One of the greatest things about this project is when it triggers another’s imagination. One young fan liked Allfield so much he started making his own characters and animals and monsters.
These drawings are outstanding, and I wanted to share them online.
While going over these drawings it only seemed natural that I tried to adapt some of these characters to the comic’s drawing style and even include these into an official deck as a sign of appreciation and gratitude.
Here is an example of how I turned a design into an official card drawing:
And finally with color and put into a card format:
As I get ready for a new school year, it is an incredible privilege to stop and enjoy and share moments like these with children’s imaginative artwork.
About the Allfield Game
Over the years I’ve taught students from pre-k up through college. I have been fortunate to work with and watch thousands of people interact in a classroom from age 3 to 88 years old. I found they all share a common need-they needed to be heard and listened to.
Students need practice talking, listening, taking turns, and working together in a structured format. This is especially important for younger students and frustrated students. Therefore I wanted to make a game that addressed these ideas, and have it be all-age friendly. I created a tabletop-card game – a super simple storytelling rpg, which mimics how kids play pretend, but has enough structure to balance all players’ voices.
The Girl in the Jar is a full-length, full-color graphic novel by Ben Jerred. It is part 1 of the Allfield Series, where Allfield is the name of the imaginary world where the stories take place. This installment introduces us to DOK-the Struggle.
Little Lada’s life is a string of disasters until she discovers a way to take control of her fate. She quickly discovers her choices have permanent and far-reaching effects on her world.
THE GIRL IN THE JAR’s story does not start at the beginning of the world, but with a question: Who are we, and where do we come from? This is the story of people emerging from a dark age. Turning away from their everyday lives, they start looking for bigger answers buried beneath their feet.
It all begins with an old jug floating up the river, leaking blue mist and whispering voices…
Graphic Novel Sneak Peek
Here is about 15 pages of sneak peek content of the Girl in the Jar book. You’ll see glimpses of characters like Gane, Loja, and Wai. This is the original sneak preview, and coming soon will be replaced by the newest preview.
If you are interested in this or have any questions, then please let me know in comments or on my contact page. There is also an Allfield Storytelling Card Game with 300 unique cards coming soon. Here on the site you can read the directions so you can play as well. Coming soon will also be an interactive online database of Allfield characters, locations, maps, and information. If you’re an online RPG player, digital assets for online sites like Roll20 or Tabletop Simulator will also be available. You can now download a free black and white Print and Play with 60 preview cards, or find out how you can get an actual limited edition Review Deck to help spread the word about the full game’s upcoming release. As it gets closer to the full release, handmade physical Allfield artifacts will also be available in the shop.