Designer | Artist | Writer
I'm mostly on the Tabletop.social mastodon instance, but you can catch me on Twitter and Discord too. You can also read my blog now.
Joe Bush - Games
I own an operate a small indie table-top game studio called Voidspiral Entertainment. This is what I do full-time.
Games: Oubliette Second Edition | Heroines of the First Age | Summoner's Grimiore | Wasuremonogatari | The Dawnline
Most of my work is funded through Kickstarter, and most of it ends up on DriveThruRPG. I'm also working on a Patreon designed to let me spend more time polishing my games before they go out into the world.
Voidspiral is always looking for tabletop game testers, beta readers, and reviewers. Hit us up on social media and we'll hook you up.
If you're that curious about what I'm doing at work, you can stalk my gitlab status updates. I'll be flattered.
Joe Bush - Art
The road to success is paved with the bodies of our past selves.
I draw and paint for personal projects as well as for commissions. My portfolio is available on Artstation and I update my sketchblog almost daily on Pixelfed. I'm also in the process of slowly compiling an art wiki.
I (try to) stream my digital art process every day from 7-9am and 4-5pm CST, on Picarto, Twitch, and Youtube. Past streams can be found on Youtube.
Joe Bush - Commissions
I often do Commissions, which are handled through Etsy or Paypal. I encourage you to check out my sketchblog, where I struggle to further my skills, and to check out my work-in-progress art wiki, where I tackle topics in as much detail as I can. I often stream my commissions on twitch, picarto, and youtube.
Joe Bush - About
I'm a strong proponent of continued learning, creativity, automation, personal data control and security, a detractor of vendor lock-in and abusive corporations. I'm opinionated about software. I think that we need more love in the world these days. "Don't be a dick," as they say.
I've worked in the video game industry as a 3d artist and scripter and in software design as a UX/UI designer, both of which influence my way of thinking. I was a philosophy minor (I know) and I can be pretty pedantic sometimes, but I cherish clear thinking.
I'm basically synonymous with Arcandio and Voidspiral. If you see those on the internet, they're likely me.
I collect hobbies. Besides tabletop and video games, I like to bike, hike, camp, ski, read, cook, eat, and sketch, and I'm into astronomy, archery, outdoor skills, photography, and music. I'm learning HAM radio, guitar, music theory, information theory, poker, ontology, and vehicle maintenance.
I have a lovely family, 7 freshwater fish, 2 bizarre cats, and one sockpuppet of a snake.
I consider table-top role-playing games to be the highest form of entertainment, because they blend artistic expression, the innate human need for storytelling, and the exercise for your imagination.
I'm bad at social media.
If you really want to see inside my head, you can read also my blog.