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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...
MPMG: Photo Oriented Movie Posters

MPMG: Photo Oriented Movie Posters

One of our main clients, Moving Pictures Media Group (MPMG), brings us a variety of movie poster projects for potential film projects. We work with both illustrated as well as photo-oriented posters.

Check out some of the photo oriented posters we’ve done below!

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MPMG: Illustrated Movie Posters

MPMG: Illustrated Movie Posters

One of our main clients, Moving Pictures Media Group (MPMG), brings us a variety of movie poster projects for potential film projects. We work with both illustrated as well as photo-oriented posters.

Check out some of the illustrated posters we’ve done below!

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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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Gallant Knight Games: For Coin & Blood

Gallant Knight Games: For Coin & Blood

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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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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Inhabit Media: Siuluk the Last Tuniq

Inhabit Media: Siuluk the Last Tuniq

Inhabit Media is one of the longest running clients we have. I believe I started working with them way back in 2006 and we’ve done work for them on a yearly basis ever since. I absolutely adore working with them and the Inuit folklore we often get to illustrate when we work together.

This was a fun story about Siuluk the Last Tuniq, illustrated by Rob Nix.

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Canadian War Museum: Deadly Skies

Canadian War Museum: Deadly Skies

In mid 2015 we received an invitation to make a proposal for a rather large graphic novel project for the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada. The project was to focus on air war during the first world war and would involve the creation of around eighty pages of comics and would require that we integrate actual artifacts from the first world war into pages.

It sounded like a lot of fun and being a bit of a history buff, definitely something I was interested in pursuing. Part of the process was creating around four pages of artwork as part of the proposal in an effort to get the gig. I tapped Lee Oaks and these are the pages we put together for the proposal.

And as luck would have it, we won the proposal! The work involved a ton of coordination with the Canadian War Museum (CWM) team, their designers, myself, and the Outland team of artists. We spent about six months hip deep in WWI material, researching, referencing, and illustrating everything.

As the art director on the project, I worked closely with the CWM team to layout all the stories, which I then turned over to Lee Oaks, Cesar Sebastian Diaz, and Andy Poole to illustrate. Layouts below –

When all was said and done, we illustrated ten separate stories about ten different, but significant, aviators during the first world war. Below are three of the ten stories we did.

The project ultimately premiered in June of 2016 as the Deadly Skies exhibit at the Canadian War Museum. The museum blew up each page we created into a 40″x40″ square panel and displayed it for the viewers to follow each story and see some of the artifacts from the war. If you head over to that link, you can preview the exhibit and see it all in action!

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