Written by: Jon Munger
Art by: Krist Brennan
Description from comic site:
Virtuoso is an alternate history of an Africa that never existed, one run by steel and springs, commanded by vast matriarchies and past the height of its culture.
Virtuoso is the story of Jnembi Osse, a professional weapons manufacturer for the most powerful empire in the world, and how her private rebellion becomes a full scale international incident.
This is being described in the blogosphere as steampunk Africa. You can check out some of the first few pages at the comic site. You'll see some cool-looking steam sentries.
Interesting, eh? I'm planning on featuring this during SteamPink week, June 4-12, 2010.
Just found this:
The Nubian Queen
By Paul Genesse
Release date: 2011
steampunk short story coming out from DAW Books
Lower Nubia, 1854 A.D.
Queen Sahdi gave the command to destroy the tracks ahead of the armored train as it steamed through the savannah beside Lake Nubia. She stood behind the thick ramparts of Gebel Adda, an ancient fortress situated in the hills that marked the border, wondering how many of her brave soldiers, and how many of the Egyptian emperor’s, were about to die.
read more of the first scene here
*my weekly post on things steampunk (Victorian sci-fi/fantasy)
*totally inspired by steampunk posts written by Celia of adventures of cecelia bedelia