posted by Amy on April 15th, 2009
I swear I’m not dead!! There is so much to tell about what I’ve been up to over the past few months!
First of all, I have been working on interiors for the Nightbane Survival Guide, by Palladium Books. I am thrilled to finally illustrate a Nightbane book; I have been in love with the series ever since I got my hands on the core rule book five or six years ago. It’s a very dark, horror-inspired game with some very unconventional character concepts. My mind can go to some very twisted places, and this game lets me use that to the fullest extent. Seriously, it’s like candy for my imagination.
Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive so far, and I’m glad; I’ve had more fun with this than should be legal. The book is out May 15th.
Also, I will be attending Palladium’s Open House event May 1st – 3rd at their headquarters in Michigan. It will be such a fun-tastic weekend! I hope to squeeze in a little gaming, too. I haven’t played any RPGs in years (I’m not proud of this, since I do gaming art primarily). It will be fun to re-learn the games and have adventures with the people who make them. I will, of course, be bringing prints and originals of my work INCLUDING most of the work I did for the Dead Reign Zombie RPG. So come by my table to say Hi if you will be there. I have also been advised to bring all of my Nightbane originals, too. Since the book won’t be out until after the Open House, you can get a sneak-peek at what’s in store if you ask nicely!
Illustrations and concept work are nearing completion for Oz: Dark and Terrible, by Emerald City Expeditions. This is a far cry from anything L. Frank Baum wrote, and thatâ€™s a very good thing! I can’t go into too many details, but think Wizard of Oz high fantasy meets Steampunk meets horror. Again – candy. It has certainly been a great deal of fun to help bring this world to life, and I look forward to doing more in the future!
I don’t get too many opportunities to travel to the major cons around the US, so this list is regrettably short.
- Palladium Open House â€“ as mentioned above. May 1st – 3rd, 2009
- Gen Con Indy – August 13th – 16th, 2009. Once again, you guys will have to put up with me and my own special brand of weird at Gen Con Indy this year. As always, I will have lots of prints and originals for sale, and I’ve been working on a few other surprises that might make it to the show with me as well!
- Dragon Con – September 4th – 7th (Labor Day weekend) 2009. I wouldn’t miss this convention for the world! Prints and originals for sale. I keep tossing around the idea that I might get a table one year, but I really like just wandering around this con. There’s too much to see and do to sit it all out in the Artist’s Bazaar.
- Anime Weekend Atlanta – TENTATIVE. I haven’t decided whether or not I want to do this con yet.