Sorry, people, I am a bit late (this came in over a week ago) but you know how it is sometimes… Anyway, it is with great pleasure, I point your attention to the following announcement:
St. Louis, April 19, 2013 – Day 304 Productions is developing a comic book sequel to their award-winning steampunk web series Dirigible Days. The sequel, titled Dirigible Days: 998, reunites Captain Santiago Dunbar, mute pilot Josie Devereaux, and comedic engineer Hooper Jefferson and new characters as they race across a retro-futuristic Africa in their airship S.S. Beatrix to stop a militaristic empire from completing a weaponized robot colossus.
The cover art for Dirigible Days: 998 will be drawn by two-time Eisner Award winning artist Rick Burchett, best known for his work with DC Comics, Marvel and Disney, including The Batman and Robin Adventures and the steampunk web comic Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether. Breakout artist Chris Bailey, creator of the promotional art and introduction animation used in the Dirigible Days web series, will be illustrating the interior artwork .
Day 304 Productions is running a Kickstarter fundraiser from April 19 until May 31 to produce the comic book. The $7,800 goal is needed to pay for artwork and printing costs. If successful, Dirigible Days: 998 will be released Summer 2014 and will be available for purchase online and at local St. Louis comic book stores. The Dirigible Days web series was also produced with funds from a successful Kickstarter campaign.
“Taking the story from a web series to a comic is an exciting challenge,” says Gary Lobstein of Day 304. “I love movies and comics, so it will be a blast to produce Dirigible Days in both mediums and show just how expansive this world is.”
Steampunk is a science fiction genre that mixes 19th century fantasy and the Wild West with steam-powered machinery and anachronisms.
A breakout entry in the burgeoning steampunk market, Dirigible Days has won multiple film festival awards, and its Facebook page has over 7,600 fans. The five-part science-fiction web series followed the crew of the airship S.S. Beatrix and their fateful encounter with the sadistic leader of the Cult of Cthulhu and featured voice over narration by Anthony Daniels (C3Po from Star Wars).
Watch episodes of the original Dirigible Days web series at www.dirigibledays.com
View the Dirigible Days: 998 Kickstarter campaign fundraiser page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/day304/dirigible-days-998-steampunk-graphic-novel-comic-b
Day 304 Productions is an independent film/video production company based in St. Louis, MO that specializes in independent films and high definition digital photography for weddings, special events, and commercials. Follow their projects at www.day304.com