New Site- The Silmarillion Project

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.


Dark Science #30 - Electrifying Conversation

Happy Holidays, everyone! Thanks so much for being a part of what I do this year. 2013 has been the best year of my life in more ways than one, and I look forward to so many more with you guys!


Dark Science #29 - Unproductive Discourse

Conditions have not improved for our heroine!

Hey guys! Deadlines are approaching fast if you want to pick up a Tomorrow Girl book or any of my other products this holiday season. Check it out if that is a thing you’re into!


Dark Science #28 - Leviathan

Goodness, Kim’s in quite a pickle!


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

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.


Dark Science #27 - Behind the Curtain

Funny story: I’d been working on a totally different page (from the one above) up until a week and a half ago, when I realized that the pacing of the story would be thrown off if it went up in the original order. In a panic, I scripted, pencilled and painted this new page in that time, so I’m pretty proud of myself for cranking out a Dark Science page so fast, even if technically it extended the total time between updates. All that said, the original page I was working on will go up next pretty soon, as that one’s already partially colored!

I’ve also put a wordless version of the first panel up as a donation wallpaper! As usual, a donation of any amount gets you access to all of the content!


Dark Science #26 - Masks

I’m back! I’m all moved in and have completed the majority of all the goodies for The Tomorrow Girl Kickstarter backers. It’s been a long summer, but we’re just getting started!

Namely, I’ll be at San Diego Comic Con on July 18th! You can find me at the Topatoco booth, #1229 & 1328!


Pencils For Dark Science #26

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!

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

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.