Category Archives: Events

UVU Book Academy: Friday the 11th!

This Friday, October 11th, I’ll be on the Wasatch Campus of Utah Valley University for their Book Academy conference.

Kinda late notice, I know. Sorry about that!

I’m on a panel, “Grand Openings And Then What” (talking about beginnings of stories) at 11:00 am in room 202, and I’m teaching “Crafting Humor for the Page” at 3:30 pm in room 229.

Outside of those events, well, I’ll be at the conference all day. If you catch up with me in the hall I’m sure I’ll be helpful in some way.

Streaming Today: “Big Dumb Cover Art”

Today at 7pm Eastern (5pm my time) I’ll be streaming from my drafting table. Follow and subscribe at twitch.tv/howardtayler

Today’s project is the cover art for the next Schlock Mercenary collection, Big Dumb Objects. I’ll be starting with concept thumbnails, so if you show up early and join the discussion, you might just influence the final product!

I’ll also be taking suggestions for future streams, and I might even work on some Schlock Mercenary comics if I get stalled on the cover.

Streaming Like A Streamer

Look at this! You can watch me draw!

This video is 28 minutes long, and was created yesterday (October 2nd) for my Twitch stream. I’m experimenting a bit with streaming because they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks and I’m interested in proving them wrong. Or maybe I’ll just be cited as an exception to the rule. Perhaps people will say it doesn’t count because I’m not old.

It doesn’t matter. All of those qualify as win conditions for me.

Follow and/or subscribe at twitch.tv/howardtayler.

I’m getting ready to stream again in about 20 minutes, because today’s #Inktober prompt is “Bait” and my brother told me that if I draw anything ELSE it would be “bait and switch” so now I need to do that.

Typecast RPG: The Return of Dan & Howard

It’s Tuesday!

Dan and I are back from the Writing Excuses Retreat, so tonight’s episode of Typecast RPG will have us in it again!

Tune in tonight, at 9pm Eastern for the  live stream of the Gods of Vareon D&D game.

We’re still struggling to get the art cam working, but we’ve narrowed the problem to the USB ports on the host machine. Producer Donald is still troubleshooting it, and I’m hopeful that this week we’ll have LIVE VIDEO of me doing color sketches of in-game events.

If we can’t get it to work, well, I’ll just draw things off-camera and then hold them up when I’m done.

Previous sessions are available on YouTube, but if you’re there for the live stream you’re eligible for giveaways, including some of those sketches.