Carcassones

Carcassones

I hadn’t heard of either the game or the city when I was 16 and my art teacher let the class use the classroom lockers as a canvas. I painted these swallow-tailed silhouettes above a roiling ocean scene and named them carcassones. I mean, what else was I going to paint, plain old birds?

What Was Kept

What Was Kept

Many of my dreams involve complicated travel to bizarre places. In a recent such dream, I was on a boat sailing towards this island on some kind of tour. I woke up before we actually set foot on shore, but retained enough of the dream to sketch it later that day. I have no idea […]

Dire Horse

Dire Horse

My husband Zen is designing his first game world from scratch. A Thousand Oceans combines elements of Serenity, TaleSpin, and Dungeons & Dragons. He requested dire horses the size of elephants for a plains region.

At the Sign of the Broken Smile

At the Sign of the Broken Smile

My husband Zen is designing his first game world from scratch. A Thousand Oceans combines elements of Serenity, TaleSpin, and Dungeons & Dragons and it’s the most excited I’ve ever been about D&D. I drew this signboard from The Broken Smile, the inn where the characters will meet. Zen was suitably creeped out, and I […]