Mister Micro-Comic and New RPG Campaign

This week brings two awesome surprises: an all-new Mister-POV microfiction comic and a new Roll20 campaign supplement for the Dresden Files Accelerated RPG. Hell’s Bells, YES!

56 days to Battle Ground

Peace Talks is here, and Battle Ground is less than two months away. Support your favorite local independent bookstore, or order your copy through the Jim-Butcher.com Store.

Microfiction #5: Everything The Light Touches

A panel from the Mister micro-comic: Harry and Mister stretch, then Harry fills Mister's food bowl.

Today’s lesson is to always give awesome artists sneak peeks at upcoming goodies. When we shared Jim’s new Mister-POV microfiction story with Adam Mathison-Sward, illustrator of the “Christmas Eve” short story, he came back the next day with thumbnail sketches for a five-page comic.

Click the thumbnails to read the comic version, or follow this link to read Jim’s text-only version.

SPOILER LEVEL: The story is set in the month before Peace Talks, so no worries on that count! Contains big spoilers for Changes and mild spoilers for Skin Game.

That’s How We Roll20

At Virtual GenCon yesterday, Evil Hat Productions has released a brand new Dresden Files Accelerated campaign set in New Orleans: We’ll Always Have Parish. This supplement was designed for the Roll20 platform, so now it’s easier than ever to game remotely with your friends!

Cover art for Dresden Files Accelerated: We'll Always Have Parish

The Crescent City. The Big Easy. NOLA. The nicknames for New Orleans are many and they are fondly spoken. The city is unique and beloved by its denizens, mortal and otherwise, and the supernatural reside there in greater numbers than expected for most metropolitan areas. Ghosts are plentiful, of course, but so are ghouls, vampires, demons, demigods, werecreatures, and, most recently, the Fomor. But they are not the only threat within Orleans Parish. Neither are they the gravest.

Check it out, then get rolling!

Signed Books

Jim reads Peace Talks with his pit bull Brutus reading over his shoulder. Bru looks deeply concerned about the fates of his friends!

If you’re looking for signed copies of Peace TalksUniversity Bookstore should still have signed stock, though we suggest double-checking with them before placing your order to ensure availability. For art aficionados, Worldbuilders is selling copies of Peace Talks with signed bookplates, featuring your choice of illustrations by Nate Taylor and Satine Phoenix.

As for signed copies of Battle Ground, sit tight! We expect those to become available about a month before publication. Keep an eye on this site and the @JimButcherNews twitter feed for updates.

And that’s it for this week’s entry! Visit Jim-Butcher.com every Tuesday this year for weekly Drops of never-before-seen artwork, microfiction, interviews, contests, sample chapters for Peace Talks and Battle Ground, or other tasty tidbits in our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Dresden Files. Join our new mailing list and follow @jimbutchernews on twitter to ensure you don’t miss a moment, and check the announcement post to catch up on prior Drops.

Author: priscellie

Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for Jim-Butcher.com and its social media channels, she beta-reads all of Jim's works, serves as a thematic consultant on the graphic novels and role playing games, and illustrates the maps for his books. The whole "Year of Dresden" thing is largely her baby. Her latest claim to fame is directing the official book trailers for Peace Talks and Battle Ground. In her professional life, Priscilla is a Producer, Writer, Photographer, and Fantasy Map Illustrator working towards a career in producing TV. She enjoys musical theatre, gluten-free cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, and weightlifting. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog.