April 14, 2016
So we are still alive … but now we are building a budget to work on more creative projects
www.jackmonkeygames.com is now the parent company of Steampunk adventures (soon to be renamed) e
We have a few projects that we need to finish before we can get back to work on Steampunk adventures. Besides I have grown as an artist and have learned so much that I almost cringe looking at my old work. So if you are still out there and following this blog … Let me know
April 29, 2012
Sorry folks I have not forgotten about you!! I have been busy rebuilding my other websites My bodypainting Art page . I have also been doing some research on Bjorne .
So there will be an update soon
December 31, 2011
Victoria “Red ” Redfern is perhaps the most complex and fun character in the webcomic. She has the clasic image of a woman in a aviators hat and goggles, Scarf who loves to move fast. Really FAST! As much as Alex gets the limelight (Because he is so easy for we to relate with) Red is the real hero of the comic and honestly the main character. She’s the Captain the voice of Authority on the ship. But like with all Steampunk and comic characters she has a flaw or two . And those flaws come up all the time.
If Red has a superpower it would be fearlessness! Nothing frightens her at all! Be it fast moving steam powered contraptions, cog driven mechanical monsters or just plain dark allies with thugs. Red’s backstory will eliminate why she became such a daredevil. Only a few things that really holds her back and that is she forward thinking in a backwards world when it comes to gender equality and her loyalty to Alexander.
I got the inspiration from my wife’s driving. It’s amazing she never gets a ticket. From there Red has formed to be a larger then life version of my wife in many ways. In fact my wife has started helping me write the comic and her own side project a novel about Red that will parallel the comic in many ways. We hope to use the novel to shed some light in to the inner workings of the character. (Novel is still in infancy stages and will not be out for some time …. lets finish the webcomic first)
We do have a love interest planned for Red .. but we are going to let that out some time in the second book
December 10, 2011
Always looking for good steampunk content and stuff ! As you know I am also about tooting the horn for someone else. To say HEY this person is doing it .. why are you still sitting on your ass! I have gathered a list of some great content!
Tales of the Brass Griffin . In a time that Might-Have-Been but Never Was, steam power and clockwork mechanisms commanded the might of science and harnessed nature. Fantastic creatures were common, myths were truth and airships crossed the skies. This is the story of one of those airships.
- Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel Finalist for the 2011 Airship Awards for Best Written Work ( I have not had a chance to read this one yet .. but if someone REALLY LOVES ME they will get me a copy! )
- Morevi Finalist for the 2006 Parsec Award for Best Podcast Novel, 2003 Eppie Finalist for Best Fantasy (first Podiobook I listened to.. got hooked ever since)
- The Case of the Singing Sword: A Billibub Baddings Mystery Winner of the 2008 Parsec for Best Audio Drama (Long Form), IPPY Finalist for Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2005 (So far my Favorite of all his work)
- Legacy of Morevi Finalist for Foreword Magazine’s 2005 Book of the Year Award: Fantasy*
- The Case of the Pitcher’s Pendant: A Billibub Baddings Mystery*
December 2, 2011
November 20, 2011
So the comic free online as a webcomic .. but I wanted to offer the first chapter as a PDF for free as a download. Later I will have a new version of this same chapter with extra content, better art and special added features as download for a small fee.
Please feel free to download copy and distribute this comic as long as it is for free Bittorrent, File share.. Not only do I not care if you pirate this PDF I am begging you to!! Please help spread the word about my comic.
November 19, 2011
Alexander Townsend that lovable coward hits home more then you think. Alex is an amalgamation of the worst part of myself with a bit of amplification for better story line. Alex is what would have happened if I never grew a spine or developed a sense of ethics. Alex is still in the hero category because his involvement with Red keeps him from running away or doing really dastardly crimes.
Alexander Townsend was my name in the SCA during my early twenties. The whole womanizing scoundrel yah that was accurately me. Though I worked very hard not to be “the other man”. Alex has no problems being a home wrecker (he would rather not get caught for safety reasons)
Alex tends to only be brave when there is a woman present to awe of his feats of bravery! I was such a coward as a kid. So many fears so many things I was afraid of movie theaters , heights ,talk to more then two people at a time, wolves, dark (when I was 15). Alex is my way of poking fun at myself.
Later on Alex’s issues are going to become a major plot line. This is something that is going to be similar to events that happened in my life. I am of corse going to change the plot change events to make the story more fun. You will have to read the comic to get the full story.
Alex like any hero in steampunk is not without his good points. He is an accomplished fencer (he is not aware of how good he is. That would require courage. ) he is very loyal to Red and his crew and sometimes this loyalty will actually override his overall fear. As much as he is a womanizer he does not feel women are inferior this has a large part to do with the various bumps and bruises he has received over the years working alongside Red. Alex is also the master of most social situations as long as it involves charm.
Like most steampunk adventurers Alex likes gadgets. Alex had Reginald install a revolver into hilt of is sword to eliminate anyone who might be able to best Alex in a sword duel. Alex has actually won more fights with the revolver then the blade (this is more due to lack of bravery then skill in fencing)