Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Interim update : back from Paris and the 'Monde du Jeu' convention.

Now, just back from Paris. Very tired. Royally treated by Sebastien of La Grimoire and his team who made my partner and I very welcome, and I met some lovely people and some very loyal fans - and did a lot of signing and drawing. I was glad to have accepted the invitation. Thanks 'guys'! and a special thank you to all those fans who especially came to say hello and shake hands with me.

Here are a couple of pictures from the event.
Myself, Olivier Roux [with his 'Russell' T shirt] and Joe Dever, fellow guest and creator and writer of the 'Lone Wolf' series.
From left to right [facing] Pierre, myself, Paul [both of whom ensured I never got 'lost' each day] and two other dedicated role-playing gamers. Apparently this game was considered curious as it was the only one played in English over the weekend - can't think why?
This was the first role-playing game I'd played in years and - the first where I didn't end up dead. Which was nice.

I'll be writing more about the event and posting more pictures over the next few days.

Update: Calific.com  now has a website 'home', and is decorated with various items of my work. Please check it out.
See: http://calific.com/index.html

Update: Kobold Quarterly Magazine is now out and is a very handsome production. Well worth catching if you're into games and role-playing.  http://www.koboldquarterly.com

Till the next time!


  1. Calific is looking great - it's time for a revival of science fantasy and there is no better artist for it. My one regret in life is not winning the lottery so I could get you, Russ, to illustrate Professor M A R Barker's Empire of the Petal Throne RPG. Then I could have died happy :)

  2. To Timeshadows - many thanks for your comments [past & present]

    To Dave - My one regret in life is my not winning the lottery so I could do the work for you. I did win £10 once, a long time ago, but that's not much help . Let's keep our fingers, toes crossed for the future!

  3. Glad to read that you enjoyed your journey and returned safely to your home. And no wonder that you feel tired, as I can testify that you were utterly dedicated to all your fans the both days I met you. And it's all the more impressive, as it was certainly difficult for you to concentrate with all the Manga Boyz very sexy girls also invited by Le Grimoire and who shared your stall ! Without forgetting your lovely translator, Sophie, and your nice partner of course.

    Merci beaucoup ( thanks a lot ) for honouring us with your visit, M. Nicholson ! It was incredible to meet you and M. Dever. And take care of you to continue your fantastic work.

  4. it was a pleasure to meet you, a million thanks for the drawings :)