I’ve written about the steampunk sub-genre of literature on this site a few times. Specifically, I’ve written about a steampunk series for reluctant readers called The Jupiter Chronicles. And with good reason. It’s a series that I think can be truly helpful for young readers and make a positive impact, whether they realize it or not. Oh ya, and it’s entertaining. That part is important, too.
The author, Leonardo Ramirez, is working on turning these books into an animated short and he needs your help. Below is the official press release. Please follow the links and share where possible. Thanks!
Come Along For A Steam-Powered Adventure
With The Jupiter Chronicles Animated Short!
For Immediate Release
Author Leonardo Ramirez is bringing his Steampunk book series for children, The Jupiter Chronicles from the page to the screen! Crowdfunding for The Jupiter Chronicles: A Steampunk Animated Short begins on Kickstarter soon. Epic science fiction is combined with steampunk to create a fun, upbeat adventure complete with spaceships called, “Skyrockets” and evil robots called “Doomslayers”. To help bring the vision to the screen, Ramirez has teamed with up with the animation studio, Magnetic Dreams who brought you the motion comics Iron Man: Extremis and Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, as well as other great work.
Ian Castillo is a young boy who, together with his sister Callie, discovers their secret: they are the son and daughter of a Jovian king whose world had been subjugated by the evil Lord Phobos of Mars. After a great battle was fought they returned to the steam-powered world of Jupiter where Fireflights and Skyrockets rule the air. Now, as part of the newly reborn Chrono Legion, Ian struggles to find his place in a world powered by steam. The fate of the Jovian Realms are in his hands as he fights against the Martian Doomslayers and seeks to protect Earth from what is to come. A much deeper struggle lies within him. With no father to guide him, Ian desperately searches for the answer to the question he’s been asking himself all of his life: Why did my father leave me?
Crowdfunding begins soon, but in the meantime fans can sign up for email updates by visiting the launch page: http://jupiterchronicles.launchrock.com/
About Leonardo Ramirez:
Leonardo Ramirez is a husband, a father, a Karate instructor with a 3rd degree black belt, and an author. His first graphic novel, Haven, is a supernatural Young Adult story centered on an ancient war between the Dante family and the nine circles of hell. Haven of Dante was released later as a prose novel. His follow up is a Children’s Steampunk book called The Jupiter Chronicles: The Secret of the Great Red Spot to be followed by The Jupiter Chronicles Book Two: The Ice Orphan of Ganymede. It follows the adventure of two children as they are transported to the steam-powered cities of Jupiter, find their long-lost father, stop an attack from Mars, and witness the birth of Steampunk.
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