What a year! 2017 was a bit crazy. I got married, Grimoire Quest was completed, funded and arrived.
So what is in store for 2018-2019? A LOT!
First I am working on a new board game. This will potentially feature a collaboration with a VERY iconic artist. Someone who was a big influence on myself. I can't disclose more right now thought.
So for now, I am finishing up the last of the Kickstarter rewards for backers and making shipping arrangements for the overseas supporters then I will be taking a couple week break to do some spring cleaning. Speaking of spring cleaning- Anathema #2 is SOLD OUT.
I will be ordering a small second print edition for those who missed out, but that also means I really need to dedicate some time to issue #3.
Paintings, paintings, paintings! I have a lot of new work coming out this summer. I am doing a massive update to my portfolio and submitting more work to official license holders.
Expect to see pieces for Labyrinth, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Evil Dead, and more!
For now here are my two most recent submissions.
Legacy: A Tribute to Carrie (30x40 acrylic on illustration board)
Luke Skywalker A Jedi's Journey. (20x30 acrylic on illustration board)
Hi Folks, I put together a video blog to give you an update on the shipping and delivery of Grimoire Quest as well as some close ups of the full game art work!
If you don't want to sit through the video the basic of the information is this:
-The game will not arrive before Christmas, sadly.
-It will arrive in the states sometimes in early January
-Due to the crammed schedule of January fulfillment will begin late January/early February.
-I have started creating the custom sketches for backers!
-Also not mentioned in the video, The art book will be shipping separately in most cases and is expected in the Spring due to a financial limitation in the interest of a better quality product than initially expected.
Good day travelers and villains! I know I know, its been far too long since I have updated my blog and news feed. I am really going to try and make a change about that. So let me catch you up on the last couple of months. Last night I returned from Cincinnati Comic Expo wrapping up my 2017 year of comic and media conventions. It was a lighter year of shows but all successful. Lighter because I have been working to the bone creating new work. Mainly my tabletop fantasy card game, Grimoire Quest!
Yes, it is almost here! The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in August and I have worked every waking minute to wrap up essential pre-production rewards ( game cameos etc). Now I am waiting for the first proof sample from my manufacturer in Shanghai. At this time pre-orders for the game are now open! If you missed out on the Kickstarter there are a handful of great rewards still being offered for late pledge backers. Just visit this link to visit my campaign manager account and order your copy of the game today!
I will be posting more work soon, I have a few things to wrap up before my wedding to my best friend and love of my life Elizabeth in November. After that I will be completing long over due work for a friends children's books. Then I will be taking a break for the holidays and preparing for my biggest year of my career! 2018 I will be attending a record amount of shows and conventions including gaming conventions. During the spring I will be creating a handful of new paintings and illustrations before creating two new big projects. An amusing series of "Adult" satire children's books and I will begin steps to my next board game idea! Periodically I will be creating expansion card decks for Grimoire Quest as well. Woo that's starting to sound overwhelming already! But, hey what about The Anathema right? Let me explain a little bit about my 5 year plan right now. I am creating a lot of these other projects right now in the hopes that they will bring enough new revenue into my budget that I can hire other artist to help work on The Anathema. Anathema is a big story and requires a whole lot of time from just one person. And unfortunately as a solo operation I can't keep up with the work and take the hit financially since the time it would take to promote it, and keep the pages flowing just does not balance well. But it is a story I think will pay off in the long run so I am not walking away form it, I never could. I'm hopeful these new projects will help fund the necessary assistance that I will require to give it the proper audience I feel that it deserves.
For now I really hope you will enjoy playing Grimoire Quest! The game features over 300 illustrations by yours truly! There is also a art gallery coffee table book companion to the game available soon!
The Art of Grimoire Quest! Click any of the images below to pre-order today!
Please, take a minute to check out the new campaign for my board game creation Grimoire Quest. We are already 95% funded!
Happy April! So much happened in March let me run through it fast. I finished Grimoire Quest game structure finally. I went through several tests and tweaks to make it as fun as possible and I created a LOT of illustrations for the cards. I am waiting for the final beta deck to ship and a final test and then I will launch the Kickstarter campaign to manufacture the product. As a reward to myself I took last weekend to practice up my painting skills again after my brushes were literally collecting dust. I present to you my latest piece Yoda! It is a blend of the two main styles I have focused on over the last years Acrylic and watercolor wash.
If I'm completely honest the look and feel I am hoping to achieve is not quite there in this pieces. but I know what I want to change to get there in the future. Keep and eye out for another piece I will be completing for Motor City Comic Con in May. That's all for now. I have a lot of work to catch up on today and this week. Catch me next week in Indianapolis for Indiana Comic Con! I cant wait. Should be a great show.
Greetings folks! Yesterday I introduced to some friends and colleagues to my new fantasy table top game Grimoire Quest. We had a lot of fun (and a few arguments ha) All in all I got a lot of very helpful feedback and suggestions. I have a lot of heavy work ahead of me to make some crucial changes that I think will really simplify and speed up game play. That said, I didn't get a change to speak with everyone who attended. Below is a temporary survey form with a few questions. The responses will be anonymous
Hello folks, Tom Savage here. I just wanted to give some information about my radio silence and upcoming projects.
Anathema is in production but is taking a slight more relaxed approach to issue #3. Not to say I am taking a vacation by any means. But, I am very excited to direct most of my work focus to my new fantasy based action role playing war game Grimoire Quest! (Pronounced Grim-war ).
The game revolves around an epic fantasy war between 3-6 Wizards (players) all in a battle to recover the 10 missing pages of the Master Grimoire, the world's most powerful spell book. There are two ways to win-Collect all the pages of the Grimoire, or kill all the other players and stand unchallenged. It is turned based attack game with a simple narrative value. Each round can change by the random events read in the narrative. There are many clever attacks and defenses, (you can even resurrect defeated Wizards as your zombie slave to attack remaining players! FUN! )
The base deck at this time consist of 300 cards, all hand illustrated uniquely by yours truly.
Over the next month I will continue working on the illustrations and hosting beta test games with the intent of a Kickstarter campaign early spring to allow pre-orders and production. Stretch goals will include expansion packs, an official decorative playing board and more.
Make sure you follow my page for Grimoire Quest on Facebook at
Also I am in the waiting wings for a future licensed project for a galaxy far far away and beyond. Keep your fingers crossed.