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Tue
Apr 17 2012 12:00pm
Excerpt

The Battle of Blood and Ink: A Fable of the Flying City (Excerpt)

Jared Axelrod

We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at the upcoming comic The Battle of Blood and Ink: A Fable of the Flying City by Jared Axelrod with illustrations by Steve Walker. It’ll hit shelves on May 22, so keep a lookout:

If you’re visiting the flying city of Amperstam without the latest printing of The Lurker’s Guide, you might as well be lost. This one-sheet is written, edited, and printed by Ashe, a girl raised on the streets of the flying city, and is dedicated to revealing its hidden treasures and deepest secrets—including many that the overcontrolling government doesn’t want anyone to know. The stakes are raised when Ashe accidentally uncovers the horror of exactly how Amperstam travels among the skies and garners the attention of those who would rather that secret be kept in the hands of the city’s powerful leaders.

Soon Ashe is on the run from thugs and assassins, faced with the choice of imperiling her life just to keep publishing, or giving in to the suggestion of a rich patron that she trade in her voice and identity for a quiet, comfortable life. It’s a war of confusion for Ashe, but one thing is very clear: just because you live in a flying city, you can’t always keep your head in the clouds.

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Wed
Oct 27 2010 1:18pm

Building A Raygun For The Flying City

A great appeal of steampunk for me is the rayguns. They are perhaps one of the most delightful anachronisms of the steampunk conceit, being neither of the past nor the future, but with elements of both.

So naturally, when I was working on the steampunk fictional world, Fables of the Flying City, there had to be rayguns. Steve Walker, the artist for the project—including the upcoming graphic novel, due out in the fall of 2012—designed me a humdinger of a device, complete with a glass sphere crackling with energy right where the cylinder would be on a revolver.

Steampunk rayguns

[Once I saw that, I had to build one. Instructions below the cut]