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Steampunk: the Beginning

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Stampunk authors

Cliff Cramp
The Authors, 2012
Courtesy of the artist

Steampunk: the Beginning will feature over 60 illustrations created by Cal State University, Fullerton Visual Arts alumni, faculty and current students, which are inspired by three Cal State University, Fullerton alumni and their Steampunk related publications: Homonculus by James Blaylock '72, '74 (B.A., M.A. English); Infernal Devices by K.W.Jeter '73 (B.A. Sociology); and Anubis Gates by Tim Powers '76 (B.A. English).

Although many works now considered seminal to the genre were published in the 1960s and 1970s, the term steampunk originated in the late 1980s from K.W. Jeter, then a recent graduate of CSU Fullerton. Jeter had been trying to find a general term for works produced by fellow students and friends, Tim Powers, James Blaylock—who's stories took place in a 19th-century Victorian setting, which imitated conventions of such actual Victorian speculative fiction such as H. G. Wells' The Time Machine. Steampunk has since gained popularity in mainstream culture, fashion, movies and television.

PUBLIC EVENT | SATURDAY, APRIL 7th, 2012 @ 4:30PM in Visual Arts, Room 113: Conversation with authors, James Blaylock and Tim Powers, lead by Mike McGee.

Dzu Nguyen

Dzu Nguyen
Illustration for Anubis Gates, 2012
Courtesy of the artist

Doug TenNapel

Doug TenNapel
Illustration for Homunculus, 2012
Courtesy of the artist

Doug Sirois

Doug Sirois
Illustration for Infernal Devices, 2012
Courtesy of the artist

 

In addition, the CSUF Begovich Gallery will produce a publication to accompany this exhibition. Cover design by Wendy Peng.

TEAMPUNK COVER

Cover design | Wendy Peng.

Opening reception

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Mike McGee, James Blaylock, Jackie Bunge, Tim Powers and Cliff Cramp

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Jacob Lecuyer, James Blaylock and Larry Johnson

openingRosie Sorreto, her art, and Friends

openingMike McGee, James Blaylock, Tim Powers and Cliff Cramp

openingCheryl Savala and her art

openingPaul Esquer and Seonag Bauer

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photo credit: D. Thorp "authors and family"

openingJenner, Cliff Cramp and Paul Esquer

openingthe authors' books

openingDzu Nguyen

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James Blaylock

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Ron Pagenkopp

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Marvin Chow

 

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