AlecAndJesse

My Invisible Alec Holowka

You know that old trope in cartoons, where a character has a devil or angel on their shoulder who criticizes their every decision? I have one of these on my shoulder.  I have an Invisible Alec Holowka. For those who don’t know, Alec is a long-time indie developer.  He is the co-creator of Aquaria, host of…

My presentation at the Full Indie Summit (Guitar Photoshopped)

Full Indie Summit talk – The 50/50 Rule

About a couple of months before Brian Provinciano’s Full Indie Summit, Brian asked me if there were any talks I wanted to do. I thought about redoing my GDC talk (Shellrazer – Designing In App Purchase Without Losing Your Soul), but honestly, it was so close to GDC, I was a little burnt out on…

Shellrazer Visual Design

Joining Team Shellrazer

Back at the start of 2010, when I started on this weird little Ninja Robot Dinosaur indie adventure, my goal was simple: Make the games I want to make and do them solo. Solo. For a guy who has spent 15 years making games ‘the traditional corporate way’, this may seem unusual, but it was…

Katniss Fanart

Katniss and drawing more deliberately

My earliest memory is sitting on my grandmothers floor, drawing comics like the one on the NRDland.com header. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a deep and engrossing love affair with art. Despite this lifelong love affair, for most of my life, I’ve been a terrible artist. I sincerely feel that my…