Action Cats! Kickstarter

Hello! 

Today is the launch day for Action Cats!, a game by Keith Baker and Jenn Ellis of the fabulous Twogether Studios, with Angela M. Webber from Doubleclicks Records for project management, and myself for the box art!

 If you think your cat would make the puuurfect action cat, you have the opportunity to submit your fiesty feline's photo to become one of the game's official action cats! 

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I know, it's very exciting! Check out the Kickstarter for the full details and to get your own copy of Action Cats!

The Ghastlytrump Tinies

Hi everyone! Are you registered to vote yet (for USA elections)? Don't know if your registration is valid and up to date?

 

You can check your status here.

You can register here. Registration deadlines are soon, as in today for some states, so please don't dawdle!

 

Recently, game designer extraordinaire, Mike Selinker, asked me to help out with this important project. It's now available for participation by you!

  Here's the official description of this project:

The Ghastlytrump Tinies is a parody of Edward Gorey’s classic alphabet book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, but with the children representing what we’d lose in a hypothetical (we hope!) Trump administration. It is written by game designer Mike Selinker, illustrated by 26 of the best artists on the planet, and published by Basket of Adorables.
A mere 1,000 copies of this softcover book are available for $25 (plus $10 shipping) - but you can pay that $25 (or more!) as a donation to the Clinton campaign or the Southern Poverty Law Center and only send us ONE PENNY (plus the shipping). If you do that, just email us a copy of your receipt from Hillary Clinton’s donation page or the SPLC donation page. But act now. Once it’s gone, it’s gone like the things in this book will be if we elect Trump.

If this is something you are interested in, you can find all the details, including the contents of the book and an audio version read by the ever delightful The Doubleclicks, over at the official Ghastlytrump Tines website.

 

Less than a month to go. May the force be with us.

Announcement! Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi and Illustrated by Yours Truely

Subterranean Press announced today a new book coming early 2017 called, Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi. As you may have inferred from the title, it's a collection of very short works by science fiction author John Scalzi. You can find more details over on Scalzi's site and on the pre-order page for the book. It's a limited addition printing (1500 copies hardcover signed and numbered by the author) with an extra fancy option too (52 copies leather-bound). Pre-orders are sure to fill up fast, so get yours in soon!

 

Oh yeah, and did I mention that I'm the illustrator for this delightful packet of fun little fiction goodness? It's true, I am! And I couldn't be any more delighted. I met with John this past weekend at Westercon to work through some of the preliminary cover and interior design ideas. Spoiler: It's going to be so good. SO GOOD. 

 

It's no secret that I'm a fan of John's work as evidenced by infamous churro-corn above, and this, and this, and, and, well, you get the idea. Needless to say, I'm very excited to work on such a great project. Huge thanks to John Scalzi and Subterranean Press for making this happen!

 

SO GOOD.

 

(P.S. BUY ALL THE THINGS.)

Updates and Month of Monsters

Dear Fuzzy Readers, How was your summer? Productive I hope. Despite the lack of posts lately, I have in fact, been busy. On artsy things even! I am currently working with fellow world-builder and brilliant writer, Andrew Jack, creating a Lovecraftian themed webcomic. We have around eight pages completed so far. Once we get a season's worth finished, the site will be made public. Until then, nothing but teasers - teasers like this panel from the first comic. In other news, I'm still planning on boldly going forth with this year's Month of Monsters project in October. I've even put together a little site for the whole endeavor. ALSO and most importantly, I'm opening up the site to anyone who wishes to join me in this project. The full monstrous details can be found over at the Official Month of Monsters website. I encourage you to participate! 23 in '13 Project is still going, for me at least. However, I haven't had a chance to color the next piece yet. Right now these are being pushed to the side with all the work I'm doing with the aforementioned webcomic. As you may have noticed, the website has gone though a bit of a redesign. I'm still not too keen on how it's looking right now, so expect a few more changes before I quit messing with the colors and layout. I think that's about it. What have you been up to this summer?

Science Games for Science!

DSC_8595 A couple weekends ago I participated in an educational science game design session consisting of a group of scientists and other creative individuals. To sum up, it was a huge success. Not only did I have a great time working with such a great group of people, but we created two fully functional games ready for beta testing. For a more extensive description of the weekend, I point you to Chris Miller's post as he describes the weekend and the end products better than I could.

"This is what happens when you get a group of brilliant minds together to create board games. This was our Science Game Design weekend." - Chris Miller

I'm looking forward to polishing up these games in the coming months and releasing them into the wild.