Steampunk has many variants, but one of the classic backgrounds for the genre has been the sea, as first described by Mssr. Jules Verne in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea". I have put together this small offshoot of the Steampunk Tribune to delve a bit deeper (so to speak) into this topic, and hopefully will be a repository of Nautical Steampunk information.
Additionally, aside from nautical Steampunk, Second Life fictional works, to better document the burgeoning Steampunk narratives in the Steamlands!
After literally years since locating what is my favorite nautical Steampunk image, I have an attribution! The above artwork is by the amazing Mr. P. Reilly, a true genius within atmospheric artwork, I'd say! His above work is titled "Into the Depths", and I'd certainly recommend a visit to his DA website (located here), to enjoy even more of his work!
Much has been written about the legendary Sea Kraken, from both true historical and fictional sources. From the traditional Wikipedia entry (located here), to additional sources, there are plenty of research into this denizen of the deep. For more information regarding the Sea Kraken, please continue onto...
To start of the new month, I'm beginning with a nice topical theme - Krakens! More on the specifics later, but Krakens, both the nautical and aero types are terrible nemisis to Steampunk vessels, so a bit of insight into them is certainly in order. Starting the this very Dieselpunk-esque logo, I'll be touching upon Kraken specifically, so if one wishes to learn more about these denizens, do stay in touch!