Innsmouth Magazine #12, fresh hot and terrifying

Innsmouth Magazine #12

New issue of the lusciously frightening Innsmouth Magazine, everyone! And not only that, but the cover illustration is one of mine! Go treat yourself to a copy of this eminently spine-crawling publication by Innsmouth Free Press.

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Oh! Oh! Well, I’m still super busy (yet more work has come my way, which is of course a good thing) but I forgot to mention…. Fireside Magazine is out!! And you can get an e-copy at my favorite of all digital bookstores, Weightless Books!

Fireside Cover

Doing the most GUD

Another kickstarter announcement!
One of my favorite literary magazines of all time, Greatest Uncommon Denominator, is holding a kickstarter drive in order to fund issue #7! They are one of the most beautiful, most carefully curated spec-fic literary zines I’ve ever read, and seeing another issue from them is something I’m pretty invested in. Honestly. They’re up there with Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet in my estimation. 

And, bonus, in addition to copies of the magazine they’re giving out handcrafted Vogon poetry (lucky you!) and postcards featuring my art from their 2010 Halloween Monster quiz! If you’ve ever wanted to own your quiz answer in hard copy, this is your chance!

Baby VW

Right now there are 17 days left to get in on the action! Don’t waste time, I’m sure there are people you know who need the above postcard desperately. Think of them!

 

Winter scrabblings

Oy! I just noticed how long it’s been since I updated my blog. A long time (Happy Hallowe’en again everyone!) I’ve had a lot of projects (Village by the Sea! Fireside Magazine #3! And others) not to mention Thanksgiving and Hanukkah and the impending time-crisis that is Christmas.

I don’t really have much new to show or talk about, but I feel bad for the blog-neglect so here: some things from my sketchbook! 

Dragon FalconerPeacock Dragon

Have a wonderfully dragonish day and I’ll be back!
(Soon, I promise.)

Happy Hallowe’en!

Happy Hallowe'en!

 

We were lucky enough here in Annapolis to weather hurricane Sandy with relatively little damage (relative to the poor folks in New York, and Ocean City, and many other places where the weather came down hard.) So in celebration of everyone’s favorite day of eeriness, and for our luck in still being here after Frankenstorm, here’s a Hallowe’en card!

And if you aren’t arbitrarily barred from giving blood (for reasons of sexuality or travel history, etc.), consider taking a look at where you can donate blood in your area!  What’s more eerie and kind-hearted than pumping your blood into a bag to give a stranger, after all? It’s the best kind of tricksy Hallowe’en treat, I say.

Though I hear they appreciate getting dollars, too.

Hallowe’en approaches…

And to celebrate, and because it turns out I’m not the only one who loves them, I’ve drawn some bats!

Little brown myotisFruit bat

A little brown bat, because those are the ones that you mostly spot in the skies around here, fluttering against the summer twilight like determined black butterflies. And an Egyptian fruit bat, because they’re so objectively cute that I think even your average chiroptophobe has to find them endearing. Happy October everyone!

Grangy, or Of Rotting Logs

An illustration I had to scrabble to finish after returning from Canada is online already! It’s for a story on AESciFi (The Canadian Science Fiction Review) by Michael Hodges about a strange little critter and the nebulous give/take relationship it has with the narrator.

Grangy

I decided to experiment a little on this one, and it’s the first illustration I’ve inked entirely by brush. I really like how it turned out, I have to say, and it was so much quicker to do than with a dip pen. I obviously didn’t go for as fine a line as I normally do with a pen (not everyone is as proficient with single-hair brushes as Niroot), but I think the effect worked for this subject. Working on another quick personal piece at the moment to see whether I feel like sticking with this method. I’ll report back.

Oh and a reminder! The Fireside Magazine funding drive has 17 days to go. Donate $25 and you’ll get a signed high quality print of the cover art, by me! *hint hint*