Hi Folks… just a quick note blog-wise before I settle into work… the monster-sized Chaosium job is done... 33 illustrations... I hope to see it out before the end of the year. That ate up basically a month of my life... so now it is time to get onto other jobs that have been languishing.
So what is on deck? I have a small job to do for Goodman Games, for a project I still can't talk about; on the other hand, Age of Cthulhu IV: Horrors From Yuggoth should be in stores this week. I can't say much, but the next book looks to be a killer, too… I have seen the cover, and it about blew me out of the water.
I am also working on a small job for Rogue Games, and still trying to find time to work on stuff for Tres Hombres Games and Post Mortem Studios.
Speaking of Post-Mortem Studios... Agents of SWING is back on the front burner, and I found out that all my old Dragon/Dungeon art from the late '90s is free... so many of them are going to be up as Clip Art Critters before the end of the year… a few with a digital makeover to bring them more up to today's standards, but still… Clipart Critters 148 , Clipart Critters 147 .
There is still no real news on the city of Clocks/ Deadworld front… the other principals on the projects are both busy with their other jobs/ projects.. but I am hopeful they will both see the light of day before too much longer.
Ok... that is about it for me for this exciting addition to the blogosphere! Back to work for me... I have monsters to draw!
How time flies when you are busier than hell… I did not realize it had been almost four months since I had last done any updates. That, folks, is just how busy I am right now.
First off, since the last time I blogged, I finished my first job for Eden studios' All Flesh Must Be Eaten game, for Arrh! There Be Zombies!... Yes, it is zombies AND pirates. Also with a cover by Jon Hodgson and also interiors by my old friend from FASA. Joel Biske. (http://www.allflesh.com/ )
I also did a hilarious illustration for Twin Blade Games of, of all things, the Tooth Fairy... in full army gear. I hope to see it out sometime soon, it was for a Gencon exclusive.
Also out in time for con season was Gamewick's Old Skool Redux, for which I did a handful of monster illustrations (http://www.gamewick.com/)
Point your browser over to http://www.ragingswan.com/rotd.html to check out a handful of illustrations I did for Creighton Broadhurst's Raging Swan Games. A very old school module, complete with player handouts and also art by Larry Elmore.
Out soon should be the next Age of Cthulhu module, Horrors from Yuggoth. I am very proud of how my art for it came out, and everyone who has seen it has raved about it. Check out more about it at http://www.goodmangames.com/7004preview.html.
Speaking of Cthulhu (and not many segues can start that way, I must say… I am almost done with the art for Chaosium's upcoming re-do of one of their classic Call of Cthulhu titles... a staggering thirty-three illustrations. Not sure when it is due out; I will post when I do!
And that is not all… as soon as I finish this job for Chaosium, I have a job to do for Goodman Games (more on that later), Rogue Games, and a monster-sized job for Tres Hombres Games: the re-launch of Lester Smith's Dark Conspiracy game. Also upcoming in my near future is art for Third Eye Games' Demon Codex: Spectrals... so I am happily booked for the near future… not a bad place for a freelance artist to be!
What else? Still on hold for the Deadworld RPG and City of Clocks, while the publisher sorts out some business details. My cover design for Vigilance Press' Kaiser's Gate is out... you can check it out at http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=83261&filters=0_0_0_0&manufacturers_id=437 (logo design by Rick Hershey, art by various…)
Whew...I do keep busy, I guess!
Last but not least, Jess is going great guns at her job!
Adventures in Oz (http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=83891) is finally out, and since she managed to pull two books for Rogue Games out of essentially nothingness in terms of layout (doing both in a matter of three weeks), she is now officially their sole layout person, and has work lined up 'til the end of 2011! Between that her layout jobs for Vigilance Press and Age of Cthulhu for Goodman Games, she is basically a full-time freelancer, too! A big hand for my better half, folks!
Ok...I gotta get back to work... those eldritch horrors are not gonna draw themselves! Hope to blog again in a few weeks… but not making any promises.
I am still wrestling with some personal issues, so not quite as much to report as usual, but life goes on! I do, however, have some stuff to report.
First off, Lords of Men, the new Ars Magica book from Atlas Games, is now out. If i do say so myself, I think my pieces for the book came out great.
The free RPG Day module for Age of Cthulhu is now out. I hope you were all able to snag your copies from your local participating gaming store. I have started serious work on the next book, Horrors from Yuggoth, this past week. From the title, I don't think it is going to be revealing any secrets that the adventure pits the investigators against some crab-shaped monsters much beloved by Lovecraft fans.
