Oct 31, 2016

Minion Mondays 004 Bound


The world of Nevera is overrun with necromancers and undead, all other forms of magic have been lost to time and only small pockets of humanity remain. Each Monday we will be showcasing a new undead minion from the diverse fauna of Nevera, which you can battle and control to increase your own power as a necromancer. 

Name: Bound

Type: Ghost




Abilities: Flail, Shock, Pulse, Dirge

Description: Although tied to a certain place, body as well as soul, a talented necromancer may be able to may be able to summon this powerful ghost outside of its immortal prison. Known for using their restraints as whips, coils and conductors, these ghosts are weak, but their danger increases if an encounter is prolonged as weak hearts may lose the will to fight.



Art by Matheus Graef





Oct 24, 2016

Minion Mondays 003 Mummy


The world of Nevera is overrun with necromancers and undead, all other forms of magic have been lost to time and only small pockets of humanity remain. Each Monday we will be showcasing a new undead minion from the diverse fauna of Nevera, which you can battle and control to increase your own power as a necromancer. 

Name: Mummy

Type: Undead




Abilities: Lance, Meteor, Warcraft, Absorb

Description: The elite of a once grand civilization, Mummies command enormous destructive magics and are capable of razing whole fortifications. As well as draining essence from their targets, they also hold lost secrets of warfare from ancient times. Profound leaders in their past life, they are extraordinarily hard to dominate by necromancers, the relationship might better be classified as an alliance. 


Art by Matheus Graef




Oct 17, 2016

Minion Mondays 002 Shadow


The world of Nevera is overrun with necromancers and undead, all other forms of magic have been lost to time and only small pockets of humanity remain. Each Monday we will be showcasing a new undead minion from the diverse fauna of Nevera, which you can battle and control to increase your own power as a necromancer. 

Name: Shadow

Type: Spirit




Abilities: Null, Blast, Build, Stifle

Description: One of the most common spirits, Shadows are thought to encapsulate much of what people in life denied about themselves. The result is a poorly formed, but erratic and dangerous entity which is difficult to trace back to humanity. Being of weaker composition, Shadows prefer to hide and stalk prey, but they should not be mistaken for mere pests. 

Art by Matheus Graef



Oct 10, 2016

Minion Mondays 001 Fungus


The world of Nevera is overrun with necromancers and undead, all other forms of magic have been lost to time and only small pockets of humanity remain. Each Monday we will be showcasing a new undead minion from the diverse fauna of Nevera, which you can battle and control to increase your own power as a necromancer. 


Name: Fungus

Type: Spirit




Abilities: Bludgeon, Rock, Guard, Vines

Description: Those who succumb to the forest are likely to return as a Fungus. Almost entirely spore and mold with trace vestiges of humanity, these minion may appear slow, but exhibit dangerous elemental abilities. Although it may appear to be one of the more piteous minions, it would be unwise to underestimate a Fungus, as the forest has granted them significant might.

Art by Matheus Graef


Oct 7, 2016

Kickstarter Reflection Part Two: Surprises


Last week I wrote about what I felt were the four biggest strategies that led to our Kickstarter success. In this post I will write about the biggest surprises of the campaign.

No Comment
Our Kickstarter page had zero comments for the entire life of the campaign and even until now. This was very surprising because almost every other successful comic book campaign appears to have at least a handful of comments. Did we do such a good job explaining our project there were no queries? Were we uncontroversial enough to be totally unengaging? Did people really see nothing about our project they wanted tweaked or changed? The reasons behind our inability to move people to comment still remain a mystery to me.

Tier Popularity
I expected the vast majority of our backers for our campaign to pledge around the $8 tier or lower, taking a chance on us as an unknown creator and picking up the cheap digital rewards. However in reality the most popular tier proved to be $20 tier. The pull of an original unique piece of art was greater than I expected and speaks to the appeal of our artist Marek Jarocki. However this did mean that when a backer cancelled their pledge for whatever reason it was always a big hit (fortunately this was a rare occurrence).



The Benefits of One Cook
I love working with artists and creative people, but running this campaign really made me appreciate the privileges of having one decision-maker for a project. I expected the campaign to feel lonely, intimidating and insecure. But in the end it was fundamentally empowering to be the sole person responsible for each final decision. And whether a decision was right or wrong, it was most important that a decision was made and made quickly, which is usually only possible with one person at the steering wheel.


I should take this opportunity to praise and show appreciation for Corbin Sipos, a hardworking and talented concept artist (check out his Art Station here) whose advice and input has been invaluable over the years of formulating the world of Nevera. Thank you Corbin.



Oct 3, 2016

New Minion Mondays: Introducing New Artist Matheus Graef


Our projects at Tiger Crab Studios all take place in the world of Nevera, an original fantasy world overrun with necromancers and undead. Beginning next Monday, we will be revealing a new undead minion illustration each Monday for the next six months along with a short description.

To that end, we are excited and proud to announce that we are working with a new artist. Matheus Graef. Most work goes up on Tumblr, he also has an Art Station, a Red Bubble, and his own Website.

Allow us to share some of Matheus' Dungeons & Dragons illustrations which helped inspire us to work with him.