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An anthology comic featuring the Steampunkers who attend Steampunk events in the UK, with special guests rock band V2A.
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An anthology of illustrated tales about the personas of those who come to UK Steampunk events, mainly the Asylum event itself.

Following on from last year's Enter The Asylum, this year we feature 7 original stories which include a 10 page story featuring the very popular post apocalyptic band V2A (http://www.v2a.co.uk), plus stories featuring The Squid Lord, the personas of last years 'Senior Principal Engineer of Steam' backers (which isn't limited to UK Asylum visitors) and a number of other tales. 

36 full colour pages of comic goodness.

Here's a sample of what you'll find inside, V2A art by Gustavo Vargas Tataje (artist on Accent UK's Boy Abducted by Aliens Returns)

A V2A page of road racing madness.
A V2A page of road racing madness.
Another V2A Toxic page.
Another V2A Toxic page.

Lord Squid artwork from Ian Ashcroft (artsit on Accent UK's Kia Wordsmith)

A page from Ian Ashcroft's illustrated Lord Squid.
A page from Ian Ashcroft's illustrated Lord Squid.

Dean Beattie artwork for one of our Senior Principal Engineer of Steam backers  

Dean Beattie's first work in an Accent UK book.
Dean Beattie's first work in an Accent UK book.

Accent UK regular and cover artist Gary Crutchley has written and illustrated THIRSTY.

Story and art by Gary Crutchley
Story and art by Gary Crutchley

The Levels of Steam.

Associate Engineer of Steam's Mate  

The digital copy of the new Return To The Asylum anthology - £3
The digital copy of the new Return To The Asylum anthology - £3

Engineer of Steam's Mate - Grade 2

Return To The Asylum signed by Post Apocalyptic Rock Band, and characters in the first story, V2A.

Engineer of Steam's Mate - Grade 3

Poster of the V2A gig at the Asylum's Engine Shed ... art by Gustaffo Vargas .. signatures by V2A.

The Associate Engineer of Steam

Digital copies of both Asylum anthologies - £5
Digital copies of both Asylum anthologies - £5

Engineer of Steam's Mate 

Physical copy of Return To The Asylum - £6
Physical copy of Return To The Asylum - £6

Engineer of Steam

Physical copies of both Asylum anthologies - £9
Physical copies of both Asylum anthologies - £9

Senior Engineer of Steam's Mate

Physical copies of Return To The Asylum and Stephensons Robot issue 5 - £10
Physical copies of Return To The Asylum and Stephensons Robot issue 5 - £10
Main story art from INDIO! and back story from David Hitchcock (Diabolica).
Main story art from INDIO! and back story from David Hitchcock (Diabolica).

Senior Engineer of Steam

Physical copies of both Asylum anthologies and all issues in print of Stephenson's Robot - £25
Physical copies of both Asylum anthologies and all issues in print of Stephenson's Robot - £25

REWARDS

£1000 reward is unloacked, every physical backer will get an art card from Tom Brown (with sepia tones from Matt Soffe)

 Should we reach £1250, or 100 backers, then every physical backer will also receive a copy of Ian Ashcroft's fabulous artwork (and the original artwork can we purchased (below)).

Steam Governor

For fans of Ian Ashcroft, his artwork in this issue is available for sale:-

All art pages from Ian are priced at £50
All art pages from Ian are priced at £50

Steam Governor Ian 1

Lord Squid Page 1
Lord Squid Page 1

Steam Governor Ian 2

Lord Squid Page 2
Lord Squid Page 2

Steam Governor Ian 3 

Lord Squid Page 3
Lord Squid Page 3

Steam Governor Ian 4 

Lord Squid Page 4
Lord Squid Page 4

 Steam Governor Gustavo 2

Toxic Page 02
Toxic Page 02

Steam Governor Gustavo 3

Toxic Page 3
Toxic Page 3

Steam Governor Gustavo 4

Toxic Page 4
Toxic Page 4

Steam Governor Gustavo 5

Toxic Page 5
Toxic Page 5

Steam Governor Gustavo 6

Toxic Page 06
Toxic Page 06

Steam Governor Gustavo 7

Toxic Page 07
Toxic Page 07

Steam Governor Gustavo 8

Toxic Page 8
Toxic Page 8

Steam Governor Gustavo 9

Toxic Page 09
Toxic Page 09

Steam Governor Gustavo 10

Toxic Page 10
Toxic Page 10

Pages of Gustavo's V2A inked pages are :-

Steam Governor Gustavo 1


Steam Governor Ian 5

This painted pin up from Ian is priced at :-

A Steampunk pinup by Ian Ashcroft.
A Steampunk pinup by Ian Ashcroft.

Risks and challenges

There are no risks to the project. The work has already been completed but we are out of pocket as we have had to pay the artists from our own personal accounts and we are looking to the Kickstarter to reimburse us so that we can do another issue next year.

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