Our friend John Picha, the driving force behind our recent Dieselpunk ePulp anthology, has certainly been busy this year.
But before we go into detail about his latest work, I want to say a few things about the man behind the fedora. You should know that John is a fierce supporter of DIY publishing. His work within our community has helped blaze a trail for those who were either too unsure about the eBook process to try it, or were simply too scared to take the plunge…Continue
Do you need more gritty, hard-boiled noir in your life? Do you feel the urge to drag on your beaten coat, tip your fedora to just the right angle, and slum it in a smoky speakeasy? Do the grimy streets of another age call to you from deep within your blood? If so, then do I have the book for you.
In North America, it’s wintertime. The wind is biting, the snow is falling, and there are probably wolves on your front lawn waiting to eat your children.
What better time to stay inside and catch up on some classic movies?
Scott Saunders, frequent contributor to Dieselpunks and mad scientist of the interwebs, is ready to unveil a labor of love that has been years in the making.…Continue
I've just come back from a seasonal trip to the UK, and I found evidence of a renewed interest in Modernism, Mod culture, and all kinds of artifacts from the Dieselpunk Era. For example, one major brewery (Elgood's) has been encouraging its pubs to restore their interior furnishings to their original designs - by which, they meant the Twenties and Thirties. Here are shots taken in the Wagon and Horses pub, Cambridge.
Added by John Paul Catton on January 3, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments
The very popular DJs and style icons the Broken Hearts host Peppermint Candy on Jazz FM weekly. Their program, while not labeled ‘dieselpunk’, certainly could be described as such with it mix of classic swing artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington along with contemporary swing bands such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Caravan Palace. During their radio program, they include trivia such as Jazz Era swing…Continue
Added by Larry on December 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
First of all, I want to thank my peers here at 'Punks who have gone out of their way to support this series. The feedback from the readers has been fantastic, and truly appreciated.
So I'm pretty excited to release the next installment in the Troubleshooter series: Red-Eyed Killer
Details: In the prequel to New Haven Blues, Mick Trubble is a partial amnesiac who barters favors in…Continue
When I look back at the Jazz Age, I see a time of unfettered dreams;
dreams where people could build something much greater than themselves.
But the dreamer awakened.
Still, in the daylight hours,
the dreamers looked beyond today and saw a future;
A future where humanity could thrive and where hope was everlasting.
I see dieselpunk as a return to those dreams and that future.
We have a chance to cut the chains of intolerance and…
THIS IS A FICTIONAL STORY set in "Atlantic Republic" setting, which is jointly developed in Russian-speaking Livejournal community "Atlantic Republic - A Dieselpunk Legend". All circumstances and events here are fictional, although many of them are based on real events which happened in our world. Also many people and organizations mentioned here were (or still are, in one case) real, although their…Continue
Added by Ignat Solovey on November 8, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
Hi dieselpunks...well this time El Investigador N°5 dieselpunk edition its about WWII
This is what we got:
-Half full, Half empty: Russian Dieselpunk: a translation from the atricle written by Lord K (with a post scriptum, for "El Investigador"
-Introducing our new column "Jonbar Hinge" which talks about alternate history. This time writing by Ian Hathaway, from right here on dieselpunks.org and translated by the El Investigador…Continue
Richard Raaphorst’s WWII-based dieselpunk horror movie, Frankenstein's Army, is running on blood, sweat, and more blood these days. Just released by Dark Sky Films, we have our first two glimpses into the evil minds behind this undead nightmare.
The first still features “Propellerhead”, a hulking Nazi automaton that uses its spinning rotors to slice a bloody swath through the film’s terrified, lost Russian battalion.…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments
A few days ago looking for visual help to explain what is dieselpunk for de IDD in the facebook group Sindicato Dieselpunk I found some images that already has seen in the past, but when I put enough attention I discovered that the author was mexican.
For all those who still don´t know the Rodolforever works let me introduce him with these awesome images:…Continue
When Tomoyoshi Murayama returned to Japan in 1922 after a year's study in Germany, the avant-garde movement in Taisho period Tokyo gained one of its most flamboyant and energetic artists.
Murayama had been in Germany to ostensibly study philosophy, but he quickly gave that up and…Continue
One hundred years ago this month (almost), the reign of the Emperor Taisho began in Japan and ushered in a new wave of Modernism. The gates to the West had been cautiously opened during the Meiji era, leading to rapid industrialization; now, with a new, Liberal-minded Emperor, there came a flood of new ideas, fashions, artists, and writers. It lasted for 14 years until the Showa era and the military government - and I hope to write more about it in the weeks to…Continue
When writing The Troubleshooter, I had to come up with the types of firearms that would exist in the retro-futuristic world of New Haven. Mick Trubble carries two main guns. His first choice is the Mean Ol' Broad, a heavy duty piece that fires explosive tipped slugs. I had a mental picture in mind when I wrote it: the pistol that Harrison Ford packed in the classic sci fi film Blade Runner. Recently I…Continue
In a world of DJs and remixers, it's hard to find a band willing to swing the world with new music. Thankfully, I ran into Carey Rayburn. This jazz player is not only tapping to the electroswing beat, but he's built a whole company around it, a Good Company.
Staffed by a raucous band of jazz musicians and Abney Park alumni (including the dread Captain Robert), Good Co just released their first album Electro Swing for the Masses last week. After listening to the…Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on August 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
All good things must come to an end but not indefinitely. Although we suspended regular publication of the Gatehouse Gazette last year, we didn’t want 2012 to go by without at least one installment of the dieselpunk and steampunk magazine. So I proudly present our thickest issue to date: a 1940s themed special edition of the Gatehouse Gazette.
The magazine has a survey of…Continue
With the release of The Troubleshooter: New Haven Blues, I thought I'd share a short story featuring the protagonist Mick Trubble...
I heard the staccato of her heels down the hall…
Smoggy days, rainy nights. The windshield weeps under the glow of tacky neon lights.
The good thing about being depressed in New Haven is that you can always…Continue
Once again El Investigador the monthly retrofuturistic themed online magazine is out with another dieselpunk issue.
This time it´s dedicated about Noir
Hope you like it, even if you can´t read spanish....
Just click …Continue
Joe Grasso of Grasso’s Magic Theatre
Big Daddy Cool and Tome WilsonI've driven by Grasso’s Magic Theatre in Philadelphia a dozen times. It’s hidden among unsuspecting buildings in an unexpected part of town, so it…