Author(s): Bob Berry
Enter into a world where fashion is Victorian punk, technology hasn't surpassed the steam engine, and inventors' workshops are filled with bizarre gadgets and contraptions that you haven't imagined in your wildest dreams. This is the world of steampunk-a world that has fueled a growing subculture and is making its presence known in mainstream media. From a crafty villain and steampunk laden woman to a steampowered pet and a flying zeppelin ship complete with sails and propellers, talented illustrator Bob Berry takes readers through the process of drawing, painting, and digitally illustrating the marvelous players and elements of the steampunk genre. As aspiring artists learn how to create steam-powered machines and gadget-toting characters, Joey Marsocci and Allison DeBlasio explain the history and origin of steampunk, its cultural relevance, and other interesting facts about real-life steampunk machines and their makers.
Bob Berry has been an artist, illustrator, and character and graphic designer for more than 15 years. While the mainstay of Bob Berry's work is for children's publishing and textbooks, Bob has also provided art and illustration for CDs, children's games, toy packaging, and more. Joey Marsocci and his wife, Allison DeBlasio, are the proprietors of Dr. Grymm Laboratories, a business that provides custom designs of steampunk props and creatures for film production companies across the United States. Joey's contraptions and sculptures have been seen in steampunk exhibits and publications around the world. Joey has a BFA in Film and Animation from the California Institute of the Arts.