This Week’s Sermon -8/3

[I’m creating a character for a new game, John North, a Methodist Minister – someone quite removed from my own personality and experience. I thought it might be interesting to write his weekly sermon before each game. A little dramatic irony, a little character exploration, a little I really need to post stuff here more often. […]

Disingenuous Promotion

CAN YOU CONVINCE ME TO DO SOMETHING I WAS GOING TO DO ANYWAY? If I receive a sufficient number of internet, then I will do A Thing. CAN YOU GIVE ME THE RIGHT KIND AND QUANTITY OF INTERNET? The Thing is cool, and there is absolutely no way I am not going to Do It. […]

The Riddle Box – Cover Reveal

At last – no further preamble – here is the cover illustration for The Riddle Box! Yes! Bask in it’s glory. So many thanks to Mike Groves – poopbird.com – for his fabulous design. Thank you for enduring the flood of activity from the blog, but I’m afraid there will be more to come as […]

Judge Me By My Cover – Day 5

Oh, we’re so very close. This is just a line drawing of the final design. I had gotten used to seeing the ‘straight on’ view of the Bride – so when Mike dropped this different perspective in my lap, I was immediately in love. Stay tuned for the final cover reveal tomorrow!   [Sketches for […]

Judge Me By My Cover – Day 4

And now we’re back to the ‘bride’ – I was a little bit nervous about not putting Jonas and Rime [Our Heroes] on the cover, but our earlier discussions about a truly ‘evocative’ cover gave me courage. Here are two different versions of the ‘bride’ that Mike developed. More of the ‘floating numbers’ from the […]

Judge Me By My Cover – Day 3

And then things got a little weird. As often happens, Mike surprises me with a design that I love, but has very little connection to what we had originally been working on.   Now, I love this illustration. We had some discussions about going with a very evocative image on the cover, instead of something […]

Judge Me By My Cover – Day 2

After the initial thumbnail, Mike got very fixated on the exact design of the ‘bride’. [Sort of like how all he wanted to draw for the first book was wooden pigs. It’s a long story.] He has a dozen different takes in his sketchbook, but here are the ones he sent me next for feedback. […]