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ECCC!

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This weekend I’m at Emerald City Comicon – with a brand new (and final!!) version of Corpse Door! Rachel Kahn and I are at Artist Alley Table T11 with uncanny comics filled with swords, spirits and spoons. Trolls, Weald, Sidequests, and lotsof other tales are there! So if you’re in Seattle, come on up – way up!

Troll Fight

If you think this pic is ugly, wait until you see the entire thing

Tatterhood

My final (and favorite) piece for the Vancouver Comic Jam Art Show! This is just a snippet of it – the full panel has some gore and a bit of nudity in it, so be warned; this is not one for the kids or the nanas of the world. It shows Tatterhood fighting a variety of (mean) trolls (and while not all trolls are mean or evil, these ones most definitely are). The full image can be seen here, and the process of the piece can be seen here.  This is a scene that could hypothetically be in my hypothetical graphic novel should I ever hypothetically get working on it.

The show is still on at The Wallflower and for those unable to attend, I’m continuing to update my list/links of other artists’ panels.


At this point and time, my site is now going to be on hiatus as I redesign (yay!) and reprogram (aargh) everything, so hopefully I’ll be back in a few months. In the meantime, I will still be creating, crafting, costuming and comicing, elsewhere on the web. In fact, you can find me on…
cosplay
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deviant art
dingo games
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I will likely sneak back in if there’s any important game news to write about. And true, while I have been quite absent before for long periods of time, at least this time its planned!

 

 

L’Anse aux Meadows

Viking Stamp

To the undiscovered country!

‘A long time ago’ I created some stamps for a course in university; the theme was “Canada” so I based mine on the L’Anse aux Meadows site in Newfoundland. It was inspired by viking-era word carvings, and targeted towards children.  Seeing as the 50th anniversary of the discovery of this site was recently celebrated, I decided to upload a stamp. Yes, the boat is going east instead of west, but that’s to give an impression of movement (when you put the stamp on a letter, it’s like the ship is going to sail off of the envelope oooOOooh).

The stamp is badly dated. And begs to be redone. The typeface, the alignment, the drawing…all makes me cringe a bit. There’s a reason why the design part of my gallery is so bare. I’ll have to redo my stamp series  – I must! I think I’ve grown since this project, and I’d really like to revisit it. Along with a lot of my past work.

I’ll just add it to the list of stuff that needs a reboot. Like this site :S

Character Sketch

The Norman Lion

The Norman Lion

7 8 9 Because He Tasted Like Gingerbread

Aha, just kidding *ahem*

7: Something Norse

Ringpin by Wareham Forge

Ringpin by Wareham Forge

Need a Thor’s Hammer? Ringpin? The ever fashionable earspoon? Nothing says “I love you” more than a custom made pattern welded blade. Visit the Wareham Forge for all your Viking needs!

Seax Knife That I Commissioned from the Wareham Forge

Seax Knife That I Commissioned from the Wareham Forge

8: Hats!

musketeerhat

Musketeer Hat (from The Three Musketeers: The Game)

Who doesn’t love a good hat? Top hat, fedora, bowler, pillbox, tricorn, viking-rus style, cavalier – those are just some of the types that I own! Hats can be found all around, but do drop by to Edie Hats if you’re in the area – you’re bound to find the perfect hat gift there.

9: Socks

*imagine a picture of my feet in some really cool socks*

I have always, always enjoyed getting socks for the holidays. I always need them, and the kinds I get are always awesome – notable the ones bought by my Da (grandfather). Give that special someone a special gift for their feet – find some sweet socks at Sock It To Me.

Yule Ideas

It is a very busy, stressful and downright depressing time of year. It’s cold, it’s wet, and it gets very dark very early. Luckily there are numerous celebrations that take place this month, reminding us that the days are going to get brighter. Whether you’re religious or not, you should go out and celebrate – celebrate family, friends and community. Be merry, be thoughtful, and help those who are not as fortunate as yourself. And maybe give a gift to someone you care about.

Gift-giving can be a source of stress (the pressure, the expectations, the advertisements) so I thought I’d compile a little list over the next 12 days (hey, why not?) of some gift ideas – some are unique, some are fun and some you can make yourself. But remember, at the end of the day, it’s not about what you brought home from the mall.

So, idea number one!

Gosworth Belt Design

Gosworth Belt Design

The folks at Green Man Leather are not only a pleasure to work with, they also make some fantastic products. Like Viking-inspired belts. A little time back I was on the hunt for a belt with a viking motif, but was unable to find anything I liked. So I designed my own, based on actual Viking artifacts, and presented the design to Green Man Leather. They were able to take my design and make a belt out of it – and I made a few more designs for them to use too! I also have a few bracers made by them, using the design seen above. It’s based on carvings found on the Gosforth cross in Cumbria, England. These items are of high quality, are truly unique, and are perfect for any Viking fan. (But they also do a bunch of other stuff too! Check ‘em out!)