Sunday, April 21, 2024

Out of Date

Time travel is real!

P.S. My new game is still on Kickstarter! Okay that's it for now bye

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Calming Clichรฉ

I'm relaxed by stressful trips - or more accurately, I'm relaxed upon my return home by contrast to the stressful trip I just had ๐Ÿง˜

=========== ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Fully funded - and counting!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️ ===========

Power Vacuum launched on Tuesday and is already fully funded! In fact it's 421% more than funded, and the more the merrier - the more units are backed right now, the lower the production cost per unit. That's a little inside baseball for ya right there. 

And it's why, if you're thinking to yourself today "hmm, I wonder how I can support artists like Mal to continue to make the weird stuff they make," this is a great way!

Happy Sunday!

Your pal

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Memory Screen

Parenting isn't about your kids! It's about what other people think of you.


⚡️ My New Game Launches on Tuesday! ⚡️

I know you already know this, but Power Vacuum is a card game I'm launching on Kickstarter on Tuesday! It's set in a world of anthropomorphic household appliances that live in a Cold War-ish dystopia. Yes, it's pretty weird. I'm doing all the illustrations and graphics for it, and the game is also very fun. 

I only need to figure out where I'm going to hide the Itchy Feet Guy in the game... ๐Ÿค”

Your pal

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Side Standards

I'm in the Virgin Islands right now, and lemme tell ya, those left curves are ALARMING.


๐Ÿšจ New Thing Reminder! ๐Ÿšจ

I didn't forget this week to remind you! Next next Tuesday (April 9th) we are launching a new game on Kickstarter: Power Vacuum! It's a game where you have to outmaneuver other anthropomorphic appliances to obtain absolute power by using...well, by playing cards, of course. 

We worked a lot on this one, and if you like trick-taking games like Hearts or Spades or Bridge but wished the cards were illustrated with whimiscally dystopian art by yours truly, then heck yeah it's for you!

You can follow the link above (or click the image) to learn more and stay tuned for when the game launches.

Okay, Happy Easter!

Your pal

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Italian Outlier

It wasn't the first time Poland was acting the mischievous scamp, and it wouldn't be the last ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ


๐Ÿšจ New Thing Alert! ๐Ÿšจ

Hello beloved reader - I've got a new game coming soon!

It's called Power Vacuum, and it's a trick-taking game (in the genre of Spades or Hearts if you've played those) set in a dystopian world of anthropomorphic household appliances in which you build a statue to your own greatness. It's coming to Kickstarter next month - click the banner or here for more info.

The game was designed by my pal Kaleb Wentzel-Fisher, published by me under my Keen Bean Studio imprint, and all the illustration and art direction is also by me! It was a great fun challenge to draw appliance-people in a Cold War setting - not what I am used to, that is for sure. Here's a sample of some art that appears on a card:

We launch in April so I will be mentioning it in emails over the next couple weeks.


Your pal,

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