Archive for May 23rd, 2013

The ‘Guide to Creating and Protecting Fictional Characters” by Cynthia Gayton with illustrations by Jason Edwards was released at the 2013 Steampunk World’s Fair. This guide is for those who want to protect fictional literary and illustrated characters, generally, in the comic book and graphic novel fields, specifically. Here is an excerpt:

“This is an exciting time to be a creative in any enterprise. You can develop stories, illustrate and publish your work with great speed and minimal expense. Doing things on your own is both liberating and inhibiting. Yes, you can do it all – from start to finish, the product, distribution, display, advertising and promotion are all controlled by you. On the other hand, it could be a problem that all these things are controlled by you. Do you have the skills necessary to bring your product to market, including the knowledge to protect your creations?”

Guide Cover

The guide is available for purchase at Steam at Harper’s Ferry.

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Steam at Harper’s Ferry Resident Artist, T. Jason Edwards, will be showing pieces from his “Aware Amusings” collection until June 23. If you have been to the gallery, you may have seen samples from this collection, but this will be the first time that five pieces from it will be shown together.

Some pieces are steampunk parody while others are a modern twist to famous paintings. What do you see?

From the "Aware Amusings" Collection - showing through June 23

From the “Aware Amusings” Collection – showing through June 23


For over ten years, Jason has been a professional scenic artist, graphic artist and visual artist.  While working in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, he has been associated with some of the most well-known organizations in the performing arts industry, including The Shakespeare Theater, Washington National Opera, and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He is a graduate of University North Carolina School of the Arts, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jason also  participated in scenic artist apprenticeship programs at the Skylight Opera Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, Santa Fe Opera and Cobalt Studios.

Come by and take a look – and maybe even meet the artist!


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