Thursday, July 31, 2008



The Award-nominated documentary film Adventures Into Digital Comics, written and directed by Sebastien Dumesnil, produced by Dumesnil and Robert Nichols, is now available on DVD. The film features, among other artists, Scott McCloud, Chris Gossett, Marv Wolfman, Patrick Farley, Cat Garza Jr, Shaenon K. Garrity, James Kochalka, and showcases the work of dozens of writers and artists.

Adventures Into Digital Comics tells the story of the crash of the US comic book industry and the potential rebirth of the medium as an all-digital form on the Internet. The film features many comic book and webcomic writers and artists and discusses the medium from an artistic and economical point of view.

New Books from JK Rowling

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, is a book of fairy tales written to supplement the Harry Potter series and will be published in two new editions on December 4, 2008.

The Standard Edition features all five fairy tales from the original The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a new introduction by J.K. Rowling, illustrations reproduced from the original handcrafted book, and commentary on each of the tales by Professor Albus Dumbledore.

There's also a luxuriously packaged Collector's Edition (available exclusively at Amazon) designed to evoke the spirit of the handcrafted original. It is housed in its own case (made to resemble a wizarding textbook found in the Hogwarts library). The Collector's Edition includes a reproduction of J.K. Rowling's handwritten introduction, as well as 10 additional illustrations not found in the Standard Edition. Opening the cover of the case reveals a velvet bag embroidered with J.K. Rowling's signature, in which sits the piece de resistance: your very own copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, complete with metal skull, corners, and clasp; replica gemstones; and emerald ribbon.

Much the Miller's Son

A very well drawn humorous Robin Hood style Fantasy Strip by Steve LeCouilliard

Well that's the official end of Pewfell Volume 4 Book 2 "Gnome Theater" - but it's not the end of Gnoma's career on the stage, as you'll see in the third and final book of Volume 4 - "Drain of Chaos".

Before I get to that though, I am going to present Pewfell Volume 1 REDUX. I've been totally re-editing and re-compiling all my earlier material to give a better, more organic start to the series. I began Pewfell many years ago, and had various different false starts, as I never quite knew exactly what I was doing. When I created the first volume for Wingnut Games' print edition, I was forced to cut way more than I wanted to and to shoehorn the material into a format that it didn't quite fit. As a result most of my earliest material has been lying on the cutting-room floor for some time.

Nowadays I have a much clearer idea of what the strip is, and what it's about. When I looked through some of my oldest material again, I suddenly realized that I now I had a very clear idea of which material needed to be put back in to create the proper introduction to the characters and series that it has been missing.

I'm also re-drawing a few panels, sharpening dialog, puching up jokes and extending a few strips into longer little stories. All-in-all I've added about 16 pages or more of new material and restored about 40 pages of long-lost material.

Part of the impetus behind this was to get the material up as eBooks on Wowio, but I was also thinking I'd time it's release with the re-launch of WCN, but that looks like it may be delayed now, so I'll probably just go ahead and start running later in August. I'm off on vacation next week, so sometime after I get back.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ELF `n TROLL # 204

I've notice that the wolf community has been shown in a bad light throughout this series. I must note that, I really love my lupine brothers and sisters. I really do. To show my love, I now pimp one of my favorite haunts...WOLF HOLLOW.

Play nice.

Atland #195 - Just Like Momma Used To Make

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Volcano Man

Blast from the past that's still true today.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Takin' Out Da' Trash

Just trying to put together something new yet, something vaguely familiar. I guess this would be my version of "working the sketchbook". For some reason, I don't keep a traditional sketchbook . My usual process is to grab a chunk of paper and just doodle. I liken it to taking out the trash. I just doodle until my mind feels emptied.

I feel like my brain is telling me to wander back into the world of `Tween. I've never really left it because Elf `n Troll takes place within the same geography as `Tween but, I feel like I'm being directed towards the more organic/wackier look and feel of the original series.

We shall see.

Play Nice.

Pan-Gea: Mobon page one

New Pan-Gea story...

Ok, I'm fibbing. It's actually an old one that has never seen the light of day. If I recall correctly, I started working on this one right after I did the very first Pan-Gea story "The Tooth". Shortly after that things went in other directions and this tale got buried in the half-finished file. So what you're seeing here is art from around 2003 or so.

