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Digging Into The Past
Posted May 6, 2013 - 12:11:15

Concept art from a cancelled projectThis weekend I drove up to my parent's house to clean out some of my old stuff from my old room. Most of the stuff that was there had been untouched for about a decade -- and digging through it I found quite a few things I thought lost forever.

There was the normal stuff, like my comic book collection and copies of Fanboy. I was happy to find my Transformers were intact as well. There was also some unusual things as well, like a bunch of "Rubies of Eventide" pop up promotional "rubies" from Gen Con 2002. Within the bowels though was a mess of artwork from various periods of my life... which was just weird to look at.

The stuff was diverse, from concept artwork from "Mirror Mirror" (a video game project some friends of mine were working on) to old Room 825 scripts that never got finished (Room 825 being my first webcomic, to which UnCONventional is an indirect sequel to). With all this old crap, I must have never thrown anything out. Some of the stuff is downright awful, while other stuff (like the original artwork for the No Brand Con 2003 program guide cover) isn't all that bad.

I also found remnants from other creative projects, like the manual for the Fantasy RPG I tried to develop when I was in high school (whose rules eventually evolved into Super Awesome Action Heroes).

Man, if it weren't for The Chronicles of Crosarth I'd start to suspect that I ran out of good ideas a decade ago.

I loaded up the car, and right now the back of it is still filled with boxes of stuff. It's weird to have my stuff (mostly) out of my parents house (there's still a couple boxes I couldn't fit in the car that I had to leave behind), but it had to happen sometime I guess. I mean it's not like I've lived there since I finished college... but still.
- Traegorn

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Just proof that within one man's (or woman's) trash is another's treasure:) Actually, it was fun seeing some of your past creativity.

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