The Stiff: Chapter 4: Page 176
July 28th, 2014

The Stiff: Chapter 4: Page 176

Thus ends Chapter 4 of “The Stiff.” I’m going to be posting a few weeks of miscellaneous extra material before starting the next chapters: some Stiff side-story comics and some zombie sketches of the kind I’ve been posting on Fridays. Please stick around and enjoy them until I unleash Chapter 5!

In other news, after reading 3/4ths of Ibn Battuta, I recently discovered/was made re-aware of another Medieval Islamic travelogue, “The Travels of Ibn Jubayr.” Now I really want to read it, but unfortunately, it’s in that inbetween limbo state between being old enough to be on Gutenberg, and being new enough to be available in a Kindle/iBooks edition. Yes, in other words, it actually isn’t available on the Internet. It’s off to alibris or the public library to find it…

NEXT UPDATE: Wednesday!

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!