Hercules reborn!

Hercules casually strolling through a Roger Dean album cover.

Hello all,

Everything Battletech recently commissioned me to redesign the venerable Hercules battlemech. Admittedly, it looks like the lovechild of a Cataphract and Blackjack.
You can find a higher resolution version of the image on EBT’s Patreon or Discord.

Here’s a link to their main page: https://www.everythingbattletech.com/

Enjoy!

-Eldon

I hear it’s one hot ride!

One well-done Mechwarrior coming right up!

Hello all,

Sarna has posted a new “Bad” mech article! This time they’ve spotlighted a rather controversial choice for the topic, THE NOVA! This is the mech for the clanner who wants ALL the ER medium lasers. But, as they say, ” You want all the laser, you have to take all the heat. “

You can read the original article here.

https://www.sarna.net/news/bad-mechs-nova/

I wonder what mech will next make the naughty list?

-Eldon

Battletech Empire Alone Sourcebook cover revealed!

Bringing the fisticuffs back to the bots.

Hello folks,

This is a quick update to let y’all know that Catalyst Game Labs has revealed the cover for the upcoming Battletech Empie Alone sourcebook. I’ve already shown this one off in full, but this is the first time with the wording in place.

You can check out the original article HERE!

And, yes, this one will get the print treatment in the near future.

Lots more art is incoming!

-Eldon

Battletech Tamar Rising is out now!

That elemental is a bit of a coward.

Greetings Y’all,

CGL’s new Tamar Rising book is available now on DriveThruRPG. You can get a copy here:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/383825/BattleTech-Tamar-Rising?term=tamar+rising

This is my lone contribution to the book. But, I’m pretty proud of this one. The GDL is back in style and serving up some asymmetrical warfare to the clans.

Also, speaking of the Grey Death Legion, 1N51 over at Camo Specs Online sent me this awesome Marauder; painted up like Grayson Carlyle’s.

Make sure to check out Camo Specs Online for all your Battletech camo reference needs:

https://camospecs.com/

And if you are Twitter inclined, follow 1N51 for more BT goodness.

That’s some old Warhammer terrain of mine.

Ostmechs enjoying an Autumn stroll

Just like Fall in the Ozarks, you can’t take a walk through the woods without someone taking a potshot at you.

Greetings fair traveler,

The Everything Battletech Community decided to kick 2022 off right with this commissioned piece celebrating the Ost-mech line. This is part of an ongoing series of commissioned pieces EBT is funding to enrich the BT universe.

Makes sure to support their efforts and join their discord at:

https://www.everythingbattletech.com/

There is even an 8k version available via their Patreon page.

Enjoy!

-Eldon

Weekly update Oct. 13th, 2020…The robots that ate my life!

Hello A3 faithful,

First, I’d like to apologize for my long absence. The last few weeks have been chaotic with nary a chance to catch my breath. This missive will be a chance to bring you abreast of the current situation and future plans. 

Sadly, there won’t be a new Astray3 comic this week nor for some time yet. With the success of the Tex Talks Battletech Mackie Packs and the following march of mech commissions, many lucrative opportunities have arisen. Chief among these is creating new official Battletech artwork for Catalyst games. As one might suspect, this has destroyed the production schedule for future A3 comics. 

Don’t panic! Astray3 is not ending! Storytelling is my main passion and the reason I create artwork in the first place. However, the path forward is unclear. I’ll be reexamining the comic’s production process over the next several weeks. It is my hope that I can find a method that will enable me to return A3 to a semi-regular schedule. ( We’ll at least finish the fourth comic volume and epilogue. )

Which brings me to the fate of the Patreon page. With the lack of comic updates, the Patreon no longer serves a clear purpose. I will be shutting it down this weekend. It may return in the future in a different form. That will only be when I can make proper use of the platform and worth the monthly investment. All future A3 news will be right here on the A3 website.

On the upside, Mackie packs are back in stock with new items on the Astray3 store! Vinyl stickers, drink coasters, and prints! Check them out! https://astray3.bigcartel.com/ Merch pictures below!

All the best, 

-Eldon

Weekly update Sept 20th, 2020…Comic page soon!

Hello peeps, 

My estimations continue to be overly optimistic. New comic page is inked and flat colored. I should be ready in a few days. Oops. 

In other news, still waiting on the prints to start shipping Mackie Packs. I’ve started poking my print supplier about shipping dates. Should be shipped this week. I hate waiting as much as you. 

October is almost here! That means it’s time draw some monster girls! I’ll be producing a series of four stickers based on mythological creature ladies. Look for a pre-order campaign about mid-October. Here is the first lovely lady!

Saucy centaur lady stickers incoming!

Also, lots of commission work coming through. ( That’s why the comics late. ) The opening image is a freshly completed commission of the client’s first lucky Hunchback shot. Below is another commission. A client’s Lancer mech. ( I have no idea what that is. )

That is it for now. New comic page soon!

All the best, 

-Eldon

Lancer mech! I have no idea what that is!

MACKIE PRINT PACKS AVAILABLE ON THE ASTRAY3 STORE!!

Hello readers and mech fans,

The new Mackie Pack is now available on the Astray3 shop! This set features 4 8.5″x 11″ premium prints of art used for the Tex Talks Battletech Mackie episode! The pack also includes an UrbEx Urbanmech drink coaster! All wrapped up in an UrbEx envelope for delivery.

Here are the prints in the pack!