Tuesday, February 12, 2013

We Pruned the Hedges of Many Small Villages

Man, this Holy Order of Viking Draftspeople thing is really taking off. There's some beautiful stuff being made by my horn-helmeted brethren and sisteren. Like this, by Gail Buschman:

And this by Zack Pangborn:

And this, by Chad Hindahl (who has excellent taste in paperweights):

Nonplayer #2 is chugging along at full chat now, and I look forward to someday being able to once again walk past my neighborhood comic shop with my head held high. Why, I might even briefly go inside!

Helping things go even faster is my new trusty sidekick, intern Matt Harding! Matt's helping out with flatting right now, and I ask all of you to give him a warm welcome. It is my fervent hope that he not be driven to suicide by my noodliness, or that he is at least kind enough to postpone the deed until after we're finished.

Matt's currently a student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Here's a cool thing he made:

Kids these days, with their talent and their baggy pants.

On top of that, I'd like to direct you kind, sympathetic readers to a Kickstarter project being put together by Matt and his classmates. They've made a graphic novel called Ultrasylvania, and this will be the first time these students get to see their work in print. It ain't no charity thang -- the story is about a 19th century Europe that is divided between two kingdoms run by the Frankenstein monster and Dracula, respectively. Which is the long way of saying it's radsauce. See:

Art by Lloyd Hoshide

Art by Valerio Fabbretti

Do Matt a solid and help these guys squeak past their goal. There are three days left and they're almost over the line.

See you #HOVD-ers tomorrow morning. Baroo.


  1. How goes the Order? Still in fighting form? I may like to join forces...

    1. It was good to see you in the horde last week. I talked to Jordan and it sounded like he was tinkering with the idea, too. Looking forward to seeing what you fellows come up with!

  2. Oh man, I read Nonplayer 1 at my friend's all the way back when it first came out, and finally got the chance to pickup a copy myself today from someone who had an extra. I'm so excited we might get #2 sometime soon but obviously I want the issue to be in top form so please take your time to make sure it's as perfect as can be. That said though, any idea when we might see it?

    1. Thanks David! I am really hoping that it'll be out sometime this year. Between baby and day job, I'm starting to feel the squeeze, but I'm managing to make steady progress every day. I'm happy to hear you're willing to wait. It's been too long -- so long, that I'm not sure anybody will remember the book when it finally comes out. But it makes me happy to hear that you liked the first one! Cheers.