Portable City

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Here be sketches, studies, process and project updates
by Rachel Kahn.


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twitter.com/portablecity:

    vonaether:

    portablecity:

    neomonki:

    So @portablecity found a finger.

    "How’s FanExpo going?" they ask. "Staying sane out there?" they joke. Suuuuure we are.

    This may or may not be my fault.

    It was entirely his fault.

    — 1 day ago with 8 notes

    neomonki:

    So @portablecity found a finger.

    "How’s FanExpo going?" they ask. "Staying sane out there?" they joke. Suuuuure we are.

    — 1 day ago with 8 notes
    bycrom:

'TIS FANEXPO TIME!
Weald Comics will be tabling beside neomonki, at table A287 in the Artist’s Alley at FanExpo, which runs from August 28-31 in downtown Toronto. I’ll also be speaking on a panel about my other art practice, illustrating tabletop rpgs. That’s Saturday at 1:45pm, in room 705 - it’s called Blood Spray and Speed Lines - The Life of a Gaming Illustrator and I’ll be sharing the mic with Chris Huth, an award-nominated layout artist and illustrator.
You can see the convention hall map here (pdf!) and the panel schedule here (pdf again!).
I’m putting together a great big pile of stuff to bring for you all to snag - stickers, originals, prints, mugs, totes, tshirts, as well as both By Crom! collections, the first Weald double issue, and some illustrated fiction from Stone Skin Press. I’ll even be doing small comissions of Conan and your darling pets! (bring a cellphone photo or get a weird drawing) Come on by and chat with me and Noreen while we nerd out for four days straight!
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Not in Toronto but want more cromulent advice? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 
Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store is closed until September but in the interim, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

    bycrom:

    'TIS FANEXPO TIME!

    Weald Comics will be tabling beside neomonki, at table A287 in the Artist’s Alley at FanExpo, which runs from August 28-31 in downtown Toronto. I’ll also be speaking on a panel about my other art practice, illustrating tabletop rpgs. That’s Saturday at 1:45pm, in room 705 - it’s called Blood Spray and Speed Lines - The Life of a Gaming Illustrator and I’ll be sharing the mic with Chris Huth, an award-nominated layout artist and illustrator.

    You can see the convention hall map here (pdf!) and the panel schedule here (pdf again!).

    I’m putting together a great big pile of stuff to bring for you all to snag - stickers, originals, prints, mugs, totes, tshirts, as well as both By Crom! collections, the first Weald double issue, and some illustrated fiction from Stone Skin Press. I’ll even be doing small comissions of Conan and your darling pets! (bring a cellphone photo or get a weird drawing) Come on by and chat with me and Noreen while we nerd out for four days straight!

    ~~~~

    Not in Toronto but want more cromulent advice? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 

    Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store is closed until September but in the interim, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

    — 1 day ago with 25 notes
    bycrom:

Hey friends! neomonki and I are set up at FanExpo! See you here at booth A287 all weekend long!

    bycrom:

    Hey friends! neomonki and I are set up at FanExpo! See you here at booth A287 all weekend long!

    — 2 days ago with 32 notes
    ONE MORE FANEXPO ANNOUNCEMENT:

    bycrom:

    I will be doing commissions. Of Conan + your pet. Black and white ink and wash. Come by table A287 and getcher snazzy art on!

    — 3 days ago with 10 notes
    bycrom:

