3D Castle Assembly

So Brian (of Lone Tree Games) put together a (sped up) video of the him using the Fold-N-Go Castle Kit #1 to build the Watchfire Keep from Kobold Quarterly #18. It’s great to see the castle map coming together into a full 3D castle model! Note that the set is totally modular – so you can build any castle with this, not just the Watchfire Keep:


In other (very cool news) the adventure “Who Watches the Watchfires” has been converted for the Dragon Age game by Josh Jarman and is being given away for free by the guys at Kobold Quarterly. Not only that, but you can now buy the Fold-n-Go Castle Kit over on the Kobold Quarterly store – an excellent way to support your local kobolds!

On the Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist is here. This week we heard all the buzz as the ENnie nominees were announced, but ENWorld has long ago ventured forth from just being the busiest D&D community on the net to publishing great content too. I picked up the job of illustrating the world map and several regional maps for the new campaign setting that’s coming out shortly – the world of Zeitgeist:

The fantasy world map of the pathfinder world of Zeitgeist for ENWorld publishing Continue reading “On the Zeitgeist”

Artism Exhibition – Autism and Art in SoHo

Windy Windy Day by Kevin Hosseini
Windy Windy Day by Kevin Hosseini

I’ve run two gallery shows of maps down at the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art. The people who run it are fantastic. John Ordover – the owner – uses the space to put on shows and also runs charity events.

Wonderment by Donna Williams
Wonderment by Donna Williams

His son is on the autistic spectrum and on July 7th the gallery is hosting a opening evening for an exhibition of art by autistic artists – Artism: The Art of Autism. All proceeds from sales of prints will go to Reach for the Stars Learning Center for Autistic Children in Brooklyn, NY.

Artism: The Art of Autism is based on the book Artism by Debra Hosseini who’s also curating the show at the SGDA. The pieces in the exhibit are by autistic artists from around the world. All the art you see on this post will be on display, and you can check out more samples on the Artism Today Gallery.

Sunflowers by Amanda LaMunyon
Sunflowers by Amanda LaMunyon

If you are in New York, I recommend dropping by the gallery for the free opening reception on Thursday July 7th, 6pm-9pm at 138 Sullivan Street down in SoHo. The show runs until the 28th of July and is free admission. The SGDA is open Tuesday to Saturday 12-6 and opens until 7pm on Thursdays.

Pre-orders are up for The Breaking of Forstor Nagar!

Cover for the Breaking of Forstor Nagar Pathfinder D&D adventure

Savage battlecries and screams of pain echo through the streets and off the raw sheer walls that make up the carved stronghold of Forstor Nagar. The cannibalistic troops of The Hungering Legion have breached the gates, and the defenders have been routed. Continue reading “Pre-orders are up for The Breaking of Forstor Nagar!”

Manhattan in my own words

I live in Manhattan and I’ve been curating a gallery show of maps of Manhattan. I put together a map myself.

I wanted to explore the idea that maps are deeply personal – a city block means different things to different people. One person identifies it with the corner store, another with a yoga class. This is my version of Greenwich Village in NYC. And yes, it includes a flattened mouse and a micro-pig (true story).

Manhattan In My Own Words by Jonathan Roberts

This was for the exhibition Mapping the Big Apple: Visions of New York, at the SoHo Digital Art Gallery.

The Next CG Show – Mapping the Big Apple

Maps of New York ChallengeThe Cartographers’ Guild, in partnership with the Soho Gallery for Digital Art, presents Mapping the Big Apple. The challenge is to create a map inspired by New York. From early drafts of the streets of New Amsterdam, to the grid layout of Manhattan when Central Park was first proposed to the iconic New Yorker cover from March 29th, 1976 – New York has always inspired cartographers and artists with its streets and avenues. And not just cartographers. Manhattan has been destroyed in more ways that any other city. From the monster of Cloverfield to the ice age of The Day After Tomorrow – New York has taken it all. Now it’s your task to take this iconic skyline and represent it in your own way. Continue reading “The Next CG Show – Mapping the Big Apple”

The New Epoch – a world comes to life

Some time ago, when I was starting out at freelance cartography, I was asked to draw one of the oddest worlds I’d heard of. The world existed on a turning cog, and the elemental planes span around it on interlocking wheels. Every day, the world span one notch. The seas cascaded over the edge into the darkness where the great wheels that turned the world clicked eternally on.

A map of a fantasy world on a cog
The World on a Cog

All things come round in time, and the setting has been released! Continue reading “The New Epoch – a world comes to life”