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! 

Wat!

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

Indiana Thor

Here is a recent commission for the premise, if Indiana Jones had found Mjölnir and was found worthy of its power. Thus, Indiana Thor!

I started with a few rough concepts to work out the design based upon a bunch of Thor/Jones research.

Once a concept was decided upon, I moved onto a sketch that included changes from the feedback I received. A more Thor outfit was requested while keeping the iconic hat, shoulder bag, and whip of Jones.

Next came inks.

And then a bunch stuff ultimately resulting in the final painting. :)

MerMay Sketch Roundup

Here are all the sketches I did for this year's #MerMay challenge.

Feminist Frequency: Colleen Macklin Portrait

This month's Feminist Frequency newsletter features the amazing Colleen Macklin. A fascinating professor of design and techology and game designer. Her games focus on social awareness such as communication, culture, and the power of failure. Her work is also attributed with being one of the inspirations behind Cards Against Humanity.

Feminist Frequency asked me to illustrate her banner portrait. I was honored to be a part of this project and tickled to learn all about Colleen, and her wonderful work, in the process.

 

You can check out the full interview over at Feminist Frequency. If you like their work, I highly recommend signing up for their newsletter.

Puppy-sized Dinosaur a.k.a. Aquilops

Once upon a time there was a wee bitty ceratopsian called Aquilops. It's estimated to have been 3.3lbs (1.5kg), had cheek spikes, and all around totes adorbs.

 

Last fall for InkTober, I illustrated a squirrel wearing an Aquilops skull. It was part of a series of illustrations of modern critters wearing the skulls of long extinct critters. I did my best--with what research data I could find--to keep the critter pairings to scale. I felt an Aquilops skull with all its delightful protrusions, would make a fine bony mask for a squirrel.

 

Last week I was contacted by one of the namers of Aquilops, Matt Wedel. He was preparing a blog post about the Aquilops art that has emerged since the naming and had found my weird squirrel. I was delighted and honored to be a part of his quest and I'm happy to inform you that the post is now published. Needless to say, I highly recommend checking it out. There's some amazing Aquilops art out there.

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week: There has been an Aquilopsing – have you felt it?