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September 27-28, 2014- Appeared at RoberCon, Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY. Thanks to Dan Westbrook, Jason Fiume, the RoberCon staff, the Roberson Museum, fellow vendors, and convention attendees for a terrific show.

September 12-14, 2014- Appeared at Scare-A-Con, Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY. Thanks to the Scare-A-Con team for putting on a terrific event. Special thanks to Edward Yancey, Uptown Comics' Robert Upton and Mike Malott, Emmis Touron, Jeremy Harrison, Fenham Publishing's Jim Dyer, artist alley neighbors, and convention attendees for a great weekend.

September 8, 2014- Completed a cover illustration for Atlas Games' Between Sea & Sand: Mythic Africa. This Ars Magica supplement provides cultural and magical details for the lands of Mythic Africa west of, but not including, Egypt. This volume has been slated for a December 2014 release. Until then, you can learn more about this book, see a preview of the full cover, and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread. Here is a preview of the Between Sea & Sand: Mythic Africa cover illustration.

August 30, 2014-

Appeared at Jack “King” Kirby's 97th Birthday Celebration with Hero Initiative at Excellent Adventures, Ballston Spa, NY. Thanks to Excellent Adventures' John Belskis, all of the Jack Kirby and comic book fans who dropped by the store, and Tom and Pat from the Geek Culture podcast team. A percentage of store sales went to benefit Hero Initiative and I began work on my part of a New Gods sketch collaboration which will be part of Hero Initiative's Jack Kirby Birthday auction. More news on the sketch collaboration and auction to follow.

July 28, 2014- Completed 4 interior, pencil illustrations for Atlas Games' Mythic Locations. The Ars Magica supplement has been slated for a September 2014 release. Until then, you can learn more about this book, see a preview of the full cover, and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread. Here is a preview of the Mythic Locations cover illustration.

July 26, 2014- Appeared at Highland Library Comic Con 2014, Highland Fire House, 25 Milton Avenue, Highland, NY. Thanks to convention organizer Jennifer Lombardo, convention staff, fellow guests and exhibitors, and, most of all, to the convention attendees for making this first Highland Library Comic Con outing a success. Looking forward to more great shows from Ms. Lombardo and the Highland Library team.

July 23, 2014- Posted previews of the set of 57 sketch cards I contributed to Topps' newly-released Star Wars Return of the Jedi 3D collectible card series.

July 22, 2014-

Atlas Games' latest addition to the Ars Magica canon Faith & Flame: The Provençal Tribunal is now available. I contributed 6 interior illustrations to this tome as well as the cover medallion illustration. You can see the full cover and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread.

Find out more about the Lou Carcolh, "The Dragon Snail of Bayonne."

July 7, 2014- The Spanish-language edition of the Spirit of the Century RPG is now available for pre-order from the good folks at ConBarba. Our Spanish-speaking friends can click here to find out more about the Spanish-language edition of the Spirit of the Century RPG and click here to see other ConBarba offerings.

July 4-6, 2014-

Appeared at DexCon 17, Hyatt Morristown, Morristown, NJ. Thanks to Vinny Salzillo, Avonelle Wing, Anthony "Tiny" Acampora, Darren Watts, and the Double Exposure staff for another great show. Special thanks to fellow artist and Double Exposure artist alley organizer Jack Parra along with our artist alley neighbors and convention attendees.

June 30, 2014- Completed a set of 57 sketch card for Topps' upcoming Star Wars Return of the Jedi 3D collectible card series. No further news is available for this set yet, so stay tuned for updates and sketch card previews.

June 20-22, 2014- Appeared at Heroes Convention, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC. Thanks to the Heroes Con staff and attendees for a fun show. Special thanks to artist alley neighbor Mark Wright and his family for the good company.

June 15, 2014- Appeared at Albany Comic Con 13, Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Thanks to John and Matt Belskis, the Albany Comic Con staff, and the attendees for another terrific show.

June 14, 2014- Appeared at Comic Con with the Cats, Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburg Ave, Troy, NY. On the night before Albany Comic Con 13, Albany Comic Con and the Tri-City ValleyCats joined forces for a night of comic books and baseball. Thanks to The Tri-City ValleyCats organization for hosting the Albany Comic Con staff and guesst and thanks to all of the baseball and comic book fans who came out to support the Tri-City ValleyCats and Albany Comic Con.

June 12, 2014- Completed artwork for the DexCon 17 t-shirt and program cover. You can see a preview of the final DexCon 17 t-shirt design here. T-shirts will be available at DexCon 17 and can also be purchased when you pre-register for the show.

June 7-8, 2014- Appeared at Terror Con, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI. Thanks to all of the attendees and guests for a wonderful show, especially Roger and Grace Kastel, Stacey and Danielle Frazetta, and Nate Osborne.

November 25, 2013- Completed a set of illustrations for an upcoming release from Fantasy Flight Games. More details and previews to come at a future date.

May 30, 2014-

Completed a pencil drawing of the Storm from Marvel Comics' X-Men. The original drawing will be part of Albany Comic Con 13's Silent Art Auction. Albany Comic Con 13 is fast approaching and will take place on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Convention attendees will be able to bid on the original art for this drawing, artwork donated by other artists, as well as comics and memorabilia. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc.

May 28, 2014- Completed a cover for Atlas Games' Mythic Locations. The Ars Magica supplement has been slated for a September 2014 release. You can see a larger preview of the cover and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread. Here is a preview of the Mythic Locations cover artwork.

May 22-June 29, 2014-

A framed digital print of the Stone's Throe cover will be on view at the 49th Annual Fence Show at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Main Gallery, Troy, NY. The Fence Show runs from May 22 to June 29, 2014.

May 16-17, 2014-

A sample of the 106 sketch cards that I contributed to Topps' newly-released Star Wars Chrome Perspectives collectible card series will be on view at the 4th Annual Cohoes Artist Showcase being held at The Venue at St. Joseph's Church, 65 Congress Street, Cohoes, NY. This short but wonderful show is organized by the Choose Cohoes Arts Committee and coincides with Cohoes, NY's Heritage Days Festival.

