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NEWS ARCHIVE: 2013


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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, 2013-

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.

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