edit, June 2011:
It's finally here! I got my proof copy from Lo Scarabeo yesterday. 99 cards with light-reactive printing, a lovely book, all wrapped up in a cool box.
Here's a quick little video of me opening the box and showing off a few of the cards.
Also it's shown up for pre-order! If you're in Europe, you can get it from Lo Scarabeo here
; folks in the Americas like myself can get it from Llewellyn here
. Or ask your local game/comics/occult shop to order it for you!
The past couple weeks I've found myself working on a tarot deck. I don't want
to; I'm already hip-deep in the middle of a large-scale comics project that'll occupy me well into the next year.
But when I find myself filling up a nearly-new sketchbook with kinetic, symbolic roughs for the Major Arcana and the beginnings of the Minors, what can I do but go with it?
I'm curious to see what dedicated Tarot fanciers will think of it, as compared to my friends and fans...
Collected roughs for the Major Arcana
The Major Arcana were roughed out in three sessions over the past couple of weeks; the five finished cards were done this past weekend. Other projects will of course rear their heads but I wouldn't be surprised if I have the Majors done and a bunch of roughs for the Minors by the end of October. The Muses seem to like this project.
The order's still up in the air, and a few of the roughs in that collection are destined for replacement because they're just not interesting enough. It will probably be a fully-illustrated deck, once I absorb enough details of the Minors to turn them over in my head and cross-reference them with all the other
mythology I have lying around in there.
Oh yeah, and the medium, if anyone's curious, is Adobe Illustrator.
Edit on 10-August-2008: I have now finished the traditional 78 cards. The eight (or twelve, four are still in flux) extra cards that I've added along the way are still in progress.
There will be a gallery exhibition of the normal 78 at Space 242
in Boston; the opening is August 29th. You can also see all of the cards at once on my website
The deck is tentatively named "The Silicon Dawn Tarot".
Edit on 13-October-2010 (jeeze, has it been that long since I started this?): Coming from Lo Scarabeo in early 2011 if all goes well, with some spiffy printing process tricks and a total of 90 cards.