John Kovalic

By Polar_Bear
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Aug 25th, 2017
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Most of you know John Kovalic as the fantastic artist behind things like Dork Tower, Apples to Apples, quite a few Munchkin sets, and many, many, many other projects. But he also likes to go out and raise money for charity while bicycling with a duck attached to his helmet (because he’s cool li...
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Dec 9th, 2016
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Pretty much everyone’s got “that one weird house” on your block. Strange noises at weird hours. Interesting yard artwork. Parties that spring up out of nowhere and disappear just as quickly. Otherworldly elder-things hanging out in the yard. Ok, maybe not that last one. But the hous...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 9th, 2016
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Munchkin‘s one of those games that’s very easy to re-skin to bring in all sorts of different themes to the game. This has resulted in dozens of different expansions for it. Well, Steve Jackson Games has announced a new one. And this one’s exclusive to Walgreens drug stores....
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Aug 24th, 2016
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Every year, famed artist John Kovalic does his bike charity event. In order to raise funds for it, he will make postcards for Munchkin that are 100% game-legal and legit. Pledging to his team during the charity ride is the only way to get ahold of these. Well, the event’s coming up soon, and Mr...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 19th, 2016
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One of the comics I’ve read for longer than pretty much any other is Dork Tower. I remember getting some compilation issue decades ago and carrying it around with me in my gaming backpack. I think it finally disintegrated a couple years back. So I love seeing when John Kovalic has a new game co...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 23rd, 2016
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A new expansion for Cash ‘N’ Guns is coming out soon. It’s called Team Spirit and it brings a whole new dynamic to the game: Teams! The world of crime is rough, and having someone that can watch your back is an invaluable resource. Now you’ve got a second person to help grab l...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 21st, 2016
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Gamehole Con has announced that Dorkstock will once again be returning to their show. What’s Dorkstock? Well, it’s the show-within-a-show celebrating all things Muskrat. You don’t like Muskrats? What’s wrong with you!?!? How can you not love muskrats!?! You horrible, horrible ...
By Polar_Bear
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May 26th, 2016
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Can anyone ever really have too much Munchkin? I don’t really think so. But that’s me. The folks over at Steve Jackson Games also don’t think you can have too much Munchkin. As such, they’ve got two new expansions available....
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In Card Games
May 24th, 2016
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It’s lunchtime and what could be better than a nice sammich? Well… two nice sammiches. Or more! When Kobolds get together to eat, it’s not just the sammiches that might end up being eaten. You gotta make sure you don’t get too close to King Torg’s mouth (all hail King To...
By Polar_Bear
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Sep 11th, 2015
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John Kovalic, comic and game artist (of such games like Munchkin, Apples to Apples, Cash ‘n’ Guns, and many, many, many more) does regular bike rides for charity. He has another one coming up soon and is reaching out to the gaming community to help raise some funds. But more than just put...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 31st, 2015
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As you know, Steve Jackson Games is doing guest artist editions of their Munchkin games. Most of those were originally illustrated by John Kovalic. Well, when it came time to do the original Munchkin Fu game Mr. Kovalic wasn’t able to do it. Well, that means that he is actually a guest artist f...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 7th, 2015
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John Kovalic, artist to the stars, is doing another of his charity bike ride events. If you help support him, not only will you be giving your money to a good cause (in this case, the FairShare CSA Coalition), and not only will you ensure that he rides the course with a duck on his […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Apr 27th, 2015
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John Kovalic, the world-renown artist for almost countless games and the comic Dork Tower, is going to be going on another of his charity bike rides. This time it’s for Diabetes research. He’d love it if you would donate to the cause and support him in his ride. There’s prizes for t...
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In Board Games
Apr 20th, 2015
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Calliope Games isn’t just collecting together some of the greatest game designers for their Titan Series. They’ve got some of the greatest gaming artists joining the club as well. The games will now feature special, Kickstarter-exclusive cover art. Echo Chernik (Shadowrun), Larry Elmore (...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 14th, 2015
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It’s Wednesday already? This week’s going by like last week did. It’ll be Saturday before you know it (and time to play some D&D for me, anyway). So here’s another group of shorter stories we found over the past few days we wanted to pass along. After the break, we’...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Nov 8th, 2014
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Steve Jackson Games will have a pop-up Munchkin store in New York in February. Stop by and get advance releases and also get your games signed by the designer, brand manager, and artist. Source From the announcement: On Valentine’s Weekend, 2015, Steve Jackson Games will open Munchkin World NYC, a po...
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Oct 10th, 2014
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Renegade Game Studios has announced Double Feature, their new movie game, illustrated by John Kovalic. Source From the announcement: Players earn points by being the first to name a movie that links elements from two DOUBLE FEATURE cards. The first player to earn enough points wins DOUBLE FEATURE! &#...
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In Board Games
Sep 25th, 2014
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John Kovalic lets us peek onto the drawing board for a look at the process behind the making of the art for Munchkin Treasure Hunt. Source From the post: Last year, I was given the list of new projects I’d be illustrating for Steve Jackson Games. That’s when I noticed something unusual. Note: when I ...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 19th, 2014
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John Kovalic has a WIP shot up of the Matt and Gilly Zombicide models they’ve been working on. Source From the preview: There Matt and Gilly Zombicide minis are looking SO COOL! YES, I SAID “MATT AND GILLY”!...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 13th, 2014
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John Kovalic is giving away signed, limited edition Munchkin cards to those that pledge to his charity bike ride campaign. Source From the announcement: GUYS! The ONE GOOD DEED Munchkin postcards are at press! They come with a very special, Steve Jackson-sanctioned and official rule: Start a game of ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 8th, 2014
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John Kovalic is one of the many gaming celebrities that will be at the show. He’s posted up a schedule of where he’ll be at during the event so you can stop by and say hello. Source From the post: If you want to catch me, and get me to sign anything, here’s where I’ll […]...
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Aug 7th, 2014
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John Kovalic has posted up a green of the Carson the Muskrat mini they’re creating for Zombicide. Carson’s so damn cute. Source From the post: The first draft of the Dork Tower sculpts came in from the Zombicide folks! I’M SO HAPPY! Heeeeeere’s Carson!...
By Polar_Bear
In Interviews
Aug 2nd, 2013
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Game Trade Magazine sat down and talked with famed artist/game designer John Kovalic about his latest work, ROFL! From the interview: John Kovalic is known for many things: from Apples To Apples to Munchkin, he’s helped create hundreds of games and gaming supplements over the last 15 years. He’s the ...