A belated update on a couple recent projects:
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival begins this week, and with it performances of the Tangled Leaves Theatre Collective’s new play, Vortex of the Great unknown. The full poster (designed by yours truly):
Additionally, I was recently commissioned to design a log for Steampug Studios (no relation), an upcoming indie game designer. The concept was originally envisioned as a straight adaptation of the original steampug image, but it evolved quite a bit through the creative process, for the better, I think.
Reader, I would be remiss if I didn’t alert you the fact that glorious Steampug prints and tees are back on the market! Just in time for your favorite holiday-when-it-is-least-practical-to-wear-a-teeshirt-if-you-live-in-the-Northern-Hemisphere!
PBS has put together a nice little short film on steampunk art, and who do you suppose makes an appearance? Here’s the link- wait until the very end…
The talented Professor HerpaDerpalus has used SCIENCE to summon Steampug into the third dimension. He has also been given a nifty propulsion system.
…It should also be noted that the good Professor suggested as plausible an origin story as I’ve heard: “some mad inventor thought his dog wanted to see the world and made a baloon for him, not realizing the dog will end up a tiny skeleton attached to a baloon in a bit.”
Steampug shirts are now in production and are available for pre-order! Get yours before the Prussians buy them all up.
For now, a much higher quality image of our dashing hero. Prints and shirts and whatnot are in the works. Soon, soon.
Steampug emerges from the pea soup fog. © 2011 Robin Latkovich
A couple months ago, I drew a very silly picture based on a fragment of a late night conversation.
This is Steampug.
© 2011 Robin Latkovich, because why the hell not?
In the approximate month-and-a-half since Steampug rode his zeppelin into the strange aether of the internet, he has cropped up on a number of sites, including tumblr, where he has received 2,044 loves/reblogs (as of yesterday). This is more than the total hits to date for this website, and probably more people than have seen any one of my “serious” pieces.