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Tellest: Awake – Chapter Four

Tellest: Awake – Chapter Four

Did you ever wake up and just hated everything about the morning?  I imagine that’s how Maravek felt when he was so rudely stirred from his slumber by Tannivh last week.

Over the next two weeks, we’ll learn that there are some consequences from that interaction.  Some might be good, some might be bad.

For this chapter in particular, we focus on Venathryn, who is finally coming to terms with her…

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Dorky Daddy: Philadelphia Zoo

Dorky Daddy: Philadelphia Zoo

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The Philadelphia Zoo has been a treat for me since I was a kid. To the point where I still enjoy it to this day and will select it as a destination for either my birthday or Father’s day.

Much has changed since I was a kid… no more elephants and a stellar kids area to name a few. I’m sure there are other changes, but I for the life of me can’t even begin to fathom what they are.

As a child, and…

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Tellest: Sentinel Pass

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Geography and Environment

Between the countries of Raleigh and Blacklehn, there is a long canyon that serves as a pass through the Great Boundary mountains.  It is miles long, and splinters off into myriad other passages, but the central, largest path is called the Sentinel Pass.

Within that path, the ecology of the place is somewhat barren.  There are trees and shrubs here…

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Tellest Art: Otto Completed Piece

Tellest Art: Otto Completed Piece

Alright, so it’s time to draw the curtain back a little bit.  The person who commissioned Otto was the same person who commissioned Tatiana and Bolt: my brother.  It felt great getting him involved, and he obviously helped me out a bunch by adding to the numbers on my Kickstarter campaign.

You see, Matt saw the work that I was getting done with my own characters, and knowing that he had his own…

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#TBT: Becoming a Father (The first time)

#TBT: Becoming a Father (The first time)

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My life changed forever on January 16th, 2012– however, this story starts well before then. I guess it was in April of 2011, though confirmed in May of 2011– I was a father.

Obviously the months leading up to Trey’s birth were, for the most part, all on Jen. I played my role of any odd requests being fulfilled; but those moments that I was able to share with Jen– specifically feeling him kick,…

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Dorky Daddy - Then and Now: Children’s TV

Dorky Daddy – Then and Now: Children’s TV

Back when a friend of mine, Garrett, and I did a podcast called Academic Nerds, we talked about how movies and TV are very different for kids today then they were when we kids and how that is influencing what we’re seeing geared towards kids and adults today.

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For me, I remember the late ’80s and early to mid ’90s being some of the best shows available to kids. First and foremost, what I…

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Tellest: Interview with Annie Knowles and David Peralty

Tellest: Interview with Annie Knowles and David Peralty

Hello there everyone.  After over a month, we’re finally back with another new interview.  This time, we’re actually going to the future, where superpowers are a bit more common.  Second Class Supersis a novel that is being worked on by husband and wife team David Peralty and Annie Knowles.  I also had a little personal interest in this one because our good friend DLeoBlack was the illustrator…

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Tellest: Awake – Chapter Three

Tellest: Awake – Chapter Three

Hello all!  I’m happy to bring you the third chapter of Awake today, and I hope that you’ve been enjoying what you’ve read so far.  I liked the pairing of our two heroes.  Venathryn isn’t your typical fantasy damsel in distress.  She’s reluctant about accepting help at all, let alone from an outsider, and at first glance, the dreamwalker is happy to just let her badmouth him in front of her…

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Tellest: Another Comic – Demon Hunter

Tellest: Another Comic – Demon Hunter

Hello everyone.  It’s Monday, and that means comics.  The only problem is, at the moment, we’re actually out of completed pages! I’ve got most of Inner Demons written, but it’s been taking a little longer to get them storyboarded and inked than we originally thought.

One of the reasons for that is that Leo was practicing his hand at these comics before I came on board.  He was working on a very…

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Tellest: Mount Scourge

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Mythology

The volcano, Mount Scourge, originally went by a different nomenclature.  In the old days, there was a godlike being named Aestir, who was said to be able to manipulate fire.  Unlike pyromancers, he could create the element from nothingness.  They named the volcano after him during the earliest eruptions.

Entymology

The volcano is called Mount Scourge now because…

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