Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
A dangerous unpredictable core of bombers conscripted by the axis powers in wwi.
More info to come
the Great Elf king's walk
After the great battle of Somme- the great elf king emerged from his home to survey the ruin, hoping to try and repair the damage caused by the allies and axis forces. More info to come.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I think it's really neat to see something you did reinvented by someone else. I mean, when I drew this I had no colors in mind at all. I kind of thought maybe on some deep, deep mental plane that she was going to be fair skinned and red headed but come on...that's just a given. I married one like that! Seeing Sean's totally different take on it is both exciting and fascinating to me.
Friday, April 18, 2008
I found out about him when I bought a book of his work at Wondercon a few years ago: The Witching Hour. I just posted on his DA page to ask him if he'd like to stop by and say hello as our 'Visiting Wizard of the Week'.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
New artwork by Trav-
Working on a new series of artwork based on what happened to the fairy folk during world war I & II. I am really enjoying the freedom I have with this project.
the Mustard Beast
During the great war i had heard rumors that the forgotten folk fought on both sides. To the axis forces went the great gas elementals known as the mustard beasts. These creatures whose brains were protected by a metal helmet floated into the trenches and fields after heavy shelling and unleashed their deadly toxins. Killing and wounding many brave human souls.
After the war the govt cited that mustard gas was from shells themselves, but the men of the trenches knew better.
circa 1917 in france somewhere
Total work time on pencils and inks 1 hour 30 min: 8 x 10.5 inches colors took 1.5 hours as well.
more information to come on this project.
I like the color version so much better:)
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
So that's my submission for the anthology. Who's next?!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
From this clip it looks like the sets & characters are pretty much spot on, thought There's something not quite right about the hair, especially on Phineas.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Why do I care? Because I love Terry Pratchett & you should too. He's slowly getting bigger in the US these days, but has been on the best-seller lists in the UK for a good 20 years now. His appeal is across board and he is frequently compared by serious literary jornalists to other great British humorists such as P.G. Wodehouse or Douglas Adams. He's managed to take fantasy way beyond it's typical restrictions of genre and is extremely widely read over there. He has loads of great ideas and is very funny.
Pretty much all his books are self-contained, but they are all set on the Discworld. Major characters in one book often pop up as minor characters in another, and he has a few favorits like Commander Vimes of the City Watch -- those books read like detective novels. Then he has a series aimed at youger kids about a young witch on the Discworld - I read them too - still excellent. There is an ongoing chronology and continuity between the books, but you can pretty much start anywhere.
These days I generally listen to his books on audiobook - the readings by Stephen Briggs available at audible.com are truly excellent. I particularly recommend the more recent 'Going Postal'.
Or perhaps I'm preaching to the choir here?
There’s an interview here, featuring Mr. Bakshi. Whether you agree with his point of views or not, he’s made some cool flicks. I find him interesting but at the same time…my heart leans more towards the Robert crumb and Vaughn Bode camps.
In the end, I can’t discount how much Wizards had influenced me and in a way, brought me back into comics when I was about to cash it all in. The sketch is of the assassin robot, Peace, from Wizards.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
I’ve been a big fan of Travis’ work for a few years now and I’m thrilled to have him join our merry band of mirth-makers here. Did I just sound like Stan Lee all of a sudden? Anyway, I could go on all day trying to explain why you should be checking out Travis’s work but, one look is all it takes.
Whenever I see a piece from Travis, I’m automatically pulled into his world. That’s not an easy task and it’s something you can’t teach. I’d try to explain it but, I’d wind up sounding like some hippie-mystic making my way through a dime bag. (No offense, Chuck). Most of the artists that I admire have that innate ability to create and suck you in. Much like my fellow wizards of wonder here, James, Nate and Chuck…Travis has that innate ability in spades.
I encourage you to check out the links to your right and go explore Travis’s world.
PS. The eye-candy on the right is one of my faves from Book One of Travis’s prose series, “Tales from the Broken Moon”, which he does with the incomparable, Aimee Duncan.
Friday, April 4, 2008
I'm at the drafting board, drawing, and I get up to answer the phone or check e-mail or whatever, and I take my pencil with me. I end up putting it down somewhere else in the room without realizing it. Then I go back to the drawing board and grab another pencil out of the tray next to me. Then I get up again... and repeat. And repeat. Eventually all my tech pencils are spread throughout the room (and occaisionally in other rooms) and I finally have to go on a "pencil hunt" with a backpack full of dry rations, a pith helmet and a pencil-sniffing bloodhound.
I suspect I'm not the only person to do this. ::hopes::
Thursday, April 3, 2008
And that completes "Echoes", written by Cyd Clark-Praxis and illustrated by me. First time publication and currently the only place you can read it is right here on the Wizards of Ur blog. That's right. The WoU. Badass sages, wicked mages, and wizard wizards we are. We come to your neighborhood and you better run 'cause we're not foolin' around. See?