Kickstarting Snout’s Final Book

By Mookie | February 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Snout’s adventures may have come to an end at the conclusion of last year, but his final adventures with the Ink Witch, Arudak, and Kaianda still need to be put into book form! So I guess it’s time to run a crowdfunding campaign for his fourth and final book! The Kickstarter for DREAMER will be … Continue reading “Kickstarting Snout’s Final Book”

February Break

By Mookie | February 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Here in Massachusetts the public school system gives kids a week off in February. That week is this week, and traditionally it’s seven days of struggling to work on art and comics while trying to keep my nine-year-old son entertained. That’s been the case in the past, anyway. This year things are slightly different. My … Continue reading “February Break”

Character Ideas

By Mookie | February 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

I’m one of those people who’s constantly toying around with ideas for new characters, whether they’re meant for here in the comic, or tabletop roleplaying games, or random ideas for my Patreon page, or just for my own amusement. Some stick around for years waiting for their opportunity, others come to me in the moment, … Continue reading “Character Ideas”

This Does Not Come Naturally… To Wizards!

By Mookie | February 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

Last week I wrote a blog about how nothing about making comics comes to me naturally and how I’ve had to work very hard over the past twenty years to achieve my current level of skill. There was a comparison I meant to make in that original blog post which didn’t seem to fit in … Continue reading “This Does Not Come Naturally… To Wizards!”

This Does Not Come Naturally

By Mookie | February 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

I wish I was “naturally gifted” or “a natural” when it came to making art because all of this is really hard for me. I have a feeling there are more of these types of people in various forms of fiction, where a character needs to get good at something fast for the sake of … Continue reading “This Does Not Come Naturally”

Soul Coughing

By Mookie | February 6, 2024 | 0 Comments

I’ve been coughing all year. Since January started I and everyone in my household have been coughing. Our chests are sore from the seemingly endless contractions of muscles that come from repeatedly coughing, and some nights it’s so irritating that I can feel the strain of the cough behind my eyes. I’m starting to feel … Continue reading “Soul Coughing”

Typos and Other Perils

By Mookie | February 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

Since ending Snout’s journey and switching The Legacy to an anthology format for shorter stories, I’ve come to feel creatively refreshed. Trying new things always makes me feel energized and excited for a new project, and so far this new format has been successful in maintaining my excitement. It’s also seen the introduction of digital … Continue reading “Typos and Other Perils”

Mixed Feelings About the End of an Era

By Mookie | January 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

Yesterday my parents sold their house. It’s a pretty heavy statement, emotionally. Or I feel like it should be. I feel like I should be having a more definite feeling about the house I grew up in being sold, but in its place I have an emotion I can’t quite describe. First of all, they … Continue reading “Mixed Feelings About the End of an Era”

Unlearning the Schools of Magic

By Mookie | January 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

In the late eighties or early nineties my friend introduced me to Dungeons & Dragons. Back then it was Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition. Besides introducing me to tabletop roleplaying games and the collaborative storytelling they entail, that book had a singular and profound effect on my imagination: the schools of magic available to … Continue reading “Unlearning the Schools of Magic”

Rhyming Dwarf Names

By Mookie | January 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

In yesterday’s update of Rebel, I introduced you to Gordi Balebeard, son of Fordi Balebeard, grandson of Bordi Balebeard. Also in yesterday’s comic it was revealed that the dwarf men of Kadaz like to use names for their sons that rhyme with theirs. How common a practice that is has yet to be shown, but … Continue reading “Rhyming Dwarf Names”