Joe Bush

Designer | Artist | Writer


I'm mostly on the mastodon instance, but you can catch me on Twitter and Discord too. You can also read my blog now.


I own an operate a small indie 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.


The road to success is paved with the bodies of our past selves.

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 (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.


oversharing alert!

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'm a self-taught programmer and I can write html, javascript, css, C#, Python, a bit of PHP, and can pick up languages fairly easily. I use scripting to solve pretty much every problem I come across in my daily work. But more importantly, it's taught me to think even more analytically than before, which in turn helps every other facet of my life.

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.

Bumper stickers
Ethics. | Reality Exists. | Truth isn't an opinion.

( Made with Carrd )