A framed print of the Dinocalypse Now cover illustration will be part of the auction to benefit breast cancer research and the Choose Cohoes Arts Committee.

Thanks to Fred Neudoerffer, Kathy Klompas, and the Choose Cohoes Arts Committee for putting together such a fine selection of artists and thanks to Dan and Jen O'Neill for offering The Venue at St. Joseph's Church as the venue for the exhibit.

May 14, 2014- Topps' Star Wars Chrome Perspectives collectible card series goes on sale today. You can get a sneak peek at the 106 Star Wars Chrome Perspectives sketch cards that I contributed to this series on the black and white page.

May 9-11, 2014- Appeared at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO. Thanks to John Fleskes and Flesk Publishing, Cathy and Arnie Fenner, Lazarus Potter, and especially Shena Wolf and the SFAL staff for putting together another great show. Thanks to fellow exhibitors D. Ryan Allen, Rob Schamberger, and Adam Schumpert and all the conventioneers that make Spectrum Fantastic Art Live such a special event.

May 3, 2014-

Took part in Free Comic Book Day from 10am-2pm at Dragon's Den, Poughkeepsie, NY and from 2:30pm on at Alterniverse, Salt Point, NY. Thanks to Zach, Dave, John, and the Dragon's Den team and Anthony, Cliff, and the Alterniverse team for the opportunity to share Free Comic Book Day with them and their customers. It was a terrific day. Looking forward to doing it again next year.

April 19, 2014-

Appeared at A-Lot-A-Con, The Hunt College Union, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY. Thanks to Jared Townsend, Annika Beard, and the A-Lot-A-Con staff for a terrific day. As always, thanks to the attendees for their generosity and support. Best of luck to all of you who are graduating and moving on in the next year.

This was only the second year for A-Lot-A-Con. Hope to see this show growing and taking off in coming years.

April 18, 2014-

Completed a cover illustration for Turtel Onli's Nog: War For Planet Nuba. This graphic novel is part one of a two-part epic from the Father of the Black Age of Comics. The story follows the titular hero Nog and his fellow heroes of Team Blanga as they battle to protect their home planet from forces determined to tear it apart. Stay tuned to OnliStudios.com for news and release information.

April 6, 2014- Appeared at the Annual Baby Boomer Collectibles and Toy Show, Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Thanks to John and Matt Belskis, the convention goers, collectors, vendors, and artist alley neighbors for another great show. Like its counterpart Albany Comic Con, this show is growing in leaps and bounds and it's a pleasure to be part of it.

March 29, 2014-

This year’s Annual Baby Boomer Collectibles and Toy Show at the Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY will take place on Sunday, April 6th. The convention will focus on the 50th anniversary of G.I. Joe, "America's Movable Fighting Man" and the world's first action figure. Those who buy tickets for the early preview also receive a limited-edition print with G.I Joe artwork by yours truly, John Hebert, and Paul Harding.

Also, the Toy Show will have its own 50th Anniversary Limited Edition G.I. Joe doll. This 1960s era Joe doll kitted out for jungle warfare will be limited to only 25 in number. I was asked to contribute the box art for this Toy Show/Albany Comic Con Limited Edition action figure and you can see a preview of the box art on the digital art page.

March 19, 2014-

Visited the Van Corlaer Elementary School Autograph Club, Schenectady, NY. The Autograph Club at Van Corlaer Elementary School is a program designed to help the students study the importance of writing and reading by writing to celebrities, artists, authors, musicians, political figures, pop-culture personalities, and others and asking for an autographed photo along with a comment expressing the importance of reading. I was invited to spend this afternoon with the Autograph Club to discuss the fields of illustration and comic book art and, of course, to sign autographs for the students.

Thanks to teacher and club organizer Jennifer Paley for extending the invitation and for a tour of the Autograph Club's extensive collection. Thanks also to Van Corlaer staff members Kristen Olochnowicz, Greg Rice, Katherine Kirkpatrick, and Leanne Vacca. Special thanks to fellow guest Darrell Pinckney for helping to facilitate the get-together.

Thanks most of all to the students- Narayane, Chelsea, Angie, Bethany, Michael, Lorelai, Naved, Marvel, Selena, Jahnise, Jaden, Mackenzie, Giana Natalie, Lizette, Darryl, Jaeley, Mariah, Brady, Nahjiim, Kira, Bianca, Dylan, Alyssa, David, Liana, Kiara, Jennifer, Kalvyn, Kerianna, and Kalena- for their warm reception, thoughtful questions, and interest in the art of comic books and illustration. It was an honor to take part in this week's meeting and spend an afternoon with you all.

March 15, 2014- Appeared at The "Memories, Moments and Mayhem" Convention and Wrestling Event, Ballston Area Community Center (BACC), Ballston Spa, NY. Thanks to Drake Evans and Scott Scarsdale from In Your Face Wrestling for having me on board for their second convention outing. Thanks to the convention-goers and show attendees for their continued support. Wrestling fans, check out In Your Face Wrestling. You won't be disappointed.

March 8-9, 2014- Appeared at Albany Games Fest, Campus Center Ballroom, SUNY Albany, Washington Avenue, Albany, NY. Thanks to Jennifer Panetta, Marcus Cassin, and The Guild and all the convention-goers and fellow vendors for a fun and entertaining event.

March 1, 2014-

Atlas Games' latest Ars Magica supplement Hooks is now available. I contributed 5 interior illustrations to this tome as well as the cover medallion illustration. You can see the full cover and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread.

February 28-March 2, 2014- Appeared at Genericon XXVII, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus, Troy, NY. Thanks to Rachel King and the staff for putting together another terrific Genericon outing; thanks to Meagan Saareste, Zoe Williams, and the rest of our Room 239 neighbors for the good company; and thanks to the convention-goers for their creativity, conversation, and overwhelming generosity. See you next year!

