|02-22-2007, 02:23 PM||#1|
Empty Room Studios
Join Date: May 2003
The Tangled Muse Launched
Empty Room Studios, Bean Leaf Press, Baeg Tobar team up to create the "Tangled Muse"* community.
Furthering its strategy of delivering outstanding creative content, Rick Hershey, Travis Hanson, and Jeremy Mohler announce that they have agreed to create "The Tangled Muse" forum as a general creative environment and to support their individual projects.
This decision combines the collective work of Baeg Tobar, The World of the Broken Moon, Steampunk Musha, and Empty Room Studios under a single banner titled the Tangled Muse. Visitors can easily find a gateway to* not only the creative works of many critically acclaimed artists and writers, but also a strong community built to support individual creative endeavors.
"With this partnership, we welcome and embrace not only the creative merits of each others works, but the idea of creating a quality community where others can join and and share their work. The talented Travis (Hanson) and Jeremy (Mohler) have delivered outstanding artwork coupled with compelling stories and enduring characters that have captivated audiences of all ages, I feel honored to work with them and know that together we can create a great community." Hershey said.
The Tangled Muse Forum brings together the talented creative teams behind the tremendously popular Baeg Tobar, Steampunk Musha,The World of the Broken Moon, and Empty Room Studios, who will now be involved in the nurturing and future development of their individual projects, collaborative projects, and specific Tangled Muse related projects. The Tangled Muse will also have increased ability to fully support other studios in their creation of material and support, along with increasing interest in the stories and art of various fantasy settings.
"What makes the Tangled Muse so appealing to myself, is the focus of helping other writers and illustrators find ways to make their dreams happen. The atmosphere is so creatively charged as well, which continues to inspire Aimee and I in our efforts to continue our series "Tales of the Broken Moon." said Hanson.
For additional information on The Tangled Muse, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tangledmuse.com. The Tangled Muse, Baeg Tobar, Steampunk Musha, and Empty Room Studios are the property of their respective owners.
Empty Room Studios provides high quality illustration and writing services for the creative needs of both small and large publishing companies. By utilizing a work system similar to those found in company art departments, we capitalize on the talents of our studio artists and writers, enabling us to offer a range of services from cartography to character design, sequential art to full color illustration, campaign setting text to fiction. As a studio, we guarantee quick, easy communication and on-time delivery of contracted work, keeping our customers up to date and meeting publishing deadlines. www.emptyroomstudios.com
Baeg Tobar came into existence as a group of talented authors and artists strove to create a shared fantasy world that would have a real-world complexity and depth. This collective of authors and artists have come together to tell and illustrate some amazing stories, linking the written word with graphic art. Along with their tales, they provide a host of information on the Baeg Tobar website, from author and artist galleries to an encyclopedia of the entire world of Baeg Tobar. The Baeg Tobar project currently has seven ongoing stories that have new content updated regularly with continuing chapters and new artwork. Aside from new story content, the encyclopedia is continuously expanding, and the creators are working on related projects, from upcoming RPGs set in the world of Baeg Tobar to comics. www.baegtobar.com
Imagine an island, until recently cut off from the rest of the world, now quickly adapting to the new technologies brought to it by outsiders while it struggles to retain its history. This is the island of Rosuto-Shima, a place torn between honoring the old traditions and embracing new technology. Unlike traditional fantasy settings, Steampunk Musha draws on East Asian mythology and history and combines aspects of several cultural traditions with Victorian-era technology. The first exposure to the Steampunk Musha setting is available through Steampunk Musha RPG designed to correspond with the Iron Gauntlets system from Politically Incorrect Games. Steampunk Musha is a Steampunk setting with an Oriental flavor, and will expand into several genres in the coming years including comics, novels, and other entertainment media. www.steampunkmusha.com
Tales of the Broken Moon is a young adult fantasy series by Aimee Duncan and Travis Hanson. This grand adventure chronicles the life of a young dishwasher named Bean and how his choices affect the World of the Broken Moon.* Their second novel of the series, entitled "The Lost Prince of Darkleaf", is due out in April. Hanson and Duncan's work in fantasy art and writing is an incredible story of how independent publishers can survive in the big world of large publishing houses. Though never meeting in person, working solely through the internet, they continue to push the boundaries of creative storytelling and encourage others to find and achieve their dreams. For this sole cause was Bean Leaf Press founded by Hanson. To find more on the novels, prints and stories of the Broken Moon and Bean Leaf Press visit their website at www.beanleafpress.com