Oct 3 2009 11:00am

Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Steampunk Edition: “Jasper Morello,” “The Aeronaut,” and “The Gentleman’s Duel”

Jasper Morello, Aeronut, Gentlemans Duel

In honor of Steampunk Month, here’s one repeat and two new ones.

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello: Apologies for the repeat—we put Jasper in ages ago but it’s well worth a re-watch. This is the coolest steampunk animated short that I know of. (Not that I’m an expert.) A lighter-than-air mystery, beautifully designed—every frame is a pleasure. (27 minutes)

The Aeronaut: Throwing caution to the wind...with some insurance. A very sweet steampunk Icarus. (2.07 minutes)

A Gentleman’s Duel: Gentleman callers gone awry. I’ll admit I don’t love the story, but the machines are very cool.

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
Anthony Lucas, Mark Shirrefs

The Aeronaut
Nicholas Lombardo


A Gentleman’s Duel
Blue Studios

As always, more great animation in the Saturday Morning Cartoon Index.

Irene Gallo is the art director for Tor, Forge, and Starscape books and

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Richard Fife
1. R.Fife
Gentleman's duel was so amazingly made of amazing win. No, I'm not being a mecha fanboy, honest!

Durn cheese pirates >.>
will shetterly
2. willshetterly
Thanks for reposting "The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello." This time I watched it, and I'm glad I did.
Dennis O'Brien
3. TheAuldGrump
The Mysterious Geographical Explorations of Jasper Morello is one of the best short pieces of animation that I have seen - no blame in bringing it back up again, I first encountered it over a year ago, and have shared it numerous occasions.

The Auld Grump
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4. heresiarch
Does anyone know when/if the other Jasper Morello shorts are going to be released? I've looked all over, but I can't find any mention of WHEN they're coming out.

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