Saturday, September 21, 2013

Jungle Ascent has shipped out, and has been reviewed

Well, THANK YOU everyone who helped make Jungle Ascent real! The kickstarter preorders have all been shipped, and people have been receiving copies and playing the game.  Cool!

The first review is also in, at  Check it out!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Jungle Ascent PROOFS!

The proofs of Jungle Ascent are in!  Phil posted some pics of his proofs over on the kickstarter page, but I thought I'd add some pics myself!  The printing turned out AMAZING.  It went way past my expectations!  The cards feel great, the colors are super vibrant, the box and board are nice and glossy...  It looks so good!  This is really the fulfillment of a life goal for me!  I can't wait to see it on the shelves!

They are printing all pre-ordered copies right now, so they should be shipping in the not too distant future.  I don't really have any say in that, so, I hope it's soon!

Here's some pics:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Jungle Ascent Pre-order is available

If you missed the Kickstarter, don't worry.  You can now pre-order Jungle Ascent from 5th Street Games.

Also, I don't think I ever posted this video on my blog.  It's a quick overview of the game.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jungle Ascent Box Bottom

Here's the box bottom.

Box Top

Here's the Jungle Ascent box top.

How I created Jungle Ascent

I've posted a story about how I created Jungle Ascent on  I started this game when I was in middle school, forgot about, worked on it more during high school, forgot about it again, and finally brought it to completion after graduating college.  It's been a loooooong process, and I'm really proud of the result.  Check it out!

Reviews of Jungle Ascent

Here's InD20 Group's video review:

Also, check out FatherGeek's review (it's a great text review with pictures)!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Don't mind this post...

You've all seen these cards in earlier posts.  Don't mind me.  I just need to link to this image.

Two more Jungle Ascent cards

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

More Jungle Ascent Goodness

Here are some more cards from my new game, Jungle Ascent.  If you want to help out, please click here and like the game on Facebook!  Jungle Ascent on

The like button is on the right!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Jungle Ascent is LIVE!!!

Hi, everybody!  I can't tell you just how excited I am for this!  Jungle Ascent is up for pre-order on kickstarter! Holy heck!

Click this sweet ad to see the preview video and more game info!  The game will only be published if we hit a minimum number of orders...  But it looks like we're already off to a good start!  Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

More Jungle Ascent characters

A couple more character pawns.  This is Short John (the cook) and Bonny Vane.

Monday, August 13, 2012

More Jungle Ascent

Here are some more Jungle Ascent cards:

And a couple character pawns:
That's Dr. Livesy, and Captain Jean-Francios DuBaguette.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Jungle Ascent soon to be published

Some Effect Cards

 Some Hazard Cards

 Some Pathway Cards

 Some Jungle Ascent action!

I am about to accomplish one of my life goals!  Jungle Ascent, my new board game, is being published by 5th Street Games, and it should be up for pre-order this fall!
Help me out by clicking here:  Jungle Ascent image gallery
Choose an image and click on the thumbs up!
Right now, I'm feverishly trying to finish all the artwork in between my regular job, family reunions, and trying to maintain my sanity.  Wish me luck!  It's been a long, long, difficult project.  Sarah, THANK YOU for all your help and support!  You have been the number one biggest help (playtesting, prototyping, videoing, endless awesomeness)!  I also need to thank my friends and family who have given me encouragement, playtesting, criticism, and enthusiasm.  I'll try to get a better thank you list together shortly!  Also, a special thanks goes to the Board Game Designers Guild of Utah, who have been absolutely indispensable in making Jungle Ascent polished, balanced, and fun.  Thanks, everyone!

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Road to Canterbury Illustrations

I did these illustrations for Eagle Games' "The Road to Canterbury". The designer, Alf Seegert, asked me to do them, and the tone of the game is so awesome I couldn't resist! Check it out! The game currently has a few days left on Kickstarter.

Eagle Games
Alf Seegert

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Based on no one in particular.

A troll.  Any similiarities to real persons are purely coincidental.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bug Wars

You can always win the battle once you've deployed your Beetle-Copter-Bomber squadrons! I painted this for the Avalanche blog.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Value study

I did this value study from a pic that looks like it's from a high school yearbook from the 50's. Of course, this would have been the principal or something... Thanks to Todd Harris for the sweet brush!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I attempted to polish up the image two posts down, and had some success, but it just wasn't dynamic enough. I decided to redo the image entirely, and I like this one a lot more! It hits the personality, righteous rage, and god-like indignation I wanted. Thanks to Sam Nielsen again for critiques.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Disney Princess

Well, this started out as a coloring book page I was painting for the Avalanche blog, and one thing led to another... Anyway, something about the image just said "Drink Coke!" I attempted to rip off the color and style of some old illustrators- I specifically tried to imitate Gil Elvgren's colors. I'm sure he'd be overjoyed.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


A sketch a did yesterday for an idea I had... Wow, these colors don't look good on grey.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

some recent life drawings

Most (maybe all?) of these are from recent figure drawing sessions at work.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Robotic Armor Design

And, just to prove I'm not dead, I'll post something! Hooray!