Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pic from FenCon 2012

Although I wasn't able to be at FenCon in person, a bunch of my stuff was.  My friend Amanda got a picture of our table that was set up on Friday from 4 to 5pm.  Next year we are going to get the table for a few hours on Saturday since the majority of the people attending will be there then.

I got the covers prited at Walmart for about $19 total.  It should have been way more due to the fact that they ended up printing them on canvas (CANVAS!!!!!) because they were out of the regular poster paper.  They looked great.  I'll get a better pic of them a little later and put it up.

Trana w/ her books & my posters.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Neil Armstrong
August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012

The first man to walk on the moon.  A true hero.

Stock Used:
Moon - oblivionmasquerade
Stars - kuschelirmel
Font - OptimusPrinceps SemiBold

Dead Man Hand Cover

Who would have thought that they would ever see an elk playing poker?  This one was super fun to do since I made almost all the stock used. 

Special thanks goes out to Carls & Amanda for letting me borrow their poker set, and to Trana for bringing over the whiskey bottles.

Available: Kindle
T.M. Simmons: Website  & Facebook

Stock Used:
Skeleton - twins72-stocks
Elk - gsdark-stock
Table, cards & poker chips - The Poker Pack Exclusive Stock Pack   dA | Blog
Bottles - Jack Daniel's Bottles Stock Pack   dA | Blog
Stools - hand drawn by me
Font - BONES

MP-1 Cover

CL told me it need to have a planet with two moons, & everything else was up to me.  I love it when I can go crazy on covers.  I used the same nebula & font from the first cover to keep up with the sort-of theme.  The hardest part overall was finding the flares.  I saw several good packs with PNG files but were way too expensive.  The pack I went with were on a black background, so I edied out as much as I could and screened them.  After adjusting the brightness/contrast a bit, everything blended right in.

There are a total of three flares layered at various opacities (is that even a word?).  I was going for a light effect where you would be seeing the light washing over the view-port/screen upon entering the atmosphere or on approaching the planet.  It also (unintentionally) gave it a bit of a 3D effect.
The moons are also the same moon, just reversed with altered color and added shadows.

Kindle Link - Coming Soon

Stock Used:
Planet - : superiorgamer
Flares - hakeryk
Moons - theedeonknight
Nebula - ineedfire
Title/Author Font - Super Retro M45

Exclusive Stock - The Poker Pack

This exclusive stock pack was created for the Dead Man Hand cover.

These images are 300dpi PNGs.

This pack is available for use both non-commercial & commercial use for $50. Contact me for info.  Playment can be sent through PayPal.

Stock Pack - Jack Daniel's Bottles

These were taken for use on the Dead Man Hand cover.

These are high quality, 300 dpi PNG files that have not had much editing done to them. Some of the edges are a little rough but can be easily cleaned up.

Download: deviantArt


For the most part, you can use these for most any project that is non-commercial, as long as you:

• DO NOT redistribute my stock in any way, for profit or not.
• DO NOT use my stock in conjunction with something you found on Google or some other site that is not a valid resource. That is copyright infringement (which is illegal) and I will not be associated with it.
• DO NOT use my stock for anything promoting hatred, prejudice, or showing animal cruelty.
• DO NOT use any of my stock for pornographic or fetish work.
• DO NOT use my stock to create more stock.

For commercial use, you must pay $20 and cover or edit out all Jack Daniels logos/info (due to copyright reasons). I would also like to see the work before you post it so that I can verify you covered all logos/info. If you don’t do this and I find it on a commercial project (print, cover, ect…), then I will take action.  Payment can be sent through PayPal.

A full copy of the rules is included in the pack.