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Dear :iconpocza: Drew Pocza just hit his Pokeweed strip number 50 and I wanted to shar it with you guys:

50 by pocza

Check out more of his strips at his dA site and on his Facebok www.facebook.com/connect/uiser…

Pay him a visit!

PS: now I'm glad I got ri of the Llama journal...it was spooky, I don't know what came over me :P

Commiission Status

1. Aborynth Dragon
2. Paladin of Iomendae
3. Korvin Killgannon
4. Burning tower cliffhanger
5. Korok na'Talok


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Llama evolution

Fri Apr 23, 2010, 11:43 AM
:llama::llama::llama:+:llama: = Super:llama:!

I just noticed that the :llama: badge improves according to the amount of badges you get... so...

PLEAE GIMME :llama:!

No reason or use, just a simply foolish llama fetish of mine.

I'll give :llama:s back to those kind enoug to :llama:ize my dA :D

Apologies for the disturbing Journal :D

Commiission Status

1. Aborynth Dragon
2. Paladin of Iomendae
3. Korvin Killgannon
4. Burning tower cliffhanger
5. Korok na'Talok


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Wayfinder 3 Artwork

Tue Apr 20, 2010, 10:11 AM
Most commissions have been sent and I'm awaiting reply on a few artists. As I mentioned before this time I'm relying on fewer artists to handle a faster communication and deadlines.

On the next wayfidner we'll continue to rely on all the artists who have been with us and wish to continue sharing their work on WF and there could be more opportunities to show art and articles in the near future.

Thanks for your support and we hope to continue counting on you!

Commiission Status

1. Aborynth Dragon
2. Paladin of Iomendae
3. Korvin Killgannon
4. Burning tower cliffhanger
5. Korok na'Talok


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Back to Work

Mon Apr 5, 2010, 9:19 AM
After a looooong (too long!) week of vacations, I'm back and ready to don the artist-monkey costume!

Wayfinder art orders will be issued this week and as I mentioned, this time the deadline is much shorter and therefore I'll assign more pieces to fewer illustrators in order to speed things up. For those who do not get a piece this time, please do not abandon ship, for we will continue to bother you with art requests for future Wayfinders, I just need to have a tigher control on this issue :D

Commissions will resume a steady phase after this week, for I have to wrap up a few projects left pending after disappearing last week.

There are a few professional projects pending which MUST be finished this month, and after those, I'll ease up on that kind of work to use more time on color practice and cartography, which is most needed.

Commiission Status

1. Aborynth Dragon
2. Paladin of Iomendae
3. Korvin Killgannon
4. Burning tower cliffhanger
5. Korok na'Talok


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Artist Call, Wayfinder 3 MORE INFO

Thu Mar 25, 2010, 9:13 AM
Wayfinder > paizo.com/store/downloads/paiz…

This issue will be printed and distributed at PaizoCon 2010 on June 18th

Some 300 to 500 issues will be printed and distributed for free at the convention. Also, contributors and donors will get their printed copy, thou we need help from you to cover the shipping cost.

The issue will range from 70 to 90 pages, depending on the money we raise from donors to get the 'zine printed (and shiped!). Same as last year, its a color cover and B&W interiors.

Artist join up

IMPORTANT This time we'll ask for color pieces and the FINAL deadline is the fist Week of May. No extensions. SO please see if you can meet the ime schedule before applying. Printing the fanzine requires more strict dates ;)

This time we have a very short time frame, so we may give more pieces to fewer artist to handle things faster. DOn't worry if if you don't get an assignment this time, there will be more wayfinders to come :)

Note/email me you name and we will list you for assignments, just let us know how many pieces could you do.

Thanks for joining!

Commiission Status

1. Aborynth Dragon
2. Paladin of Iomendae
3. Korvin Killgannon
4. Burning tower cliffhanger
5. Korok na'Talok


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Commission Status

Fri Mar 12, 2010, 10:30 PM
1. Aborynth Dragon
2. Paladin of Iomendae
3. Korvin Killgannon
4. Burning tower cliffhanger
5. Korok na'Talok

These are only five listed "Private" commissions in queue, there are more behind scenes and another not listed that will be up this weekend, a drow pair of gals. Those commissions not listed and who wants to know their status, please contact me.

