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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...

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...

Interview with Ian Stuart Sharpe, Author of The All Father Paradox!

Q: What made you write The All Father Paradox? Ian Stuart Sharpe: I think it was preordained. Not in a crazy way, you understand. You just learn to spot the signs, to realize that something is off-kilter. For example, in the year 793AD, according to the Anglo-Saxon...

THE ALL FATHER PARADOX Releases in October!

THE ALL FATHER PARADOX by Ian Stuart Sharpe Coming in October! What if an ancient god escaped his fate…and history was thrown to the wolves? Churchwarden Michaels thought it was just a run-of-the-mill crazy old man who stood in the graveyard, hellbent on studying the...

HATH NO FURY Has Hit the Shelves and E-Readers!

Mother. Warrior. Caregiver. Wife. Lover. Survivor. Trickster. Heroine. Leader.   This anthology features 21 stories and six essays about women who defy genre stereotypes. Here, it’s not the hero who acts while the heroine waits to be rescued; Hath No Fury’s women...
Gallant Knight Games: Monster Hunter International

Gallant Knight Games: Monster Hunter International

Our good friends over at Gallant Knight Games, Alan and Erin Bahr, hired us develop the cover and interior artwork for their Savage Worlds version of Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International.

We tapped Alan Gallo to illustrate the book with Paul Little on colors and Jeremy Mohler doing the graphic design and illustration for the cover!

It’s a really cool world with a ton of different creatures and situations to draw. I’d highly suggest checking it out!

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Choice of Games: The Road to Canterbury

Choice of Games: The Road to Canterbury

Choice of Games is an app developer focusing on choose your own adventure type of stories. They came to us to help develop some covers for several of their stories. What makes this interesting is that we worked on multiple layers so the finals could be generated for multiple uses. We also developed the title in addition to the art.

This was for a project called The Road to Canterbury, illustrated by Chris Yarbrough.

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Choice of Games: Tales of the Thief Taker

Choice of Games: Tales of the Thief Taker

Choice of Games is an app developer focusing on choose your own adventure type of stories. They came to us to help develop some covers for several of their stories. What makes this interesting is that we worked on multiple layers so the finals could be generated for multiple uses. We also developed the title in addition to the art.

This was for a project called Tales of the Thief Taker, illustrated by Cesar Sebastian Diaz.

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Choice of Games: The Hero Unmasked

Choice of Games: The Hero Unmasked

Choice of Games is an app developer focusing on choose your own adventure type of stories. They came to us to help develop some covers for several of their stories. What makes this interesting is that we worked on multiple layers so the finals could be generated for multiple uses. We also developed the title in addition to the art.

This was for a project called The Hero Unmasked, illustrated by Cesar Sebastian Diaz.

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Goodman Games: Into the Borderlands

Goodman Games: Into the Borderlands

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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MPMG: Fantastic Dimension

MPMG: Fantastic Dimension

One of our main clients, Moving Pictures Media Group (MPMG), occasionally brings us graphic novel projects that their clients wants to develop based on a screenplay for a film they have in development. That’s how we we brought in to develop the graphic novel for Fantastic Dimension.

Created by Jerry McClellan, Fantastic Dimension began life as a screenplay for a project he wanted to bring to life. I brought in CW Cooke to help convert his screenplay to a comic script, and Aaron Palsmeier to illustrate the book, along with Andy Poole on colors, Ed Dukeshire on letters, and Ed Lavallee doing the graphic design.

It is a 60 page full color graphic novel. We handled all the creative duties on the project!

Check out the first 20 pages below!

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Attackosaur: Devil Executioner

Attackosaur: Devil Executioner

It’s been a year or two ago at this point, and I don’t recall exactly how we connected.  Whether it was through an ad I answered online or if he found us, we’ve now worked on several projects with Martin Smith of Attackosaur Comics.

Martin has not only been a pleasure to work with in both instances, he’s also an extremely talented writer and designer.  His stories are pretty fun and tend to be short, self-contained books, which I think is great.  He’s not weighed down with trying to stretch a story out over a long period of time and he can release each book all at once.  I think that’s a great way to self-publish comics and I love the fact that you can pick up the book and get a full story.

Anyway, the first book we worked on together was one called Devil Executioner. It was a fun take on the horror genre and an entertaining story about exorcism.  We handed everything except the writing and lettering.  It’s a black and white book with pencils and inks from long-time Outland artist, Nicolas Giacondino, the logo design by Dustin Dade, and I handled the colors for the cover.

Check out the cover and some of the artwork below!

I actually had a lot of fun with the cover on this one – Nic, as usual, did a fantastic job on the lines.  For the color, I wanted to really give it an ominous feel, which is why I chose a low level light source and the stark yellow background.  I feel like it turned out pretty creepy!

If you want to read the full comic, you can purchase it directly from Martin here!

Thanks!

JM

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