A copy of the role playing game Delta Green had come in a buy I’d done at Half Price Books during the last year I’d worked there. Reading it had revived my interested in the so-called Cthulhu Mythos. One of the major adversaries in Delta Green were the Mi-Go, aliens from outside our solar system who maintain a base on the (used-to-be-a) planet Pluto.
I did this illustration of a Mi-Go in early 2000. Sometime that same year I used it as one of my earliest Photoshop projects. I submitted the finished piece (and two others) to the Delta Green website.
Sometime later (2001? 2002? I’d have to check) Jon Turner contacted me to see if I’d be interested in doing illustrations for The Black Seal. At the time I wasn’t doing much art and hadn’t been for a few months. I did a few, not terribly impressive, pieces for the first issue. By the second issue I’d discovered a style and working method that I think works. Most of my work that can be found on the web has come as a result of working on that first issue of the Black Seal, either as a Cthulhu Mythos illustration or because of the skills I’d taught myself while working on the Black Seal.