13th Age Announced!

Happy Friday the 13th!  I have a relevant announcement for today.   The numerical synchronicity has me giddy, but furthermore, I’ve been keeping my mouth shut about this project for months now and I’m thrilled to be able to share the news.   I’ve been drawing character designs for a new game by two very influencial game developers, Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet.  You can read about the game here and in the press release. Both links have preview art. I’m also working with an admired colleague, Lee Moyer. Aside from designing the book, Lee is creating symbols, maps and turning my crunchy pencil drawings into refined full color paintings. Feast your eyes on the Archmage, the first character image we developed for the 13th Age. (I’ve included my pencil drawing below so you can fully appreciate how Mr. Moyer brought the image to life.)  I’m thrilled to be a part of this project and I look forward to sharing more as it progresses.

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2 Responses

  1. Not to be contrary, but I find the pencil original superior to the colored one. It engages my imagination much more forcefully.

    • Thanks for your interest! In your case you may be happy to know that the 13th Age book will primarily be pencil drawings. But for me, it’s a real pleasure to be able to turn my drawings over to another artist and let him run with it. Lee’s interpretation is informed by many rich inspirations that he has turned me on to as we develop these characters, and the look of the 13 Icons in particular was an entirely collaborative effort, pencils included.

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