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Airship Isabella is creating a series of small illustrated novellas, the first featuring the Captain, “Cedric Greyhawk Whittaker”.
Airship Isabella is creating a series of small illustrated novellas, the first featuring the Captain, “Cedric Greyhawk Whittaker”.
38 backers pledged $3,700 to help bring this project to life.

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Steam punk is considered, in its most basic form to be “Victorian era science fiction”. Airship Isabella broadens the term to include anything you can imagine, from Diesel punk to Cyber punk and beyond. We started as, and remain an inclusive group of free thinking individuals with a love for anachronism and science fiction. We engage our customers and fans with various ways to interact with us both in and out of character. Our goal as a company is to provide amazing entertainment in various mediums and spread what we call “The Disease of Steam” to the public at large.

By donating your funds to our project you will assist Airship Isabella in creating a series of small illustrated novellas known as Penny Dreadfuls to make available to the public. These novellas will consist of the origin stories for each character beginning with the Captain of the Airship Isabella, “Cedric Greyhawk Whittaker”. We will follow the Captain in his early years and learn how he came by the iconic Airship Isabella and how he started to form his equally iconic crew. The story will be accompanied by full illustrations to add a visual element to the reader’s enjoyment. It will be a fun filled romp through a futuristic past that never was following a man who has become a rallying beacon for the underdogs and who will, along with his ship and crew, become a legend in his own time. Further installments will delve into the pasts of the rest of the crew of the Isabella and her sister ship the Neo Dulcimer. These adventures will go hand in hand with our ongoing canon story-line in an effort to make things even more exciting for our further adventures.

So for those of you who are looking for some excitement and wonder, come aboard the Airship Isabella. Put on that hat and pull down your goggles. We’ve got a lot of empty sky to cover my friends. Thank you for your assistance!

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    Your choice of a signed 8X10 full color print by J.R. Fleming, ASI's lead artist. Choices will be from Eyes To The Skies, We're The Steampunk Your Mama Warned You About, and Who Says the Apocalypse Has To Be Serious. These images can be viewed in ASI's facebook album, jrfleming.com and airshipisabella.com. Your name on the Airship Isabella website under the Special Thanks page.

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    A copy of the first run edition of the book, a signed 11X17 print of the listed illustrations or any illustration from the book, your name on the sponsor page in the book, an ASI bumper sticker and your name on the Airship Isabella website under the Special Thanks page.

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    A signed copy of the first run addition of the book, an ASI T-Shirt, a hand-made ASI leather bracelet, a signed 11X17 print of the listed illustrations or any illustration from the book, your name on the sponsor page in the book, your name on the Airship Isabella website under the Special Thanks page.

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    A signed copy of the first run edition of the book, ASI T-Shirt, your choice of basic leather goggles or a basic leather vanbrace, a signed 18X24 print of the listed illustrations or any illustration from the book, your name on the sponsor page in the book, your name on the Airship Isabella website under the Special Thanks page.

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    A numbered and signed copy of the first run edition of the book, your choice of custom leather goggles or a custom leather vanbrace, a basic black wool felt tophat, a signed 18X24 print of the listed illustrations or any illustration from the book, your name on the sponsor page in the book, your name on the Airship Isabella website under the Special Thanks page.

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    The first TWO people to pledge $500 will be featured in a cameo role in the second book of the series! We will contact you for collaboration and brainstorming on your portrayal and role in the story. A numbered and signed copy of the first run edition of the book with a personal message from the Captain, a custom and original 6'"X8" illustration or watercolor painting , a customized and steampunked black wool felt tophat, a signed 18X24 print of the listed illustrations or any illustration from the book, your name on the With Thanks page at the beginning of the book, your name on the Airship Isabella website under the Special Thanks page, a personal letter of thanks published on the ASI website and facebook.

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    WE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!! A limited edition, signed and numbered copy of the book with additional artwork and a preview of the sequel. Only people who donate $1000 or more will receive this copy, and it will not be reproduced, EVER. Even Airship Isabella itself won't have access to this copy! Signed original illustration from the book (limit 3), a personal ASI appearance at the event of your choice within the south central United States (travel outside of this area will be at donors expense), a custom and original 6"X8" illustration or watercolor painting , a customized and steampunked black wool felt tophat, a signed 24X36 print of the listed illustrations or any illustration from the book, your name on the With Thanks page at the beginning of the book, your name on the Airship Isabella website under the Special Thanks page, a personal letter of thanks published on the ASI website and facebook.

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