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Coloring Book

So, I’ve been trying to think of something really good, but inexpensive that I could put together as an added incentive to be a part of our kickstarter, and in […]

So, I’ve been trying to think of something really good, but inexpensive that I could put together as an added incentive to be a part of our kickstarter, and in staying up all night making a new engraving – it came to me…

This coloring book.

When I was a kid, Advanced Dungeons and Dragon’s Monster manual, and their Dieties and Demigods, had some rather awesome illustrations in them: All black and white. I loved those illustrations, but I loved them even more when I caught a Glimpse of my friend Brian’s book… which he had taken colored pencils to for each and every illustration. I thought it pretty amazing how with some simple color over the black and white of the pages, those illustrations really came to life. They were simple to color, because the shading was already there – which made for a basic coloring level, with lots of room for improvisation, and advanced looking results.

I thought to myself this AM, “Hey… all these engravings I’ve been doing would be perfect for this”,and so I set to gathering up pages for a coloring book… and with all the engraving that I do, I have a *lot* of them.

Here are the images that will be in this coloring book… which will for the time being, only be available through our kickstarter for an $11 donation (which includes Shipping and Handling). The coloring book is 26 full pages, and ready to color.

You’ll notice that some of the images below are colored, because I copied really quick from my gallery. These images will be uncolored in the coloring book version.

You can get this coloring book by donating $11 through our Kickstarter. Like all donations, no credit cards are charged until the Kickstarter has ended (11 days from now) so if you are waiting till payday… please feel free to go ahead and pledge now.

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New Video

This new video for our kickstarter and Artprize pages shows our piece in place on the river. Thee 3-D model and lighting for the model were done by Ben Amend […]

This new video for our kickstarter and Artprize pages shows our piece in place on the river.

Thee 3-D model and lighting for the model were done by Ben Amend (My nephew), and combined with a few days of work on my part, and the music of Vernian Process, it came together fairly well for a three day project.

The track included in this video is an old Demo version of “the Delta Queen”. You can hear the final recording version at VernianProcess.com

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Gaining Steam

Our Kickstarter has started to pick up in activity over the past few days, and though we’re at about 2% with 40 out of 45 days to go, the chart […]

Our Kickstarter has started to pick up in activity over the past few days, and though we’re at about 2% with 40 out of 45 days to go, the chart is looking rather parabolic in its beginnings which has us feeling pretty optimistic about the monumental undertaking ahead of us.

If you aren’t familiar with Kickstarter, they are *the* platform for launching and funding creative projects. Money is only donated if and when the artists reach their goals, meaning that investors can be certain that either the project *will* happen, or the funds are returned to the investors. It is an all or nothing deal for both sides involved.

In addition to being a part of art history in the making, donors get the added benefit of rewards offered by the artists in return for donations. Ours range from heartfelt thanks, to signed fine art prints by Myke Amend, tee shirts, official sponsorship status, and so much more.

Much thanks goes out to Overflow Cafe, Guy Cox, Amanda Young, Dana Young, Megan Brown, Mr. Shreck, Mrs. Shreck, Chris Baar, and several anonymous donors. We are grateful, and proud that you chose to be a part of this project.

We’d also like to thank Pamela of Totus Mel Tats, who in addition to being a core member of the Etsy Steam Team, runs the arts and crafts blog and feature spot Wunderkammer.

Last, but certainly not least, we’d like to thank One Girl’s Treasure Eclectic and Fashionable Resale, a vintage and used fashion reseller on Lyon street in Grand Rapids’ beautiful downtown area, who in addition to being a great venue for emerging and experienced artists alike, also backed Cirque A Circa for last year’s ArtPrize event.

Victorian Lace

Victorian Lace: The intricate tatted stylings of Totus Mel, available on Etsy

One Girls Treasure

One Girls Treasure: Fashionable Resale in Grand Rapids Michigan

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Welcome

… to the new home of the art project “The Infernal Device” by Retrofuturist and Steampunk artist Myke Amend (painter, engraver, and woodworker), and Machine Sculptor Todd Cahill. This site […]

… to the new home of the art project “The Infernal Device” by Retrofuturist and Steampunk artist Myke Amend (painter, engraver, and woodworker), and Machine Sculptor Todd Cahill.

This site will build and build as the Infernal Device project progresses, so please bookmark this site and come back again soon.

Concept sketches will be available shortly before or after our tour at the World Steam Expo (Memorial Day Weekend 2011), scale models of our project, as well as videos of the team in action will probably appear around that time as well.

For now, this site serves to familiarize you with the artists involved, to give you a feel for their previous and current works, and hopefully to inspire you to become a part of our project through donations of parts, supplies, or change – or through simply spreading the word.

Machine Crafter Todd Cahill

Retrofuture builder Todd Cahill with some of his extraordinary contraptions

Thank you for visiting – We hope you enjoy your stay.

– The Infernal Team