Full Moon Offering XXXIII

Thanks for visiting my blog and Full Moon Offering # 33 !!!
This month’s homage to the bearers of fang and claw is a departure from my usual posting.  For several months I’ve been working on full page pieces for the WEREWOLF 20th ANNIVERSARY book.  After endless scribbles, delays, distractions and disasters, the final piece was sent off in the last week of October.  This was an enormous relief, as the deadline had been far, FAR exceeded.  But what a visceral joy it has been to reunite with the Tribes and their heroes!!  I am eternally grateful to the Master: Mr. Rich Thomas for bringing the entire project into being and allowing me to contribute to the effort!
The November Offering consists of a few images from my ceremony of completion.
This page represents the 14 thumbnail compositions that I produced while reading the art descriptions from the sanguineous pen of Ethan Skemp.


Each time a tight pencil sketch was approved a red circle was drawn on the thumbnail.  When the full color piece was finished, it was “slashed” with the diagonal “claw” marks.


The menu for my completion feast was drawn from the teachings of the late prophet Warren Zevon.  -“A big dish of beef chow mein” (La Choy), a Pina Colada (Sobé), and a gun metal wolf’s head for my phone (Ebay).


And finally a quick sketch portraying the feral satisfaction of the victory feast!!

Thanks for looking and for the many kind comments!!!


11 Responses to “Full Moon Offering XXXIII”

  1. 1 Bleddyn
    November 29, 2012 at 6:30 am

    So awesome… thank you Mr. Spencer!

  2. November 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    At Atlanta by Night, the hotel’s restaurant was “Trader Vic’s” and I kept telling people I wanted to go up and get a piña colada… and at a con that was supposedly celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Werewolf: the Apocalypse, NO ONE got the reference. I was both stunned and saddened as one person after another (ages 20+ to 50) stared blankly as if waiting for the punch line… UGH!

    Continuing with that line of thought, Stew Wilson is putting together a cook book based on Werewolf: the Apocalypse… So don’t be surprised if you get asked about including this somehow. 😉

    I’m quite excited and looking forward to seeing the final pieces. It took a while, but I’m sure it was well worth the wait. 🙂 … Hopefully Richard will be releasing some of the pieces as teasers before the book is out.

    And with another couple of Werewolf: the Apocalypse books in the works, I’m sure these won’t be the last we see of your renditions of the Tribes. 😀

    • 4 ronspencer
      November 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

      ALWAYS great to hear from you, Art!
      Y’see, I was wondering if anyone but the most hard-core types would understand why I’d post a picture of a dish full of brown slop with a white drink…? Your experience in Atlanta confirms my fears. That’s cool having a Trader Vic’s right there at the convention. One of my goals in life is to go on a “Lycanthrope tour”. Visiting some of the areas in Europe where the prominent historical references to the werewolf legends took place. A glass from Trader Vics in London and a Chinese menu from Lee Ho Fook’s in SoHo would be sacred additions to be placed next to my klaive and other rage artifacts.

      The cookbook sounds darned fun! When is it coming out?

      I can’t say if Rich will release any more art teasers but he’s exceptionally efficient at keeping the projects enthusiasim level up. So if art leaks will do that, maybe we will see more…?

      As always, thanks for checking in. Your insights and comments are much appreciated!

      • November 30, 2012 at 3:07 am

        Good luck on your round-the-world tour of Werewolfdom. Perhaps you can offer him some suggestions of your own. 🙂

        The cookbook was sort of a concept that Stew was going to throw together on his own, but Rich decided (while he was out of communication from the world-at-large from Rita) that he’d make an official project and as one of the stretch goals we “met” during the black-out.
        Stew was asking for input, but has gone quiet on the project, so I don’t know if he’s working on it on his own, or if it’s been put a bit behind other projects he’s working on too…

        However, it sounds like he’s going to spend some time doing research, testing the recipes and then editing and laying-out the book. That probably means several months out, minimum.
        You can see some more about it here:
        and here:

  3. 6 nicolas
    December 3, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Mr. Spencer
    You will make a new art of the five forms of the Garou? (Man-Glabro-Crinos-Hispo and wolf)

  4. December 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Heh heh, looks like my thumbnails. Just little scribbles that sort of generally show a layout. And yay, victory face-stuffing!

    • December 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Oh, and Torakhan I too had a Pina Coloda at Trader Vics, ironically in Altanta at Dragon*Con a few years ago. How could I not? But that is purely amazing to me that no one got the reference. REALLY??? Sigh.

  5. December 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I love that ol song! The references are awesome and as soon as I can make it to Dragoncon you can bet I’m looking that up! Beautiful work!

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