#RPG Open Art Call – Tales of Gor


I’m in the market for two black and white A5 scale illustrations at 300-600 dpi. Pay is $50 USD per image but is negotiable to an extent (privately). Payment in full on delivery, with a delivery time of no more than two weeks from accepting the gig. Even if you can’t take the gig, please pass it on!

Apply via email to grim@postmort.demon.co.uk or on Twitter @grimachu please include a link to your portfolio or sample work.

I am ALWAYS looking for artists, so be sure and sub to my social media channels etc to pick up on future opportunities.

These illustrations are for the Tales of Gor game, for a new adventure supplement ‘The Cave of Gold‘.

I am looking for something along the lines of the following:

  1. A panther girl (female bandit) dressed in dark leopard skins, armed with a spear and/or short bow. A defiant (chin high) look. Full body illustration. The clothing should expose the thigh, which has a mass of scarring criss-crossing one spot on the upper, outer thigh. Draw influence from traditional African dress – but not too much.
  2. A male bandit, somewhat bashful and haggard looking, stubbly, shabby-haired, hollow-cheeked and wide-eyed. He should be dressed in a jerkin, britches and boots and armed with a buckler shield and short sword/long dirk. Draw influence from early medieval or Saxon clothing. Full body illustration.

Open Art Call: Young Adult/Children’s Illustration Style

People_Children_Young_artist_023259_This is a Chronicle City project, not a Postmortem Studios project. I just have the contacts and exposure here and the CC website isn’t quite ready yet.

When I made my previous open art call I got too many responses, to the point where it was impossible to respond to everyone. I realise that may have put a few noses out of joint and I apologise. If the response to this call is anything like as strong as the previous one I’m going to have the same problem. So I apologise in advance for not necessarily replying to people who aren’t successful in applying!



The Job

  • Colour cover (ensemble ‘cast’) digest format 300 dpi+
  • Up to 16 small, interior B&W (line art) illustrations (1/4 page, B&W).
  • Turnaround: ASAP.
  • Budget: $600-$700 USD (Some wiggle room). If you would charge more, give us your quote and blow us away


  • This is for a light, fun, indie-style role-playing game but the project may be suitable for people who wouldn’t normally work in this niche.
  • A familiarity with comic/cartoon/children’s/young adult illustration style would be helpful.
  • Please send examples or include a link to your portfolio.
  • The setting is modern day, Pacific Northwest American. ‘Modern day’ could refer to anything from the 1980s to today.
  • Character illustration is the most important aspect of the job. Fun characters with a sense of movement and expression are important.

Even if you’re not interested, please pass it on.

This could be a good learning experience for a talented art student are someone looking to gain experience or break into illustration. Even if you’re not interested, please pass it on across social media, groups, email lists, forums etc.

Contact address: grim AT postmort DOT demon DOT co DOT uk

Machinations of the Space Princess: Gallery

Here’s a preview of some of the interior art for Machinations of the Space Princess

Open Art Call: Colony Moon – Commercial Edition

Before joining Chronicle City I was a third-party publisher with them, using the excellent* 3PP support system there to get my material into more stores, outlets and distributors. One of these projects was to take Colony Moon into distribution. We’re now at a point where we can press on with that but I’d like to ‘spruce up’ the current edition of Colony Moon to make it more appealing.

To that end I am placing an open art call for some pieces of B&W art to illustrate the commercial edition.

Colony Moon is a hard-science, social science-fiction game and the style must reflect that.
Requirements: B&W line or shaded style suitable for B&W print.

A hard-science, realistic,  ‘NASA illustration’ style is preferred but I will consider more artistic representations.


  • 2-4 small (1/8th A4) header/footer illustrations.
  • 9 (1/4 A4) scene illustrations.
  • Payment: Around $250 – negotiable to a degree.
  • You retain right of re-use and resale of any and all art produced for this project.
  • Payment immediately on completion of work, via Paypal.
  • Fast turnaround essential.

grim AT postmort DOT demon DOT co DOT uk

Please include a link to your portfolio – preferably to appropriate pieces – or include three pieces of appropriate art with the email (keep attachments below 5 meg please).

*I am of course, biased.

Machinations of the Space Princess: Art Preview


Character progression, MotSP style.

MotSP: Very early page mockup

Unedited, still playing around with format/font etc but gives you some sort of idea I suppose 🙂


Give Rowena Your Money

Rowena does a lot of work for me and is well worth hiring for your projects or if you want a present for yourself or someone you love for Xmas by illustrating their character 🙂

Rowena says:

I am looking to take on commissions to create artwork for RPG characters. I am offering two styles of artwork, painterly or comic book style, and I can create art to fit any budget.

Here is an example of one I created for Eric F Johansson based on his Blood Magus and here’s what he had to say about it, which can be found on my testimonials page

“I would like to thank you so much for helping me get these pictures into a reality, couldn’t have asked for more. Both pictures are gorgeous, just keep staring at them, noticing new details all the time. My friends jaws will drop the floor tomorrow when the session starts. Will save this one for special surprise when the fighting starts in the session. My DM also complimented your talents and said if he was going to start as a regular player in a steady campaign he would want unique character art like this for his character as well. You are really talented and if I need more pictures later I know who to turn to, thank you again. Truly happy and pleased.”
December 2, 2011
Eric Johansson

If you would like a quote please send me an email to rowena.aitken@gmail.com or via my contact page with a short description of your character, what size you would be looking for and if you would like it in colour or black and white.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Kindest regards,


ImagiNation: Imminent & Artwork!

ImagiNation should be ready very, very soon as all the art is in and done and all the text is done and edited.

Rowena Aitken who did most of the art for the game is selling the originals, so get in quck while you can to buy them!

Rowena Aitken Art Sale

ImagiNation Preview


Even childhood heroes may need to find new ways to survive.

ImagiNation Update

Sorry for the delay, I’ve been pre-occupied, obviously.

As well as the more full on illustrations in ImagiNation there will be scraps of notes, observations and sketches from the talented and damaged few that are able to brave the changed mainland. This sketch by Rowena Aitken is one of those, capturing the moment that an artist’s painting is energised and comes to life, emerging from the canvas to – hopefully – do their bidding.

You’ll also get diary entries, ‘post-it notes’ and other scraps of observation from island dwellers and explorers as a way of bringing the setting and all its weirdness to life.

Unfortunately, due to recent issues I’ve slipped behind on talking to people about their rewards from the campaign. The character profiles and the entries. I’ll be getting back in touch as soon as I can but if you want to jump the gun and get in touch before I do, please do.

I just finished writing up the section on mental illness – and how it interacts with the creative abilities – so progress is, once again, being made.