Category Archives: Muskrat Ramblings

All blog posts (no comics)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Download “Dork Covenant” for free!

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 9.12.07 AM

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Download “Dork Covenant” for free! Dork Covenant, the Collected Dork Tower Vol. 1, is a free download through January! Why? You’ll find out, soon. But some big things are in the works, and it’s the holidays, so, hey! Why not? This is the 120-page trade paperback that started it all! So…ENJOY! And happy holidays. […]

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , , , , | Comments closed

But in the meantime…

IMG_2390

This week’s Dork Tower coming soon! Also some big announcements. But in the meantime… – John

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , | Comments closed

GIGANTENORMOUS DORK STORE SALE!

9349470_3628232-tsrws122_b

GIGANTENORMOUS DORK STORE SALE! Right. Of COURSE Society6 would run a huge sale while I’m in Europe, unable to get the word out as best I can. THOSE MONSTERS! But no really – this is a pretty big deal, From now until Midnight, Pacific Standard Time, everything at the Dork Store is $5 off, with […]

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Kick Down the Door! Design a T-shirt! Win – wait, WHAT? – a Thousand Bucks!

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 7.48.02 PM

Kick Down the Door! Design a T-shirt! Win – wait, WHAT? – a Thousand Bucks! UPDATE: Steve Jackson Games has extended the deadline to December 9! SO WHO’S EVER DREAMED OF BEING LIKE ME? (Crickets chirping). OK, let’s phrase that differently: who’s ever wanted to design your own Munchkin T-shirt? And who’s ever wanted to […]

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Lucky Lucca

logo-lcg-2014

Lucky Lucca by which I mean LUCKY ME! I’m typing this over breakfast, at the KLM lounge in Schipol airport, outside of Amsterdam. My traveling companion is having a lager, apparently. I believe I’ll stick with the bloody Mary’s. Actually, forget the bloody Mary. Campari and Orange looks just like a delightful Mango smoothie, AND NOBODY WILL JUDGE […]

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

This Will be a Cake Long Remembered

P1070555

THIS Will be a Cake Long Rememberd One morning, you wake up, and you realize Daughter, Age 5, is about to turn six. And she wants a cake with Ewoks on it. Actually, she really wants Elsa powers and the Force. But that’s Santa’s job in a month or two, not mine. Anyway, the last couple […]

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

OWLBEAR!

Owlbear

More Inktober! Today’s Inktober sketchy sketch – the dreaded OWLBEAR! Fear it! FEAR IT! Or should that be “Inkto-BEAR” ha ha ha ha see what I did there? Also, yesterday’s Inktober sketchy sketch: nothing against the good people of the Mattel corporation, who do great things with Apples to Apples, but nobody there seems to “get” how to draw the […]

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

The Colors of Ackbeer

DorkTower1248b

The Colors of Ackbeer! Thanks to Steve Hamaker, cartoonist and award-winning colorist, plus all-around great guy, Admiral Ackbeer now looks super-spiffy! Here’s my original version: Color theory has never been my thing. Coloring has never been my thing. The colorists I work with are like alchemists, to me.  Magical alchemists. Possibly with fairy wings. Riding unicorns, […]

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Maor Inktober! Plus: Munchkin Postcards!

IMG_1640Featured

Maor Inktober! Plus: Munchkin Postcards! What would a pumpkin drink? Early-morning warm-up sketch!   Daughter, Age 5, loves drawing with me, early in the mornings. I find this Daddy/Daughter Drawing Time one of the most delightful times of my day. Here’s what she drew, this morning, at the same time, by my side – Obi-Wan and Anakin on Tatooine:  In […]

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Inktober Day 1

BatGillyFeature

Inktober Day 1: Morning warm-up sketch. Gilly as Batgirl. I made  couple of small mistakes on this one (FAKE GEEK GUY!), but that’s why they call it a warm-up sketch! I wanted to try and capture sheer joy on Gilly’s face. Adding the grimacing gargoyle-like Duck-of-Doomish thing below here was an idea at the end. What’s Inktober? It’s […]

Posted in Muskrat Ramblings | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed