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Monster Manual sketch request redux!

August 25th, 2015

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A couple of years ago I went on a bender taking commissions to draw monsters from the 1st edition AD&D Monster Manual and it was so much fun I’m giving it another go.

So here’s how it works:

1. Fill out the form below, telling me what monster you want me to draw.*
2. Click on the Paypal button and complete your purchase (price is US$80 + $5 postage).
3. Over the next week, I will draw your monster (in full colour!) and then post it to you.
4. It arrives at your house, where you put it in a beautiful gilt frame and hang it on your wall for friends, family, fellow gamers and potential future mates to admire and praise.
5. Many years later, you die alone and unloved, cursing with your last breath that hateful cartoonist whose horrible monster drawing destroyed all possibility of romance and happiness in your life.**

*As seen in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual.
**No responsibility taken for purchaser’s future happiness.

Note: the number of requests is limited.

DRAW MY MONSTER!
Monster Manual colour sketch
on A5 (148 x 210mm, 5.7 x 8.3 inches) 300gsm watercolour paper

US$80 (+ $5 postage)




The AD&D monster you want:




ORIGINAL ART SALE

August 25th, 2015

For a limited time, I’m selling some pages from Hicksville cheap. Usual price is US$300, but if you’re quick you can pick these up for US$180 (including postage).

HV142 Hicksville pg 142
(approx A3, 279 x 420 mm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
US$180
SOLD
HV143 Hicksville pg 143
(approx A3, 279 x 420 mm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
US$180.00
SOLD

Sketch: green leaves

June 11th, 2015

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(coloured pencil on 150gsm watercolour paper)
A5 (148 x 210 mm, 5.7 x 8.3 inches)

Original art for sale:
US $ 100 (including postage)





Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen: Auckland launch party!

November 12th, 2014

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Victoria University Press and Heroes For Sale invite you to join us for the celebratory launch of the New Zealand edition of Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen.

There’ll be drinks, snacks, live entertainment – and, of course, an opportunity to purchase your very own copy of the book and to have me deface it with a drawing and a signature.

All welcome – spread the word!

Here’s the Facebook Events page (if Facebook is your thing).

New pages: The Magic Pen

November 12th, 2014

I forgot to post about the last 3 pages here, so… links below (in correct reading order):

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Another new page on Friday (NZ time)!

New page: The Magic Pen (NSFW)

October 31st, 2014

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Note: This page contains nudity.

Out today in France: MAGIC PEN

October 29th, 2014

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Today is the official release date for the French edition of Magic Pen! Published by Casterman in a gorgeous hardcover edition in full colour, with a translation by the remarkable Jean-Paul Jennequin (who spotted every single obscure comics reference and even translated the barely readable bits written in medieval English). It’s hard to express how delighted I am with this edition!

So instead, I’ll just show it to you:

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October 28th, 2014
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October 24th, 2014
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New page: The Magic Pen

October 21st, 2014
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