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Biafra and the Werelion King
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Published: April 15, 2015
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This is a cover I did recently for a steampunk African novel. Can you get any cooler than that? I think not. Had a blast on this one. Love the all-terrain steam train tank.

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typiokka's avatar
So beautyful!! Do you agree to make a cover for my book? Can I know your email or another contact?
biafradenmark's avatar
This is my name! How can I get the very first copy!? This it's making me so happy!
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NKOSI-PublishingProfessional Artist
NICE!!
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pinchback General Artist
wow, great artwork and cool concept.
nocturneAeros's avatar
Oh my, your cover sure makes me want to read the book. *^*
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ChronophontesHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!

I have to admit I've read a "steampunk African" story, even if not exactly steampunk.  (I wish I could remember the author and title - it was in the 1980s.)  It took place in a future world where advanced civilization had moved from America/Europe to Africa, and the narrator was a West African (maybe Nigerian) whose specialty was "Africanizing" the plays of Shakespeare, adapting them to the cultural norms of West Africa.  (Though apparently not translating them - the language of his part of Africa was a slightly Africanized English.)  If you happen to be interested, I'll be happy to research this some more and see if I can track down the story.
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funkyalienloversHobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
asanteM's avatar
Excellent work. I'll be sure to share it on my fantasy page:

www.facebook.com/nubiamancy
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DjakeHobbyist General Artist
Hehe.  The rhino horns on the steam machine are a nice touch!
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bnolinHobbyist Digital Artist
...and it's very cool rhino horns! Great job!
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WekTHobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, 3 years ago i did this king of illustration to a short novel for a fantasy portal:
wekt.deviantart.com/art/Biafra…
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Didi-Esmeralda Digital Artist
Wonderful work!!
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SelenadaProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful book cover :D very nice!
aviduser's avatar
All-train stream tank train? I think I'm interested in the book already! C=

What's a werelion?
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lithrielProfessional Digital Artist
It's like a werewolf, only a lion, from what I can tell.
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That's what I thought, mainly from the cover, but I couldn't be sure cause that could have been just a regular lion and not a werelion
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