NEWS

Thu

08

Aug

2019

FREE VECTORS

As a palate cleanser between projects, I whipped up a couple more vector reticles. And here they are, free for commercial and personal use. Enjoy.

Free Reticle #1
Hexagonal reticle, suitable for targeting alien enemies and death robots. Adobe Illustrator CC. No warranty offered or implied. © 2019 Fedora Monkey Studio. Free for commercial/personal use. Not for resale.
FMFREE001_Reticle_Freebie.ai
ai File 1.6 MB
Free Reticle #2
Circular reticle—snipe from afar. Adobe Illustrator CC. No warranty offered or implied. ©2019 Fedora Monkey Studio. Free for commercial/personal use. Not for resale.
FMFREE002_Reticle_Freebie.ai
ai File 1.6 MB

(And a reminder: I have many other sets available on my Vector Store.)

Wed

17

Jul

2019

LAZARUS RISEN #2 OUT IN ONE WEEK

WRITTEN BY: Greg Rucka; additional material by Crystal Frasier and new prose fiction by Adam Christopher (Empire State, the Stranger Things novel, Darkness at the Edge of Town, The Ray Electromatic Mysteries).

ART BY: Michael Lark (with Tyler Boss)

COVER BY: Michael Lark (with Eric Trautmann)

COLORS BY: Santi Arcas

LETTERS BY: Jodi Wynne

BOOK DESIGN: Eric Trautmann

ARTIFACT DESIGN: Richard Howe

 

“FRACTURE I,” Part Two
The alliance between Carlyle and D’Souza is nothing more than a trap—and now Forever must face not one, but two Lazari in a desperate battle to the death. And at Sequoia, Marisol finds herself following Eight’s footsteps into a snowy night. The secrets are beginning to take their toll, and when they come out, the results will be shattering. All this, plus artifacts from the firm of Trautmann and Howe, another installment of World of Lazarus: Tools of War, and original short fiction by award-winning author ADAM CHRISTOPHER.
IMAGE COMICS  | COLOR |  64 PAGES |  MATURE READERS |  $7.99US

Tue

21

May

2019

BLACK MAGICK: THE FIRST BOOK OF SHADOWS HC

Cover design by Eric Trautmann.
Cover design by Eric Trautmann.

WRITTEN BY: Greg Rucka

ART BY: Nicola Scott

COLORS/TONES BY: Chiara Arena

LETTERS BY: Jodi Wynne

BOOK DESIGN BY: Eric Trautmann

 

The complete first chapter of the critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT, assembled together for the first time! Rowan Black is awakening to the almost unimaginable power that is her inheritance—a power she neither wants nor is able to refuse. But all power comes at a price, and those who seek to destroy her may not be as dangerous as those who wish to control her. Yet when one’s will can alter reality, the ultimate enemy may be the human heart.

 

Collects BLACK MAGICK #1-11, plus additional content, artifacts, and backmatter designed by ERIC TRAUTMANN.

 

Image Comics  |  Hardcover  |  Color & B&W  |  296 pages  |  Mature  |  $34.99

 

I'm very proud of this one. It's a lovely package: matte finish cover with spot gloss, red tail bands and endpapers, a bound-in bookmark ribbon, and almost FIFTY PAGES of bonus material—interviews, sketchbooks, script-to-page process, prose fiction, and some other fun bits (like the "Preliminary Incident Report" ghosted into the background of the front cover; a careful read shows it's the summary of the events of the first issue).

 

It is rather a hefty tome that honestly should cost closer to $45 or $50, and I hope you check it out.  

Wed

03

Apr

2019

HOUSEKEEPING

First off, a general update—the Lazarus section has been updated to include the newest stuff (notably Lazarus: Risen #1), and there's been a pretty big overhaul on the Vector Art Store. 

 

Because:

THERE'S NEW STUFF. 

 

As a skills-sharpening exercise, for the month of March 2019, I posted one new piece of vector stock art (theme: reticles) to my Tumblr, and as each one went live, made it available for sale for $1US. 

 

Now that March is over, I've collected the set of 31 vectors -- licensed for commercial and personal use -- and included five additional vectors, not available separately. You can purchase the set ($30US) via my Gumroad store

 

Some preview images: 

I hope you'll check it out, either at the Gumroad link above, or via the Vector Store here. The new set is FM 010: The "Reticle A Day" Collection; a complete preview of each reticle and some sample uses (including the bonus vectors) is available at the above link, as well. (I recommend clicking to the full-screen view.)

Thu

31

Jan

2019

UPCOMING PROJECTS

It's been a while. 

 

My apologies. As you'll see, it's been a busy time, prepping material for 2019. 

 

First up: 

 

THE WORLD OF LAZARUS ROLEPLAYING GAME

From the fine folks at Green Ronin, The World of Lazarus adapts the setting and characters from the Greg Rucka/Michael Lark Image Comics series Lazarus for use with Green Ronin's Modern Age RPG system. 

