Another Clark Ashton Smith drawing, this one from his romance “Morthylla,” about a man who meets a lamia in a cemetery. It’s one of his Zothique stories, set in the decadent and dying far, far future. This was a sketch for a Kickstarter patron (thank you!). When I first read “Morthylla” when I was about 12, I didn’t really get the point, but when I recently reread it at the age of 37, it made a lot more sense.

I’ve got lots of drawing to do today, so I better roll up my sleeves and get going. After I’m done with my current project, though, I’m totally up for sketch commissions! Also, I’m going to be at the Stumptown Comics Fest this weekend. If you’re in Portland, Oregon, please stop by — I’ll be sharing a table with my friends in the “Couscous Collective” so keep a lookout for that name (or for the big map of the Dreamlands I’ll be displaying).