This coming Saturday, February 7th, Ryan will talk with Mark Richardson, professional cartographer and creator-publisher. For the last 15 years, he’s made cartography a career in Canada. (I’ve seen some of his work, and it’s pretty amazing.) Now he freelances as a mapper for RPGs, including for Will Hindmarch’s Project: Dark. We’ll talk about the process of creating maps of made-up and real world locations from the standpoints of his job as a cartographer and of a creator-publisher’s needs.
This will be a live G+ Hangouts on the Air interview, with the audio-only version on the podcast feed later that day.
Time: Saturday, February 7th, 2015 — 3pm Eastern, 12am Pacific — 1 hour
G+ Hangout Event: plus.google.com/events/c3ql16ib6v5dnq1rfqmpq44057s
We’ll also talk a bit about his upcoming RPG Headspace, and I’ll ask him how he’s planning on using his cartography skills for his own publication.
If you have cartography design and process questions, or on working with a cartographer, please comment on this post or use the Q&A feature during the Hangout. I’ll take your questions in the latter third of the interview.
 Last time I did one of these, the comments didn’t come to me in time to process from some reason. I’ll keep better watch this time. But the Q&A app on the Hangout page should work this time.