Pardon the spam, Dream Quest backers! Two quick bits of news:
* I am working on a new Lovecraftian project which will hopefully be released in 2018. It's a Dreamland-themed roleplaying game, which will have copious illustrations.
* At this moment, my wife and I are Kickstarting a comic-drawing game! Cartooner is a game where players compete over four rounds of drawing comics, dealing with ever-changing Trends and Themes... no drawing ability required! If you like games or comics, please check it out, we've put a lot of love and effort into it.
I'm attaching some art from Cartooner, by my good friend Konstantin Pogorelov!
Hi Dream-Quest Kickstarter backers! I know it's been awhile. I wanted to announce something that might be of interest to Lovecraft fans: my first artwork (not counting some spot illustrations way way back in the 2000s) for Call of Cthulhu!
It's a "cartoon walkthrough map" for the classic Call of Cthulhu adventure, "The Haunting"! This full-color map is in the same mockman style as the ones I've made for Dungeons & Dragons and Lamentations of the Flame Princess. And it's ONLY available as part of "Advanced Death Saves," an anthology of awesome comics based on tabletop roleplaying game experiences!
If you're at all into RPGs or my Lovecraft artwork, please check out this cool Kickstarter!
Pardon the email, but I'm really happy to announce this: I'm a guest at NecronomiCon Providence, the HP Lovecraft/Cthulhu convention in Rhode Island on August 20-23!
This isn't my first trip to Providence; I brought the first issue of "Dream-Quest" to one of the first NecronomiCons in 1997, and nerded out in the presence of some of my favorite horror & fantasy writers. Now I'm looking forward to seeing a whole new bunch of cool Lovecraftian folk, from Silvia Moreno-Garcia to Paul of Cthulhu (of gaming/podcast site yog-sothoth.com), Chris and Chad of HP Podcraft, Ezra Claverie, my favorite horror novelist Ramsey Campbell, Sandy Petersen and many more! And I'll also be participating in some of my own panels and game events, including panels on Lord Dunsany, the Dreamlands and horror gaming; two playtests of my forthcoming Dreamlands RPG; and the special Cthulhu edition of "Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics."
Please check out my whole schedule of events here! Also, if you're thinking of going to NecronomiCon but don't have a ticket yet, I'm still looking for someone to help out for a few hours in the dealers' hall... ;)
Hope you're well! I know it's been a long time, but I wanted to tell you about two things. The first is, I'll be a guest at NecronomiCon Providence, the Lovecraft/Cthulhu Mythos convention, on August 20-23, 2015! The entire schedule hasn't been decided yet, but I'll definitely be there, doing panels (fingers crossed) on Lovecraft, Dunsany, comic books and other cool topics. And maybe... just maybe... we can get together in the gaming area for a playtest of my NEW Dreamlands project, my Lovecraftian/Dunsanian tabletop game? ;)
The other thing is my new comic/game Kickstarter, "Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics"! If you haven't heard about this yet, it's a fast-paced creative game where you play comic artists competing for Fame, creating weird & wonderful comics with your friends in five-minute sprints (drawing skills not required). The base set of the game has cards derived from Japanese comics, anime and general fantasy/sci-fi/horror/comic themes, but for the 2013 HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Los Angeles I made a special card deck based on Lovecraftian/Cthulhu Mythos tropes. If you've ever wondered what I draw like when I'm drawing super-fast, you can click on the image above to see a 30-minute Lovecraftian Mangaka comic, "The Oblivion from the Depths"! I hope you enjoy it, I hope I see you at NecronomiCon, and please check out my Mangaka Kickstarter!
This post is only 50% Lovecraftian, so please bear with me! ;) Over the last year and a half I've been doing a series of maps based on Dungeons & Dragons adventures for Wizards of the Coast. As a gamer and fantasy fan, I really love drawing them and getting the chance to play around with these classic adventures.
Now, those maps are available as prints! Available in sizes from 13"x18" to 18"x36", they depict adventures such as Tomb of Horrors, Ravenloft, The Isle of Dread, Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (the D&D/sci-fi crossover!), etc., in detailed "Dream-Quest" style. I really enjoy making these (and I'm making more!). If you're interested, you can see the maps and pre-order them here!
I do have some Dreamlands news as well. Huan Vu, director of the acclaimed "Colour out of Space" film adaptation "Die Farbe," is returning to the director's seat with "The Dreamlands," the first ever full-length film based on Lovecraft's dream universe! The Dreamlands movie is being funded on Indiegogo, and as of this moment, there's just 10 days left to be a part of the project (and get rewards such as artbooks, T-shirts, a chance to be an extra in the film, etc.). Please go check it out!
Lastly, I'm also working on a new Dreamlands-related project, although it's a way off yet: it probably won't be ready to officially show off till 2015. But I'm excited to be working on it, and I hope you'll like it too! Thanks for reading, and thanks as always for making the Dream-Quest graphic novel possible!