I am also (finally) getting into the right frame of mind to work on Agents of S.W.I.N.G. for Postmortem Studios. Besides that, I am also working on a job for Creighton Brosdhurst's Raging Swan Productions. and getting ready for my next job for Third Eye Games.
Lastly (almost), I am chipping away at City of Clocks: I have a good cover design done, and FASA Corporation art god Jeff Laubenstein is working on the actual cover art. Steff Worthington has turned in his maps for the book, and they look gourgeous.
Lastly, in other news, is keeping busy with work for Goodman Games, Rogue Games, Vigilance Press, and The Le Games… she should have (at least) 7-8 new books out before the end of the year! Busy is good!
Ok, enough blogging for the moment... I have monsters to draw!
Blogging, blogging. And more blogging…
So what is up? Well, I finishd my logo for rogue Games, and another book cover design for Vigilance Press, to be followed very shorly with another book cover design, working from art by the always reliably good Rick Hershey… I love steady work!
The Age of Cthulhu Free RPG Day book is done… you can check out a small version of my cover for it here: http://www.goodmangames.com/FRPGD10preview.html
This coming week, I am finally going to really buckle down ion Agents of SWING for Postmotem Studios. Util I can get that done, you can check out the preview at http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=80653&filters=0_0_0_0&manufacturers_id=384
I am starting work on a small job for Larry Wick at Gamewick, home of the Wickedly Errant Games System, a fun take on "Old Skool" role-playing. If you like games with a sense of humor, check out their stuff at http://www.gamewick.com . Any time I get to draw monsters and get paid for it, I am a happy camper.
Speaking of monsters, a brand new Clip Art Critter should be up soon at www.RPGnow.com and all the other usual sales sites… this one has a distinctly Clive Barker feel to it… if any of you publishers need some horror, check it out at http://www.rpgnow.com/index.php?cPath=701_4199
So what else is fermenting inside my skull? Still working my way through a huge pile of illustrations for Twin Blade Games, but closing in one the finishing line for that job. Also, I should have some pieces in the next Third Eye Games book, Demon Codex: Spectrals. And by no means last but not least, I wil be starting on the art for the next Age of Cthulhu book, Horrors from Yuggoth very soon! http://www.goodmangames.com/7004preview.html Yay! I get to draw Mi-Go (I hope!)
I am sure I am forgetting a job or two, but the real-world job beckons!
Blog you soon!
April 18, 2010
A quick blog for April
Sorry folks, I have been insanely busy with real life and some killer deadlines, so the blog had to go on the back burner temporarily.
First off, what new is out?
Well, both Champions Sixth Edition and Hero System Martial Arts are out I am very proud to have been able to contribute to Champions, since it was the second game I ever played, way back in the mid-80's. Champions Powers, the latest book I did artwork for Hero Games for, should be out any time now. And that is not all.
Strange Aeons II, from Chaosium, for Call of Cthulhu, is finally out.
The long-delayed 100 Conspirators, from Post-Mortem Studios, is also out… check it out at http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=80238&filters=0_0_0_0&manufacturers_id=384
From Goodman Games, I have Age of Cthulhu 3: Shadows of Leningrad coming out either by the time you read this or very soon after. In the meantime, go to http://www.goodmangames.com/7003preview.html to check out some of the artwork and be sure to grab the first ever Age of Cthulhu wallpaper for your desktop at http://www.goodman-games.com/images/AOC3-Wallpaper.JPG
Other stuff! API Worldwide: Europe is also out, from Third Eye Games, and I should start work on my next book for them this coming week. Check it out as http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=78502&filters=0_0_0_0&manufacturers_id=2546
And what is coming out soon?
I have some pieces in the new Ars Magica book form Atlas Games, Lords of Men: nothing magical this time, just pure historical illustration. I am still working on designing some miniatures for D3 Games (a first for me!), and working on concept art for Rusttown Press' City of Clocks.. the art team is assembled, I just need to get my butt in gear with the assignments.
And I just finished my art for Goodman Games contribution for Free RPG Day, a mini-module for Age of Cthulhu (you will have to swing by a participating store and check out my cover for it!) Check for the nearest store at http://www.freerpgday.com/
And what is on the horizon that I can mention? Well, I am doing some logo work for Rogue Games and Vigilance Games. A book cover for Skirmisher Publishing for Adventures in Wonderland, if I can figure out what to draw for Alice that has not been done to the point of cliché. I have other projects coming up (another one involving lots of tentacles!) .. but that is still hush-hush.. lol.
Ok.. that is enough! I have monsters to draw! Have a good day everyone, and I will blog again as soon as my schedule allows!