The (Yamabushi) Hermit

Originally I’d intended my next card after the High Priestess to be the Lovers. I really enjoy the layout of that card, and I plan on having it echo both the Hierophant and the Devil, as it does in the Waite-Smith, with the triangular staging of the three figures. But when it came right down […]

The Mystery of the Magician

The Magician is a card with two distinct personalities. Before the early 20th century resurgence of interest in the occult the Magician existed humbly as Le Bateleur, which Wikipedia defines as ‘the Mountebank.’ A mountebank, for those of you less interested in 19th century jargon than I am, is simply a cheat. The Magician wasn’t […]

Ogre Battle: My Introduction to Tarot

The Super Nintendo game Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen was one of my first exposures to tarot. The game itself was incredibly fun, and though I was never able to finish the game (I’m WAY too much of a perfectionist to handle the seemingly random effects to my reputation that the game handed […]

Enrique Enriquez: Tarology

Most of you who are interested in tarot and actively reading in the tarot community will probably already have heard about this film that’s being made. I can’t remember where I read about it, but I know that Mary Greer posted it on her blog recently, and reminded me of it. Today I donated to […]

Notes on the Fool

The Fool was an exciting card to write about, but a difficult card to draw. The initial figure came easily enough: a cheery boy waving excitedly to a friend. He can’t see the danger coming, but we can. After that, though, it all fell apart. Should he have feet? None of the rest of them […]

Coming Monday: The Fool!

Hey All, Hope you’re having a great weekend. I’ve finished up The Fool today and will be posting it on Monday, so stay tuned. Until then, here’s a little sneak peek!

A Fool’s Errand

I wish I could tell you how I got the idea, but I can’t. This project didn’t start out as a project, just as a few sketches that then took on a life of their own. There was something really unique to me about combining the ageless archetypes of the tarot with the incredibly specific […]