Zombie Honeymoon: True Love
August 22nd, 2014

Zombie Honeymoon: True Love

This art was drawn for a “Map of Zombies” Kickstarter supporter, who provided such amazing photo-reference I really owe it all to the two of them. Thank you so much, L.! (Not the “L” from “Death Note” as far as I know…) I hope you like how it turned out.

In other news, I have to announce a brief hiatus in updates, as I’ll be spending next week at Burning Man! My wife and I will be driving to the desert tomorrow evening. Oh yeah — also — we’re moving to California and our entire house has been cleaned out, put in boxes and is currently in transit to the San Francisco Bay Area. The last few weeks, especially the last few days, have been exhausting. (Even more so to Jay, who recently had wrist surgery, on top of the move.) We’ll be returning very briefly to Seattle after the Caravanserai, then driving to San Francisco, and I’ll put up some new “The Stiff” after I get back to civilization. But right now — tonight — I’m just so tired. I hope you all have a good night’s sleep, and tomorrow, we’re handing the keys to the landlord.

NEXT UPDATE: Early September

Dungeons & Dragons Walkthrough Maps Now Available!

Some of the most enjoyable artwork I’ve done over the past year and a half has been the Dungeons & Dragons classic module Walkthrough Maps for Wizards of the Coast. I’ve really loved making these: drawing and ‘plotting out’ each one gives me the vicarious experience of both DMing and playing the adventures, and it’s incredibly fun to flesh out all those two-dimensional, graph paper maps into little worlds in pseudo-isometric color.

After many months of people asking about them, I’m proud to announce… the D&D Walkthrough Maps are finally available as full-size art prints!! Each map depicts a different classic adventure from the ’70s and early ’80s, namely:

* S1: Tomb of Horrors by Gary Gygax (13″x18″ print)
* S2: White Plume Mountain by Lawrence Schick (16″x18″ print)
* S3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks by Gary Gygax (11″x22″ print)
* S4: The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth by Gary Gygax (18″x27″ print)
* A1: Slave Pits of the Undercity by David Cook (18″x24″ print)
* X1: The Isle of Dread by David Cook & Tom Moldvay (18″x24″ print)
* I6: Ravenloft by Tracy & Laury Hickman (18″x36″ print) (!!)

Every inch of bloodsoaked battle and every copper coin of treasure is thrillingly depicted in ultra-detailed style with mock men in the role of the human (and demi-human) characters. I hope you love looking at these maps as much as I loved drawing them. And I’m still drawing more of them on the Wizards of the Coast site, so please stay tuned for future announcements!