Pre-Modern Fantasy Cartography

Pre-Modern Fantasy Cartography
If I had oodles of time, I would love to investigate the history of maps in fantasy stories and games. They are such an intrinsic feature of the genre, and seem to have gone through some fashions and styles over the years. Tolkien’s maps set the tone for many years. Early Dungeons & Dragons maps ...

Southlands

Southlands
Several years ago I made a map of Siwal for Kobold Press. As of a couple weeks ago, their new book Southlands was very, very successfully kickstarted. This book expands upon the realm surrounding Siwal, encompassing savannas, jungles, deserts, and more. I’m excited to say that I’ve been asked to contribute at least three more maps ...

Dyson Logos

Check out Dyson’s Dodecahedron, a blog with some very cool map content. I’m particularly inspired by his mini-dungeon maps. I’d like to see if I can do a similar thing, filling a Field Notes grid notebook in a couple weeks of lunches.

Poetry and Maps

Poetry and Maps
Collaborative show with Portland poet and all-around awesomeness Coleman Stevenson. The project was to explore the relationship between poetry and cartography, and how they can relate — how poems can be mapped, and maps can be poemed. There were several pieces, but these two were my favorites.  

Excellent Article on Fantasy Cartography

Here Be Cartographers: Reading the Fantasy Map Really, you don’t get web articles better than this.

Arcane Collegium

Arcane Collegium
And another map for Kobold Enterprises!

Siwal

Siwal
Another old map for Kobold Enterprises. From around 2011.  

Maps and Realism

This is a surprisingly interesting article on the role of realism in maps, from the standpoint of the US National Park Service. I approve. Getting Real: Reflecting on the New Look of National Park Service Maps

Maillon

Maillon
So I was involved with the creation of the Midgard fantasy setting from Kobold Enterprises. It was really cool to be involved. I’m continuing with the project by making some maps of specific areas and locations in the world. This is the first one, a town called “Maillon”.I wanted to give a brief overview of ...