Summer Reruns, By Crom!
We are so close to FanExpo I can taste it! Or that might just be the metallic taste of mild panic in my mouth…
Weald Comics will be tabling beside neomonki, at table A287 in the Artist’s Alley at FanExpo, which runs from August 28-31 in downtown Toronto. I’ll also be speaking on a panel about my other art practice, illustrating tabletop rpgs. That’s Saturday at 1:45pm, in room 705 - it’s called Blood Spray and Speed Lines - The Life of a Gaming Illustrator and I’ll be sharing the mic with Chris Huth, an award-nominated layout artist and illustrator.
You can see the convention hall map here (pdf!) and the panel schedule here (pdf again!).
I’m putting together a great big pile of stuff to bring for you all to snag - stickers, originals, prints, mugs, totes, tshirts, as well as both By Crom! collections, the first Weald double issue, and some illustrated fiction from Stone Skin Press.  Come on by and chat with me and Noreen while we nerd out for four days straight!
~~~~
Not in Toronto but want more cromulent advice? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 
Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store is closed until September but in the interim, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

    bycrom:

    Summer Reruns, By Crom!

    We are so close to FanExpo I can taste it! Or that might just be the metallic taste of mild panic in my mouth…

    Weald Comics will be tabling beside neomonki, at table A287 in the Artist’s Alley at FanExpo, which runs from August 28-31 in downtown Toronto. I’ll also be speaking on a panel about my other art practice, illustrating tabletop rpgs. That’s Saturday at 1:45pm, in room 705 - it’s called Blood Spray and Speed Lines - The Life of a Gaming Illustrator and I’ll be sharing the mic with Chris Huth, an award-nominated layout artist and illustrator.

    You can see the convention hall map here (pdf!) and the panel schedule here (pdf again!).

    I’m putting together a great big pile of stuff to bring for you all to snag - stickers, originals, prints, mugs, totes, tshirts, as well as both By Crom! collections, the first Weald double issue, and some illustrated fiction from Stone Skin Press.  Come on by and chat with me and Noreen while we nerd out for four days straight!

    ~~~~

    Not in Toronto but want more cromulent advice? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 

    Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store is closed until September but in the interim, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

    — 3 days ago with 37 notes
    After some feedback from Zoë Robinson at GenCon (thanks for your time, Zoë!) I’m going back over some older projects and testing out how to finish them in a painterly style as opposed to the illustrative line-and-wash technique I’ve been using all year. One of my major challenges, especially for card art and other small pieces, is keeping contrast high enough for things to read well at a distance. Lots to keep playing with! 

    After some feedback from Zoë Robinson at GenCon (thanks for your time, Zoë!) I’m going back over some older projects and testing out how to finish them in a painterly style as opposed to the illustrative line-and-wash technique I’ve been using all year. One of my major challenges, especially for card art and other small pieces, is keeping contrast high enough for things to read well at a distance. Lots to keep playing with! 

    — 5 days ago with 10 notes
    #Rachel Kahn  #paintover  #test  #re-do  #painterly  #illustration. 
    bycrom:

Store update!
First off: shipping is going out tomorrow (Monday) afternoon. If you’ve been waiting, make your order right away to get in on this batch!
Secondly: as of Monday at 6pm EST, I am closing my BigCartel store until after FanExpo. I’m down to limited stock in a few things, especially The Collected By Crom!, which is so awesome, but also means I don’t want to oversell anyone anything by accident. So as mentioned, if you’ve been waiting, make your order right away to snag one before this print run is all gone!
The store will be back open the first week of September, and I may have a few other zines to add to it!
Thanks again to all of you for giving me a reason to keep this store going and giving me things to ship on a regular basis! You’re all so wonderful!

Shopping news!

    bycrom:

    Store update!

    First off: shipping is going out tomorrow (Monday) afternoon. If you’ve been waiting, make your order right away to get in on this batch!

    Secondly: as of Monday at 6pm EST, I am closing my BigCartel store until after FanExpo. I’m down to limited stock in a few things, especially The Collected By Crom!, which is so awesome, but also means I don’t want to oversell anyone anything by accident. So as mentioned, if you’ve been waiting, make your order right away to snag one before this print run is all gone!

    The store will be back open the first week of September, and I may have a few other zines to add to it!

    Thanks again to all of you for giving me a reason to keep this store going and giving me things to ship on a regular basis! You’re all so wonderful!

    Shopping news!

    — 5 days ago with 11 notes
    bycrom:

Summer Reruns Return, By Crom!
And I’m bringing FanExpo details with me!
Weald Comics will be tabling beside neomonki, at table A287 in the Artist’s Alley at FanExpo, which runs from August 28-31 in downtown Toronto. I’ll also be speaking on a panel about my other art practice, illustrating tabletop rpgs. That’s Saturday at 1:45pm, in room 705 - it’s called Blood Spray and Speed Lines - The Life of a Gaming Illustrator and I’ll be sharing the mic with other talented artists in that field.
You can see the convention hall map here (pdf!) and the panel schedule here (pdf again!).
I’m putting together a great big pile of stuff to bring for you all to snag - stickers, originals, prints, mugs, totes, tshirts, as well as both By Crom! collections, the first Weald double issue, and some illustrated fiction from Stone Skin Press.  Come on by and chat with me and Noreen while we nerd out for four days straight!
~~~~
Not in Toronto but want more cromulent advice? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 
Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store has you covered! You can find books, stickers, original comics and more there! And if shipping things isn’t your bag, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

    bycrom:

    Summer Reruns Return, By Crom!

    And I’m bringing FanExpo details with me!

    Weald Comics will be tabling beside neomonki, at table A287 in the Artist’s Alley at FanExpo, which runs from August 28-31 in downtown Toronto. I’ll also be speaking on a panel about my other art practice, illustrating tabletop rpgs. That’s Saturday at 1:45pm, in room 705 - it’s called Blood Spray and Speed Lines - The Life of a Gaming Illustrator and I’ll be sharing the mic with other talented artists in that field.

    You can see the convention hall map here (pdf!) and the panel schedule here (pdf again!).

