This is a drawing from several years ago — sadly, I no longer have the original. Someone was doing an ‘Ernest Gary Gygax’ memorial art thing and I was going to contribute this, but then the whole project vanished into the sucking hole that is the internet and later someone bought this drawing — one computer crash later, I am not even sure I still have a decent scan of it. The moral of the story? Always back up your hard drive, kids!
I liked this drawing and wished I had kept it. I’m especially proud of the angry hobbit in the foreground who seems to be shouting, “Come at me, you big bastard!”
This is a section of a work in progress for Goodman Games’ “Mutant Crawl Classics” line — the character in the middle is my take on ‘Kilra,’ a persistent character who will probably be featured in many other MCC products (see her on the original Kovacs cover for the MCC rulebook on the page linked above). The purple bug-guy is sort of like a guy Doug Kovacs put on his color cover and the red guy with the deedle bob on his head is my own invention. I call them the ‘mutant trio.’ Hopefully they will be showing up in other things (with occasional costume changes and additions to their equipment).
Sometime last year I adapted Lovecraft’s “Dagon” into a 20 page comic book… above is page 19. I wrote/drew “Dagon” hoping to place it in a specific publication, but that publication did not nibble… so now it is still available — any horror comics publishers interested, let me know… It is available in both color and BW. I think it works better in BW.
Despite Lovecraft’s flaws (as a writer and a human), I still enjoy his yarns. “Dagon” did not require a lot of rewriting to make it work as a comic — but I had to rewrite some of the historical details at the beginning to indulge my own sense of belief. I also re-wrote parts of the end to make the story more visual. The middle (and the meat of the tale), however, is very faithful to the original text.
While packing up some artwork for shipment to a client, I found this gem from 2016!
Goodman Games is reprinting Harley Stroh’s “Bride of the Black Manse” adventure book with a new cover by me! LINK to more info.
Years ago, this creature was at the top of my web page… I called it a ‘squiddle.’ I had some fancy rollover animations where words would light up when you moused over different parts of the image (i.e: ‘portfolio’ when you moused over the eye, ‘links’ when you moused over the tentacles, etc.,) and there were links embedded in the image to take you to the pages indicated… I suppose it seemed very witty and sophisticated to me at the time but now seems stupid… but I still like the creature. Maybe I should draw more of them.