I'm still swamped with "professional" commissions that have to be delivered this month, so I'm still clinging to a few dozen illos before diving deep into the private stuff. Starting april I'll be wrapping up all pro-stuff and going full time (spare time, that is) with Wayfinder 3 and the private comish, which means I'll be pulling out at at least two commissions a week and clear all the super-delayed art in two months top.

Thank you all for your patience!

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Iddle?

Sun Mar 7, 2010, 11:20 PM
Not at all!

I just noticed that is closing to a month that I don't upload a new deviation... O.o

As soon as I have some time, I'll show you what I've been up to... Mwahahaha!

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WAYFINDER 3 !

Wed Feb 17, 2010, 8:01 AM
Article submissions are up already > paizo.com/paizo/messageboards/…

Artist call will be open in around a month.

This issue will be printed for PaizoCon 2010 in June, so there you have a bit of extra motivation for joining up :D

You can post any questions about this on the thread at Paizo or here if you have no Paizo account

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Wayfinder 2 updated

Sun Feb 14, 2010, 8:44 AM
Check in here: paizo.com/store/downloads/paiz…

Remember that you need to create an account at paizo to downlaod it. Both the account and download are FREE.

UPDATE: All artists are correctly listed and there are some other minor changes :)

I'm listing here the artists and portfolios of those who participated in this issue No. 2. Thank you so much and you are free to display your illos on your portfolios now. Thanks for waiting!

:iconaaronmiller: Aaron Miller
:iconwhodrewthis: Ashton Sperry
:iconjagerschnitzelananas: Brandon Pinkney

Callous Jack paizo.com/people/CallousJack&s…

:iconcarlostorreblanca: Carlos Torreblanca
:iconquestingraven: Chris H.
:icondarkhanna: Claudia

Crystal Frasier www.ClockworkAmazon.com

:icongworeth: Danny Hedager Krog
:iconmallonillustration: David Mallon

Don Maddok www.donmaddock.wordpress.com

:iconpocza: Drew Pocza
:iconlilith-darkmoon: Elizabeth Courts

Eric Merced www.ericmerced.com
Gavin Smith

:iconjasposis: Glenn Zimmerman
:iconwulfhere: James MacKenzie
:iconjkirckof: Jason Kirckof
:icontowim: Jenn

Jonathan Salazar

:icon0-duredhel-0: Juan Diego Dianderas
:iconditzydm: Kay Thomas
:iconmaskedmayhem: Kendall R Hart
:iconlynora-pefhlawae: Lynnora

Marc Raddle

:iconthetwitchking: Matthew Stinson
:iconmichaeljaecks: Michael Jaecks
:icongorgonbreath: Sarah

Siv Linnea Strandberg

:iconwslafleur: Westly LaFleur

Next: Wayfinder N.3 in June, PaizoCon 2010

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Busy 2010

Wed Jan 13, 2010, 12:23 PM
2010 starts with a very busy agenda. From now to March 1st abd May 30th I need to clear several projects which in totall are over 80 illos, some are very simple, some are VERY elaborated. These projects will keep me super busy for quite some time:

- thefroglab.com launch
- Iphone App illos (lots, lots and LOTS)
- Strategist and Tacticians Artsy directing, with Ryan Costello and 4 Winds Fantasy
- Open design: Sunken Empires (Paizo's From Sea to Shore adventure enhancement)
- Wayfinder 2 (almost done!)
- Wayfinder 3 (for PaizoCon)
- Special Secret Monstruos Book Project :RAWR:
- Plus the long queue of delayed commissions...

Also this year I'll add cartography to the portfolio :D This will be real soon I hope, one map is already finished. Along with a color/no outline portfolio to finally try and reach for the big fantasy publishers and see if I can make the look this way.

Thank you all for the support you gave nme last year for without it I would not have even half of these project jamming my inbox. I hope I can keep you interested in my stuff and tio continue counting with you all ;)

Thank you very much! :D

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Happy 2009 , yes, 2009 :D

Thu Dec 31, 2009, 2:55 PM
This past year brought one too many unexpected amazing things, tons of new deviant friends, working with Wolfgang Baur, Steve Rusell, Sean K Reynolds, Paizo, Several Werecabbages and a few more amazing people; the making of Wayfinder 1; PaizoCon 2009, 70+ illos for an iPhone AP project that I hope to talk about soon(and more on the way!), recruiting for The Frog Lab; leaving a job and getting a new one and a few other stuff. Most of these was not "programmed" and somehow it all came to happen... Eventful year.