February 28, 2014- Completed a cover for Atlas Games' Faith & Flame: The Provençal Tribunal. The Ars Magica supplement has been slated for a June 2014 release. You can see a larger preview of the cover and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread. Here is a preview of the Faith & Flame: The Provençal Tribunal cover artwork.

February 20, 2014- Evil Hat Productions' Zeppelin Attack! Kickstarter has reached it's goal of $21,700 and is now fully funded. If you haven't backed this deck builder card game set in the word of Evil Hat's Spirit of the Century roleplaying game it's not too late to show your support. The Evil Hat team have concocted a new stretch goal to boost the pledge amount and expand the scope of the game with the Doomsday Weapons Expansion. I've added more previews of the illustrations from Zeppelin Attack! on the Digital Art page. Take a look and stay tuned for more Zeppelin Attack! news and previews.

February 12, 2014- Completed a set of 106 sketch card for Topps' upcoming Star Wars Chrome Perspectives collectible card series. This series is scheduled for a May 2014 release. Stay tuned for news updates and sketch card previews.

January 27, 2014- The Kickstarter campaign for Evil Hat Productions' Zeppelin Attack! is under way! Please head over and show your support. See some of the illustrations from Zeppelin Attack! on the Digital Art page and stay tuned for more ZA news and previews.

January 22, 2014- Completed a cover for Evil Hat Productions' Stone's Throe, the latest in a series of novels set in the universe of the Spirit of the Century roleplaying game. This tale follows Amelia Stone as she encounters adventure, intrigue, and the Green-Eyed Monster on the streets, and rooftops, of 1930s Paris. No release date has been set, so stayed tuned to Evil Hat's website and social media for updates. See a preview of the cover illustration for Stone's Throe on the Digital Art page.

January 2, 2014- Conquer the world with a flip of the cards! Look for the Kickstarter campaign for Evil Hat Productions' Zeppelin Attack! at the end of January 2014! See some of the illustrations from Zeppelin Attack! on the Digital Art page and stay tuned for more ZA news and previews.

December 7, 2013- Appeared at Alterniverse 4th Annual Toys For Tots Toy Drive, 2510 Route 44, Unit 7, Salt Point, NY. Thanks to Anthony, Crystal, Cliff, Jim, DJ Caleb, and the rest of the Alterniverse crew; the Toys For Tots team including the local Marines; local firefighter Jeff Moseman; and fellow guests Richard Clark, Ryan Browne, Mark McKenna, Nikkol Jelenic, David Rodriguez, and Jeff Bellio among others for a terrific day.

Special thanks to the customers and attendees for supporting Alterniverse and Toys For Tots.

Alterniverse will continue to collect toys until December 20th. All toys donated will be given to needy children in Dutchess County, NY so please donate.

December 3, 2013- Completed a cover for Atlas Games' Hooks. The Ars Magica supplement has been slated for a March 2014 release. You can see a larger preview of the cover and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread. Here is a preview of the Hooks cover artwork.

November 25, 2013- Completed a set of illustrations for an upcoming release from Fantasy Flight Games. More details and previews to come at a future date.

November 10, 2013- Appeared at Albany Comic Con 12, Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Thanks to John and Matt Belskis and the Albany Comic Con team for another record-breaking show. Special thanks to the attendees, as always.

November 5, 2014-

Completed a Hela drawing which will be included in the Albany Comic Con 12 VIP print. The original art will be part of the charity auction with proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc.

October 31-November 3, 2013-

Appeared at Metatopia, Hyatt Morristown, Morristown, NJ. Thanks to Vinny Salzillo and Avonelle Wing for being such gracious and generous hosts. Thanks to artist alley mate and fellow panelist Jack Parra not only for his hard work and companionship in artist alley but also for arranging the How To Work With Artists panel. Thanks also to Ed Bell and artist alley neighbor James Fry for joining me and Jack on that panel. They brought an invaluable wealth of experience and wisdom. Thanks to the Metatopia team and especially Darren Watts for asking me to take part in The Art of Cover Design, How To Work With Artists, Graphic Tips for Non-Designers, and Art On A Shoestring Budget panels. And special thanks to the convention attendees and those that took part in the art panel line.

October 18, 2013-

The Metatopia 2013 panels schedule has has been posted. I will be taking part in 4 panels this year. Here are the details:

  • Friday, 4:00PM - 5:00PM-D022: "The Art of Cover Design" presented by Hal Mangold, Jack Parra, John Carimando & Christian N. St. Pierre.
    What goes into making great, eye-catching cover art? Logos, text placement, shelf appeal - we'll cover all of them here! One Session; Serious, All Ages.

  • Saturday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM- D042: "How To Work With Artists" presented by Ed Bell, Jack Parra, James Fry, & Christian N. St. Pierre.
    The panelists will touch on the process of how to find and approach artists, negotiate the contract, and then successfully work together. It's important that publishers get an artist's-eye-view of things so they can better understand what we do, the process, and the time involved and plan projects accordingly. One Session; Serious, All Ages.

  • Sunday, 1:00PM - 2:00PM- D079: "Graphic Tips for Non-Designers" presented by Fred Hicks, Hal Mangold & Christian N. St. Pierre.
    Color, space, type - the secrets of good graphic design sometimes seem impenetrable to the non-initiated. Never fear, our panel is here to help!One Session; Serious, All Ages.

  • Sunday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM- D082: "Art On A Shoestring Budget"
    presented by Hal Mangold, John Carimando, Jack Parra & Christian N. St. Pierre.
    Getting high-quality art is key to making a product look professional. How do publishers do it without breaking the bank? Our panel makes with the tips and tricks. One Session; Serious, All Ages.

Metatopia will take place Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd at the Hyatt Morristown, Morristown, NJ. This convention is a mecca for aspiring and professional tabletop game designers, artists, playtesters, and game enthusiasts from all over the country and is highly recommended for those who want to learn more about the industry and how to succeed in it. For more information visit the Double Exposure teams' Metatopia webpage.

