Well, owing to freelance art commissions not arriving by start of the Christmas vacations I’ve basically got two weeks ‘off’ from my regular jobs. It’s a bit strange as this’ll be the first Christmas I’ll have had in last 7 years I’ve not been working to tight deadlines. So, since there’s really nothing to do in Swindon I’m going to take advantage of the break in jobs to work on SLA Industries!
I’ll be tying things up on HunterSheets Issue Two, and Threat Analysis: Soft Company File One.
Check in with MonsterBook over the next few weeks and see some of the development updates!
More deliveries from Wizards today. This time it was ‘The Plane Below – Secret of the Elemental Chaos’. It was fun working on this book as I got to do some of my favourite monsters – the Slaad :-
Although I do think they should do evil Fruit Slaad – Blackcurrant Slaad, Banana Slaad etc.
It took quite awhile to get this drawing and inks together. Well, approximately 4 years :-
From Soft Companies Sourcebook One :-
The reason why SLA has mostly fallen by the sidelines is because my freelance commitments (and in turn rent, bills etc) get in the way.
But it’s about got to the time where I need to put down some of my current workload, and pick up SLA Industries. This game is still my first love , and if I could do it fulltime again I would. Unfortunately, there’s not enough money to do that yet, but I do what I can, when I can. At the moment I’m sorting through the various projects. We’ve got a finished version of Soft Companies but owing to the limited art at present, I’m having to spilt the current document in two, and publish one after the other when I’ve gotten all the art done and ready for C7. I’m also trying to tie up HunterSheets Issue 2.
I didn’t want to post this topic on the game forums as it’d probably aggravate the situation further (I’m not saying that anything’s ready to release this month or next). Yes, SLA books go out on the market with all the haste of Peter Gabriel’s albums, but it’s because I don’t want to print any old thing I’ve got lying around. I do have a vision for SLA Industries and I want to see this through in the right manner.
(Grim – the image is a ‘Dead Cat Inc’ Corpse Gunner. Sorry this has all taken so long).
Well, the first Step by Step is done, hope you like it :-
See you all for Step by Step 2 – The Grey Ones