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.”
A couple months ago, I drew a very silly picture based on a fragment of a late night conversation.
This is Steampug.
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.