October 11-13, 2013-

Appeared at Council of Five Nations XXXVI, Proctor's Theatre, Schenectady, NY. Thanks to David Cheng, Brent McLean, the Council staff, and the Schenectady Wargamers Association for a terrific show. Thanks also to our vendor neighbors Sandra Quigley of Quigley's Cakes; Alyssa the Dice Witch; Eddie and Ian from Griggling Games; The Hull Breach team Devin and AJ; Seth, Jerry, and Mike from Cooper's Cave; Mr. Joshua's Collectibles & Consignment, and Zombie Planet.

As always, thanks to the convention attendees who brought the convention to life.

To find out more about this unique Upstate New York offering, and one of the oldest gaming conventions in America, visit the Council of Five Nations website or read this All Over Albany article about the history and purpose of the Council of Five Nations.

October 5, 2013-

Blackjack creator and writer Alex Simmons has posted a preview of the cover mock-up for Blackjack: The King Is Dead. The cover dress- logo, title, text- is subject to change, but in large part that is the direction we're headed toward.

Alex is providing the script and I am providing the artwork for this Blackjack one-shot comic book. The project has been in the discussion phase for some time, but we've set the release date for early to mid-2014 since production on the artwork has officially kicked into high gear. So stay tuned for this next installment of Blackjack high-adventure that pits our hero against the forces of evil in 1920s Tibet.

Alex will be appearing at New York Comic Con this weekend. If you're going to the convention, stop by table C4 to learn more about Blackjack and Blackjack: The King Is Dead.

See a preview of the Blackjack: The King is Dead cover artwork on the Sequential Art page.

In unrelated news, looks like Evil Hat Productions' in production card game Zeppelin Armada has been renamed. It's now Zeppelin Attack! Evil Hat Productions' Brand Manager Chris Hanrahan has tweeted Jaqueline Frost 'The Ice Storm' Flagship card during a prototype play session at Big Bad Con. See the Jacqueline Frost Flagship card illustration sans layout here.

October 1, 2013-

Atlas Games' The Contested Isle: The Hibernian Tribunal is now available. I contributed a set of 6 interior, pencil illustrations for this Ars Magica supplement, as well as the full-color center medallion cover illustration.

September 25, 2013-

Completed a cover for Atlas Games' Transforming Mythic Europe. This Ars Magica supplement has been slated for a December 2013 release. Ars Magica Line Editor David Chart says, "This book describes the magic and activities necessary to transform Mythic Europe, whether by creating an island for magi to rule, integrating the Order of Hermes into wider society, or starting a technological revolution... Magi have not changed Europe because they have not yet chosen to... Your magi may choose differently."

You can see a larger preview of the cover and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread. Here is a preview of the Transforming Mythic Europe cover artwork.

September 14-15, 2013-

Appeared at Fantacon 2013, Marriott Hotel, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. After a 20 year hiatus Fantacon returns! And I'm proud to have been part of it. Thanks to Tom Skulan, Tim D'Allaird, Broome Spiro, and all of the excellent Fantacon staff and volunteers for a wonderful show. Best wishes to all of the awesome conventioneers, as well. Hope to see this show back for a second go-round in 2014.

September 8, 2013- Posted some Star Wars illustrations. These three pictures are based on a selection of cards from the Treasure Chest of Art card set I completed a few years ago. More to follow in the coming months.

August 28, 2013- Evil Hat Productions' Fred Hicks tweets still more art previews from the upcoming Zeppelin Armada (ZA) card game (or will it be Zeppelin Attack!?). The fleet begins to assemble with two heavyweight dreadnoughts The End Game and The Death's Head lining up along side the standard chassis The Columbia, while the attacks keep coming with the Ball Lightning Gun. See the illustrations for these cards in the Zeppelin Armada section of the Digital Art page and stay tuned for more ZA news and previews.

August 17, 2013- Appeared at Comic Depot Day, The Comic Depot, Wilton Mall, 3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY. Thanks to gracious and generous hosts Kristi and Darren Carrara and the Comic Depot staff for their hospitality on another fun Comic Depot Day outing. Thanks to all of the customers and guests who kept the store hopping all afternoon. It's always great to share the love of art, comics, and gaming with fellow enthusiasts.

August 16, 2013-

Evil Hat Productions' Fred Hicks has tweeted a sneak peak at the Dinocalypse Forever cover. This snippet is form the cover illustration for the third and final installment in the Dinocalypse Trilogy by author Chuck Wendig. Scheduled release is Summer 2014, but you can see an early preview of the Dinocalypse Forever cover illustration on the digital art page.

Fred also asks 'Prithee, sirrah, might I get a “Hell yeah!”?' as he tweets this preview of Zeppelin Armada's Jaqueline Frost 'The Ice Storm' Flagship card. See the Jacqueline Frost Flagship card illustration sans layout here.

July 18, 2013-

Oh Hell Yes! Evil Hat Productions' Fred Hicks tweets more art previews from the epic Zeppelin Armada card game. Ice Field, Psychic Amplifier, and Commando. This game is still in production so there is also a new version of the Boarding Torpedo card with updated layout and graphics (you may remember this card from an earlier post). See the illustrations for these cards in the Zeppelin Armada section of the Digital Art page.

July 27, 2013-

Chris Hanrahan, Evil Hat Productions' Brand Manager and owner of EndGame Oakland in Oakland, CA, has tweeted this photo of his new Spirit of the Century product line store display. The picture shows a set of products ranging from the pulp roleplaying game Spirit of the Century to the action-packed board game Race To Adventure to the first two installments in the Dinocalypse Trilogy and is a visual record of the more than 8-and-a-half year long relationship I've had with Fred Hicks and Evil Hat Productions as a freelance artist contributing illustrations and helping to build and expand the reaches of the Spirit of the Century universe. Thanks for having me along for the ride, fellas. Here's to many more years to come!

