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“Wizard Pickles” A Kickstarter “Staff Pick”

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Hooray! My latest Kickstarter project  “Wizard Pickles” is a Kickstarter “Staff Pick”. Read all about it (and see stoopid video) here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whelon/wizard-pickles-puzzle-adventure-book.

It’s for kids, so if you have one (or have ever been one) then I made this book for you. It is highly edjumacational.

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Prepare to solve a magical mystery…

Aunt Wilma’s lost her magic wand! Now it’s up YOU to help young Mazie Pickles track it down, before the pesky critters who stole it cause any more mischief!

On your quest, you’ll travel through a mysterious forest, visit a castle, escape a dungeon, and even ride a dragon. Yes, you’ll get into all kinds of crazy pickles as you explore every inch of this richly-detailed, comic fantasy world.

Wizard Pickles contains a multitude of perplexing problems for all ages, from simple search and find activities to muddling mazes, cryptic codes, and complex logic problems that will keep you baffled for many hours of puzzling fun!!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whelon/wizard-pickles-puzzle-adventure-book

 

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Some sample spreads from the book:

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Pewfell Issue #24 Released on DriveThruComics.com

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What with making his monthly sales quotas and homeschooling his kids, Pewfell’s life is no longer his own. Could popular children’s entertainer StrangeBlob NoPants be the answer to all his problems?!?

Yes, folks, Pewfell#24 is done and posted! Right now it’s exclusively available as a PDF download on DriveThruComics.com. And what is more, I have a special coupon code for you to get a copy during the month of July for half-off. That’s 99¢, to you!!

Just use this link: http://www.drivethrucomics.com/browse.php?discount=9a4c6e6fcb

Enjoy!

Chuck

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Pewfell Volume 5, Book 4, Page 20

Pewfell Volume 5, Book 4, Page 20 published on No Comments on Pewfell Volume 5, Book 4, Page 20

The concluding page of Pewfell Volume 5 – Green Achers.

This page confronts some of my issues around the conflict between my doing children’s illustration work and what I like to do on Pewfell and other more grown-up oriented projects. I don’t know why I can never resist the urge to be naughty and inappropriate when doing Pewfell. I keep telling myself that there’s no reason for it, and next time I’ll keep it clean. Oh well. At least I’ve never attended a live performance at the Ritzkrakker Theater. Shame, Strangeblob, shame on you!!!

More family fun soon…

Street View of BlaqkDoor Games

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While on vacation in Mendocino County last week, I was delighted to discover a fantastic new game store in Fort Bragg called “BlaqkDoor”. It is a very modern start-of-the-art game and comic shop with an excellent selection of the latest boardgames, comics, video games and collectibles.

The staff were all super friendly and helpful, and the owner, Scott, is a very likable guy, who I chatted to for ages about my favorite subjects: boardgames & comics.

I was glad to see he had a copy of Minion Games’ “Manhattan Project” on his shelves, but he obviously hadn’t heard about such other gems as “Those Pesky Humans”, “Tahiti”, “Grave Business”, “Nile” or “Battle Merchants”, not to mention the greatest boardgames of all time: “Legitimacy”. So, I rectified that fact by chewing his ear off for half-an-hour on the subject of how those all are far superior titles from the same publisher!

Anyway, now you have no excuse at all not to go to the Mendocino coast for you next weekend mini-break.

BlaqkDoor on Facebook

Address: 344 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Phone:(707) 813-7209

BlaqkDoor on Google Maps

 

 

I am too wobbly to take photographs, so here are some pics of the store that I found on the web:

Outside BlaqkDoorOwner Scott Outside BlaqkDoor Games in Fort Bragg

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Inside BlaqkDoor Games in Fort Bragg
Friendly Staff at BlaqkDoor Games in Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
Friendly Staff at BlaqkDoor Games in Fort Bragg, Mendocino County
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Street View of BlaqkDoor Games in Fort Bragg, Mendocino County. On Main street, right near the Skunk Train station.

French Student’s Miazaki and Moebius-inspired animated short.

French Student’s Miazaki and Moebius-inspired animated short. published on No Comments on French Student’s Miazaki and Moebius-inspired animated short.

This one has been doing the rounds, and apparently was the hottest thing on the web in Japan in April. It’s just a little student film called “Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux” (“Girls and Guys from the Summits and the Skies”). It’s kind of like a trailer for a movie, but is almost a little film in of itself. The creator is Gwenn Germain, a student at the French art school Créapole. Clearly it’s a homage to Hayao Miyazaki, but with a strong Heavy-Matal Moebius influence, and a nod to the incredible Syd Mead.

Unique originality, or blantant rip-off? You decide!