News Article – What a Cool Mustache Will Get You!

Jeremy Fornier-Hanlon, the male lead for “A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters”, has written an article for Capilano University’s student newspaper describing his experiences shooting for the book. You can read it on the Capilano Courier website! Jeremy describes a typical day and shares some info about my thoughts behind costuming this book. He also…

Read Chapter 10. – The Were-beast of the Wild West

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 10. – The Were-beast of the Wild West  for free online by clicking on the picture below. The Hunt is On! When Percy shows an act of bravado in a Wild West town, he is hired by the townspeople to hunt down an elusive were-beast. Philomena begrudgingly…

Chapter 9. – Behind the Scenes

After a long illness, I’m finally back to posting on steampunkmonsters.com. Today I would like to share with you my behind the scenes work for A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, Chapter 9. An Institute for the Insane! Making the Mad Doctor The basic concept behind our Insane Asylum is that the inmates have taken…

Read Chapter 9. – An Institute for the Insane

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 9. – An Institute for the Insane for free online by clicking on the picture below. The Hunt is On! After Percy falls ill, Philomena must miss the dance in order to take him to the doctor. The only doctor who is not at the dance presides…

Chapter 8. – Behind the Scenes

Chapter 8 of A Steampunk Guide to Monsters, A Blob on a Boat, is one of my favorite chapters and features many funny images. I would like to show you some behind-the-scenes photos, costumes, sketches, and making-of photos. Making the Blob The blob is a miniature model that I built. First I created a sketch…

Read Chapter 8. A Blob on a Boat

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 8. A Blob on a Boat for free online by clicking on the picture below. 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,…

Chapter 7. – Behind the Scenes

The latest chapter in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters is The Problem with Pirates which you can read here. I would like to show you some behind the scenes photos from the making of these photos! Building the Tengu Pirate Mask When I decided that pirates should be in the book, I didn’t want…

Read Chapter 7. The Problem with Pirates

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 7. The Problem with Pirates for free online by clicking on the picture below. 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…

Chapter 6. – Behind the Scenes

A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters features a large zombie attack photo spread in the chapter The Dreaded Locomotive of the Living Dead. The shoot included seven models. The chapter also features my costuming assistant and close friend, Catey Lockhart, portraying a zombie with make-up effects by a local artist named Ryan Lawrence Flynn. Creating…

Steampunk Your Toy Guns – Tutorial!

It’s time for a tutorial! Our monster hunters need a lot of weapons for their tour, but good looking weapons are hard to find. But you can Steampunk your own toy guns, and now I’d like to show you how! Here are the tools I used on these guns: Toy Guns Toilet Brush Holder Plastic Flower…

Read Chapter 6. The Dreaded Locomotive of the Living Dead

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 6. The Dreaded Locomotive of the Living Dead for free online by clicking on the picture below. 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…