July 15, 2013- Completed 6 interior, pencil illustrations for Atlas Games' The Contested Isle: The Hibernian Tribunal. The Ars Magica supplement has been slated for a September 2013 release. Until then, you can see a preview of the cover and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread and also enjoy a preview of the The Contested Isle: The Hibernian Tribunal cover illustration I contributed.

July 12, 2013- Illustration work on the cards for Evil Hat Productions' Zeppelin Armada has officially wrapped, however the cover details are still in the works. The game is still in production so stay tuned for more updates and previews.

July 11, 2013-

Evil Hat Productions' Fred Hicks has tweeted more illustration previews from the Zeppelin Armada card game. Commando, Psychic Amplifier, and Ghost Projector are next in line, with more to come later. See more preview illustrations from Zeppelin Armada on the Digital Art page.

July 3-7, 2013- Appeared at DexCon 16, Hyatt Morristown, Morristown, NJ. Thanks to Vinny Salzillo, Avonelle Wing, Anthony "Tiny" Acampora, Darren Watts, and the Double Exposure staff for another great show. Special thanks to Jack Parra fellow artist and Double Exposure artist wrangler as well as artist alley neighbors Jackie Hripto, Katie Rizzo, Jennifer Rogers, Robyn Thompson, James Fry, Bee, Heather, and others that made DexCon's artist alley and artist events a blast. Of course, the show wouldn't be the same without all of the Double Exposure faithful and new conventioneers that bring the convention halls to life. Many thanks.

June 22, 2013- Completed a cover illustration for BRW Games' Adventures Dark and Deep Bestiary. This book is the third installment in the popular series of tomes from writer Joseph Bloch. The Bestiary is still in production so keep your eye on on the BRW Games blog for updates. See all three Adventures Dark and Deep cover illustrations on the Digital Art page.

June 10, 2013-

Atlas Games' Tales of Power is now available. I contributed a set of 4 interior, pencil illustrations for this Ars Magica supplement, as well as the full-color center medallion cover illustration.

June 9-16, 2013-

Took part in the Illustration Master Class (IMC) at Amherst College, Amherst, MA. Thanks to the IMC faculty, staff, and special guests for a great week. Special thanks to Greg Manchess, Donato Giancola, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell for their input and support. Thanks to Tor Books' Irene Gallo, Orbit's Lauren Panepinto, and Scott Allie from Dark Horse for their time and valuable guidance. Thanks also to the many other students in the trenches and especially Gene Snyder for the camaraderie and support.

Artist and creator of the world of Dinotopia James Gurney has posted a YouTube video documentary of some of the week's events at the IMC, complete with a ragtime soundtrack. Enjoy.

June 7-8, 2013-

Prints of the Khan of Mars cover, the Dinocalypse Now cover, and their respective pencil drawings will be on display and for sale at this year's 3rd Annual Cohoes Artist Showcase being held at St. Joseph's Church, 65 Congress Street, Cohoes, NY. This short but wonderful show is organized by the Choose Cohoes Arts Committee and coincides with Cohoes, NY's Heritage Days Festival.

A framed print of Air Vader and a copy of the brand new Christian N. St. Pierre Sketchbook Volume 2 with an original sketch of the Cohoes Mastodon will be part of the auction to benefit breast cancer research and the Choose Cohoes Arts Committee.

Thanks to Fred Neudoerffer, Kathy Klompas, and the Choose Cohoes Arts Committee for putting together such a fine selection of artists and thanks to Dan and Jen O'Neill for offering St. Joseph's Church as the venue for the exhibit.

June 2, 2013- Charlie Theel of 2d6.com reviews Race to Adventure.

May 20, 2013-

Evil Hat Productions' Fred Hicks has tweeted previews of the much-anticipated Zeppelin Armada card game. The mayhem includes Monkey Samurai Catapult, Boarding Torpedo, Maxim Guns, and Deep Cover Agent. See previews of the card illustrations, sans layout, in the Zeppelin Armada section of the Digital Art page.

May 17-19, 2013-

Appeared at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO. Thanks to Cathy and Arnie Fenner and especially to Shena Wolf and the SFAL staff for their tireless efforts in making this a great show. Thanks to fellow exhibitors Christopher Titus, Matt Tisdale, D. Ryan Allen, Byron Winton, and conventioneers Victor and John, Jerry, Shane, Sherri, Ryan, Susie, Randy, and Paul among many others.

Special thanks to Timothy Svoboda and family. Best of luck with your artwork, Tim.

On Saturday the folks at Spectrum reblogged a post from artist John Lee documenting his day at the convention. In this post he cites a Jon Foster oil painting demonstration and... Air Vader!!! Looks like the Dark Lord of the Sith and master of Death Star roundball has leaped his way into yet another heart. Thanks for posting the picture, John. Hope you enjoyed the show.

May 18-June 16, 2013-

Framed digital prints of the Khan of Mars cover and the Perhapanauts Naree Pons One-Sheet are on view at the 48th Annual Fence Show at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Main Gallery, Troy, NY. The Fence Show runs from May 18 to June 16, 2013.

May 4, 2013-

Took part in the second annual Free Comic Book Day mini-tour from 11-2pm at Excellent Adventures, Ballston Spa, NY and from 2:30-5pm at The Comic Depot, Wilton Mall, Saratoga Springs, NY. Thanks to John and Matt Belskis from Excellent Adventures and Darren and Kristi Carrara and the rest of the Comic Depot crew for another great day.

Also appeared at In Your Face Wrestling Celebrates Star Wars Day: May The Fourth Be With You, Ballston Area Community Center (BACC), 20 Malta Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY. The first 100 fans were treated to a complimentary Star Wars Day print featuring images culled from my contribution to the Treasure Chest Foundation 2010 fundraising effort. All of the fans were treated to an excellent exhibition of Star Wars and Sci-Fi fandom combined with wrestling expertise. Thanks to Scott Scarsdale and Brent Evans for having me on board for this great event.

