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The Official Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

The Official Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

Here’s something so incredibly cool — a Gift Guide that has been sourced and curated and compiled and coded by the fabulous Courtney Caldwell. She’s done a ton of work on this so you don’t have to. And, best of all, this seasonal listy-ness will actually make shopping fun! …………. Are you a holiday procrastinator (like me)? Never fear, the Official Skepchick... »

Design Diaries – Cthulu Hat Rack

Design Diaries – Cthulu Hat Rack

It’s been too long since I had a video to post, but this week, I finally filmed my hitting of things again. This is my first attempt at combining blacksmithing techniques into my work. This may seem confusing as most of my previous videos included hitting steel with a hammer, but allow me to clarify. Blacksmithing really does involve a burly man swinging a hammer at glowing hot metal on an a... »

That time we went to NASA

That time we went to NASA

This past weekend, Nasa Ames had an open house to celebrate their 75th anniversary — something that hasn’t happened in 17 years. It was amazing, and some of you probably couldn’t make it on account of not being in the bay area (or not being up all night the night they released tickets). We went, and took some pictures! »

Girls on Games Interview

Girls on Games Interview

I was recently interviewed by Girls On Games and, as far as I can tell, did not make a complete ass of myself. @Brianna_Melina was an utterly delightful interviewer and did a great job of not making me feel naked in front of the camera (I’m not wearing any pants) »

My Little Fiasco: Friendship is Tragic

My Little Fiasco: Friendship is Tragic

Why do I take joy in ruining beautiful things? For those who have somehow remained unexposed the the phenomenon, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a delightful cartoon about the lives and times of a group of magical ponies in a magical land full of magical adventures. For those not familiar with the finest products of indie tabletop role-playing games, Fiasco is one of the best. It creates on... »

Gender Inclusivity in Games

Gender Inclusivity in Games

I work with awesome people. I’ve been illustrating a new storytelling tabletop game for the past few years and it’s probably the most rewarding project I’ve worked on since I started freelancing. Part of that is how fun, different, and creative the game itself is, but much of it stems from the open and inclusive attitude the game designer, Sam Fraser, has had from the get go. The... »

Design Diaries – Gambit

Design Diaries – Gambit

Yesterday I talked a bit about how very ridiculous the original costume for Gambit was. Today I will talk about recreating the train wreck of a thing. There is a reason that the Gambit that showed up in the Wolverine movie looked nothing like the original. The original costume would look ludicrous on screen. It does not translate to the physical world very well at all. Why they chose to replace th... »

Gambit – Best Worst Costume Ever

Gambit – Best Worst Costume Ever

A couple of weeks ago, my plan to write this post was unseated by a pressing need to comment on the rather more temporally relevant news that Thor is going to be a Lady. Now that nerdsplosion has passed, I can get back to something really important: 90s Gambit. Gambit was my favorite X-man as a kid. He was witty, charming, roguish, and involved in the sort tragically doomed romance with Rogue that... »

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