The Art of Cheyenne Wright

Ask Me About My Evil Plan

So as an update to the events of the last few weeks - Thanks to the outpouring of goodwill, I've navigated the good ship Arcanetimes away from the shallow reefs into more open (if still shark infested) waters.

The items we were waiting on for shipping the rest of the 'thank you' art prints have finally arrived and the packing of those items has begun in earnest. If you asked for an art print - but haven't responded to our "which one" emails (or if you didn't see such a communication) now would be a good time to get in touch again. 

Next up is contacting everyone that wanted a piece of original art. I'll be spending my downtime selecting from my backlog of art and trying to match it up with each person's request, as best I can. Fair warning - most of my physical art is five years old or older. Once I acquired my WACOM Cintiq in 2010 I pretty much went full digital from then on out.

Elsewhere I've launched my official PATREON campaign yesterday, with a goofy video about me as a despotic supervillain. Which is totally not true I am merely a benevolent scientist, with a vision for a better world. All of them... better worlds.. .

Also up in my youTube channel I'm working a video tutorial series on how I do art. The first test is a short video on how I color Agatha's hair for Girl Genius.  

Hilariously - youtube is just as bad at understanding what it is that I do as everyone I've ever met at a party and told "I'm a Colorist". Perhaps it's just me, but all the other videos that appear in the sidebar are about the hair dye process -- Le Sigh

As frustrating as it is, I've been enjoying working with video and want to keep it up. So I'll be doing more tutorials like it in the future -- if anyone has a better idea for a name for the series and how to beat Big Haircare's SEO, let me know.


...No Man is a Failure Who Has Friends

I thought it was time to update folks on how things are going - On friday, when we saw how dire things had gotten it was like getting punched in the stomach by a lead fist. There was a loss of breath, weeping, and quite a bit of "w-ha?... how...? Why?"

We started making triage plans. Calling everyone that had an unpaid invoice and deciding what limbs to cut off and start selling on the black market (they still do that right?). While we were waiting to hear back from our invoices and arms dealers, I posted a general "SOS" on twitter and facebook with a link to a post and donation system, thinking that in the short term we'd get a few donation in trade for selling off some original art and prints. That is not what happend

There are two scenes in two different films that can consistently make me tear up. Quadak's death in Galaxy Quest as Alan Rickman makes his gently whispered "by Grabthar's hammer" speech, and (more importantly for this post) the end scene of that Christmas staple It's a Wonderful Life when the whole town of Bedford Falls begins filing into the house with jars of loose change and telegrams from Sam Wainwright. The look of joy on their faces as they raise a toast " George Bailey - the richest man in town" (I've had to wipe my eyes 3 or 4 times just writing that)

We have been bathed in things like this all weekend. People sharing their love, support, and cash with heartbreaking messages like "I'm so sorry, that this $30 is all I can afford right now - But I'll have more later!". I... just don't have words for that.

My wife Eli Danger is sifting through all the emails and trying to get back to people. The Art Prints were so popular an option that we've had to order some extra supplies just to make sure everything gets to you safely.

The people that wanted access to my archives of original art will be next. This is a more lengthy process of figuring out what we have and going back and forth till we match up the right piece with the right person.  Both of these problems are the 'good kind' of problem if you ask me. While we are not out of the woods yet, we are near the edge of them... Well, we can see the edge of them from here.

Thank you all so much for your help. I'm leaving the donation link up for now, but we are also working on other means of trying to ensure that this doesn't become a thing that will ever happen again.  One of those things will be finally getting off my ass on getting a proper artstore turned on - Meanwhile you can buy a few of my odds and ends over at a Redbubble shop I set up sometime ago (and never properly promoted).

Also I am in the process of setting up a Patreon account as a means of generating a steady stream of financial support. Patreon if you don't know is sort of like a kickstarter, but instead of trying to raise large lump sums of money, it's used to collect small amounts on a regular basis. Think of it as if you were willing to take me out for a cup of coffee once a month. In trade for that, I will be making supporter posts about how I work, giving people access to a secret sketch page, and doing live hangouts from time to time.  All that will be going live HERE next week Monday (May the Fourth) 

Meanwhile we just want to say thank you again so much. The generosity and support you've shown over the course of a short weekend has been overwhelming. Simple thanks will never be enough, and knowing that so many of you exist out there and cared so much to help a down on his luck guy like me it's just ...darn swell, you know? 

We promise, BY GRABTHAR'S HAMMER, to never forget this.

- Cheyenne, Eli, and Maxine.

I Have No Idea What To Say Here...

I've spent all of my conscious life trying to be a nice, helpful and all-around good person. I've seen so many of my friends fortunes rise on the wings of kickstarter and patreon, and I've done all I thought could to aid them on their flight

In that time however I've done a poorer job on myself. I have been working as hard as my mortal frame will allow. However, it has become clear of late, that this has not been enough.   

Freelance art is a rough life. It's full of feast and famine. Right now, it's been a lot more famine than I was prepared for. We in the Wright family are mired in intractable debt, sickness, and general despair, and so I turn to the great karmic reservoir that is you, in search of hope.

We don't have time for kickstarters, gofundme's, or even patreon. I don't even know if this website will be here in  30 days time. We need help now. 

If you  can give anything - please do. You will have our eternal thanks.


Anyone that can give $25 or more will get a signed art print from me - just include a contact email address and ARTPRINT! in the content section of your email. We will get in touch with you with a list of what we have.

Anyone that can find the means to give $100 or more will get to cherry-pick through a lifetime of my original art. Just include any contact info and ORIGINALART! in your donation message and you will  get an email or phone call from me to work out the details.

If you can't give any of these things - I understand. Believe me, I do. Please think good thoughts and, thank you for just taking the time to engage in another man's life. 

- Cheyenne


Attention Mole People!

Attention all mole people and those that live mole-people adjacent (hint that's all of you). I Cheyenne Wright -- LORD OF THE MOLE PEOPLE have been nominated for at least FIVE ENnie awards!!! 

The ENnies are an award given out at Gen Con each year in support of the years best tabletop games and gaming supplements.

If you think I have been a benevolent overlord, or if you are a surface dweller that likes the support of the load bearing bedrock beneath your homes -- Good News!


Go! Vote! If I were to recommend some entries that are good options for keeping your homes where you left them they would be...

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - Deadlands Noir

BEST SETTING - Deadlands Noir

BEST SUPPLEMENT - Deadlands Noir Companion

BEST ART, INTERIOR - Deadlands Noir

BEST CARTOGRAPHY - Deadlands Noir Map: New Orleans & Hexaco

BEST MINIATURES PRODUCT - Weird Wars Rome: Enemies of Rome Figure Flats

BEST FREE PRODUCT - Super Power Companion: Villain Supplement

--- All of these were crafted with pride in the Dark warrens of Moletopia. Show your Civic Pride/Fear and VOTE!


In other news...

About a month ago I was approached by some people putting on a steampunk charity ball. They wanted to collect some video from celebrities from around the the steampunk community to just say "hello" to the attendees. Never one to follow direction too well, this is what they got from me...