This makes me quite excited for the 2010, since now that several contacts are made and several more are on sight, 2010 promises to be a great froggy year and I'm most thankful for all of you who have helped it happen and are there to support these projects!

And on the stressfull/happy note, around past mid 2009 things got a bit tight on the $ side and I made a distress call and several people showed up with support *tear of joy* and lucky me I got a job quite soon after, and these people continue to support this unconsidered delayed frog with amazing loooong patience. I appreciate this a lot and I soon hope to redeem myself. Thank you!

Private Commissions Status
1.Halfling, rabbit and friends WIP
2.Kestal and Elamshin WIP
3.Aborynt Dragon
4.Paladin of Iomendae
5.Corvin Killgannon
6.Milva's Cliffhanger
7.Half-Orc Ranger
8.Qorok na'Talok
9.Character + Infant

There are more commissions in proccess that do not appear here, those are beign taking care of in a more "private" ;) fashion.

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Happy Holidays!

Thu Dec 24, 2009, 11:16 AM
Amiri says she'll get here to wish us a happy new year :D

Commission Status:

1.Tymora's Couple DONE
2.Opal DONE
3.Halfling, rabbit and friends
4.Kestal and Elamshin
5.Aborynt Dragon

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Wayfinder #2 Artists

Sun Dec 20, 2009, 12:55 PM
These are the awesome people who kindly are bringing the writter's work to image, some are professional, some are fan artists,and some just plain mad :P Check their work and give'em some love! I'm adding a few of the finished images for preview ;)

:iconaaronmiller: Aaron Miller
:iconwhodrewthis: Ashton Sperry
:iconjagerschnitzelananas: Brandon Pinkney

Callous Jack paizo.com/people/CallousJack&s…

:iconquestingraven: Chris H.
:icondarkhanna: Claudia

Crystal Frasier www.ClockworkAmazon.com

:icongworeth: Danny Hedager Krog
:iconmallonillustration: David Mallon

Don Maddok www.donmaddock.wordpress.com

:iconpocza: Drew Pocza
:iconlilith-darkmoon: Elizabeth Courts

Eric Merced www.ericmerced.com
Gavin Smith

:iconjasposis: Glenn Zimmerman
:iconwulfhere: James MacKenzie
:iconjkirckof: Jason Kirckof
:icontowim: Jenn

Jonathan Salazar

:icon0-duredhel-0: Juan Diego Dianderas
:iconditzydm: Kay Thomas
:iconmaskedmayhem: Kendall R Hart
:iconlynora-pefhlawae: Lynnora

Marc Raddle

:iconthetwitchking: Matthew Stinson
:iconmichaeljaecks: Michael Jaecks
:icongorgonbreath: Sarah

Siv Linnea Strandberg

:iconwslafleur: Westly LaFleur

Tribal Warrior - Color by QuestingRaven Ausk Final by maskedmayhem Symbiotic Sorcerer Illus. by Towim Wayfinder Vol. 2- Zon-Zon by WhoDrewThis

Thank you all!

PS: I'm missing some links to the arists website/gallery, if you have them, please send it!

Commission Status:

1.Tymora's Couple DONE
2.Opal DONE
3.Halfling, rabbit and friends
4.Kestal and Elamshin
5.Aborynt Dragon

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Commission Status

Mon Dec 14, 2009, 12:11 PM
I'm almost done with company commissions and I'll start my vacations this friday, so I'll finally continue full time on the pending commissions. There are quite a few on the queue and I'll try to do them on order of lined-up assassins I have at my doorstep send with love from my commissioners. I'll list 5 of those I'll do first so that people can get an idea of what's going on. If you don't see your commission listed here and you want it to go first (or sooner), please don't send more assassins, just write me an email/note and I'll see what can I do.

1.Tymora's Couple DONE
2.Opal DONE
3.Halfling, rabbit and friends
4.Kestal and Elamshin
5.Aborynt Dragon

These are not my only pending commissions, I'm just listing five and when these are done I'll list the next five.

After this week I can pull around 1.5 commissions a day, so all should be clear by the end of the month.

Thanks again for the extremely looooong patience, I'll make up for it!