May 3, 2013-

Completed a cover illustration for BRW Games' soon-to-be released Adventures Dark and Deep Dungeons Masters Toolkit. This book is the second installment in a series of tomes from heart of writer Joseph Bloch. No release dates has been set yet, but keep your eye on on the BRW Games blog for news and updates. See the Adventures Dark and Deep Dungeon Masters Toolkit cover illustration on the digital art page.

Joseph Bloch and BRW Games are hard at work on a Kickstarter campaign to fund the third installment in the Adventures Dark and Deep series, Bestiary. Feel free to drop by and show your support for BRW's ongoing ode to Gary Gygax.

April 8, 2013- Completed a cover for Atlas Games' The Contested Isle: The Hibernian Tribunal. The Ars Magica supplement has been slated for a September 2013 release. You can see a larger preview of the cover and leave your comments on this Atlas Games Forum thread. Here is a preview of the The Contested Isle: The Hibernian Tribunal cover artwork.

April 8, 2013-

Race to Adventure (RTA) reaches the finish line!

Evil Hat Productions has announced the official wrap-up of their Race To Adventure Kickstarter campaign with the shipment of copies of the game to all US-based backers.

Race to Adventure and the Hollow Earth/ Dinocalypse Now supplement are now available for purchase by non-backers via the Evil Hat Productions website or you can inquire at your favorite local gaming store. Retailers should contact Alliance Game Distributors and ACD Distribution, among other game distributors, or contact Evil Hat Productions directly to inquire about how to get Race to Adventure into your store.

To coincide with the wrap-up, more Race To Adventure character portraits have been added to the RTA section of the Digital Art page. Four of the new portraits are characters done for RTA Kickstarter backers who supported the project at the $400 level and the other is a protrait of a new, regular character in the Spirit of the Century universe called Bulls-Eye.

See previews of all of the Race To Adventure illustrations in the digital art gallery. See previews of the actual Race To Adventure cards and game elements at Board Game Geek, and leave a comment for the Race to Adventure team.

April 7, 2013- Appeared at RocCon Hudson Valley, Mercury Grand Hotel and Conference Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Thanks to Alicia and the RocCon crew for putting on a wonderful show. Thanks to the folks from Alterniverse, Zombie Petz's Ryan Browne, Mark Mckenna, the Sinnott family, Ebro Helmy, our neighbors Emilio Velez and his family among others for being part of a fun day. As always, special thanks to all of the conventioneers who made this show memorable.

April 2, 2013- Look what's in this month's Game Trade Magazine!

March 28, 2013-

In honor of International Table Top Day, Atlas Games has released Thin Black Line as a free, downloadable PDF. Thin Black Line is an Unknown Armies supplement that details the Order of Saint Cecil and how you can incorporate these warrior priests into your own Unknown Armies adventures.

Thin Black Line was written by Chad Underkoffler and the cover illustration was provided by yours truly under the guidance of project manager Jeff Tidball. Get your free copy of Thin Black Line today!

See the Thin Black Line cover illustration here.

March 16, 2013- Appeared at The "Memories, Moments and Mayhem" Convention and Wrestling Event, Ballston Area Community Center (BACC), Ballston Spa, NY. Thanks to Drake Evans and Scott Scarsdale from In Your Face Wrestling for having me on board for their first convention outing. Hope many more conventions and much success follow for this dedicated team. If you love wrestling, or even if you're not a fan, check out an In Your Face Wrestling event. These guys don't mess around.

March 17, 2012- Appeared at Annual Baby Boomer Collectibles and Toy Show, Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Thanks again to John and Matt Belskis along with fellow guests Patrick Pigott, Val Semeiks, John Hebert, Paul Harding, Todd Dezago, and the Mandalorian Mercs for another great day. Special thanks to Doug, Ray, Gerald, Brianna, Joeden, Heidi, Billy, and all of the great conventioneers that dropped by.

March 2, 2013- Completed a cover illustration for BRW Games' newly released Adventures Dark and Deep Players Manual. This book is the first installment in a series of tomes from heart of writer Joseph Bloch. See the Adventures Dark and Deep Players Manual cover illustration on the digital art page.

March 1-3, 2013- Appeared at Genericon XXVI, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus, Troy, NY. Thanks to Rachel King and the Genericon staff for another fun event. Thanks to our neighbors Alayna 'AJ' Fuess, Meagan Saareste, Zoe Williams, Jacob Gray, Lilly Hyndman, Melissa LaCasse for a fun and friendly artist alley room. As always, thanks to the generous and welcoming conventioneers who dropped by to talk or look at some artwork.

February 28, 2013-

Evil Hat Productions has posted a preview of an expansion card for the Race To Adventure game. Details on how this mystery card will be incorporated into game play are still forthcoming, so stay tuned. See a preview of the artwork in the Race to Adventure art section.

February 21-24, 2013-

Appeared at Dreamation 2013, Hyatt Morristown, Morristown, NJ. Thanks to Vinny Salzillo, Avonelle Wing, Anthony "Tiny" Acampora, Darren Watts, and the Double Exposure crew for running a top-notch convention. Special thanks to Jack Parra for an excellent job in running artist alley and for the good company throughout the weekend. Last, but most importantly, thanks to all of the conventioneers and artist alley neighbors. You're always an essential part of a great Double Exposure event.

February 15, 2013- Atlas Games' Antagonists is now available. I contributed a set of 12 interior, pencil illustrations for this Ars Magica supplement, as well as the full-color center medallion cover illustration.

February 8, 2013- Posted a preview of the cover artwork for Atlas Games' Tales of Power. This Ars Magica supplement has been slated for a May 2013 release.

February 4, 2013-

Evil Hat Productions reports the Race to Adventure games have arrived! Fans who supported the Race to Adventure Kickstarter campaign will get their copies soon. Watch Evil Hat's Fred Hicks as he unboxes a brand new Race to Adventure game at Race to Adventure Kickstarter update #22 to see what you'll get.

See previews of the Race To Adventure illustrations. See previews of the actual Race To Adventure cards and game elements at Board Game Geek, and leave a comment for the Race to Adventure team.

