Tag Archives: A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters

Updates and New Patreon

12 Mar

What’s happening in the world of Tyson Vick art and photography? Well, I’ve been busily finishing my book, A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters — all of its photos and layout — so that I can release the final half of the book chapter by chapter in a timely manner! I fell a little behind, and now am catching up. I am also trying to prepare print volumes! Which brings me to the next topic:

Have you heard of Patreon?

There’s this relatively new website called Patreon where fans of creator made content can offer their support. The site works very much like a tip jar. If you like what you see, you can donate a little money, and receive some benefits for your support!

If you already follow me on my social media sites, then you know that I share a lot of my work for free! But making art can cost money, and my art can take months and years to put together while I save. I believe that a site like Patreon can help me create art for you wonderful readers and subscribers while still providing it for free. 🙂

Your patronage will help me create! You can come and go whenever you please, and your pledge will only go through when a volume of one of my works is finished. A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters will have four volumes where I combine the chapters into books which will become available for print. Patreon will give you early access to these volumes, as well as all my future projects, and will also give you the first look at the creation of my art, before anyone else sees it. You will also be able to interact with me more directly. I can post my works in progress for feedback!

You may be interested in my upcoming project which will be fairy tale fashion. I will be blogging about the creation of the costumes here, but if you want to be the first to see everything, I’ll be posting all my progress on Patreon first.

I hope you will continue to enjoy my work, whether you become a patron or just subscribe to my blogs! Can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on!

A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters – Chapter 8. A Blob on a Boat

17 Jan

My free online book A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters continues, and you can read Chapter 8. A Blob on a Boat for free online by clicking on the link or picture below.

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The Hunt is On!

Philomena must lure the ever growing blob away from the destruction of the ship and save the monster hunting tour from sinking to the bottom of the sea. What’s worse, her only remaining wool skirt is in danger of being destroyed by the rising waters! With the help of handsome thief-turned-sailor, Cyprien, can she survive the trials of dealing with A Blob on a Boat?

Heroine Philomena  from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Heroine Philomena from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

 

The Sailor and Philomena  from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

The Sailor and Philomena from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

 

Brunhilde Bamfield  from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Brunhilde Bamfield from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

 

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A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters – Chapter 7. The Problem with Pirates

10 Jan

My free online book A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters continues, and you can read Chapter 7. The Problem with Pirates for free online by clicking on the link or picture below.

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The Hunt is On!

After pirates attack the airship and destroy Philomena’s luggage, she and Cyprien must fight back to save the passengers and crew before the pirates accidentally release an unstoppable monster capable of destroying them all. Can Philomena handle The Problem with Pirates?

Pirate King from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Pirate King from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

 

Pirate attack from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Pirate attack from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

 

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A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters – Chapter 6. The Dreaded Locomotive of the Living Dead

8 Jan

My free online book A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters continues, and you can read Chapter 6. The Dreaded Locomotive of the Living Dead for free online by clicking on the link or picture below.

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The Hunt is On!

Philomena embarks on a death train to attend the funeral of one of the members of the tour. However, when she and fellow monster hunter, Missus Mister, discover the dead are coming back to life as zombies, the train ride becomes a fight for survival as well one for propriety. Can the monster hunting tour survive The Dreaded Locomotive of the Living Dead?

 

The bokor and zombies from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

The bokor and zombies from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Zombie attack from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Zombie attack from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

The death train from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

The death train from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

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A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters – Chapter 5. Automatons on an Airship

6 Jan

My free online book A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters continues, and you can read Chapter 5. Automatons on an Airship for free online by clicking on the link or picture below.

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The Hunt is On!

When a dissatisfied tourist starts messing with the settings of the automaton crew-members on the airship, the robots become a little too attentive, forcing guests to enjoy themselves whether they want to or not. Philomena finds herself trying to save her fellow passengers with the help of her two handsome admirers, Percy and Cyprien.  Can they work together to restore the Automatons on the Airship before the entire tour plummets from the sky?

Airship from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Airship from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

 

Robot service from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Robot service from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

 

The heroes carry an automaton head from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

The heroes carry an automaton head from A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

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A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters – Chapter 4. The Journey of the Genie

28 Nov

My free online book A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters continues, and you can read Chapter 4. The Journey of the Genie for free online by clicking on the link or picture below.

Read Chapter four, The Journey of the Genie.

Read Chapter four, The Journey of the Genie.

 

The Hunt is On!

While in Turkey, Philomena Dashwood witnesses the theft of the only known Genie in captivity from its display. She is caught up in a wild adventure when the handsome thief starts making frivolous wishes and causes an entire palace to be ripped from the ground and carried through the clouds. The cruel Genie plots to throw the castle from the sky and kill everyone within. Will Philomena get a cup of tea before being expected to stop the carnage awaiting her at the end of the Journey of the Genie?

Philomena chases the thief who steals the genie.

Philomena chases the thief who steals the genie.

If you travel over to my steampunk site you can read about how I made the costumes and see behind the scenes photos. There are all sorts of costumes and steampunk props and devices in the pages of the book.

Brin Merkley and Jeremy Fornier Hanlon portray the heroes of A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Brin Merkley and Jeremy Fornier Hanlon portray the heroes of A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

View all the beautiful images and read the hilarious text here.

The Genie steals the castle in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

The Genie steals the castle in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Spoiler alert, the following photo. 🙂

Lizzie plays Brunhilde Bamfield in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Lizzie plays Brunhilde Bamfield in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters – Chapter 3. A Mechanical Mummy

27 Nov

My free online book A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters continues, and you can read Chapter 3. A Mechanical Mummy for free online by clicking on the link or picture below.

Read Chapter Three online.

Read Chapter Three online.

The Hunt is On!

During her trip to Egypt, Philomena Dashwood thinks she may have found a handsome suitor worthy of her attentions, but his attentions are obsessively directed toward reviving a cursed mummy. When the ancient monster is ressurected, it will stop at nothing to replace its own vital organs with the body parts of living humans! Can Philomena balance her burgeoning attraction to Lord Hargrave while also battling A Mechanical Mummy?

Brin Merkley portrays Philomena Dashwood in A Steampupnk guide to hunting monsters.

Brin Merkley portrays Philomena Dashwood in A Steampupnk guide to hunting monsters.

If you travel over to my steampunk site you can read about how I made the costumes and see behind the scenes photos. There are all sorts of costumes and steampunk props and devices in the pages of the book.

Mark Austin portrays Hargrave in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Mark Austin portrays Hargrave in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters.

Read the chapter for free online here!

The heroes of A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters fight a mummy!

The heroes of A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters fight a mummy!