Gaslight adventure was a term I was kicking around at the time I created Contraption, but I went with the more popular Steampunk handle. The Call of Cthulhu Role Playing Game supplement Cthulhu by Gaslight was a big help coming up with ideas for the first two issues of Contraption and the inclusion of a secret society and seemingly supernatural elements may have been a big influence from that 1989 book.
Welcome to Contraption
Contraption is a steampunk comic set in Victorian London 1889. It's 1889 because the first draft of the story was written in 1989 and I wanted to create a story in Sherlock Holmes' London. I introduced the flying machines and gadgets long before I knew what steampunk was or what it was going to become. This project is an attempt to remaster all of the original pages from 1993 and then complete the story arc by finishing issue 3.