Steampunk from Asia Part I – James Ng strikes again

Today’s post is part one of two concerning Steampunk out of Asia.

If you have been following my blog for a while, you are familiar with James Ng, I have featured his work on a number of occasions before and I recommend you visit his website and follow him on Twitter.

If you have not heard of James before, here is a short introduction:

James Ng (pronounced Ing) was born in Hong Kong, where he spent most of his childhood drawing monsters and robots, making his own elaborate cardboard toys, and playing soccer. Ever since, he has been on the move between Hong Kong, Vancouver, Chicago and New York. His travels have greatly influenced him, allowing him to combine Eastern and Western cultures in his artwork.

Currently James is enjoying the freedom of being a freelance concept artist and illustrator.

James‘ work has been featured in several exhibitions and at conventions, including Steamcon in Seattle and has also won several awards.

James art is heavily influenced by his cultural background, just as the art of European and other artists around the world is. So his interpretation of Steampunk is different from what you usually see, have a look at this tiny sample of his work:

So please, pay his website a visit, there are also links to his exhibitions and follow him on Twitter, where he is rather active.

And concerning Part 2 of Steampunk from Asia, next up is a review of an anthology by Asian Steampunk writers set in Asia.