Emerald City Comic Con’s exclusive Monsters & Dames 2020 art book has officially gone up for presale at the following link:
Money for the sale of the book and the accompanying art auction goes toward the Seattle Children’s Hospital! This marks the 6th year in a row that I’ve had a piece in the book (see preview of my 2020 piece above). I won’t be in the Artist Alley this year, but I will be attending at the No’madd Booth #109 in the ECCC Exhibition Hall, probably Friday-Sunday (3/13-3/15).
This digital painting is part of a ongoing project know as No’madd that I’ve been developing with writer/creator Andrew Kafoury and his team of “spiritual warriors,” to quote Alejandro Jodorowsky. Please learn more at www.nomadd.net and follow the latest news on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
Photo by Georgia Ball (or was it Scott?)
I spent Emerald City Comicon with my son this year. With his help I was able to keep abreast of some of the happenings beyond my table. The next convention that he and I will attend together will be Stumptown Fest and if all goes according to plan he should have some of his artwork and comics available for sale, as well. At ECCC we both spent some time drawing behind the table. Below are some 13th Age commissions and you can find some of the drawings and photos by my son at his blog. My thanks to those who stopped by my table.
Here’s a little preview of some items that I will be selling at Emerald City Comicon this weekend. You can find me at Table 2617 (or thereabouts) on the ECCC Level 4 Show Floor. The framed image depicting a mantis attack in this snapshot will be on sale in the Krab Jab Studios Art Exhibit “The Gathering” on the TCC Level 3. 13th Age will also be represented on one of the TCC Levels of the Gaming Show Floor.
See you there!
PS. The Diabolist original art in the right hand corner of this image is spoken for, but for the time being you can still request a similar commission.
I’m happy to announce that I have a drawing in the Monsters & Dames 2013 Art Book, available exclusively at Emerald City Comic Convention, March 1-3. This piece depicts an encounter between the Spider Cleric and a halfling rogue. The Spider Cleric is featured with an illustration in the 13th Age core book, but the spiders haven’t hatched from their eggs in the core book illustration. I suppose technically this image is a spoiler! But that is appropriate for the character. And speaking of characters, I’m still open for commissions between now and ECCC. Any of the characters that you have seen in my 13th Age Gallery or on the Pelgrane website or the 13 True Ways Kickstarter are fair game for commission requests. Yes, even the Devil of Fangs.
In addition to this image being included in the Monsters & Dames 2013 Art Book, it will also be a part of the ECCC Charity Art Auction benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital. The auction is held during the convention (maybe Saturday evening?), and not only will this image be available as an 11″x14″ print, I will also include the original drawing of the Spider Cleric. This is a charcoal drawing on 14″x17″ Strathmore paper.
Thanks for your interest and, again, I hope to see you in Seattle March 1-3!
Emerald City Comic Con is coming up the end of this month, and the 13th Age crew will be there — Rob Heinsoo and our volunteer GMs will run demos, and I’ll be in the Artist Alley.
I’ve had to turn commission requests down within the past year due to my work schedule, but I’m making the time in the weeks leading up to the convention to do some!
If you’re interested in getting an original drawing of your favorite 13th Age Icon or character, please email me at aranmcconnell(at)hotmail(dot)com with “COMMISSION” in the subject line, to pre-order yours now.
Here’s what I’m offering:
- A black and white single character sketch, full figure or head (like the icons below), 9″x12″ for $50.
Anything beyond that, such as a character along with an icon, is going to cost at least $75 and will depend on the complexity of the image. I think we’ll both be happiest with a straightforward concept that is boiled down to the elegant essence at the core of a character. The sketches at the bottom of the post were done with that sentiment in mind.
So, if you’re planning to be at ECCC please consider signing up for a demo of 13th Age and pre-ordering a sketch! Pre-ordering is the best way to ensure that you’ll be able to get a sketch.
The last time I attended a convention was PAX in Seattle last year and it was a good time. At one point, Lee Moyer and I were both at the table drawing collaborative sketches based on suggestions from fans of 13th Age. The two examples shown at the top of this post are The Leviathan, described to have a “lobster-esque body with the torso and head of a man, braided beard and eyes without pupils,” and an “11 year old sorcerer girl with ties to the Elf Queen.”
We were able to work on suggestions like these at PAX because the “commission craze” hasn’t really caught on there like it has at ECCC. At the Comic Con word is out that artists are willing to do sketches for money…surprise, surprise. The pre-order concept has been a popular solution for the artists who want to do more commissions than they can accomplish in a single weekend.
Thank you, and I hope to see you in Seattle!