Jacq of Spades is a Fabulous Mash-up of Noir and Steampunk

What is Jacq of Spades About? Yes, you read it correctly; the title is Jacq of Spades with a “q.” The fearless heroin in this first installment of the Red Dog Conspiracy is named Jacqueline Spadros. She married into one of the four crime families who run the city with an iron grip. Her position should keep her safe, but Jacqueline can’t leave her past, nor the people who still live in her old neighborhood behind. As a detective, she’s been able to solve every case so far. But she soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery that centers on the symbol of a red dog … Continue reading Jacq of Spades is a Fabulous Mash-up of Noir and Steampunk

Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

Steampunk Fact Sheet Jack the Ripper is the world’s most famous serial killer, both because of the brutality of the murders and the fact that the crimes are still unsolved. I have seen many Steampunk works make reference to the Whitechapel … Continue reading Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

The Deadly Blotter – Performance from the Edwardian Ball, New Orleans 2017

Murder and Mayhem, 26 Words at a Time… Gorey did several “thoughtful alphabets,” illustrated tales of mayhem using only 26 words and in alphabetical order. Every year, the hosts of the Edwardian Ball perform one of Gorey’s twisted tales, complete … Continue reading The Deadly Blotter – Performance from the Edwardian Ball, New Orleans 2017

The Steampunk Surreality of The Chronicles of Vidoqc Will Leave you BOTH Shaken and Stirred…

Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq is the English title of a French film called simply Vidocq. Gerard Depardieu plays the title role of Eugene Francois Vidocq who is an occult detective on the grimy streets of Paris in 1830. In real life, he was the father of French criminology, and his misunderstood methods gave him a supernatural reputation. In the film, Vidoqc is on the trail of a masked serial killer, the Alchemist. The writers explore an interesting twist on story-telling, and he falls to his supernatural enemy within the first minutes of the film. Amidst the tumult of the outbreak of the Second French Revolution … Continue reading The Steampunk Surreality of The Chronicles of Vidoqc Will Leave you BOTH Shaken and Stirred…