February 3, 2013- The Qwillery posted covers and synopses of Evil Hat Production's Khan of Mars and King Khan as well as Dinocalypse Now. You can also see the cover illustrations on my digital art page.

February 2, 2013- Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions has tweeted a sneak peak at the final King Khan cover and King Khan writer Harry Connolly gives some thoughts on the project. See the King Khan cover illustration without the text. You can also see the preliminary pencil drawing for the King Khan cover.

January 25, 2013- Posted a set of pencil drawing interior illustrations from Against the Dark: Transylvanian Tribunal, an Ars Magica supplement from Atlas Games.

January 24, 2013- Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions has tweeted a sneak peak at the final Khan of Mars cover and Khan of Mars writer Stephen Blackmoore gives some thoughts on the project. See the Khan of Mars cover illustration without the text. You can also see the preliminary pencil drawing for the Khan of Mars cover.

January 20, 2013- Evil Hat Productions posts a preview of the Strange Tales of the Century cover (Kickstarter update #23). See the Strange Tales of the Century illustration without text.

January 17, 2013- Evil Hat Productions has posted a sneak preview of the preliminary pencil drawing for the Khan of Mars cover (Kickstarter update #28).

January 8, 2013- Completed a set of 12 interior, pencil illustrations for Atlas Games' Ars Magica supplement Antagonists. Antagonists is slated for a February 2013 release and I will post previews then, so stay tuned. In the meantime enjoy the Antagonists cover illustration.

December 31, 2012- Evil Hat Productions has posted a sneak preview of the Beyond Dinocalypse cover (Kickstarter update #27). Beyond Dinocalypse is the second installment in The Dinocalypse Trilogy and is set for release in mid 2013. Here is a preview of the Beyond Dinocalypse cover artwork sans text.

December 21, 2012- Evil Hat Productions has tweeted a sneak preview of the Beyond Dinocalypse cover preliminary pencil drawing. I am in the process of coloring the cover and will post the final preview as soon as it is available.

December 19, 2012- Completed a Spider-Woman pencil drawing for a private commission.

December 18, 2012- Completed a gothic fairy pencil drawing for a private commission.

December 14, 2012- RRobinson posts and comments on a convention sketch I completed for him at Albany Comic Con 10. RRobnison collects convention sketches on First Day Cover US Postal Service envelopes. He asked that I sketch Jet Black, from Evil Hat Productions' Spirit of the Century RPG to compliment this fighter jet-themed envelope.

December 8, 2012-

Appeared at Alterniverse, Salt Point, NY for their annual Toys For Tots event.

Thanks to Anthony, Crystal, Cliff, Jim, and the rest of the Alterniverse crew; the Toys For Tots team including local Marine Zack; and fellow guests Richard Clark, Ryan Browne, Eric Deschamps, David Rodriguez, and Jeff Bellio for a terrific day.

Alterniverse will continue to collect toys until December 20th. All toys donated will be given to needy children in Dutchess County, NY so please donate.

November 29, 2012- Completed the first round of artwork for Evil Hat Productions' Zeppelin Armada. There is still some clean up and amendments to be dealt with, but the bulk of the Zeppelin Armada art is in the can. Stay tuned for more news and previews as the project progresses.

November 11, 2012-

Attended Albany Comic Con 10, Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY.

Thanks to John and Matt Belskis, Rocco, and the ACC team for another great show, the biggest and best yet.

Special thanks to the conventioneers- the regulars and the new attendees- who make this show such a great event.

November 2-4, 2012-

Attended Metatopia, Hyatt Morristown, Morristown, NJ.

Thanks to Vinny Salzillo, Darren Watts, and the Metatopia staff for putting on a wonderful event.

Took part in the "Evil Hat: How It Works" panel which delved into the inner workings of the Evil Hat Productions team of Fred Hicks and Rob Donoghue and introduced the cast of freelancers and their contributions. Thanks to Amanda Valentine, Fred, and Rob for the invitation to take part. Special thanks to Rob and Fred for their kind words and compliments.

All of the Double Exposure events, but especially Metatopia, provide an intense nuts and bolts approach to the business, and fun, of game creation and publishing. Hats off to Vinny and crew for a noble and commendable effort.

October 11, 2012- Completed a pencil drawing of Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane which will be included in the Albany Comic Con 10 VIP print. The original art will be part of the charity auction with proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc.

October 8, 2012- Completed a cover for Atlas Games' Antagonists. The Ars Magica supplement has been slated for a February 2013 realease. Here is a preview of the Antagonists cover artwork.

September 4, 2012- Completed a set of pencil drawing interior illustrations for Transylvanian Tribunal, an Ars Magica supplement from Atlas Games. Stay tuned for more news and previews.

August 23, 2012- Added the Deep One Journal Entry to the Show Us Your Tentacles: A Lovecraft Art Meme by Irene Gallo on Tor.com.

August 14, 2012-

Completed a promotional drawing for Abomination Films' upcoming zombie feature Dead Burger. The dead are rising!

See the preview of DB, the 'Dead Burger' Zombie.

August 11, 2012- Appeared at Comic Depot Day, The Comic Depot, Wilton Mall, Saratoga Springs, NY. Thanks to Darren, Kristi, and the whole Comic Depot crew for a fun day.

July 16-20, 2012- Attended Masterpiece: Classical Painting Techniques with instructor Gregory Manchess at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Thanks to Greg, Stephanie, and the Norman Rockwell Museum staff for an excellent week.

July 12, 2012-

Congratulations to Hero Games: Star Hero 6th Edition has been nominated for two ENnie Awards: Best Supplement and Product Of The Year.

View my Star Hero art here.

July 10, 2012-

One more reason to back Race to Adventure!

View the Race to Adventure!: Hollow Earth Expansion art here.

June 26, 2012-

One of several reasons to back Race to Adventure!

View the Race to Adventure!: Dinocalypse Now Expansion art here.

