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Matt and Gilly: Theme (Music) and Variation


  First off: EVERYONE GOT THEIR CHARITY COLORING BOOKS BY NOW, right? Anyway, here’s a new drawing of Matt and Gilly I just finished. Gilly is back in her black Perky Goth garb for the first time in years. So I suppose this counts as a #ThrowbackThursday on some level. Why am I thinking about (and drawing) Matt and […]

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Get Yer Charity Coloring Books Here!


You may remember that last year, I went on an insane 70-mile bike ride. For charity. Mostly you may remember this because I keep reminding you about it. Over and over and over. You guys helped me raise an insane amount of money at Bike the Barns, to benefit the Fair Share CSA coalition. I had hoped to raise […]

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Paul and Storm Und Drang


So, a few months back, Paul and Storm asked me to do one of two variant covers for their new album, BALL PIT. I was quite literally honored beyond words. I wanted to create something special for them. Something very special. It took weeks for the perfect idea to hit. But apparently I ignored that one. […]

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Muskrat Mailbag 27.05.14 – Origins, Prequels, and Naughty Words


When at Origins will you be in “artists alley” or similar That is available to meet fans, etc Harold Shindel - Columbus, OH I’ll probably be at a special guest signing area that Origins has – not sure of what times, but I’ll be there at least once a day. I should also have some signings […]

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The Con Game, 2014


So I added another appearance to my 2014 schedule: GEEK CON, here in my lovely little Madison, in late August. Geek Kon a terrific show that’s growing by geeks and bounds, and I’m chuffed to be back. I’m particularly happy that I’ll be hanging with co-Guests and Team Blink co-conspirators Chris Jones and Joseph Scrimshaw. Indeed, there’s […]

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Be part of a Master Thesis on Gaming!


Dear John, My name is Dorothée Jankuhn. I’m a Master Student in Cultural Anthropology at the Göttingen University in Germany. We briefly met at the Hannover Spielt last year. My master thesis is about German Style Boardgames and their distinctive perception outside of Europe. For that I still need intervievees or people willing to fill out […]

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Boba Fett, Cake Boss

Boba Fett, Cake Boss It was my nephew’s 13th birthday, Monday. So the Lovely and Talented Judith,  Daughter, Age 5, and I spent the weekend with family, in the great city of St. Louis. My nephew’s a great kid, and is currently in a Star Wars phase. But I repeat myself. He also got Daughter, […]

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Dave Trampier, 1954-2014


Dave Trampier, 1954-2014 I just found out, through a friend, that Dave Trampier passed away, a few days ago. An absolute pioneer of RPG comics, and one of the iconic first-wave fantasy roleplaying artists, Dave also left us with one of the greatest mysteries in gaming: his utter disappearance in 1988. Even if you’re unfamiliar […]

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DORK ADDENDA – Some Nice Games You May Have Missed


DORK ADDENDA I’m in Las Vegas this week, for the GAMA Trade Show, so I’m running some gaming-heavy strips from Game Trade Magazine, and trying not to lose too much money on quarter video poker. Not everyone knew about the games I talk about in the strips here, here and here, so I added some info […]

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