One day there will be a book of mine on a coffee table but until then the trash it is.
Below are a couple of concepts I call coffee table ideas, created by my "nom de plume" or pseudonym, J.R.Thor. Writing found me when I was eight years old; I was rummaging through my dad's military box where I found a binding full of poems and illustrations by J.F.Baumgardner. Flipping through history, the pseudonym Johnny Blade started to call out ownership across the pages as I fell into high fantasy worlds. The adventure I found in these pages started to answer questions I never thought could be answered and it was in this moment, through his writings, I understood the impact of words and the power they carry. To my favorite author, the immortal J.F.Baumgardner or Johnny Blade, I found purpose; my lifelong mission is to bring stories like his to life so that maybe, just maybe, we can be in the same world, at the same time.
COFFEE TABLE IDEAS
This is my therapy, my passion, my hammer.
THE CALLING OF TITAN
To the future giants
This is an illustration inspired by the shadow of the giants we stand on to create, mold, and take as our own. Due to the nature of progress, we become the giants of old creating a cyclical sharing of ideas.
THE OWL AND THE STAG
It's about time there was a gay fairytale.
I looked at the world only to find that there is no true representations of LGBTQ+ in fairytales. I wanted to change that. Fairytales are what helped my development as a child growing up and it would have been nice to know that I was not alone.
THE TALE FO THE PAPER MAN
Ideation is meant to be fearless, I want to keep it that way.
The Tale of the Paper Man is inspired by the two sides of the brain trying to create. It is a working short story concept that I have developed over 40 illustrations to live in a high fantasy world.
"Don't fear the mountain. Just jump, you can learn how to fly later."
My mother has been one of the most influential people in my life. It is her perspective that I remember, "knowledge is a resource, but power comes from yourself."
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