 

 

WRITTEN BY: Neal Bailey, Crystal Frasier, Robert Mackenzie, Dave Walker

COVER ART: Michael Lark

INTERIOR ART: Michael Lark, Owen Freeman, Eric Trautmann

CARTOGRAPHY: Eric Trautmann

 

The World of Lazarus is the first campaign setting for Green Ronin’s new Modern AGE RPG. Based on the critically acclaimed Lazarus series by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark and presented by Image Comics, the book brings this noir dystopia to tabletop roleplaying games.

 

In the near future, time has rendered death obsolete, and life infinitely cheap. In the wake of governments’ failure and global upheaval, the Families stepped in and divvied up the world. Now peace and order reign in a world of technological marvels and neo-feudalism. The Families quietly war with one another, wagering the lives of loyal Serfs while they relax in lives of indulgence, all while the Waste—those left behind by this new order—struggle daily for base survival.

 

Play members of a Family in the highest of high-stakes game, Serfs fighting for their Family’s interests to maintain order and safety, or disaffected Waste fighting for a better life in the burned ruins of the old world. The World of Lazarus requires the Modern AGE Basic Rulebook for use.

 

Order from Green Ronin.

 

Green Ronin Games  |  Hardcover  |  Color  | 144 pgs  | $34.95US

SKU: GRR6302

ISBN: 978-1-934547-92-2

 

ATOMIC ROBO PRESENTS…REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES: THE NICODEMUS JOB TPB

WRITTEN BY: Brian Clevinger

ART BY: Meredith McClaren

COLORS: J.N. Wiedle, Shan Murphy

LETTERS: Tess Stone

PUBLICATION DESIGN: Eric Trautmann

 

The deepest dive yet into Atomic Robo's history is here!

 

Constantinople is the setting for the crime of the century. The 11th Century, that is!

 

On the eve of the First Crusade, the fate of the world rests in the hands of a disgraced soldier, an assassin, an orphan, a scribe, and a thief who have no idea they're pawns in a clash of civilizations. Heretical texts, ancient star maps, sacred geometries, and one impossible heist.

 

Collects all five issues of the Real Science Adventures: The Nicodemus Job miniseries.

 

Tesladyne, LLC/IDW  |  Softcover  |  Color  |  136 pgs  |  $17.99US

 

AVAILABLE MARCH 2019

 

Order from Amazon.com.

 

LAZARUS: RISEN #1

WRITTEN BY: Greg Rucka

ART AND COVER BY: Michael Lark

INKS BY: Lark, with Tyler Boss

COLORS BY: Santi Arcas

LETTERS BY: Simon Bowland

SHORT STORY: Lilah Sturges

PUBLICATION DESIGN AND ADDITIONAL ART: Eric Trautmann (with Richard Howe)

 

“FRACTURE I,” Part One

 

Lazarus returns in an all-new prestige format! New series, new story arc, new size, and a new quarterly schedule!

 

Introducing a new ongoing Lazarus series—at 64 pages, perfect bound, Lazarus: Risen continues the story of Forever and the Carlyle Family… featuring an oversized, 44-page story by Eisner winners GREG RUCKA and MICHAEL LARK, an all-new short story exploring the larger world of LAZARUS by Eisner-nominated writer LILAH STURGES, an all-new supplement to the Modern Age: World of Lazarus Roleplaying Game by Green Ronin, original design artifacts and art supplements, and more!

 

Two years have passed since the Carlyle Family was betrayed in battle, and the Conclave War encroaches on every side. As a new era dawns, Johanna Carlyle goes on the attack to ensure the survival of her Family, relying on the loyalty and support of the Carlyle Lazarus—her sister, Forever—remaining at her side. And while their united front may be enough to turn the tide, the cracks are beginning to show…

 

IMAGE COMICS  |  Softcover  |  64 Pages  |  $7.99US

 

AVAILABLE MARCH 2019

BLACK MAGICK: THE FIRST BOOK OF SHADOWS HC

WRITTEN BY: Greg Rucka

ART BY: Nicola Scott

COLORS BY: Chiara Arena

LETTERS BY: Jodi Wynne

COVER AND PUBLICATION DESIGN, DIGITAL "ARTIFACTS": Eric Trautmann

 

The complete first chapter of the critically acclaimed series from New York Times bestselling creators GREG RUCKA and NICOLA SCOTT, assembled together for the first time!

 

Rowan Black is awakening to the almost unimaginable power that is her inheritance—a power she neither wants nor is able to refuse. But all power comes at a price, and those who seek to destroy her may not be as dangerous as those who wish to control her.

 

Yet when one’s will can alter reality, the ultimate enemy may be the human heart. Collects BLACK MAGICK #1-11, plus additional content, artifacts, and backmatter designed by ERIC TRAUTMANN.

 

Image Comics  |  Hardcover  |  328 pgs  |  B&W and Color  |  $34.99US

 

AVAILABLE MAY 2019