Is there a more elegant way to title this post? Probably, but this is the most direct.
Hey there, my name is Fred Van Lente, and I’m thrilled to join the Paizo community by writing the Pathfinder: Fumbus one-shot comic book currently (or about to be) Kickstarted. I’m best known for writing comics like Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Zombies, Archer & Armstrong, Cowboys & Aliens, Action Philosophers (currently in a Kickstarter for a color version itself), but my very first published book was an RPG supplement for Call of Cthulhu, The New Orleans Guidebook, so it’s been very cool to come back to my roleplaying roots.
I am a pretty avid TTRPGer myself. I’ve got a monthly game I run and I’m in a weekly group where we rotate the games and gamemastering duties. (Both currently Zoom-based, alas.) Pathfinder is one of the systems I’ve most enjoyed playing; in this photo I am with Rhys, my sea elf druid who made it to 7th level in the Skulls & Shackles campaign. This watercolor I’m holding was painted by my fellow player and accomplished cartoonist, Alex Cox. Hey Paizo, you ever need another iconic druid, I submit this handsome lad for your approval.
We also ran We Be Goblins! in my weekly group (I was Chuffy Lickwound, whose face might make you sick, but whose knife is awful quick) so it was cool to bring to life Fumbus, everyone’s favorite goblin alchemist, in a new adventure that is the next installment of the long-running Pathfinder comics series—but you don’t need to be familiar with the previous adventures of Seoni, Merisiel, Valeros and friends to enjoy this one. And in addition to the graphic novella itself, there’s a lot of neat new playable goodies* in the back of the book for all your goblin alchemy needs.
So, if that sounds like something you’d be into, head over to the Kickstarter campaign and pledge! And once again, happy to be here—thanks for having me.
*Character options in Pathfinder: Fumbus were made by Paizo and are pre-approved for use with the Pathfinder Society Organized Play program!
Hi, I Wrote the Pathfinder: Fumbus Comic
Wednesday, April 14, 2021