Tag Archive: AlphaBeasts

Sep
11

Alphabet Press – At SPX 2012!

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As you may know if you follow me on Twitter, I’ll be attending SPX 2012 this year, as I have pretty much every other year since about 2000 or so.  What’s different this year, though, is that I won’t be attending as a solo cartoonist, but as part of the collective Alphabet Press table–a big …

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Jun
25

Heroes Con – Days 2 & 3

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Saturday Apparently, Stan Lee’s superpower is the ability to turn Heroes Con into a complete zoo. The convention center lobby was packed like I’d never seen it before on Saturday morning, and apparently the extra hubbub was all for “Stan The Man.” Getting Stan Lee as a Heroes Con guest was a pretty big score, …

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Jun
18

Heroes Con 2012!

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“Heroes Caaaaaaahhhhhnnnnn!” Heroes Con ’12 is right around the corner, so here’s some basic info on what’s going on vis-à-vis yours truly: Where Will I Be? I’ll be seated in “Indie Island” at table AA-544. Here’s a quick map of the 500 section of Indie Island with my table marked, as well as the tables …

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Apr
13

An AlphaBeasts Farewell

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Yep, that’s right–my Monster Manuals, Fiend Folio, etc. have all been put back on the shelf… because, as of yesterday, I’ve now completed all 26 letters of the AlphaBeasts project. The project was a real blast start to finish and I’m surely going to miss my regular Friday late-night ritual of rifling through my old …

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Apr
09

Z is for Zorbo

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Clearly this creature didn’t make the saving throw vs. “butt-cut.” I actually didn’t have much choice for my final AlphaBeast: there’s only one non-sentient, non-zombie (I’d also exclude zombies for being humanoid/sentient) Dungeons & Dragons “Z” creature in either Monster Manual or the Fiend Folio that has an illustration… so zorbo it was. I’m a …

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Apr
02

Y is for Yuan Ti

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Here’s the penultimate #AlphaBeast, the Yuan Ti. This one’s not one of my faves so far. Partially that’s because I don’t really dig the character design a whole lot, but it’s also because of my ham-handed spot blacks. Spotting blacks is something I’m really not good at (and never really do), but I’ve been working …

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Mar
26

X is for Xorn

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From the original Monster Manual, it’s the xorn. I was expecting the “X” entries to be slim pickings–and indeed there weren’t many Dungeons and Dragons beasts to choose from–but, I was excited to see the xorn since I really like the xorn’s creature design. I was pretty happy as well with my interpretation of the …

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Mar
19

W is for Wyvern

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From the original Monster Manual… W is for Wyvern The original art for this is for sale here.   You can follow the other “W” entries as people post them to Twitter this morning by following the #AlphaBeasts hashtag. View all previous AlphaBeasts entries at the AlphaBeasts Tumblr: http://alphabeasts.tumblr.com/. You can also find some submission …

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Mar
12

V is for Vilstrak

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We’re hitting the bottom of the barrel here with these final letters, but I actually like how this guy turned out. I love the bizarre hand/arm structure on the vilstrak design. From the Monster Manual II: V is for Vilstrak The original art for this is for sale here.   My favorite part of the …

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Mar
05

U is for Umber Hulk

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Yet another fairly silly Dungeons & Dragons character design: the umber hulk. You’re asking for trouble any time you put together a creature that has a set of eyes where it’s nose normally would be–and then eliminate the nose altogether.  I found the original published image of the umber hulk on the webpage of someone …

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