Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Back from Baltimore

I had a great time in Baltimore this weekend. Always good to hang out with the Archaia crowd. The Awakening crew of Nick Tapalanski and Alex Eckman-Lawn were there, as well as Dave Rodriguez of Starkweather and the Killing Pickman crew of John Rea and Jason Becker. And of course publisher Mark Smylie and editor Joe Illidge oversaw the ASP booth to make sure all was well.
It was also good to see folks like Craig Rousseau, Todd Dezago, Sergio Aragones, Mike Mignola, and Andy Runton (who was great enough to sign a bunch of Owly stuff for our nieces).

Friday Night Julia and I met with Don and Joanna Corcoran, the developers of the Mouse Guard Board game, for a beta-play-test. This is the third time we have gotten together to hammer out ideas for how a Mouse Guard board game should play and the third time is the charm! There were still a few kinks to be worked out, but they were small changes that I know Don and Joanna can iron out easily. The overall scope, flavor, and look of the game is there. I will be getting my own beta copy in the next week or so, to test out with my gaming group. I'm really excited about it!

Diamond Select Toys came over to the ASP booth Saturday with the paint model of the new Mouse Guard resin statue based on the Fall 1152 hardcover image. Unfortunately, it wasn't all glued down and when pieces shifted, I panicked and ended up letting a bunch of the mice, cloaks, weapons and leaves fall onto the concrete floor. I felt like such a heal. When we were cleaning up the pieces I faked like I was going to eat Lieam's head and a photo was snapped. Fortunately DST was very understanding and says that it happens from time to time.

I was approached by the folks at Blue Line Art to donate a few sketch cards for an upcoming auction they will have to benefit the American Cancer Society in March. I figured better to get them done sooner than later, and hammered them out Monday between unpacking suitcases and catching-up on e-mails. I don't have a link for the benefit yet, but I hope to post one as the even gets closer.

Cthulu Mouse was a warm-up before starting real work yesterday.


Fogger said...

Mine (my cat and Saxon) can be found here, and the snapping turtle one is here, if that helps. Thanks again!

gdeo said...

Cool David..it sound like another fun ,but exhausting con.

Anonymous said...

as an aftershock of Baltimore Comic Con, I received your sketchbook yesterday with the mail (it was picked up by Shamski of the UY Dojo, so a big thank you to him).

It is beautiful, interesting, intriguing, ... Thank you for providing us with a gem like this!
I'm happy to add it to my collection, which makes me the envy of my fellow comic connoisseurs here in Berlin.

Greetings from Berlin


Joanna said...

Don and I had a very cool play test of the board game at the Archaia offices last night. Two full tables of players that consisted of a nice mix of gamers and non-gamers. Plus a family with a 7or8ish-year-old daughter. Everyone seemed to have a good time.

Mark is shipping you a play test copy of the game. He said he'd do so on Monday.

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