John Kovalic


John Kovalic's Charity Bike Ride Fundraiser Going On Now

Every year, John Kovalic, artist extraordinaire who has done work for projects like Cash 'n' Guns, Munchkin, and his Dork Tower series of comics (along with many, many, many others) does a charity bikeride event. The event raises money to bring healthy food to underprivileged people around Kovalic's hometown. It's a good cause, you can get some cool Munchkin swag, and you get a world-famous artist tooling around on a bike with a duck on his head. It's a win for everyone.

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John Kovalic Biking For Charity Event Happening Now

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 like that). He's once more raising money for charity, and if you chip in, you can end up with some awesome stuff.

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Cthulhu In The House Now Available

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 house in Cthulhu in the House has that last one going on for it. And now that weird house can be in your house, as the game's now available.

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Support a Higher Porpoise With John Kovalic

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. Kovalic's posted up the artwork for this year's card.

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CMON to Publish Cthulhu in the House

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 coming out. Such is the case with Cthulhu in the House, a game that CoolMiniOrNot will be publishing soon.

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Asmodee Posts Preview of Cash 'N' Guns: Team Spirit

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 loot and one less gun barrel aimed at you. Asmodee has posted a preview of some of the other surprises that come in this set.

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Knuckle Sammich - Kobolds Ate My Card Game Up On Kickstarter

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 Torg!). And that's just the problem facing you in Knuckle Sammich, a new card game by 9th Level Games that's up on Kickstarter now.

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John Kovalic Updates Charity Ride Swag and Adds Stretch Goals

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 putting your money towards a worthy cause, it's also a great way to get some swag. His current list has grown a bit since the initial announcement.

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Steve Jackson Games Announces Munchkin Fu Guest Artist Edition

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 for this set.

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John Kovalic Tour De Duck 2015 Charity Bike Ride

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 head, but you can also pick up some awesome Munchkin loot in the process.

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Chance to get Original Munchkin Card Artwork

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 those that donate, too. You can get a pdf of his coloring book, a Munchkin postcard that lets you start at Level 3, or even original Munchkin card artwork. Why not give to a rather worthy cause and get some great rewards because of it?

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Titan Series Announces Titan Artists Joining Team

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 (Dungeons & Dragons), Andrew Hepworth (Exalted, Love Letter), and John Kovalic (Munchkin) have joined on to make these covers and other artwork for the games into truly something epic. The campaign is 2/3 to their funding goal and still has 40 days to go. Remember, backers will be getting these games for roughly 50% of MSRP, and you can get just the games you want from the campaign.

From the announcement:
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