Sunday, January 22, 2012

Warriors of the Red Planet Update

The final text for Warriors of the Red Planet has been delivered and the book is deep in layout. Normally it wouldn't take too long to lay a book out, but I'm also creating art for it. And the writing was so good I wanted to do a "AAA" job on the art. Well, AAA art takes time. If all goes well the book will be done by the time the John Carter movie comes out (wouldn't that be swell?!).

Here is a sneak peek of a page:

This is a typical page. The header pages have a full page illustration with a pull quote.
Layout is far from final. The way I work I set up everything into templates, so if I change the design in one place it can be updated everywhere painlessly. My goal is to have at least 1 illustration per page in the Monsters section, hopefully more time permitting. This will be a fairly heavily illustrated book when it is done.


  1. Sounds great, Thomas. Will WotRP be available at either GaryCon in late March or NTX RPG Con in early June?


  2. That looks very slick Thomas. I'm looking forward very much to WotRP.

  3. Looks wonderful. I too am anxious to get the final work.

  4. Thomas, this is looking amazing! I'm also a big fan of the genre. If you need any help at all with artwork, I'd love to help out.

    ~Craig (

  5. Amazing artistry but I am not a fan of this style. Too clean and cartoony for me. It looks like something created on a computer.

    I am actually shocked this product chose to go this with this sort of art direction. Definitely not to my tastes but I am still hoping the rest of the product meets my expectations.

    Hopefully this isn't taken as an insult. I can still recognize the quality of the work, it's just not to my tastes.

  6. This looks great. The art is professional-grade. the lay-out is user-friendly. The text appears readable--which is a wonderful thing that certain larger-scale publishers never seemed to quite figure out.

  7. >Too clean and cartoony for me.

    you can please some of the people some of the time, but...