road to Hell" arrives in shops across the USA today (UK tomorrow).

So far, people seem to be really enjoying the series and we're very happy with the reviews we've read. Some people are trying to put it down a bit, saying that it's "just another zombie book" but they almost always then go on to say that, for a genre book, it's solid, well drawn, well written and works really well. We couldn't ask for more really; we never set out to re-write the book on zombies, we just tried to do the best zombie series we could and we're pretty proud of how it's come out. That's thanks in no small part to our fantastic artist Hugo Petrus of course and our colourist Ivan Nunes. Cheers guys.

You can check out six preview pages from the new issue over on now.

Make sure you get your copy early, the last issue sold out remember. ;-)