This is the personal website and blog of Gareth-Michael Skarka: Writer, Game Designer, Publisher, Consultant and Adjunct Instructor for Game Design at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Insurgent Creative: one who makes a creative living direct to their audience as a small business, without going through the traditional gatekeeper corporations. Be small, think big, move fast.


That’s been my life since 2003 or so. It’s working out so far.


  • Gareth M. SkarkaSort of the same way that I hope the extra effort that put into a painted promo image results in more of that, too.,
  • Gareth M. SkarkaI sincerely hope that this effort by results in a renaissance of 50s-80s style painted paperback cover art again.,
  • Gareth M. SkarkaHoly shit. A new run of Gaiman paperbacks, with painted covers by ROBERT FRIGGIN MCGINNIS. I'm so jealous. ,

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