I wasn't at all satisfied with the script. It was originally hand-lettered but I'm re-doing the lettering (Mighty Zeo!) so I can essentially re-write the story. Not a big change, really. Just some changes in dialog that alter this from a "part one" kind of tale to a more complete, self-contained story. And a very short one at that.

I do plan to color it so this is more-or-less a work in progress.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ELF `n TROLL # 202

It's Showtime!

The preparations are over, the time has finally come! Yes, it's the greatest musical spectacular ever to grace the Spirekassle stage... as you've never seen it before!

Atland #194 - Spider's Web

Monday, July 14, 2008


Just check the sdcc link and noticed that the only day left, and not for long I might add, is Sunday. All other days are gone.

Looking forward to seeing anyone there- I am at booth E11 this year. Doing free sketches to anyone that wants one (limit one per person and it must be in person) .

Hope to see ya there

Friday, July 11, 2008

Color, Color...Everywhere!

Issue #8 of ELF `n TROLL is now available in vivid technicolor. I've also changed the navigation on the Webcomicsnation version so that you can now read issue to issue. This should make it a lot easier to navigate the archive. I'm hoping to dive into coloring issue #9 and, at some point, catch up with the current updates. Maybe.

Play Nice.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Noggin the Nog

File this one under "Weird Things Chuck Watched on TV When He Was Young That Probably Contributed to The Existence of Pewfell":

I recently watched a DVD of some of these very cool little animated shows that were on the BBC in the 70s. The illustrations are beautiful, and though the animation is very basic (just little paper cut-outs) it is all very atmospheric and effective. If you go to the official website ( you can even see a little sample video of it. Shows how much you can do with only a very little. Anyway, I thought y'all might appreciate taking a look at it.

The creators (two guys, Oliver Postgate & Peter Firmin) also did a series of books:

Heir of Legitimacy

I finally got around to coloring some of the board tiles from that game I invented last year:

Still here!

Yowzers, i've been a bit distracted lately, so apologies for not posting or commenting on the mighty works that have been posted here lately. Here's what pewfell's been up to while I was away:

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ELF `n TROLL # 200

Page 200.
This'll probably be the last time you'll see my name attached to a number like that. I still can't believe I hung around this long on a single project. I hope it's not too chilly in hell. I've jumped back into coloring the b/w issues. I'm hoping to have issue #8 (pages 167-188) all colored this weekend or the next. Please don't quote me.

Play Nice. :)

Atland #193 - South

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Summer Blues

While most revel in the dog days of summer, I usually find myself in a creative funk. I'm more of a Fall kind of guy. Once September is well underway and begins to give-way to October, my creative juices begin flowing. They say that Spring is the season of renewal but, for me, it's the Fall.

The summer funk might only be a myth as well. I do a lot of random crap such as writing, doodles, short comics which, for the most part, wind up being pieces in something much grander a few months down the road. So maybe the Summer is, in actuality, my most creative time. Hmmm.

Nah! It's da' Summer Funk!

Play Nice.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lucid Skin

The folks at Lucid Skin have graced me with a nice little write-up. Great site. Lots of wonderful eye candy to check out!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Doodlin' Disease

I have a sketching disease. I’ve seen every specialist I can find, but to no avail. I doodle with alarming frequency. I fear I’m on a downhill slide. I’m unable to recognize reality from doodality. I find myself nabbing scrap printouts at work and bringing them home so I can sketch on the backsides.

Last night I tried to eat some doodles. It took my wife 2 hours to convince me the action was inappropriate. But later that night I got up and ate them anyway.

Someone help me.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Atland #192 - Ria, Goddess of Love

Fluffy Furtado

I have a thing for the Koala. I don't know what it is but, I want one. Just an opportunity to hold one is definitely on my "bucket list" of things to do before I take the dirt nap. This is the one rare occasion where you'll get to see my warm, fluffy side. Soak it in.

I'm anxiously counting the days until the new Hellboy flick. Give me a cool character,cool demons, Guillermo del Toro, a box of popcorn and I'm sold! I've heard the usual pessimistic thoughts and reviews but,'s Hellboy! Don't be so serious!

Lastly, a note to the potential news makers: you light the fuse...then you run. It's that simple.
Happy Fourth!

Play Nice!