Strange Multiverse

I was talking recently with Gary Vincent of Burning Bulb Publishing, and he’s done a comic based on one of his short stories in his bizarro anthology Westward Hoes. As a result of our discussion and Gary’s unfortunate circumstance of booking three events for the same weekend, I am going to be attending Pittsburgh Comicon at the Monroeville Expo Center on September 26-28, 2014 in his place.

As an upshot of this, I’ve been encouraged to attempt to create my own comic book one shot set in my fictional multiverse of the Tales from the Reading Dragon Inn series. I’m calling this little artistic experiment Strange Multiverse. I’m including the beginning of the Cover work below as a sample of the direction I plan to head with this. I’ll include the completed cover when it’s done. I’ll also have to look at whether making this available as a digital edition or print edition will be a worthwhile endeavor.

Strange Multiverse Comic Cover

Strange Multiverse Comic Cover 2

Strange Multiverse Comic Front Cover

This is a first run at my back cover. Needs a bit of adjustment, but the composition is right where I want it.

Strange Multiverse Comic Back Cover

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Rendalk Flügg – Evil Necromancer

One of my frequent reoccurring villain characters Rendalk Flügg finally gets to make an appearance. He’s an unrepentantly nasty necromancer among other bad habits and traits. Vampires generally tend to prefer to stake themselves rather than suffer through his displeasure. His only redeeming point – his plots and plans tend to go awry more often than succeed. The Luck is definitely not on his side.
Rendalk Flügg Final
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Bridge Battle in Sepia Tone

A new day brings a bought of fog, and an angry Viking called Bjorn demanding a toll for crossing his bridge. Mica Lichan doesn’t feel that fighting is an inadequate means of payment.

Bridge Fight 1

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New Gallery Section of the site.

I’ve decided to put up a Rogues Gallery of images for some of my fictional characters. The link is here. I have also put up some new images in my special Balinac page. A couple of samples are below.

Balinac and Viking 1

Rogues Gallery 2

 

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Variations

So I was off work sick at home. I decided to get out of bed, and help my daughter finish a 399 piece puzzle (she’s more used to the 50-100 piece variety). Then I got on the computer and put together several renders trying to come up with a new “Myth/Logic Press” background theme.

Let me tell you it wasn’t easy because I wanted to try out some different techniques until I got to the final result. The path looked like the images below. These are just the keeper images. I tossed out quite a few testing out lighting and effects. More renders to come as time allows.

MythLogic Press Final

MythLogic Press 2 Final 1000 x 1000

MythLogic Press 4 Final 1000 x 1000

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Character Page for Balinac

I’ve put up a page for my character Balinac which can be found here. It is a bit of description and several images such as the one below. I hope you enjoy it.

Balinac & Mica

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Mixed Images

A variety of images for your enjoyment. Some based in the Tales from the Reading Dragon Inn multi-verse, and some not.

BardSong

Shandra 2

Mica and Sprite

Station Watch 1

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Battle Girl – out for a ride.

Even Battle Girl needs to take a break from fighting and enjoy the scenery on occasion.

Battle Girl - Riding

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Companions at the Inn

I thought I would put together an image of some of the characters from my upcoming novel Triskaidekaphilia. From left to right they are Brinder Calum, Anella, and Alvos.

Companions at the Inn

Brinder is a “Shadowine” which is essentially the human racial counterpart to the “Twiline” elves. They are a race of once humans who have dwelt on the Plane of Shadow so long that it has permeated their very beings. The net effect is they more adept at the manipulation of shadows than most beings. As servants of the White Raven – the goddess of winter and death for the world Ygg, the Shadowine are also prone to longer than usual lifespans as long as they stay in the White Raven’s good graces. A short story about Brinder’s early years can be found on this site here.

Anella is one of the long distant Kobold descendants of the Talgash clan. The daughter of the Kobold Vaslo, she is the chief engineer on the Kobold operated and owned dirigible “Sparrow”.

Alvos is of course the halfling who is now a Grandmaster Assassin once trained under the auspices of the infamous “Thomas the Poisoner” (See my novel of the same name) and the short story here on this site for more information.

A late edition of an alternate render of the above scene. More accurately matching Brinder’s pale grey skin tone.

 

Companions at the Singing Dragon 2

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Alvos in her office.

Alvos in her office

Alvos doing a little bit of paperwork in her office. Verithrax’s head makes a nice trophy on the wall. It also serves as a reminder for her subordinates to stay on her good side.

This is a link to the short story page with the .pdf file Sacrificial Victim.

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