"Colonel Walter was shocked
when he learned from the Nile
Copper African elephants turning hostile
So he built these wonderful automaton blokes
And a very big steam powered giraffe what smokes"
- Brass Goggles
It's extremely unusual for me to make fan art, and when it happens it's gonna be for a very good reason. This is a humble tribute to a very special musical pantomime troupe which has hijacked my heart and mind since I first heard of them in July 2012. I simply love them to bits.
They are Steam Powered Giraffe
, a vaudeville/folk rock influenced band consisting of three antique automatons and three humans.
The history of the robots goes back to 1896 when they were built by Colonel Peter A. Walter who programmed them to sing and perform music with the ambition to impress and win the heart of Delilah Moreau, a fellow Cavalcadian chemist.
But things went horribly wrong. After a series of unfortunate events (involving a destroyed friendship and heartache) the peaceful automatons had to gear up and play the grim role as war machines.
To find out what happened; read the touching story about love, burning rivalry, remarkable discoveries and grinding gears: Backstory Page
Find out more about this remarkable group by going here: Youtube Channel
| Official website
| Tumblr page
| Collection of videos worth seeingMade in old Photoshop 7.0 | Wacom Bamboo A6 tablet.
All characters © Steam Powered Giraffe LLC
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