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Jats uts  Yatzin by Klaustrofovia

Hi, Claudia! *smile* I enjoy the emotion expressed in this piece. You really succeeded in showing a meaningful interaction between the ...

Minotaur vs ghouls by Pachycrocuta

First...Minotaurs are cool! Okay...got that outta my system. I like this Jonathan. You have successfully combined pen-line and brushwor...

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It's time to open the doors a little more and let the Travellers in!  I've collected the remains of my Traveller book collection and have decided to offer them for sale.  Like my Star Wars offerings, I'm selling them piecemeal.  So this is your chance to fill in any gaps you may have in your own Traveller collection.

Just a note:  I got my start in the gaming art industry with Digest Group Publications in their line of Traveller gaming materials.  I have very fond memories of that period in my artistic growth, so it isn't without a twinge of sadness that I part with these books/magazines. I do, realize, however, that they will no doubt go to appreciative hands.

Drop me a Note and I will let you know what I have available.
After getting some solid feedback, I have decided to drop the idea of selling the Star Wars gaming books as a single Lot.  It would've been nice to see them all go to one appreciative soul...but then again...I'm sure the gaming world is chock full of appreciative souls.  The $650 price is too big a hit for most people (as it would be even for myself).

Therefore, I will throw open the doors and sell the collection piecemeal. I have already gotten a good offer on the boxed Darkstryder game...but there is a lot more here for the picking. Is there a Galaxy Guide that is missing from your collection? Any of the Thrawn Triology hardcovers?  Feel free to Note me and I'll let you know what is available.

As I stated in my previous Journal entry, I will sign any books that sell...and perhaps even do a doodle!

Okay...I'd better be going. Thanks for...what?  Boba Fett? Boba Fett? Where?!
Another tax season...and additional tax debt. It's like...trying to swim upstream...against the flow...in a river of mud. So I am once again wracking my brain for new ways to keep The Taxman satisfied. As much as I hate to use this Journal for non-creative purposes, I am faced with the fact that this tax situation is a worrisome burden...and it is very much interfering with my ability to create. It isn't my only worry, but it's a biggie.  I've tried the commission route...and selling off original artwork. Both with limited success. So, I have sifted through my belongings in an attempt to find things that others might want to buy.  To be truthful, I don't have much...but what I do have might be of interest to those of you who know my work. Especially the Star Wars work I did in the 90's for West End Games. It required a search of the attic, but I found my stash of GAMING BOOKS. Including every West End Star Wars book I ever did illustrations for.  So I'm putting the Star Wars gaming books up for adoption. I am interested in selling these books as a single Lot...and I would be willing to sign any or all of them...and perhaps doodle (remark) several of your favorites!

There are 29 softcover books (which I believe retailed for a least $20 apiece)
And 9 hardcover books.
Adventure Journals 1 through 11 (plus a collected volume)
And 2 boxed game sets (Darkstryder and the Introductory Adventure Game)

I am fairly certain that many of these books are impossible to find.

All of it...for $650.  That's $13 apiece...plus the cost of shipping.

I thought I would post them here on DA before trying to go eBay. Anyone who is seriously interested can send me a Note.

Thanks for listening,
Mike
Jats uts  Yatzin by Klaustrofovia
Hi, Claudia! *smile* I enjoy the emotion expressed in this piece. You really succeeded in showing a meaningful interaction between the girl and the parrot. The colors are wonderful! On a purely emotional level, 'Jats uts Yatzin' makes me smile. Your composition is firm...but perhaps a little simplistic. The three colorful background flowers feel a bit forced in their placement...and their brightness competes with the main characters for the attention of my eye (especially the flower on the right). I mention those things, but they are minor and do not detract from the overall effectiveness of the image. The one thing that really hit me immediately is the 'missing right arm'. It looks awkward, and the fact that her arm disappears right at the shoulder joint feels...uncomfortable. Her figure seems...out of balance.

You say that perhaps you were Mayan in another life. *smile* I can identify with that feeling. I'm Italian...and I've been fascinated by the ancient Romans for as long as I can remember. *long breath* Like you said...maybe in another Life!
It's time to open the doors a little more and let the Travellers in!  I've collected the remains of my Traveller book collection and have decided to offer them for sale.  Like my Star Wars offerings, I'm selling them piecemeal.  So this is your chance to fill in any gaps you may have in your own Traveller collection.

Just a note:  I got my start in the gaming art industry with Digest Group Publications in their line of Traveller gaming materials.  I have very fond memories of that period in my artistic growth, so it isn't without a twinge of sadness that I part with these books/magazines. I do, realize, however, that they will no doubt go to appreciative hands.

Drop me a Note and I will let you know what I have available.

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Michael Vilardi
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Hooly1138 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015
Dear Mr Vilardi,

Since 1987, I have collected all of the Star Wars Role Playing Game material I could, and some of the most memorable times was when I opened a new book. Although the content was great, it was the images which captured my imagination - in particular yours. I always though that they should have you do EVERY illustration. You captured Star Wars perfectly and inspired many an NPC or story event. I cannot thank you enough for your inspiring drawings.

So, thank you.

My only follow on question to that - how does one organise a commission through you?

Cheers, and thanks again.
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caesar120 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Okay...Ian. Let us first address this whole "Mr. Vilardi" thing. Waaaay to formal. 'Mike' will suffice. Wonderful words to hear, Ian. I did my very best to make those expensive books worth the money.  To hear that my efforts inspired exciting game-play is truly gratifying!
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shawnenelson Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Full sized Transformers, most EPIC! Kudos to the whole team and to you Michael. Thanks for sharing.
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caesar120 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
A HUGE challenge, Shawn. LITERALLY! *smile* The pay-off was well worth the effort.
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Flying-Dutchmann Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there, long time no see. Would you like to see a stereotypical Rhode Islander I drew?
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Just thought it would be funny
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caesar120 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Heeeheeheeee! *smile* That's pretty funny, Liz! You certainly captured a lot of Rhode Island stereotypes. Amazing that you were able to encapsulate them all into ONE character!

Good to see you again!
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Flying-Dutchmann Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! Well, at least I got the character right, and again, thanks!
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Lillixian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah i know :3 i wanna know how your doing now a days hehe i hope your life is looking brighter and cheerful
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caesar120 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
well, Jenn...I'd say it's been a challenging period for me in the months running up to 2015. But the outlook for this new year look a bit brighter. As for cheerful..*scratching head*...welll...I'm gonna have to work on that! *smile* You sound fairly chipper, Ms. J.  And that's a good thing!
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Yukow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Hola!
Siento no haber respondido durante este tiempo, pero ya publiqué la moneda de Antoninus Pius! Y lo mejo es que me compraron unos comics de romanos, se titula Alix Senator ,es un gran comic, peroyo quería uno titulado Las Aguilas de Roma y otro titulado Murena, solo que mi madre no me dejo D´:
Saludos :D
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