*goes fend off assassins*

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Wayfinder almost done

Fri Dec 11, 2009, 7:28 AM
85% of the commissions are assigned, a few are still waiting to be send tonight and all will be delivered. Tonight (11th) I'll send the remaining few along witha ll specifications for the file delivery and deadlines.

I'm thrilled with all the talented people who volunteered their skills and time, thank you all!

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The art orders for Wayfinder 2 are going out now, some of the awesome artists that signed up have got their assignments and some are still waiting to be send. Soon I'll make a public list of all the people participating on making the Wayfinder a sweet eyecandy so that you can see the kind of artsy awesomeness that will be poured into WF.

Articles are beign send in order of appearance on the fanzine, so for those that haven't got their assignment yet, be patient, you'll have it on the next few days. I'm readying as fast as possible!

On the private commission line, I'l uber glad to announce that I'm already back into it "full time" (as full time as having a dayjob allows).

Also, I recently had a run-in issue with mailing originals. Turns out that the lack of faith I have on the mexican mail turned out to be 101% accurate, so I won't be sending originals through it anymore. Some of the stuff that is already delayed on mailing will moved to another mailing operator in order to make sure people gets their stuff before Xmas. These change will cost me dearly so I won't be selling originals by mail anymore. Its just too expensive.

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Wayfinder artist call closed!

Tue Dec 1, 2009, 8:36 PM
THANK YOU ALL!

This went better than I thought and enough artists have signed up to cover the whole fanzine!!! If you are still interested on joining and be considered for future issues just say so and you'll be emailed for the next call.

Thank you all again!

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Wayfinder #2 Artist Call

Sun Nov 29, 2009, 6:11 PM
Wayfinder PaizoCon Fanzine by MichaelJaecks

The gig is up and the call for artists is open for a very short period.

If you have some artist skills, -even to a very amateur level- and would like to participateon this issue of WF, please send me a note or email. There are plenty of articles to go around and the artist selection process will be based more on a "who's serious, paizonian, or fast to deliver" than on a -Who's the best artist" basis. Wayfinder is a fanzine and we do look forward to present the fan's work rather than hand picking talented artist. Of course, a certain level of seriousness is expected, like sending finished work and properly scanned stuff.

If I don't know you or you are not a paizonian, you can still join up just as long as you submit your art within a week of receiving your art request.

So, please comment if you want to join!

Oh, and for those not familiar with Wayfinder, here it is> paizo.com/store/downloads/paiz…

This is pro-bono work, but it will help you get get your art exposed to a few hundred more people ;)

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Where the heck are my commision(s)?!

Thu Nov 12, 2009, 9:25 PM
To all my commissioners, here's a bit of explaining

All of the commissions you see lately were made around July/August, before the big color promo took place. I'm posting them now because the products where just released. I'm way delayed on the commissions because I landed a few big jobs and afterwards I got the dayjob. I confess, I give 99% priority to the companiees commissions since those are the ones that get me "out there", but I'm seriously concerned about the regular "private" commissions, since they are the ones who keep me interested in this "hobby".

I know I'm getting myself in serious trouble with all my commissioners because of such long delays and believe me I'm trying to keep up the quality and pacing of the work on a vain attempt to keep everyone happy, something I know I already screwed with more than three people

I hope I can get everybody's stuff finished ASAP and try to give priority to those who want their stuff delivered sooner. I don't wish to make more people desperate.

I still have LOTS of stuff on my inbox from companies (a bit over 25 illos) and I'm hoping to clear some 80% of these by the end of november to dedicate all december to "private" commissions and the Wayfinder. I can squeeze some of the private commissions in between the company work.

If you are one of the patrons who sent some of the assassins/knee breakers outside my plase, please write me a note or email and I'll do my best to speed up your commission ASAP.

I'm very sorry about the delay, and I'll try to make up for a liitle of the trouble by giving away the original of your commission, just please help me with the shipping. Shoot me an email/note if you want it. FOr those who paid for the original, I'll make up for it with something else.

I'm running out of time and apolgies for all this issue :( ... SORRY!

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Shipping out art... FInally

Tue Oct 27, 2009, 1:54 PM
Finally I'll ship out on the weekend all purchased originals.

Thanks for the patience!

Commissions closed until further notice > butterfrog.deviantart.com/jour…

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