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Howdy friends,

There has been an exciting development! 

A couple of months ago, the folks at Chaosium Inc. [ ], the publishers of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, confirmed their desire to publish The Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers).  When I received word I immediately began revising the now almost two-year-old text and illustrations to ensure that the print version is of the highest possible quality.  I am currently about a third of the way through this process, and thought it would be good time to let you all know that the oft-requested dead tree edition of this story looks like it is actually becoming a reality.

I continue to be grateful for the encouragement of the folks around here, and I look forward to updating you all with any further news as it arrives.

In the meantime, I'm posting up the pages of The Statement of Randolph Carter (for beginning readers) I was working on when the word came through from Chaosium.  Being very much aware of the irregular schedule that I have in posting these things, I was going to hold on to these until I had finished the whole story.  I figured folks wouldn't have to put up with the long waits betwixt posts, but with the whole thing on hold for the moment, you may as well take a look at them now with the adaptation currently incomplete.

(Yes, yes, I know - Dagon (for beginning readers) is also a few pages short of a complete story.  It will get done.  Eventually.)

Take care of yourselves, and be excellent to each other!

Howdy friends!

Thanks to the many people who have taken the time to check out my art over the past few weeks, and especially everyone who dropped a comment - it is always very much appreciated.

Earlier today I noticed that a lot of people were stopping by to take a look at this:
Oh! The Darkness You Can Dream! by DrFaustusAU

I wasn't sure where the traffic was coming from, but was happy to have it.

I later discovered that BuzzFeed had posted an article featuring 25 pieces of good Dexter fan art:
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I figured that the article must have been the source of the traffic.  When I took a closer look, I realised that although one of my illustrations had made the list, it appeared slightly odd, had someone else's signature in the corner, and had been credited to Etsy.  Now, I know I haven't put anything up on Etsy, so with my curiosity piqued, I swung by to take a look:
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Just so's it's clear: This dude David Sweet < > is not me.  He has not contacted me in any way.  He has stolen my art, and put his own signature in the corner to claim it as his own.  He is a thief.

If you visit his page you will notice that he has other artworks for sale, so it might be worthwhile checking to see whether he has stolen any of your stuff too!

Anyways, as always, take care of yourselves and be excellent to each other!


*** UPDATE (30 April 2013) ***

While David Sweet's stolen stuff has been pulled (thanks Etsy!), more stolen art has cropped up -

here, from RAURA:… (Thanks to PeterParkour for pointing it out)
and here, from CRZYGUY:…

Make sure you check that they haven't stolen any of your stuff too!
Howdy friends!

Eight months after it was originally begun, _H.P. Lovecraft's The Tomb (for beginning readers)_ has reached its conclusion, and we must bid a fond farewell to young Jervas Dudley.  To those of you who stuck it out with me, thanks for your patience.  Thanks also to io9 for once again letting the internets know what was going on over here.

I'm getting all excited about Dagon now.  After a year of the same illustration style, I'm looking forward to trying out something new.  If I could change your mind, I'd really love to break your heart.

Take care of yourselves, and be excellent to each other.

You may have noticed that I have finally come back to H.P.Lovecraft's The Tomb.  After many months of uncertainty I think I've finally rekindled the desire to get this done (a small voice in the back of my mind constantly reminding me, "Finish it - Dagon is next!" probably had something to do with it).  Thanks for your patience, one and all!

Anyways, I finished writing the rhymes a few weeks ago, and have been working on the illustrations to bring us back to the place where we left off last time.  These are now up, and I'm hoping (not promising) to complete a page every other day.  Of course, sometimes these things encounter some difficulty in making it from the mind to the page, so don't be too disappointed if some take a little longer than others.

With the rhymes done, however, I am happy to report that I am expecting H.P.Lovecraft's The Tomb (for beginning readers) to conclude with page 60.

Take care of yourselves, and be excellent to each other.
Given this >

I must say that I quite like the new Imax Prometheus poster >…

Great minds think alike. :)

Take care, and be excellent to each other.
Whew.  The revisions for TCoC (for beginning readers) are now done.  I thank you all for your patience while you had to sit through the same thing, but over again.  As always, your words of encouragement dragged me through it, and ensured that I would get it finished.  

Highlights for me during the last couple of months have included getting a mention on Kevin Smith's podcast, being tweeted by Mark Hamill, and having a chance to explain the process of creating TCoC on GeekDad.  As you can imagine, it has all been very exciting.

With any luck, you'll get to see what's up next very soon.  I am, right at this very moment, working on the cover image for the next adaptation.  I don't want to spoil what it is - but you won't have to wait very long.

As you may have noticed, my holidays are over and I have now returned to the front of a classroom, which means that time between posts has once again expanded - sorry about that. (If anyone wants to hire an artist at mortgage rates - I'm all ears.  Patronage by billionaire philanthropists most welcome.  Hahaha!)

Take care of yourselves, and each other - and I'll catch you on the flip side.

So, the Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers) made it to the promised page 50.  Thanks to everyone who faved and commented and generally made me feel awesome about what I was doing.

During the production of these "first 50"(as I like to call them) I received a number of offers from folks who would like to publish it for you all, and I'm hopeful that one of these offers is going to work out.  If it doesn't work out, I'll start looking down different avenues so that folks can eventually get their hands on the dead tree edition that so many have asked for.

In the meantime I've been revising many of the pages, with a particular attention being given to the early stuff where both art and anapestic tetrameter are being given a facelift.  Another thing that I'm doing with the revisions is changing all of the single pages into double page spreads so that the whole thing can breathe and get closer in line with the way the great Theodor Geisel might have done it.  This will mean that the page count will beef up to something like 70.

At this point I have completed the first five of these double spreads, and I am working on the sixth as I type.  I intend uploading these soon, and I'd be glad to hear any thoughts that folks might have about where I should put them.  By which I mean that these revised pages will replace the old ones - in some cases with completely new art and rhyme.  Do y'all want me to stick these in a new folder and leave the old stuff where it is for old times' sake, or just replace all the old stuff (which might knock all the comments out of whack)?  Whatever.

Take care, and be excellent to each other.
News reports that "The Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers)" has concluded are premature.  I'm expecting it to end on page 50.  

"There Goes A Gozerian, Ghostbuster!" was just a little something to clear my mind before the home stretch.  

Forgive me.
I have started uploading the first revisions of some of the Call of Cthulhu pages.

New pages are still forthcoming.

Be gentle with me.
Howdy all.

There has been a significant number of requests for prints of some the stuff I have up on here.

I'll try to make these available to you as soon as possible by uploading some higher-res files (and figuring out how the whole prints thang works 'round these parts) when I get a spare second.  

Please forgive any delays - the Call of Cthulhu is taking up almost every spare minute I have at the moment.  I even hear it in my sleep...  sounds something like... "fhtagn".

Allow me to once again offer all y'all my sincerest thanks for your encouragement, praise, and advice.  I can feel the love in the room - and the love feels good.

Be excellent to each other.

Just a quick note to let folks know that more Call of Cthulhu pages will be up shortly.  I have returned to my mild-mannered day job this week, so I have had to momentarily turn my attention to a classroom full of screaming teenagers.

Lovecraft fans truly are some of the best people in the world, and your encouragement has been awesome - so as I say, the adaptation will definitely continue.

Have a good one!