Teasing again…

I took some time off from blogging last month, did you notice?  That wasn’t intentional, but I’m finishing the graphic novel that I’ve been working on this year and I guess that preoccupation was to blame for the neglect.  Here’s a panel from a page I colored over the weekend.  I’ll see if I can get aamcconnell.com back in motion this month.  Maybe Tintin and Snowy can help…

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Teaser from The Atlantic

Here’s a teaser image that was posted at The Atlantic from the graphic novel I’m currently drawing.  You can read the article which includes some excellent quotes by my collaborator Jonathan Hennessey at this LINK. Coloring on this image is by cartoonist  Matthew Bogart.

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3…2…1…ComicCon

I’ll be tabling with Periscope Studio at the Rose City Comic Con this Saturday and Sunday.  I’m currently stocked with copies of the freshly printed 13 True Ways that I will have available among my other books, prints and original art.  I hope to see you there!

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King Kirby

For the life of me I cannot make a Jack Kirby homage sketch without doing a poor imitation of his technique.  The unbridled energy is infectious in the most refreshing way.  I almost didn’t do the WakeUpAndDraw challenge today, thinking I had just too much on my plate, but then I realized that the graphic novel I’ve been working on borrows steals some of his visual language directly, I realized it would be unconscionable to not do something. Kamandi_WUAD_2014 Below are some of my previous imitations, shameful as they are…

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Gen Con Sighting

Evidence!

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Service Announcement

We interrupt this blog to bring you a message from the lego rental service Pley:

Choose from over 100s of sets and get them delivered straight to your door. To make it even sweeter, the first month is free. Go sign up and join the fun!”

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My six year old is loving this, so I thought I better spread the word. He builds the set the day it comes (despite however exhausted he may be from the day’s events) and then we take pictures to upload to the Pley image gallery before sending it back to do it all over again. Here’s one of our more elaborate photo shoots: Council_of_Elrond_01

Cast your Vote, then Place your Bets

Remember that I excitedly announced that 13th Age was up for a 2014 ENnie Award or 3?  Well, evidently the winners are selected by popular vote.  If you are so inclined, please follow this LINK  to the ballot and vote for 13th Age in categories Best Game, Best Rules, and Product of the Year. (Then go ahead and place your bets secure in the knowledge that you rocked the vote.) Voting ends tomorrow, so don’t hesitate.

PCOptions_croppedDetail from an illustration in the core book, page 73 seen here: 13th_Age_pg-73And here’s the original sketch.  Hey! The numbers keep changing, don’t they?!  That bookie can’t be trusted!OptionRaces4_Thumb_A

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