“JABBERWOCKY: A Nonsense Coloring Book”
My Jabberwocky coloring book is now on Kickstarter for a very short campaign so please check it out and share! I don’t usually use Kickstarter for smaller projects such as this, but I wanted to make the books locally and really high-quality so I just need a little help with the printing costs. Because I am having the books printed locally and the artwork and files are already complete, turnaround will be quick and they will arrive by early December – hopefully in plenty of time for Christmas (US Delivery). Note: Original inks will also be for sale via the Kickstarter.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT JABBERWOCKY KICKSTARTER
“Jabberwocky” has been my favorite poem of all time ever since I was introduced to it in middle school. I can’t remember if I memorized it as part of an assignment or just for fun, but I do remember thinking after reading it a few times that maybe poetry was kind of cool after all. It was written by Lewis Carroll around 1871 and included in “Alice Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.” In the story, Alice travels through a looking-glass where she meets all kinds of interesting characters. She finds the poem “Jabberwocky” in a book, but can’t read it until she holds it up to a mirror. After reading the poem she says “It seems very pretty…but it’s rather hard to understand! …Somebody killed something: that’s clear, at any rate.”
In October, I decided to post consecutive ink drawings of “Jabberwocky” via social media, breaking up the poem and presenting it in storybook-like fashion. Being a fan of coloring in general, I thought this would make a great coloring book. So here we are…
Thanks for checking out the project and sharing!
🙂 Justin Hillgrove
Hey everyone! Just wanted to send out a heads up that my indie boardgame team’s latest just launched via Kickstarter. In “Tyler Sigman’s Crows” you compete against the other Outcast Mages of Tessandor in this remake of the classic tile-placement game designed by Tyler Sigman (Redhook Studios/Darkest Dungeon). I hand-painted all the art for this game in acrylic paints on wood and had a blast working on it.
Click here to visit the kickstarter page
Newsletter: Kickstarter ending Thursday, Imp Lands Issue 4 is out, and Emerald City Comicon Approaches!
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Other than that, just a few updates (see below) – because this week is BUSY!
Thanks for all the support,
“By Order Of The Queen” Boardgame
Ends Thursday March 2nd @ 9pm PST
Just a few days left if you want to get in on the Kickstarter for our new game “By Order Of The Queen.” We have been working like mad on all the finishing touches, last minute stretch goals, and getting files ready to send to press. CLICK HERE to learn more about the game. Remember the Kickstarter copies come with extras not included in the retail version as well as being offered at a lower price than the MSRP. Thanks for all the support and sharing that has made the campaign so successful!
Also, Analog Games interviewed me about working on board games. CLICK HERE to read the interview on their blog.
Imp Lands 4
Imp Lands issue #4 is hot off the press! I’ll have some with me at Emerald City Comicon and they are available HERE on the website as well.
Emerald City Comicon
And speaking of Comicon, I will be at booth #412 near Steam Crow and The Oatmeal, so if you are attending be sure and drop by. I think tickets may already be sold out so be sure and check before coming down.
Emerald City Comicon – Seattle, WA
March 2 – 5, 2017
Washington State Convention Center
After a full year in the works, our 2-4 player cooperative fantasy board game is finally on Kickstarter! There is a reward level that includes my original inked drawings but those are limited so grab one quick if you are interested. You can find out more about the project by clicking the link below. And if you want to support the project but aren’t able to back it, please share via social media!
Designed by David Gerrard • Art by Justin Hillgrove
Design and Layout by Travis Torgerson
Successfully Funded on Kickstarter and Arriving Fall 2015
JunKing is a 2-4 player strategy card game (UPDATE: 5-6 player expansion now included) set in a corner of artist Justin Hillgrove’s Imp Lands world called the “Junk Lands”. The Junk Lands are a place where old, lost and broken items collect into huge heaps and mounds. Scavenger Imps are the dominant creatures there and they love their home – to them the Junk Lands are full of endless riches and so their days are spent sifting, collecting and guarding their individual junk hoards. Scavenger Imp society is built on this and so those with the best junk hoards rise to the top of their tribe. That’s what “JunKing” is all about. Each player hoards valuable junk, while keeping an eye out for the most prestigious piece of junk in the Junk Lands… The Crown.
JunKing was designed with three goals in mind: It had to have simple mechanics, take as few as 15 minutes to play, and it had to have strong strategic layers interwoven into it.
During play, everyone draws off the same shuffled deck of cards in the center of play, called the Junkpile. On your turn, you draw a card, place a piece of junk into play from your hand, then activate one of the actions on your junk or use your character’s ability.
All junk is worth something. In the junkpile, there is one card that is the most coveted of items called The Crown. Once a player draws that card, the game is over and everyone adds up the points displayed on the pieces of junk they have found. You also have a Hoard of used junk that increases the value of your collection. The player with the most points wins the current round. The game only takes about 15 minutes to play, and is designed for multiple rounds of play.
Downloadable Rules PDF
Junking On KickStarter
Board Game Geek
Interview with David Gerrard by Inquisitive Meeple