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Blessed (slightly belated) Beltane, everyone!

Welcome Spring, and blessed be it’s Queen, who loves us SO much that she leaves her own beloved for months in order to give us flowers and sunshine and green.

(I was really struck about that while I was drawing this – yes, Spring is Her domain as it was before She married Hades, but Her Love for us is palpable to me. Surely She misses Him – and on this day of marriage of Lady and Lord, I had to show Him up looking up at Her, too – but Her devotion to us, in return to OUR devotion, felt so very strong and true as I was drawing this. Aaaaaaand it came out MUCH more impressive than I expected! So it gets a proper scan.)

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Soooooo tomorrow is going to be a day of posting about my next show (YAY), so here’s this for today – one of two new pieces being featured in it, actually.

In a moment of needing to experience more of Dr. Jaclyn Weber’s world of Dwal (see here) I finally, FINALLY got around to reading her and GrimReapette‘s story “KINGS,” which takes place in part there.

And it is delicious.

Click here to start reading, and click here to start the illustrations! (They go together, so I definitely recommend keeping the two tabs open and reading/viewing them accordingly!)

Many thanks once again to both these lovely ladies for such a wonderful tale of love and adventure. And please check out their work, they are as fabulous on their own as this story shows they are together.

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Prompt – Wedding ❤

Some of the details are inspired by what my own was like (mostly that each bride is getting to do her own thing, stylistically, which worked very well for my wife and I). I imagine the bride on the left is a librarian, and the bride on the right works with birds.

Also, sometimes, I feel silly or irresponsible that I focus on lady gnomes so much, and that so many of them end up super super queer…..but then that moment passes and I remember what I’m here for, right? Ohohoho.

(And we just talk about the fact that the theater company I’m working with actually reposted this on their instagram? What is my life 😀  )

"On to the Next Level," 8 by 10 inches, ink and colored pencil

Did this in December, 2012 for a couple good friends of mine who were getting married that Winter Solstice. They’re both gamer guys, but in different ways – as Codex would say, one’s an RPG Fairy, one’s FPS – so this is what I ended up doing for them. Definitely different from my original plan, but I’m happy with it and they loved it too, and I hope it speaks to the way they are together.