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The Fiend Folio was the first Advanced Dungeons & Dragons hardcover I owned, thanks to the local Kay-Bee store marking it down to a quite affordable four bucks. As my initial foray away from the basic D&D box sets, it occupies a special place it my heart and it set the tone of my campaigns […]

Every lord needs a throne

September 29th, 2015

It’s a summer evening in 1967 and you are having dinner with the president of your firm. None of the other schmoes in the sales department got invited to his exurban manse for cocktails and porterhouses, shop which can only mean that you’ve been singled out for Big Things, thumb indeed. The entire place has […]

Zen and the art of vandalism

March 21st, 2014

The edge of my childhood neighborhood was marked by a run-down single family home wedged between an auto body place and an office building on North Maple Street. For some unexplained reason, price the house had escaped the bulldozers that had transformed northeast Woburn’s chemical works and tanneries into a post-industrial promised land of office […]

Armies of the Light Table

January 24th, 2014

I’ve been working on a longer-form post about Armies of the Night, a 1986 module for the Twilight: 2000 role-playing game, which will go up sometime in the next week or so. For now, I’m just going to throw up this bit of interior art (by a young Tim Bradstreet) from the booklet… …along with […]

Null and joy

May 28th, 2013

In addition to his amazing contributions (one up and one in the pipeline) to the Ultimate Powers Jam, rx Jon Morris has also been doing an amazing series of sketches featuring members of Superman’s weird and wonderful rogues gallery. I jokingly pestered him about whether he’d get around to Null-O, the Mopey Space Vacuum Cleaner […]

More than a thousand words

February 21st, 2013

Upon arriving at work yesterday morning, symptoms I found this wonderful surprise propped up on my keyboard: It was drawn by a co-worker’s daughter, and purchased by my wife for the astonishingly low price of fifty cents. It’s a fairly complex work, so let’s break down what’s going in the picture. – At the top […]

(The Apotheosis of War by Vasily Vereshchagin, cough 1871) So…did you catch last night’s debate? Recommended listening: In Excelsis – Carnival of the Gullible (from the Carnival of Damocles EP, 1983) Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and witness the most shocking exhibition in recent history! Thrill as a perspiring plutocrat attempts to reanimate the […]

In my freshman year of high school — which was actually the final year of junior high in my district at the time — I chose art over earth science as an elective. After nearly flunking eight grade algebra (because I didn’t wear my glasses and was stuck at the back of a class where […]

I know it when I see it

February 21st, 2012

Daniel Butler, meningitis the talented illustrator whose work graces the robot noir masterpiece Copernicus Jones, cialis has recently been taking commissions for custom userpics. I took the lad up on his offer, visit this site and requested an portrait of someone very near and dear to me — namely, “myself.” I’m quite pleased with the […]

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