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New Site- The Silmarillion Project

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Happy New Year, everybody! I’ve got some great news upcoming Dresden Codak in the next couple weeks, but for now I’d like to announce a new official side gig: The Silmarillion Project. I’m essentially illustrating every chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion, but also developing a comprehensive world and design that nobody else has yet to attempt. Not only am I looking to create an aesthetic unique from the Peter Jackson films (which are great, but far too ubiquitous), but I’m also trying to draw attention to the potential for racial and gender diversity in a genre that’s too often dominated by “more white dudes.” For more details on the project, check out the Q&A.

It’s something I unofficially started about a year ago, but public interest in the whole thing kind of spurred me on to continue it and really put something fun together. As it’s something I’m just doing when I have a free hour here and there, this won’t interfere with Dresden Codak updates. In fact I’m looking to double the amount of Dresden Codak updates this year, as I don’t have a massive Kickstarter to manage anymore!

2014 is the Year of Codak, we’re gonna make it happen. Stay tuned.

Get The Tomorrow Girl at SPX & Rose City Comic Con!

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Hey guys! Did you miss out on The Tomorrow Girl Kickstarter? Here’s your first chance to get your hands on the book! I’ll be at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend (Sept. 14-15) with copies of both the Silver and Gold editions of The Tomorrow Girl. Then next weekend, I’ll be in Portland, OR at Rose City Comic Con (Sept. 21-22) (you can find me at table 802)! After that, the books will be made available in my store.

Pencils For Dark Science #26

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Hey guys! The next page is almost finished, but I’m moving to Portland, OR this week and won’t have access to my computer for the better part of two weeks. To tide you all over (and because you deserve it), here are the full pencils of the next page of Dark Science!

TCAF this weekend in Toronto!

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Hey Toronto! I’ll be at TCAF this weekend, ready to meet you fine folks once again. I’ve got lots of Dresden Codak goodies this year, and I’ll also be doing plenty of dinosaur and Zelda sketches for your troubles.

Hope to see you there!

The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Empire

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The Legend of Zelda: Clockwork Empire

In the aftermath of the immensely successful Kickstarter (which is coming along on schedule!), I thought it would be fun to share something light and totally unrelated to Dresden Codak.

Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link.

Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.

This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.

Dresden Codak Kickstarter: the Final Push!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

This is it! As of this writing, the Dresden Codak Kickstarter for the first-ever full collection of the comic has only 58 hours to go! To those who have pledged: you’ve been amazing, and I still can’t believe that The Tomorrow Girl is already the 3rd most funded comic Kickstarter ever. To those who haven’t pledged, don’t wait! Otherwise you will not be able to get a copy of The Tomorrow Girl until the Fall. Also you won’t be able to get the TONS of extra stuff included. Backers of the kickstarter get:

  • An exclusive Dresden Codak comic that won’t be on the site
  • A cyborg pride patch and exclusive dinosaur stickers
  • The one-and-only chance to get a signed book with a Kickstarter-exclusive bookplate
  • An exclusive new wallpaper that I will draw about dinosaurs
  • A hi-res exclusive digital collection of all my Tumblr comic theory articles and pop culture redesigns
  • The chance to bundle my other merchandise with your rewards for super cheap
  • Exclusive mini-prints and a lot more

Here’s a link to a spreadsheet of exactly how many cool things each pledge reward gets: Tomorrow Girl Rewards

Also remember, if we can reach $700k, I will be able to give you guys weekly Dresden Codak updates, and even if we can’t hit that goal, we can still unlock amazing things like a brand-new Hob Companion book available through the Kickstarter if we can raise it to $500k.  Again, do not wait if you want a book. I can’t promise what will be available after the Kickstarter ends, and you’ll be missing out on so much exclusive content and rewards. Thanks so much, guys, and no matter how this ends, I’ve been so incredibly blown away by the support I’ve gotten from my readers. This is, hands down, the best fans a guy could ever ask for.

I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this weekend, March 1-3!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Hey Seattle-area friends, I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon Friday through Sunday (March 1-3)!  I’ll be selling my wares, as well as once again doing dinosaur drawings! (Extremely up-to-date dinosaurs, mind you). Come see me at Topatoco booth #1002!

The Kickstarter is LIVE!

Monday, February 25th, 2013

The Tomorrow Girl: Dresden Codak Volume 1 is the long-awaited print collection of the first five years of Dresden Codak and includes brand-new art and content. Please support this Kickstarter if you’d finally like your own copy of my work!

The Tomorrow Girl Trailer

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

The Dresden Codak Kickstarter is coming in a few days! Get your friends riled, folks, we gotta make this one count!

Stay tuned to the top of the site’s page for a link to the Kickstarter when it launches.

The Tomorrow Girl is coming!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I hope you all had a good holiday! I’ve got a big announcement: The Tomorrow Girl: Dresden Codak Vol. 1, will be out soon! This fancy hardcover book contains all of the comics from Kim’s first appearance to right before Dark Science, including the Hob series! I’m currently putting on the finishing touches, so stay tuned for a Kickstarter announcement in the coming weeks!