Rejoice! And note that the A Proper Picture for my ‘Pickman’s Model’ Kickstarter is, as of the moment, strictly digital-only. Costs skyrocket when printing this stuff comes into play; besides, this is a short story we’re talking about. If we hit both planned stretch goals I may add print tiers, but no guarantees.
Hope to see you soon!
It’s proving oddly difficult to find one. Suggestions welcome; I was thinking of a webcomic artist, but I’ll consider other sorts if I like their artistic style. And can afford it, for that matter. I’m offering a decent rate for it but not rock-star prices.
There’s one minor tweak that I need have done, but otherwise it’s gonna pop, I think. Ben Fleuter does good work. Can’t wait to tease it out to folks.
Ach, what a weirdly productive month it’s been. I’m getting to the point where I need to start thinking about all the other stuff I’ve been — well, not neglecting. Money was paid for these projects; people need to get their money’s worth. But I got a manuscript that needs a second pass-through, then an alpha reader handout. And soon it will be November, and time to write another book. Busy, busy, busy…
Continue reading Just got the pencil sketch in for the FERMI RESOLUTION RPG worldbook cover.
…Because those daily Secret World Legend challenges aren’t going to achieve themselves.
Which I just realized is going to probably be my wife’s birthday present, which means that I should get it over to the Hobby Lobby for framing as quickly as possible. Which also means that it’s probably going to end up… wherever she wants to put it, I suppose. Which is probably for the best. She and I have differing opinions about my aesthetic style when it comes to putting things up on walls.
You can get this By Crom! print here. It’s nicely printed and looks like it will frame properly with no need for fiddling around.
Heh. Trick question! Of course it’s art: the artist got paid.
Besides, Gold Zero is a funny concept: an art display that you can only see from the air – which is easier than ever, thanks to drone technology. And, truth be told: the artist saw an implicit pattern in that particular area, so she sent in people with brushes to bring it to the surface. It’s like some of your better graffiti (or street art, if you want to define things that way).
Or something. Sorry, it’s not yet 8 AM and I lack coffee.
I don’t even really remember what set this off. Probably somebody talking about Art for Art’s Sake. Which is fine, except that too many people use it as cover for Don’t Pay The Artist And Do Be A D*ck About It. So I ranted:
Continue reading My Twitter rant about paying for art (Storify).
There are any number of museums here which the wife and I have not seen, largely because we have children and getting kids through boring museums is often a dark art itself. Also, and perhaps much more importantly: IT IS GORAM HOT HERE. Worse, the humidity is at the point where air spirits are simply walking around and drenching random people with water in order to make quota. Seriously, it’s gotten to the point where I want to sprinkle salt and maybe some lemon pepper on the air, the better to help with the air’s mouth feel.
PS: Everything’s fine and we’re having a good time. Not least because we’re being smart about this vacation. Like doing cultural stuff in places with HVAC.