June 22-24, 2012-

Appeared at Heroes Convention, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC. Thanks to Matt Yocum, Greg Adams, Trimekka's Jan-Michael Franklin, Ritch Hall and the Hallboy Comics family, and Herc, Mike, and the 803 Studios crew for great conversation and inspiration.

And, as always, thanks to Wayne B, Keith, and Mel for all their support.

June 20, 2012-

Completed a one-sheet poster for The Perhapanauts. In this poster Big, Arisa, and Choopie encounter the elusive Naree Pons against the backdrop of jungle-choked temple ruins.

Thanks to The Perhapanauts creators Todd Dezago and Craig Rousseau for asking me to contribute to the 'Haps lore.

The Perhapanauts Naree Pons one-sheet poster will be available starting this weekend at Heroes Convention, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC from June 22-24. Check in with The Perhapanauts team at tables AA-401 and AA-402 for more details.

June 19, 2012-

The Race to Adventure! Kickstarter starts NOW!

View the Race to Adventure! art here.

June 16-July 15, 2012-

The framed digital print of the Air Vader drawing is on view and for sale at the 47th Annual Fence Show at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Main Gallery, Troy, NY. The Fence Show will be up until July 15, 2012.

June 10, 2012-

Attended Albany Comic Con 9, Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY.

Thanks to John Belskis and the ACC team for another excellent show.

Thanks also to Blackjack creator Alex Simmons for bringing the Kids' Comic Con to the Albany Comic Con for the day and for asking me to take part in one of the workshops. It was a real pleasure and a great time sharing some of my experiences with the kids.

May 26, 2012- Race to Adventure! comes to Kubla Con. Visit the Atrium to join in the demo.

May 24, 2012-

Completed a Thanos pencil drawing which will be included in the Albany Comic Con 9 VIP print. The original art will be part of the charity auction with proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc.

Dinocalypse Now has arrived!

May 18-20, 2012- Attended Spectrum Fantastic Art Live!

May 12, 2012- "Hmm, what could we possibly be working on?", asks Evil Hat Productions' Fred Hicks.

May 5, 2012-

Took part in aFree Comic Book Day mini-tour from 12-2pm at Excellent Adventures, Ballston Spa, NY and from 2:30-6pm at The Comic Depot, Wilton Mall, Saratoga Springs, NY. Thanks to John and Matt Belskis and Darren and Kristi Carrara for a great day.

April 22, 2012-

Congratulations to Evil Hat Productions on a successful Dinocalypse Trilogy Kickstarter.

View the Dinocalypse Now cover art here.

Appeared at the Annual Baby Boomer Collectibles and Toy Show, Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, NY. Thanks to John Belskis for putting on another great show. Like John's Albany Comic Con, the Collectible and Toy Show is growing rapidly. Thanks also to fellow exhibitors sculptor Paul Harding and In Your Face Wrestling.

April 7, 2012-

Evil Hat Productions' Rob Donoghue demos Race to Adventure! at PAX East.

Play Race to Adventure! right now!

April 6, 2012-

Where are we racing? TO ADVENTURE! Evil Hat Productions reveals the Race to Adventure! prototype at PAX East.

View more of the Race to Adventure! art here.

March 26, 2012-

End Transmission Games reveals the cover of its Splinter: Core Rulebook. The first printed edition will debut at I-Con 31 this weekend.

View the Splinter: Core Rulebook cover art here.

March 21, 2012- Dinocalypse Now receives 5 Qwills! Thanks to the Qwillery for the kind words about the Dinocalypse Now cover art.

March 20, 2012-

The Dinocalypse Trilogy Kickstarter starts NOW!

View the Dinocalypse Now cover art here.

March 13, 2012-

Visit the Dinocalypse Trilogy website.

View the Dinocalypse Now cover art without text here.

March 9, 2012-

Evil Hat Productions unveiled the front box cover art for Race to Adventure!. Fred Hicks invites you to boost Evil Hat’s “like” tally on Facebook to see sneak peeks of upcoming projects as they hit milestones.

View the Race to Adventure! cover art without text here.

March 7, 2012-

Pulpcover.com also posted a preview of the cover for Dinocalypse Now.

View the Dinocalypse Now cover art without text here.

March 6, 2012-

Fred Hicks unveiled the cover for Dinocalypse Now, Evil Hat Productions' first foray into fiction. Watch for the Kickstarter campaign kick-off to begin on March 20th.

View the Dinocalypse Now cover art without text here.

March 2-4, 2012- Appeared at Genericon XXV, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus, Troy, New York.

February 8, 2012-

Work begins on the cover for Dinocalypse Now, Evil Hat Productions' first foray into fiction. Evil Hat's Fred Hicks describes Dinocalypse Now as "a novel - possibly the start of a trilogy if it is well-received - set in the Spirit of the Century universe, as psychic dinosaurs from the distant past try to take over the present and rule the future. Chuck Wendig will be writing this one, with the pulp action and strange science dials cranked to eleven. Expect to see the heroes from Race to Adventure! put in an appearance, including our game’s classic love triangle, Jet, Sally, and Mack."

January 27, 2012-

Evil Hat Productions' Fred Hicks posted more illustrations for the upcoming Race to Adventure! game. Visit Art Preview: Race to Adventure! for a closer look.

Find more illustrations from Evil Hat Production's Race to Adventure! here. This table top game is still in production. Stay tuned for more previews and news.

January 27, 2012-

Evil Hat Productions' Fred Hicks posted more illustrations for the upcoming Race to Adventure! game. Visit Art Preview: Race to Adventure! for a closer look.

Find more illustrations from Evil Hat Production's Race to Adventure! here. This table top game is still in production. Stay tuned for more previews and news.

January 22, 2012- Posted 18 more illustrations from Evil Hat Production's Race to Adventure!.

January 19, 2012-

Illustration work officially begins on Evil Hat Productions' first card game product Zeppelin Armada. So what is Zeppelin Armada? Stay tuned for news and previews of this Spirit of the Century RPG tie-in.

January 3, 2012- Take a Sneak Peek at Race to Adventure!’s cards on the Race to Adventure! website.

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