Confessions of a Tabletop General #2Just about ready to go to print on this one.  In March I did a 12 page personal memoir about the history of the Trumpeter Wargames Club (now the Trumpeter Tabletop Gaming Society) that was included in the programme for our annual convention, Trumpeter Salute 2014.  This is my own edition with a new cover, intro and two new pages about my current wargaming obsessions, including the Fenian raids!. It is remarkable when researching this comic to discover there were next to no photographs or descriptions of the early days of the club. It wasn’t like today where everyone has a camera phone.  I asked for peoples memories but once again there was little beyond my own memories to draw on… literally.

Confessions of a Tabletop General #2
Just about ready to go to print on this one.  In March I did a 12 page personal memoir about the history of the Trumpeter Wargames Club (now the Trumpeter Tabletop Gaming Society) that was included in the programme for our annual convention, Trumpeter Salute 2014.  This is my own edition with a new cover, intro and two new pages about my current wargaming obsessions, including the Fenian raids!. It is remarkable when researching this comic to discover there were next to no photographs or descriptions of the early days of the club. It wasn’t like today where everyone has a camera phone.  I asked for peoples memories but once again there was little beyond my own memories to draw on… literally.

Mega Fauna

Kickstarter for latest Cloudscape Comics full colour graphic novel, the kid-friendly “Meagfauna” has begun! I have a story in this along with a host of talented Vancouverites so check it out!

My friend Jonathan gave me a Wacom tablet he wasn’t using anymore. It’s not that I’m planning to draw exclusivily on a computer or anything, but I figure I’d better learn the rudimentaries. I drew this in “Paint” accompanied with a minimium of confusion and foul language, I suppose I should get a betterr graphics program… I still can’t see how this is better than REAL drawing but I will practice.

My friend Jonathan gave me a Wacom tablet he wasn’t using anymore. It’s not that I’m planning to draw exclusivily on a computer or anything, but I figure I’d better learn the rudimentaries. I drew this in “Paint” accompanied with a minimium of confusion and foul language, I suppose I should get a betterr graphics program… I still can’t see how this is better than REAL drawing but I will practice.

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Self-Indulgent 49 Another new mini-comic nears completion. This is what you might call my “Sean Karemaker” tribute as he inspired the art style which is mostly grey/black/white pencil crayons on black paper with white paint pen outlines. We’ll have to see how it looks printed, its hard to get subtle gradients of tone even on a high def copier.

Self-Indulgent 49
Another new mini-comic nears completion. This is what you might call my “Sean Karemaker” tribute as he inspired the art style which is mostly grey/black/white pencil crayons on black paper with white paint pen outlines. We’ll have to see how it looks printed, its hard to get subtle gradients of tone even on a high def copier.

Self-Indulgent Comics # 48  Finishing up a new mini-comic, This one is in brush marker and grey marker… touch ups have to be done with a combination of hobby acrylic and graphic white.

Self-Indulgent Comics # 48 
Finishing up a new mini-comic, This one is in brush marker and grey marker… touch ups have to be done with a combination of hobby acrylic and graphic white.

Canadian History Mini-comics #7 A Military History of the Indian Department I’m currently finishing the inks for this new mini-comics which should be out fairly soon. It’s about the early days of the Indian Department in British North Ame…rica and it’s role in managing diplomacy with the First Nations, when they were seen as valuable allies and not yet wards of the state to be “civilised”. Of course, it’s tricky writing anything about Indians, aboriginials, Native Canadians or First Nations people at all, one is swimming in the waters populated by politically correct sharks. I don’t pretend to be completely objective but I don’t see that as any reason to shut up. I’m trying to be as subjective as I can from my extensive reading of history. I think that one reason why so many cartoonists work in fantasy, science-fiction and funny animals these days is that everyone is so terrified of depicting real people of other ethnicities lest they be accused of racism. Well, I’m white, and for a lot of people that automatically makes me a racist anyway so what do I have to lose?
Canadian History Mini-comics #7
A Military History of the Indian Department

I’m currently finishing the inks for this new mini-comics which should be out fairly soon. It’s about the early days of the Indian Department in British North America and it’s role in managing diplomacy with the First Nations, when they were seen as valuable allies and not yet wards of the state to be “civilised”. Of course, it’s tricky writing anything about Indians, aboriginials, Native Canadians or First Nations people at all, one is swimming in the waters populated by politically correct sharks. I don’t pretend to be completely objective but I don’t see that as any reason to shut up. I’m trying to be as subjective as I can from my extensive reading of history. I think that one reason why so many cartoonists work in fantasy, science-fiction and funny animals these days is that everyone is so terrified of depicting real people of other ethnicities lest they be accused of racism. Well, I’m white, and for a lot of people that automatically makes me a racist anyway so what do I have to lose?

One minute at miniatures…

Here is my Arthur Award for winning “Peasant of the year” for finding the Holy Grail at Spamalot today and a polaroid of my accepting the “Golden Foot” award with Arthur and his Knights of the Roundtable on stage during the show. (See previous video entry) The picture is pretty bad I’ll admit, but polaroid’s always looked pretty bad I seem to recall. Standing left to right is Sir Lancelot, King Arthur, myself (with my Killer Bunny, Eric, who I brought to the show, on my shoulder) Sir Robin with Sir Belvedere in the foreground. I was not able to keep the Golden Foot but I did get a certificate.
I’d like to thank my brother Leslie for paying for the tickets!
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