Day 8: A Hacker’s Life

It's the end of September and that means we're wrapping up the Ten Days in an Alternate Universe event for Shades of Vengeance. It's been fabulous sharing these stories of their games and I'm thrilled that so many of you have liked them. Today's story comes from the Era: The Consortium, computer hacking and virtual …

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Day 6: Secrets Meant To Be Lost

Day 6 in our special flash fiction event for Shades of Vengeance brings out the scary side of The Consortium. Thanks for following along with our 10 Days in an Alternate Universe event! You can catch up on all the rest of the stories HERE.   Secrets Meant to be Lost The Durance was cold and …

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Day 2: Going Down With The Ship

Here we are, the second day in my Month of Flash Fiction for Shades of Vengeance. This is another story set in the Era: The Consortium universe and is for the expansion game titled "A New Dawn". I'm thrilled to share it with you. The Consortium is one of my favorite places to visit when I write. It's …

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Day 1: A Most Unusual Date

For the month of September, I will be working with Shades of Vengeance's brilliant game designer, Ed Jowett, to create flash fiction for some of his upcoming games and projects. Ed will provide me with an image from one of his titles and I'll work up a story that might accompany it. Because I don't …

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

New Universal Anxiety art!

Chris has been smashing away to get this next scene done for Albert’s ongoing story. I love the new direction these pieces are taking. The complex machines and detailed backgrounds get me geeked out for hours at a time finding new and interesting bits to look at.

Work continues on the script for this next piece as well as the search for another voice to add to our cast.

Thanks for checking in and if you haven’t gotten a chance to experience our first three scenes take a few minutes and get caught up!



At long last, Mary has a face. At the rate I was going I was pretty sure I was never going to finish this. I feel like I completed more on this in the last few days than in the last month.

Couple of things with this drawing. I feel like my process is coming along, things are more familiar and the results are congruent. Of course everything feels like it needs improvement under a critical eye.  I have been experimenting more with my tablet and I think I have some ideas on how to properly color this one, I plan on completing a little demo this week.


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All Quiet On the Spaghetti Western Front

A bit of propaganda for the world of Universal Anxiety.

Robots are built to work. Their joy in seeing a job well finished is surpassed only by the knowledge that a finished job leads to a new one.

…Or so humans would like to believe.

The fabulous Chris Allworden has created a great piece of employment propaganda which will slot inside his newest work for UA. In the upcoming scene four, Albert has made his way to the head of the line at Bot-Tek where his complications are sure to continue.

To catch up on the series head to Soundcloud where we’ve posted our first three scenes. It’s a work in progress and we’re having an amazing time creating this audiodrama about a unique robot in a world where being unique causes problems wherever he goes.



Working on art lately is like a battle I feel I am losing. Time no longer slips away from me in short increments but in huge vacuous voids. I feel a bit like Rip Van Winkle, waking to find the world has moved on and my beard has taken over my face.

I guess in fact the routines we build ripple through our lives with ongoing effect. Our energy is not limitless and this is where our love for a thing bleeds through. If it is strong enough I suppose it will mold around those forgiving constants in our life. Like work, sleep, and my undying obsession with procrastination.

Today I bring to you some propaganda for UA.


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A Sandwich to Grind – Part 2

A new look at the world of Universal Anxiety. Chris is working to bring more detail into the art and I think it’s really the way we want to go from now on. What do you think?


Time to get those juices flowing again. This second snap shot of Sandwich grinder comes about half way through the concept. I suppose there is truth in the old saying “The devil is in the details” because you can whittle you life away on them if you want.

At this point in the drawing I was feeling pretty confident , I knew what direction I wanted to take this drawing. I remember spending quite a few highly meticulous hours at the library around this point. All of which yielded this thing…

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Mr. Sandwich. I EVEN DREW PICKLES FOR GOD’s SAKE….Who I still have to re create for the final draft, bun on top this time Christopher.


My original thinking was this machine line was going to slice these sandwiches in half. But as I was leaning more toward singling out a specific Sub…

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Comics: How to Focus Your Story

Lacuna is a comic based upon the world and ideas of Ed Jowett from Shades of Vengeance. This is the first in a planned universe of stories about characters from his game Era: The Empowered. The comic is currently available through Kickstarter so please take a minute to check it out and pass it along. …

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Altered Automata Theory States

Excited to see more Universal Anxiety artwork!!
Looking great so far and can’t wait to see more.


A small project to get me back in the mood of doing Robots and UA. Currently rehashing some of the panels so we can hit the ground running this week. Would have like to had time to do this on better paper, which for me ultimately affects the quality of the finished lines. Using some new Staedtler pens, very nice. Might experiment with darker line gradients today.



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