Down the Ladder


Beyond Fomalhaut: The Barbarian King

Gabor Lux has just announced that “The Barbarian King” is now on sale. AFAIK ships worldwide from his native Hungary. I’ve done a couple of things with Gabor and hope to do a few more… check out his website for more info.

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A legionary discovers that all is not well at the temple of Mitra… the most compelling evidence being that the priest has been infested by some root-thing that wants to eat his brains.

The Stag God (2)

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More finished version of a work in progress I posted earlier. Created for Le Deiu Cerf.

The Stag God


Work in progress

A private commission currently on my drafting table for a cassette tape label. A welcome departure from what I have been doing lately. Check out “Le Dieu Cerf” on SoundCloud…

Ship cut-away drawing

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Part of a work-in-progress for a diagram describing the layout of a lanteen rigged caravel that sails the seas of a fantasy world. I’ve always loved cut-away views of buildings, ships and similar things as a means of visually understanding historical things like ships, fortresses, etc. The hull of this ship is expanded vertically, making the distance from the keel to the main deck appear greater than it might be in a blueprint of a similar ship. This distortion was necessary in order to show all of the rooms and passages in relationship to one another. One of the purposes of this diagram is to show the reader how one gets around the ship… for instance, in order to get from the galley(13) to the captain’s stateroom(5), one needs to take the stairs up to 10, pass through the door to the hallway leading to 8, take another stair up to 4, then pass through the door between 6 and 7 to get to the stateroom (5).

Sailing enthusiasts will probably take issue with the liberties I have taken in portraying the rigging. In my defense, a) I’m not being paid enough to research a 100% accurate ship, b) If I drew every rope and pulley accurately, I would miss my deadline by about a year, c) it’s a fantasy ship, so of course there are differences between this and historical ships, and d) I wanted to give the critics an opportunity to show off their knowledge of the rigging of 15th century Portuguese historical ships by giving them something to criticize.

Dungeon Alphabet 4th Printing

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Goodman Games just shipped me my copy of the 4th printing of ‘Dungeon Alphabet’ by Michael Curtis. The 4th printing includes more pages and entries for your reading pleasure with illustrations by Brad McDevitt, Jeff Easley, Jim Holloway, Doug Kovacs, William McAusland, Jesse Mohn, Peter Mullen, Russ Nicholson, Erol Otus, Jim Roslof, Chad Sergesketter, Chuck Whelon, Mike Wilson and myself. One of the new pages includes this 11×17 inch fold out map by me (above). Hoping one day Goodman will let me turn it into some kind of “Where’s Waldo” type poster.

Underground Comics

Trey Causey tells us that issue #1 of ‘Underground Comics’ is almost here. My 8 page comic, “The Stone God,” makes it’s first appearance anywhere in its pages.  36-pages and 6 black and white features of dungeon-related stuff. Artists/authors include Jeff Call, James V. West, Karl Stjernberg, Jason Sholtis, Luka Rejec, and myself. Watch Trey’s blog (“From the Sorcerer’s Skull”) for more info.

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