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Introducing . . . the AURELIA BESTIARY

Today I’m pleased to formally announce the development of an Aurelia Bestiary: a compendium of monsters, machines, mutants, and mythic creatures that inhabit the City of Aurelia and her surrounding plains.

This 32-page (comic-sized) volume features creatures from the original novel Rise of the Tiger, new additions from the show Aurelia: Edge of Darkness, and even a few never-before-seen horrors from Aurelia’s deepest, darkest mad science labs! Written as if by Aurelian scientist themselves, the Aurelia Bestiary will include original field notes, poetry, scientific analysis, and other fun tidbits in the style and tone of our infamous world-in-crisis.

Aurelia Bestiary will be released by City Beast Studio, the sequential art and multimedia development cooperative I helm, along with my co-conspirators Terry Reed and Cole Norton. The release date has been set for the end of Aurelia’s current season: October 17th.

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New Aurelia Artwork Takes Shape

Today, I happily returned to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design to provide feedback on illustrations-in-progress for upcoming episodes of AURELIA. John Matson and his fantastic pre-college students shared their wide-ranging work and a fresh new vision for Aurelia that will delight our actors and audience in weeks to come.

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Flights of Aurelian Imagination

This morning I had the privilege, once again, of presenting the world of Rise of the Tiger (in this case AURELIA) to a class of pre-college students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

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Over the next week, they’ll be producing concept art, symbology and location designs inspired by the landscape of our fair mountain-bound city. Thanks to instructor and talented professional fantasy illustrator John Matson (whose credits include Magic: The Gathering and Game of Thrones) for coordinating the partnership, offering his students a taste of professional concept design.

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New background sketches by Julie Roth

 

After preparing some preliminary sketches for our upcoming launch, Julie Roth has taken to the streets of Aurelia for her next background projects. Check out these rough sketches and learn more about Julie at her website.
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AURELIA’s world nears completion

Getting close to our beta launch on Friday, June 28th! In the mean time, here’s an updated preview of a very small portion of artist Cassandra Genc‘s  almost-finished city landscape. You may recall this early sketch we posted several weeks ago. Can’t wait to show off the finished piece.

This image will be used for the show site “skin” and various video content throughout the show. Don’t forget to email us at aureliashow@gmail.com for your exclusive invitation to view the beta site and be one of the first actors help tell Aurelia’s story! No experience necessary. No auditions.

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Follow AURELIA on Pinterest!

As the Aurelia web show unfolds through the brilliance of our crowdsourced storytellers, we’ll no doubt develop an increasing variety of artwork. So where can you go to be inspired by all of it at once? Pinterest, of course. Follow our board there, and we’ll follow yours! Watch also for an upcoming board of Steampunk and fantasy inspiration, too—just in time for our actors to view, share and use to inspire the development of their characters’ stories.

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Going deep into Aurelia with Julie Roth

Another sneak peek at Julie Roth‘s latest background project — just a small portion of a larger image. (But promise you won’t tell anyone what you’ve seen here, okay? Scientific experiments are top-secret in Aurelia. Even the smallest discovery can be worth a fortune, so you wouldn’t want anyone else stealing it!)

In addition to setting the scene, backgrounds like this one will be available for download so that players can use them in their videos, if desired.

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