This is a repurposed Demotivator◊. I think it's not clear or witty.
A good image should feel◊ right◊*, maybe show "airships and giant robots powered by steam".
* note: would need permission for second, and judging by the page it's from, may not get it
edited 22nd Jan '12 4:14:52 PM by rodneyAnonymous
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel. Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
How does one try and capture an entire genre in one image anyway? Guess trying to get across the style...
Cityscapes are going to be messy. Could also go for a vehicle◊... Though I am fond of this◊ image.
I don't like the Verne-Wells picture one bit. For one, the writing on top is bloody impossible to read.
For another, and more importantly, the ray guns and helmets make it look like Fallout-style retro futurism, not steampunk.
When I think of steampunk, I think of clockwork.