A Missive From the Clouds, in Which is My Head

Do you suppose I’m spending too much time in the imaginary? I suppose I might be. Yet I drift, here at my computer, absent any fires to put out. Here’s the thing, though: the imaginary may not be real, but you better believe it exists. And as something that exists, it certainly can produce effects … Read more

Casino Blackjack Baccarat: A Seafaring, Swashbuckling Magic Robot

Once again, tabletop RPGs spring to the rescue and inspire my artwork. Meet Casino Blackjack Baccarat, a thrill-seeking, seafaring magic robot with a penchant for pizzazz. Here, I’ll let them tell their story in their own words:

Sometimes you make a composite golem and it realizes, “Hey, I’m a golem.” That happened with this enchanter, Roulette Rondello from Cape Fortune, and she was like, “You wanna work with me for a couple decades?” and I was like, “Sure,” and she was like, “Cool.” See, I was the golem.

It was a decent gig, enchanter’s assistant, but I realized I needed to get versed in the ways of the world beyond just doing tasks for room and board in a magic workshop. So I pulled a few strings and started working on a boat, hauling cargo and navigating and fighting pirates. You know, ship stuff.

Roulette and I are still tight, though. We stay in touch and try to help each other out when we can. I send her back alchemy reagents from time to time, and she sends me the occasional arcane prototype. Like this thing. Doesn’t it look fly as hell? Tell me it doesn’t look fly as hell.

C.B.B., Esq.

Cas may be a seafaring swashbuckler, but make no mistake: they’re no pirate. In their view, pirates are enemies of liberty, and their arch-nemesis, the pirate captain Arpeggio Fandango once attempted to steal them. They escaped his sinister grasp by seizing one of his crew and jumping overboard. Cas didn’t need to breathe, but the crewman did.

And here’s a couple bonuses for you: a post-it note warm-up doodle of Cas, original Cas lineart that you can print out and go all coloring-book on, and an AI-assisted retouching of their concept art. Enjoy, and thanks so much so much for checking out my latest things!

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80s Star Dawn is Poppin’ Off! (feat. MC Pippy Fresh)

Hey. How you been?

It’s been a minute since I dropped new artwork here, and not a New York minute either. We’re talking a Minnesota minute. With AI prompt-jockey accounts pooping out mass-production fan art every three seconds, and would-be tyrants trying to choke out liberty for the marginalized, and commercial juggernauts milking workers and customers alike, and two wars going on, it’s hard to find the impetus to draw things, but I arted today. Dang, that got unexpectedly real!

But the point is, I had today off work, and I drew Dawn and her short friend exuding their biggest Robin Sparkles and Snow energy. I got back on my game: girly fashion with a little tongue-in-cheek goofiness. And it was fun! I enjoyed pushing the pen and tapping the stylus, and despite our problem-wracked world, there are still many things to rejoice about. So sing a song, dance around, put wraparounds and a sick lid on your penguinesque gladiator animal, and get a little silly. Hope yet remains.

El Origen de los Elfos

La niña le preguntó a la abuela: << ¿Cómo llegaron a ser los elfos? ¿Quienes eran los primeros? >>. Y respondió la abuela: Cuando nuestro mundo era joven, y Golarion sólo tenía cespedes y animales simples, no había ningún ser enalmado en la superficie de la tierra. La diosa Alseta le pidió al Rey Sobre … Read more

Lego Mecha Mania: More Mobile Frame Zeroes

Mobile Frame Zero Lego mecha model, Underbite, equipped with twin-linked Xarelto cannon, ventic field projector, and scoot jets

The Mobile Frame Zeroing continues! I’d like to share with you my MF0 company: presenting the BIOHOV (Bipedal Independent-Operation Heavy-Output Vehicle) squad for desert bandit gang The Red-Jaw Jackals. Yes, of course these are part of my post-apocalyptic magical sci-fi tabletop RPG world of goblins and reptile people. Did you entertain, even for a second, … Read more

Mobile Frame Zero: Tiny Giant Robots Made of Lego

Mobile Frame Zero Lego mecha models, Neon Colossus and Scrap Striker

I have a new hobby. Mobile Frame Zero is an open-source tactical wargame played using mecha made from Lego. Ever since I heard about it from Penny Arcade in 2012, apparently (dang son), I’ve been meaning to get into it. A handful of weeks ago, I finally dug my old Lego collection out of the … Read more

Social Control and Social Media

First: my annual hosting bills are coming due, so thanks to all you who support me on my recently-resurrected Patreon. Over the past decade, I’ve come to terms with how unlikely it is that my creative endeavors will ever pay me a living wage, but they can at least pay for the cost of making … Read more

Shirts from a Person: God Loves Trans People and Never Punch Down

I didn’t make the shirt designs below with Pride Month in mind. In fact, I created the God Loves Trans People design back in like February. But Pride Month is almost over, and these two shirt designs both relate to cutting oft-marginalized minority groups some respect as human beings, so I wanted to share said … Read more