Announcing Zondervan’s OFFICIAL cover for Merlin’s Shadow!

Yes, Zondervan has officially released their cover for MERLIN’S SHADOW. Also, you can now PRE-ORDER Merlin’s Shadow through Zondervan’s ChurchSource.com! (Amazon and others coming SOON!) If you want to read the official description of the novel, go on over to Zondervan.com’s MERLIN’S SHADOW page… And the official release date? September 24th, 2013 !! (Only 5[…]

Excalibur Has Been Made!

Yes, with a lot of help, and God’s protection, I finally did it! I have successfully bronze-cast the hilt and pommel for my Excalibur, and here are the pictures. Zondervan is going to photograph this blade for the cover of my novel, MERLIN’S BLADE, which will come out February of 2013. I will begin with[…]

Announcing Zondervan’s OFFICIAL cover for Merlin’s Blade!

Yes, Zondervan has officially released their cover for MERLIN’S BLADE. Also, you can now PRE-ORDER Merlin’s Blade through Amazon! If you want to read the official description of the novel, go on over to Zondervan.com’s MERLIN’S BLADE page… And the official release date? April 16th, 2013 !! (And a big thanks to Ember for letting[…]

To Be Revealed Soon: Zondrevan’s Book Cover For Merlin’s Blade!

Yes, I have received a sneak preview of Zondervan’s book cover for MERLIN’S BLADE, and wow am I excited! Let’s just say that it combines hints of mystery, intrigue, and a sinister enemy! And the person they chose to portray Merlin looks very close to how I had envisioned him. There are still some minor[…]

Advice Needed About New Sample Book Covers For Merlin’s Blade

NOTE: ZONDERVAN HAS RELEASED MY OFFICIAL COVER FOR MERLINS’ BLADE, WHICH IS *NOT* THE ONES POSTED HERE. TO SEE IT, CLICK THIS LINK. I created these for a publisher to give them an example of what I was thinking for a book cover for Merlin’s Blade. My son, Leighton, portrays the blind Merlin, and my[…]

The Maps of Merlin’s Blade

I’ve had maps for Merlin’s Blade for a long time, but only now do I feel good about showing them. Why? Because I finally created the topography using Blender 3D software. Here they are (click to see a larger version): PORTION OF BOSVENNA MOOR KERNOW, BRITAIN THE VILLAGE OF BOSVENTOR INIS AVALLOW ISLAND KERNOW, BRITAIN[…]

New Excalibur Art For Merlin’s Blade

Okay, so I admit it … I have been dissatisfied with the current design and quality of my version of Excalibur … so I redid it. Not only did I change the funky bolt-shaped hilt end pieces to circles (which is more authentic), but I took a cue from my son’s 3D art and used[…]

The Spectacle — My Comic Book Art

For those that have read my “About Me”, you may have noticed the phrase “amateur comic book artist”, but not have known what that meant. Well, my son Leighton just purchased a WACOM Intuos4 graphics tablet, and he asked me to draw “The Spectacle”, my first comic-book hero: I named and created “The Spectacle” when[…]

New Excalibur Fan Art

My son, Leighton, took my 2D Xara drawing of Excalibur and converted it to 3D using Blender (excellent free 3D software). To do this he imported the graphic, created a flat 3D model to match it, and then extruded it appropriately. After touching it up, he mapped my graphic to the proper faces of the[…]

More Fan Art!

It was my birthday and my kids put out a super effort to make an incredible “movie poster” style drawing of my book! You’ll notice that the left side has all the “bad guys”, and the right side has all the “good guys (and gal). (Also, if you notice any problem with the colors, know[…]

New Excalibur Design!

I have finally finished my design for Excalibur! Up to this point, I have been using for Excalibur a modified version of a dagger that I am going to smith for my daughter, Adele. And no, a longer version of a dagger doesn’t really make a good Excalibur. Not only did it have odd proportions,[…]