18 December 2012

Where Have All The Monsters Gone...


You're not seeing this never-to-be-released, unfinished drawing...


...long grain pasta...

Oh, hey! I didn't see you there... I was just reflecting on how little I've added to this blog lately. Little, as in 'nothing'.

But that's not to say I haven't been busy. And not to say I didn't take a fall recently and break some ribs.

I'd like to say I didn't take a fall and break some ribs and bruise my right kidney and lose about a week solid to napping and pain medication. But I can't say that.

Where was I? Oh, yeah... nothing. Nothing, and being busy. I have been keeping up with the whole drawing thing, but most of it is stuff that's not here on the blog. But some of it is/will be appearing elsewhere, if you know where to look...

Like this, for instance: http://ravencrowking.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-thing-in-chimney.html. A fine and deadly, holiday-themed adventure for the DCC RPG, if ever there was one. And I don't think there was. One previously, I mean.

I know, I know -- at this point, you're pretty sure I'm still on the pain medication. Or something like it. But I'm not; I talk like this normally. Or else this is how I normally talk. Take your pick. I'm not going to be doing anymore mining for awhile, anyway...

So, yeah, The Thing in the Chimney -- cranked out those drawings Sunday. I'm glad the sugar plum fairy got used three times, because that was the one that worked out the best, I think. And I'd've drawn multiples of them, were there time for it. Multiples would've been good, because the design on that figure has more than a hint of Winsor McCay about it, and having multiple, identically looking figures prancing around illustrationally would've taken things beyond a 'hint' straight into legal-action territory (if not for the fact that McCay's work in question comes from over 100 years ago, that is. So no genuine worries there). Plus, there is -- in my own, non-medicated brain at least -- a hint of Jack Kirby to that fairy as well. Mostly in the torso/tunic... Who the devil would amalgamate McCay and Kirby?

I would.

But listen, I'm banking up monsters for the blog. I had hoped to do a sort of 12 Days of Monsters thing this month -- but my kidney decided to throw itself at a low cabinet instead, and took me with it. And I ask you, what have I ever done to it?

For today at least, the blog continues to feature no new monsters. But you can certainly expect something in your stocking a little later this month... Also, there will be new monsters up before the year is done!

Unless perhaps my spleen or gall bladder decide to take a page from my kidney's game plan...