The wikipedia gods have, up to this point, deemed that dieselpunk exists only as a figment of the imagination of a growing subculture of science fiction, history, noir and golden age of comics nerds. Bummer for me, seeing how the series of novels I’m working on is closely associated with this imaginary movement.
[dropcap2]B[/dropcap2]ut, in remaining true to punk form, I’m sticking it to the wikipedia man (who oddly started as a subversive sort of fellow years ago) by posting a link to the buried wiki along with some other great resources for getting dieselpunk(ed).
A great place to begin your journey both punk and diesel is to check out the friendliest nerd hollow the aether has to offer — Dieselpunks.org The site serves as much more than a forum. Search its articles and discussions for some of the best music, art, and culture links to all things DP. Along with DP.org there is also The Gatehouse. These two sites together create the heart and soul of DP (not Dr. Pepper, which will always be my first DP love).
As far as I am aware, The Gatehouse Gazette is the only strictly dieselpunk journal. Check it out or you’re merely reading with gas.
Finally, for trolling a bit deeper into the aesthetic, check out this culture/pop culture wiki on all artifacts dieselpunk; and you can ground yourself in the tenets of dieselpunk by reading this manifesto at DPs.org. After cruising this primer ode de dieselpunk, you’ll know more about this soon-to-freak-out-the-establishment-over-at-wikipedia subculture than all your friends (except for me. We’re friends, right?).[divider]
So go get dieselpunk(ed)!