Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dungeon Mechanics

It was around 1 AM, and I couldn't sleep anymore.  I was just tossing and turning.  Trying to sleep was pointless, so I got up and went into the kitchen for a drink.  Groggy from a lack of sleep, I found myself looking at an old issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.  It was the September 1981 issue to be exact, and an idea began to form...
©2011 Frank Anderson, Jr.
Click to enlarge as usual.  The art is in the public domain, and it's easily found with an Internet search.  I could have colorized it, but I was more interested in creating the mock up of the cover.  The cover took me a little over two hours to create, and most of that was coming up with ideas.  The art really made the cover come alive.  The layout worked perfectly.  It makes me want to create a complete issue; maybe a one shot would be fun.

Interesting note: I did an Internet search of "Dungeon Mechanics", and I got about 5,240,000 results.  What a world we live in...


  1. I like it. "Advanced Lance Design Kills Dragons Faster!" Sign me up.

  2. This is quite funny. You really need some "share" buttons.