    I’m putting together a great big pile of stuff to bring for you all to snag - stickers, originals, prints, mugs, totes, tshirts, as well as both By Crom! collections, the first Weald double issue, and some illustrated fiction from Stone Skin Press.  Come on by and chat with me and Noreen while we nerd out for four days straight!

    ~~~~

    Not in Toronto but want more cromulent advice? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 

    Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store has you covered! You can find books, stickers, original comics and more there! And if shipping things isn’t your bag, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

    — 1 week ago with 39 notes
    bycrom:

Summer Reruns, By Crom!
Summer reruns have now covered all 25 comics in the first By Crom! zine! We’ll be taking a short hiatus for two weeks while I attend GenCon and prep for FanExpo. I won’t have a booth at GenCon but if you’re also attending and want a cromulent book, tell me right now via email or bigcartel store communication and we can organize it! As for FanExpo, I’ll have a booth and be on a panel - watch for a thorough update with all that information closer to the date!
Thanks for reading, everyone, it’s been wonderful sharing these early comics with all you new followers!
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Love this? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 
Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store has you covered! You can find books, stickers, original comics and more there! And if shipping things isn’t your bag, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

    bycrom:

    Summer Reruns, By Crom!

    Summer reruns have now covered all 25 comics in the first By Crom! zine! We’ll be taking a short hiatus for two weeks while I attend GenCon and prep for FanExpo. I won’t have a booth at GenCon but if you’re also attending and want a cromulent book, tell me right now via email or bigcartel store communication and we can organize it! As for FanExpo, I’ll have a booth and be on a panel - watch for a thorough update with all that information closer to the date!

    Thanks for reading, everyone, it’s been wonderful sharing these early comics with all you new followers!

    ~~~~

    Love this? Read all of By Crom! on Weald Comics! 

    Want a copy of this comic for yourself? My BigCartel store has you covered! You can find books, stickers, original comics and more there! And if shipping things isn’t your bag, you can fill your computer or tablet of choice with cromulent PDFs from my Gumroad. For prints (and more) of By Crom!, search for “cromic” on Society 6.

    — 3 weeks ago with 22 notes

    With Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword's first chapter all wrapped up now on Weald Comics, I’ve got even more time to sit and contemplate the next installment. And you’ve got nothing new to read on Fridays! Well, let me do a little dev-blogging for you in the interim:

    A few weeks ago I gave you a sneak peek at some of the very-very-early character design work for Adin.

    I’ve been spending a whole lot more time in the sketchbook with her this summer, and she’s settled into what I think of as her mountain-hermit-princess state. It’s been a different challenge settling her into a design and writing this next chapter, as there is a whole lot more worldbuilding, and I find myself going back and forth from designing architecture and social structures to deciding what sort of footwear Adin would use. 

    I’m really getting to love Adin’s voice and attitude, and I can’t wait to introduce her to you. Unlike Orin, she has a lot to say. 

    — 4 weeks ago with 15 notes
    #Rachel Kahn  #Character Design  #Adin  #Weald Comics  #Orin and the Dead Man's Sword  #thumbnailing  #concept art  #sketches  #painting  #mountain hermit princess  #furs 
    ENnies Voting is open!

    So, through the magic of working with brilliant people, three books I contributed to are all up for ENnies this year! You can learn more about the ENnies right here; and if this is old hat to you you can go vote right now!

    So, which books?

    Pelgrane Press and Robin D Laws’ Hillfolk is nominated three times! This is nuts. Hillfolk was my first RPG illustration job, as well as one of the first tabletop games I played, and I rave about it constantly - if you haven’t checked it out you really should. 

    Blood in the Snow, a companion book to Hillfolk, is also nominated! And also contains several pieces of my art

    Call of Cthulhu’s 7th Edition Quick Start Rules is nominated too! I illustrated the adventure for this publication, which was The Haunting, a scenario I love. You can see some of my art from it right here. This one’s a free product, which means you can go grab it right now if you haven’t already, and properly evaluate it for all the voting you’re off to do shortly, right?

    — 1 month ago with 8 notes
    #ENnies  #RPG  #art  #books  #Rachel Kahn  #Hillfolk  #Drama System  #Call of Cthulhu  #CoC 7thE  #Blood on the Snow 
    bycrom:

wealdcomics:

This scene is the acoustic outro to the metal song of my comic Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword.

You can read from the beginning here right here.

My epic fantasy adventure wordless horror forest comic is drawing to a close.

    bycrom:

    wealdcomics:

    This scene is the acoustic outro to the metal song of my comic Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword.

    You can read from the beginning here right here.

    My epic fantasy adventure wordless horror forest comic is drawing to a close.

    — 1 month ago with 53 notes
    #Rachel Kahn  #comic  #webcomic  #Orin  #Orin and the Dead Man's Sword  #Weald comics  #update