I’m so excited to have contributed to these two 13th Age books, coming out from Pelgrane Press.
Drakkenhall is now available for pre-order. Where you can see how I added a little lawful evil Jane Austen inspired shenanigans to the city of monsters. It was a fun fun chapter to write, who doesn’t want the stats for a Fashionista Oooze? I get so much fun writing about urban environments in high fantasy settings. The bits of history you get to draw on twist and play with, delicious!
I’ll be on a panel about comics at the Nebula Conference on Fri, May 20, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM PST.
Comics and the Craft of Storytelling
When do you need a picture, and when do you need a thousand words—and when do you need both? How have comics shaped popular narrative themes and readers’ habits? Join us as artists and writers discuss how sequential art elevates storytelling.
I’ve been working on a new play with the Pulp Stage. It’s been quite exciting to workshop new material with them. I have several plays performed by the Pulp Stage, but I’ve never written a play with them before. The process has been unlike any other workshop or critique group I’ve done! I’ve enjoyed how much 10 Minute Confessional has improved thanks to everyone in the workshop.
RSVP access only through Zoom. To get the link, shoot the Pulp Stage an email firstname.lastname@example.org Three playwrights from across the country present new short works that have gone through Way of Pulp Stage: No visuals, fierce dialogue, maximum stakes, maximum ease to follow, maximum passion… and of course, heightened subject matter.
Some challenges make The bravest ones run But not our fierce scribes So let’s have some fun!
This presentation contains some expletives as well as themes of murder, emotionally abusive systems, the World War II holocaust, and the Devil. It is best suited for audiences age 13 and up.
I’m super excited to let folks know that I’m contributing 13th Age’s Drakkenhall: City of Monsters and Behemoths: Paths of the Koru. John-Matthew DeFoggi and Rob Heinsoo have been fantastic developers to work with and it’s been delightful developing ideas that delve into new, chewy and delicious aspects of the 13th Age world.
Since I turned in my chapters for 13th Age, I’ve been working on a longer form comics and making sure Thingswithout.com is on a steady publishing schedule. I’m not always good at sharing my comics to social media, but it’s been very gratifying to solidly have a comic published every Monday (and Patrons get early access on Friday), especially as I started a new day job in December.
Extra special thanks to my Patrons over at Patreon, you are so sustaining and fantastic. And thank you to everyone who shares my work, clicks a link, takes a bit of time out of their day to read my work. Your time is precious and I appreciate you so much.
I don’t often create longer form comics. I created this one a few months ago and am proud to say “We Need to Talk About Mental Health” is now live over at Graphic Medicine, please check it out and share it if you like it.
I’ll be doing my first GenCon this year, as part of the annual 13th Age Monster Seminar! Wade Rockett will be the ill fated moderator, wrangling both audience and 13th Age folks in the form of Rob Heinsoo, J-M DeFoggi, Anne-Marie Boeve and me!
I love writing for 13th Age. Please join us on Sunday, 2 August at 2:00 PM EDT/11am Pacific, where we’ll design a new monster based on audience suggestions. Tickets are free, but you do need to register.
I hope everyone is doing ok. The first half of this year has included turning in a project for an awesome roleplaying game, adjusting to these new times, and reconnecting with my creative self. More reconnecting and reviving is under way!
Getting my contributors copy for Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices this year was pretty sweet! Anthems Outside time is Kenneth Schneyer’s second short story collection, and we wrote one of the stories, “The Sisters’ Line”, together. It’s available for pre-order right now and coming out very very soon!
Most excitingly I’ve been creating more comics that aren’t the Things. It’s been refreshing, and good to see how my art has evolved as I’ve stepped out of my Things comfort zone. You can definitely see an evolution as I’ve continued to explore this newer approach. These experiments have enriched the Things comics I’ve been creating (such as Pop!). There’s even a dog hanging out in the webcomic now. Comics creation in general was at a pretty low ebb the last few years, so creating Things comics more regularly the last few months has been a joy for my heart.
I’m putting a lot of my new content up on my Patreon, head over there and subscribe or become a Patron (for as little as $1 a month to see all the latest drawings and adventures!