The day Ashadd Nash found herself alone without clan, without money, and with a price on her head, she became a scoundrel, and a scoundrel needs a scoundrel’s weapon.
Ashadd Nash is a scoundrel, living between the cracks of the Empire and the now-disintegrating old order of the Republic. And like any scoundrel, she travels armed.
Ashadd Nash, like Boussh, Boba Fett, Maz Kanata, and many other scoundrels, rarely allows her face to be seen. Among those she trusts, though, they see the face of a 20-year-old who bears the responsibility of her entire, scattered clan.
I’ve been working on an illustrated essay called How to Make a Star Wars Guy. It’s about the scope of things that Star Wars can talk about, and why it often rings false.
My example in the essay is Ashadd Nash. You’ll learn what she’s about in the next few posts!
The Dzung live to the north of the center of the world, in the cruel mountains and vast, unknown high plains beyond.
The Dzung people live far to the north of the center of the world on the mountains that form the border to the high plains. They are nomadic and broken into many tribes, but all answer to the wielded of Zujabji, the ancestral spearhead of their chiefs.
My upcoming story, City of the Worm King, features the sexy, sensitive, and perhaps misled character, Buejad. It was my pleasure to have him model for me a couple of weeks ago here in my studio.
A lot of you will probably recognize this painting. It’s my copy of one of Wayne Barlowe’s paintings from his seminal speculative zoölogy book, Expedition. The book is a prize possession of mine, as it is, I suspect, of anyone who has it in their library.
This is my final commission for the Kaleidocast, Season 2. Kaleidocast is an amazing podcast put together by the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers’ group, who have given me the incredible opportunity to not only do some really weird art like this, but also to make some really, really good friends.
The Fibonacci geyland of Ashlesa 3.1 is a vast “grass”land of Monoforms that support the coboglobin-based ecosystem of Diforms, Triforms, Pentaforms, and Octoforms. This, the Titanic Pentaform, is the most massive Pentaform discovered to date.