Monday, November 28, 2011

Kamandi Ka-Monday: Proto-Froghemoth?

In Kamandi #25 from 1975, Kamandi and his friend Ben Boxer encounter this huge monster lurking in a tidal pool.

It only appears in three panels. Kamandi and his friends make a hasty escape.
If you look closely it has a similar appearance to the Froghemoth which first showed up in the AD&D module Expedition to the Barrier Peaks from 1980.
It's amphibious. It has three eyes on top of it's head. The coloration is practically the same. And the triple tongues could have easily been converted to tentacles.
I wonder if Gary Gygax or Erol Otus were inspired by this Kirby creature or other comics in general?

Here's my take on it. Kind of a combination of the two illustrations.
What do you think?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fallout Funnies

One of my earliest attempts to  draw a comic strip. Done years ago.
I must have been thinking of Gamma World or Planet of the Apes or Kamandi or maybe the old Wasteland computer game.
Definately long before the Fallout video game.
Maybe I should update it or start a series of newer strips on the blog.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Back to the Basic Set and Weird Science Fantasy

I really want to play something easy. This idea uses the Basic Set, Gamma World 1st edition and a few good ideas swiped from other blogs.

Here's the big idea: The gods are actually aliens. Some call them the Shapers. They are responsible for mutations, introducing technology, clerical magic and anything else I can't think of right now.
This world is like an experiment or even a game to the Shapers.
Any other details are developed as I go along.

Character Classes:

CLERIC: Combining ideas swiped from Alternate Science Cleric for OSR D&D at Strange Magic and
Six Gods of Mangalla at Jeff's Game Blog.
Clerics are humans who have been abducted by the Shapers and altered for mysterious purposes.
They have strange implants that grant them their cleric abilities and spells. Most of the implants look like jeweled diadems or bracelets and small metallic plates and cables embedded in the skin.

DWARF: As per Basic Set.

ELF: As per Basic Set.

FIGHTER: As per Basic Set.

HALFLING: As per Basic Set.

HUMANOID: As per Gamma World.

MAGIC-USER: As per Basic Set.

MUSKETEER: Swiped from Beyond the Black Gate.

MUTANT ANIMAL: As per Gamma World.

ROBOT: Renamed from the Warforged adaption at The Grumpy Old Troll.

THIEF: As per Basic Set.

WITCH HUNTER: Taken from B/X Blackrazor.

~ end transmission ~

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

More Monster Drawings

Once again, some older drawings.
I really need to draw some new stuff.

And these two go out to Brutorz Bill.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Random Drawings

These are a couple ideas that I had for some monsters in a comic book story a friend and I were working on.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Call of Cthulhu Miniatures

"ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!" - Cthulhu

Translation : Take it from me, Cthulhu of R'lyeh, they taste like chicken!

Four go mad in Arkham.

Indy? Nah, couldn't be.

Tentacles in the sand trap.

Turn on the flashlight but keep your eyes closed.

This one has the Innsmouth look.

Unfinished high society dame.

Crazy cat lady.
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mordheim Minis Part Two

I've made a little progress on my skaven I've put together.
I have applied a base coat and two basic colors for the fur and skin.
No washes or dry brushing yet. That's the next step.
I have two groups of three figures. They each have a different color combination.

Okay, it's hard to tell the variation in color from these pictures.
The skin tone on first group with the throwing stars is a little lighter.

Next steps: Base colors on the clothing and finding the details of the faces and equipment.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Collection ~or~ Is This Normal?

I collect comic books and games I rarely play.
I haven't found a group around here to play anything with, so I just buy the games and read them.
One of the reasons I started blogging is to share my interest in gaming.
Anyone out there just buy games to read or for nostalgia?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mordheim Minis

Happy Columbus Day!
I had some time off today and decided to mess around with some minis.
I bought the Mordheim game a few years ago and never got around to building all the models. I glued some of the buildings together. That was a pain in the butt. They have fallen apart since then. I'll have to repair them or start on some scratch built.

I also put together the eight humans and painted them. I have some left over arms and heads to use in a future bits box project.
Originally I based them on the small square bases included in the box. But I wasn't satisfied with the size, so today I remounted them on standard sized round bases.

And here are the ten skaven from the set. I chose the weapon combinations I wanted but the bodies, legs, heads and tails were basically chosen at random.
I just hope they hold up to play after they are painted. Normally I would pin parts together as I glue them. With these I just scored the plastic of both surfaces I was gluing. Maybe the paint layers will help hold them together.

There you have it. Mordheim mini Monday.
I plan on doing a step-by-step blog as I paint these skaven and maybe making some new buildings and scenery.