In between two conventions, that is!
Last week I was at MISTI-Con, a lovely four-day Harry Potter convention in Laconia, New Hampshire. It was a truly magical few days, complete with fireworks, murder mysteries, and the best academic programming I’ve seen at a pop culture show.
I was honored to design the wraparound cover for their program book, have a look:
This was my first program book cover, and it printed really beautifully. I was thrilled!
From June 6-7, I’ll be heading out to the east coast again for Special Edition NYC! If you’ll be in the Big Apple that weekend, make sure to stop by and say hi. I’ll be doing commissions in addition to my regular selection of prints, postcards, bookmarks, and charms.
The special edition print for this show will be my Dragon Age illustration This Time Forever. I usually post this image in two pieces, but I’ll be knitting them together for the print!
I’ll also have an exclusive illustration for the show badges to show in a couple weeks!
If you’d like to preorder a commission to pick-up at Special Edition, please make sure to email me about it before the end of May. Otherwise, I’ll have my table number up when I know it, and I hope to see you there!
The Phoenix: Dawn Command Kickstarter is live!!
A role playing game where death not only makes you stronger, it defines who you become. From the creator of Gloom and Eberron.
Rich Ellis and I have been working on the art for Phoenix for the last few months, and it’s exciting to see it come together. I’ll be posting more about the artistic process on the game and my experiences in playtesting soon.
In the meantime, check out the Kickstarter or Keith Baker’s blog to learn about the world and gameplay!
Tomorrow morning I’ll be off for Seattle and Emerald City Comicon! Come find me at booth 1214 if you’ll be in attendance. Here’s a handy map to help you track me down:
What can you expect at my table this year? Along with the usual buttons and prints, I’m debuting a few new items. Read on for some examples, and I hope to see you at the show!
Information, art, and free promos for the upcoming game Phoenix: Dawn Command.
Presenting my new sketchbook!
24 pages long, collecting 30+ pieces of art from 2014.
Includes character designs, sketches, comics, and full color illustration.
Includes a space in the back for a custom sketch!
A special edition 8×8″ metallic print of the lovely ladies of the Legend of Korra! They’re from a limited run of 25, and $10 each.
I’ve been quite busy creating art for Phoenix lately, and since I can’t share that quite yet, I thought I’d post two commissions I’ve done recently! The first is two of my friends’ D&D characters, and the second is the Eighth Doctor (as played by Paul McGann).
I’ll be able to post more about my current projects very soon, so keep an eye out!
Exciting news! Information is starting to be released about Phoenix: Dawn Command, the card-based RPG that I’ve been working on art for along with Rich Ellis. You can read about it here on creator Keith Baker‘s blog and I’m sure I’ll have some sample art to post in the next few months!
Also, I’ve continued to expand my Etsy store to include most of my convention wares, plus some exclusives like original sketch cards! Below are some of the new items. I’m currently running a Valentine’s Day sale, so you can use coupon code ROMANCEOPTION15 to get 15% off until February 8th!
Tabletop Terror Charms
Polyhedral Dice Wrapping Paper
LoZ Song Button Kits
I have several new art pieces to share as well, but I’ll keep all but one for another post. Here’s a bit of fanart for the Legend of Korra to commemorate its excellent conclusion!
In honor of Cyber Monday, you can use code ATTACKOFTHECYBERMEN on my Etsy store for 25% off all items! Includes buttons, prints, and this original Sailor Moon marker piece.
Moon Prism Power Make Up!!
Secondly, the fourth issue of WANDER came out! You can read it here for just 99 cents, which is a bargain for this particular issue. There is humor! Drama! Partial nudity! A big fight!! Below is one of my favorite panels.
In other news, last month I got engaged to the wonderful Rich Ellis! Here are our sweet matching rings.
They’re walnut with an inlay of Sleeping Beauty turquoise.
And finally, I’m wrapping up my fundraiser for the Cat Adoption Team. For kicking just a few dollars my way to help cats and kittens find homes for the holidays, I’ll send you a personalized postcard! I also did several commissions for it, though they are unfortunately sold out now. Check back here later in the month if you’re interested in holiday commissions!
Commission for Michael Branch.
Commission for Justin Zimmerman.
Commission for Michael Branch.
The layout for the postcard I’ll be sending!
Exciting news today: I did a guest strip for my friend and studiomate’s webcomic, Oh Joy Sex Toy! (Warning: NSFW)
ASMR is something I’ve experienced all my life and only just discovered early this year. I was relieved to know it was normal and thrilled to discover all the ways to trigger it! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, no worries; check out the comic!
In other news, I’ve revamped and stocked my Etsy store! The store is called Grey Alice, and I have special packaging materials that include a logo I designed:
I’ve got buttons, postcards, and charms up for sale now, as well as my limited edition metallic Mass Effect print and, possibly most exciting, a preorder for my next limited print! I just finished the illustration for it, and it’s a homage to one of my favorite games of all time…
I recently participated in a Pokemon fanart jam to provide art for a fan-created Pokemon RPG! My piece had the theme, “a Trainer carrying his/her Pokemon to safety.” I ended up drawing an Ace Trainer running from some ghost types in what appears to be one of Giovanni’s abandoned summer homes? I don’t know.
I’ll have prints of this available at Rose City Comicon on September 20-21, as well as other prints, buttons, and more!
One thing I’ll be doing less of, however, is original commissions at the show. It keeps me from being able to pay attention to people who stop by, so I’m only taking a few over the duration of the show. This doesn’t include pre-orders, though, so if you’d like your very own illutration from me, email me at the.grace.allison (at) gmail.com. Please include the subject matter and what size and level of finish you’d like.
Here are examples, details, and pricing:
I work in two sizes and with three levels of finish: tight pencils, ink and greyscale marker, and ink and full color marker. Includes one 3/4 body character with minor background. Please ask about additional characters or more detailed background!
$15 Pencil – $30 Greyscale – $50 Color
$25 Pencil – $50 Greyscale – $75 Color
I briefly opened for commissions in May and received some very fun requests! Here’s what I’ve been drawing for the past two or so weeks. Look for more news soon, I have some fun projects on the horizon.
I’ve had some requests to make prints or shirts with my art available for purchase, and so created a Society 6 store! Check it out through this link and you can even get free shipping until May 11th. I’ve posted images of some of the items for sale below. Feel free to drop me a line if there’s something you’d like to see added to my store.
Also, I wanted to post some of my recent artworks. This one is fanart for one of my best friend’s webcomic, Aether: Earth and Sun, a delightfully cerebral fantasy story with a female protagonist. Well worth checking out!
And then, I have a comic and a drawing from my long-running D&D campaign, because I am a nerd. Enjoy!