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Outland Entertainment Partners with KickCTRL

Hello folks! I know that things have been a bit quiet most of the last year, but things have been grinding along! We've been looking into ways to correct some of our past mistakes, namely, the extreme mismanagement of our crowdfunding campaigns. We KNOW we have really...

Apex Theropod Collected Edition Kickstarter

Hello everybody! We just wanted to share the news that the Apex Theropod: Deck Building Game will be launching on Kickstarter next TUESDAY. Right now, we're planning to call this the "Collected Edition." This version of the game includes a new box with all new box...

Ian Stuart Sharpe on the Jotunn War Cover Process

One of the ideas that fascinates me most as an author are the symbols we use throughout history. For example, the cover of the latest issue of the Jötunn War is a pastiche of a well known WWI poster. We have subverted the Army Air Service American Eagle and added in a...

The Santa Myth…

...And Why Pit Such a Cheery Legend Against the Horror of Zombies? by John Mayer Although this very question sounds paradoxical, the horror genre has always been at its best when it injects the shocking, the gruesome, the profane, the unknown, the ugly with the...

Storytime with Ian: Who are the Jötnar?

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”. See, that’s where the Christianity has it all wrong. All good Vikings knew the real story of how it all really began. The same way it will all end. With giants. Ginnungagap was the great emptiness before there...

Santa VS Zombies Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Gwendolyn Nix gwen@outlandentertainment.com SANTA VS ZOMBIES, ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL, LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER  Adventurous world full of Christmas cheer and gore to launch April 9, 2019   TOPEKA, KANSAS (April 11, 2019)—A new...

NEW COMIC, ORC GIRL & GOBBO, RELEASES FROM OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Gwendolyn Nix gwen@outlandentertainment.com NEW COMIC, ORC GIRL & GOBBO, RELEASES FROM OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT  New Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Comic Releases on March 29, 2019 TOPEKA, KANSAS (March 29, 2019)—Orc Girl & Gobbo, a...

Planet Comicon 2019 Booth #1925

Hello folks! As we do every year, we'll be out at our hometown show, Planet Comicon. We'll have a variety of books, games, comics, and artwork on the table for you to check out! We'll be at booth #1925. This year, special guest Chris Yarbrough will be joining us for...

NEW VIKINGVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL, THE JÖTUNN WAR, LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Gwendolyn Nix gwen@outlandentertainment.com NEW VIKINGVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL, THE JÖTUNN WAR, LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER The first of a four-issue graphic novel brings Norse history to life this March TOPEKA, KANSAS (March 22, 2019)— The...

Reclaiming Norse Mythology from the Nazis by Ian Stuart Sharpe

It is one of the most iconic scenes in modern cinematic history:  Indiana Jones is in a desperate race against the Nazis, a lone hero battling against the entire German war machine to prevent an ancient artefact of immense power from falling into the wrong hands. Of...
Gallant Knight Games: For Coin & Blood

Gallant Knight Games: For Coin & Blood

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Our good friends over at Gallant Knight Games, Alan and Erin Bahr, hired us last year to help develop the cover and interior artwork for their full game, For Coin and Blood. We tapped Ger Curti for some strong, grim, black and white artwork, with Jeremy Mohler on cover duties!

A little about the game…

FOR COIN & BLOOD is a classically inspired d20 fantasy roleplaying game with a twist…

…a twist of the knife!

Embracing the literary genre known as “grimdark”, and inspired by stories of mercenaries, sellswords and blackguards, FOR COIN & BLOOD keeps you on your toes, as you tell stories about the terrible things that happen to people, when they head out in search of coin, passion, and revenge…

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Goodman Games: Into the Borderlands

Goodman Games: Into the Borderlands

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Summer of 2017, one of our long term clients, Goodman Games, approached Outland about doing some work on their Into the Borderlands project.

I like these kind of jobs a lot – I love repeat clients. I know what to expect from them and they know what to expect from me, so there’s generally a lot more trust and things just move a lot more smoothly.

For this project I brought in Chris Yarbrough, Ger Curti, Dean Kotz, and Aaron Palsmeier! Along with Keith Curtis on maps!

 

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Design Mechanism: Adventures in Glorantha

Design Mechanism: Adventures in Glorantha

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One of our longtime clients, Lawrence Whitaker from Design Mechanism, reached out to us to help develop some artwork for their role-playing game book, Adventures in Glorantha.

I love RPG projects, RPG’s are where I came up as an illustrator, so I always endeavor to take these on when they pop up, and this was no exception.  It was a real pleasure to work with Lawrence and the project was a fun one where we got to illustrate all kinds of monsters!  What’s not to like?

I recruited two longtime fantasy RPG artists to work on this particular project, Alan Gallo and Eric Lofgren.  I wanted two artists with a strong, dramatic, black and white style for this project, both of which pulled off exquisitely.  I think they did a fantastic job!

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Goodman Games: 5th Edition Fantasy

Goodman Games: 5th Edition Fantasy

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Mid-year last year, one of my personal long term clients, Goodman Games, approached Outland about doing some work on a new series of adventures they were developing based on the new 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons.

This was a unique opportunity because we were not only handling the illustration for the book, but we also handled all the cartography, the cover design, and the interior page design. We pretty much handled the whole package with the exception of the cover art and the interior layout.

I like these kind of jobs a lot – I love repeat clients. I know what to expect from them and they know what to expect from me, so there’s generally a lot more trust and things just move a lot more smoothly. Secondly, I love it when we get to do the majority of the work for a book – I feel like the result is more cohesive and unified when there’s a dedicated team to handle the job. It’s not quite so piecemeal.

Anyway, our Director of Design, Edward Lavallee, handled all the design. He wrote up a really interesting blog about the process over here.

Below are some of the illustrations we’ve completed so far for the series (illustrations by Aaron Palsmeier, Shannon Potratz, Tom Floyd, Alan Gallo, and Pedro Figue) –

These were a lot of fun to work on and as ever, Joseph Goodman was awesome to work with.

JM

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Design Mechanism: Monster Island

Design Mechanism: Monster Island

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In 2013, I was contacted by Lawrence Whitaker from Design Mechanism to develop some artwork for their role-playing game book, Monster Island.

I love RPG projects, RPG’s are where I came up as an illustrator, so I always endeavor to take these on when they pop up, and this was no exception.  It was a real pleasure to work with Lawrence and the project was a fun one where we got to illustrate all kinds of monsters!  What’s not to like?

I recruited two artists to work on this particular project, Tim Hibbetts, an old friend of mine, and Giovanni Valletta.  I wanted two artists with a strong, dramatic, black and white style for this project, both of which pulled off exquisitely.  I think they did a fantastic job!

Check out some of their work below –

Tim Hibbetts

Giovanni Valletta

The work turned out pretty sharp and this was a really fun job to work on.  We’re currently working on another book for them, which I hope to talk about pretty soon as well.

JM

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