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Tome of Beasts

Client:Kobold Press

Art Director:Marc Radle

Date Published:2016

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Cover

One of the biggest projects I've been involved in. Made the cover, as well as 30+ interior Illustrations.

This comprehensive, massive, monster maual book was released by Kobold Press after a very successful kickstarter campaign.

The client hired me to create the cover, I also drew 30+ interior illustrations. The art director, Marc Radle, wanted the cover to loosely riff an old D&D game cover.I was provided with the interior illustration for the void dragon, and I kept my version pretty close to that. I just made mine as if it was materializing.

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Herald of Darkness
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Folk of Leng

I created many interior monster illustrations, some human, others not quite. The beasts ranged from the classical ancient god myths, like Tophet, to Baba Yaga's Knights. Some of the creatures ventured into Chtulhu mythos, like Shoggoth, Mi-Go, and the Star Spawn of Cthulhu himself. There were also specific new creatures from Kobold Press' previous campaing books.

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Alquam
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Bearfolk
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Spectral Guardian
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Herald of Blood
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Gug
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Spider of Leng
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Wolf Spirit Swarm
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Fraugashar
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Mi-Go

Honors & Publications

Chesley Award

Nominated, 2016

For Kobold Press' Southlands, "Demon Priestess"

Infected by Art

Vol 4, 2016

"Autumn Wind"

Imagine FX

June 2014

Io9

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