The Dungeons

Dear Insane Children, 

You may have noticed that it’s been a bit quiet around the Asylum these days… 

That’s because I’ve barely had two minutes to rub together. Yan’s mom had to rush back to her hometown in Shengzhou to be with her ailing mother. That’s Yan’s Grandmother on her mother’s side. Lucky’s Great-Grandma has been in a nursing home for a while now… and is in declining health. 

We don’t know how long Vampire Grandma* will be gone… but in the meantime, the situation at home has turned into one where Yan and I are trying to balance work, child care, and life in general. It’s at times like this that we realize just how much work Grandma does to keep our home running smoothly. 

Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated during this time. 

And, as usual, though I am not posting updates as frequently, there’s still a ton of work going on with our Alice: Asylum pre-production team. The “Dungeons of Anger” illustration (main image, above) just arrived from Adam. Beautiful! 

And progress is being made with [REDACTED] and [REDACTED 2] – and I know that going into the near year we can actually reveal more about these Business Development efforts. 

I think Yan and I will have sorted out our juggling act over the next few days… and I will be able to sit down and post a proper update filled with art, design, and other progress. 

QUESTION: Should we do a Live Stream on December 23rd? That’s the 24th for us here in Shanghai. Martin and I just aren’t certain there will be enough people tuning in during the holiday period. Let us know in the comments below!

From Shanghai with Love, 


*We lovingly refer to her as “Vampire Grandma” because she’s always working in the dark. She comes from an era in China when they literally did not have electricity – so, to her, turning on a light is a (wasteful) luxury. That means I’ll often turn on a light in a dark room – like the kitchen – to reveal her standing there in the dark (washing the dishes or something). Always gives me a scare!

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