Author/Artist Jason Sholtis and the Hydra Cooperative have just announced that their Operation Unfathomable book is available electronically online via RPG Now. I contributed a half dozen drawings to the book, including the drawing above (the Googlepede — a mysterious insect that is so long you are unlikely to see either the head or tail of it). The above adventurers employ a crudely thrown together bridge to cross the Googlepede’s path safely.
It is unknown to me when the hard copy will come out, but if the PDF is out, the answer is probably “soon.” Jason’s drawings are fantastic and whimsical — check it out. I’m honored and flattered he invited me to contribute.
Goodman Games will soon release “The Data Orb of Metakind” book for Mutant Crawl Classics. I’m kinda proud that I snuck some floppy diskettes (or maybe they are Zip drive disks) into the lower right hand corner — remember those? The future looks retro (at least to me). More details on the Goodman website.
Chance Phillips is kickstarting a reprint of “Kull of Atlantis” by Robert E. Howard with interior illustrations by me and a color cover by Marcio Moraga.
The above is the first illustration completed. It illustrates this sentence from “The Shadow Kingdom:”
Behind those proud and terrible ranks came the motley files of the mercenaries, fierce, wild-looking warriors, men of Mu and of Kaa-u and of the hills of the east and the isles of the west.
A couple of days ago, Goodman Games gave MCC backers an update on the MCC books (including the special leather and gold foil editions). Above is a photo of the box art I did for the shipping carton… original art looks like this:
Proofs of the Leather and Gold Foil editions have also arrived from the printer (although I haven’t seen them yet). the “foil” covers are alternatives to the beautiful Doug Kovacs cover — AFAIK the contents of all three editions is the same. Doing art for gold foil printing can be a little of a challenge — you have to distill the image down to bolder shapes and fewer elements to accommodate the printing process. Here is the proof of the gold (err, I mean green) foil edition and the art for the back page:
And here is a picture of the proof of the leather edition with original back cover art:
The photos don’t really do the covers justice — since the printing is done in shiny foil, getting a good photo is nearly impossible. All this artwork was done a while ago, but the MCC books have been in editing and printing limbo for months… it’s great to finally be able to show them. Visit Goodman Games site (linked above) for updates on when the MCC books will be in your hands.
Part of a larger whole of a recent image. Hope to see this in print in the next six months or less. Something about this face reminds me of the Elmer’s glue mascot.
Or maybe not.
Here are three images from Goodman’s “Epsilon City” boxed set published for Metamorphosis Alpha in 2017,
Anyone else have a godawful cold right now? Here is another work in progress – close to finished, probably. The white square in the center is for a block of text.