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Ms. Keym Attacks 2 Sketch :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 3 0 Gnomon Chase Cosplay 2.0 - The Breastplate :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 1 0 Gnomon Chase Cosplay 2.0 - Gauntlet Vambraces :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 1 0 Ms. Keym Attacks - Alternate :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 3 0 Ms. Keym Attacks :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 2 0 Ms. Keym Attacks Sketch :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 5 2 Enter Ms. Keym :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 2 0 Enter Ms. Keym Sketch :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 10 2 Ms. Keym - Showdown on Boot Hill :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 7 4 Ms. Keym - Showdown on Boot Hill Sketch :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 5 0 Ms. Keym - Cold Vengeance Alternate Lighting :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 5 0 Ms. Keym - Cold Vengeance :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 9 0 Ms. Keym - Cold Vengeance Sketch :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 6 0 Ms. Keym and Her Blunderbuss :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 4 0 Ms. Keym and Her Blunderbuss Sketch :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 4 0 Ms. Keym 3D - At The Stables :iconedcrandell-westworld:EdCrandell-WestWorld 4 0


Ms. Keym Attacks 2 Sketch
Ms. Keym is a gun-toting, whip-wielding, karate-kicking cowgirl from another world. 
Gnomon Chase Cosplay 2.0 - The Breastplate
I am making a lightweight version of my Gnomon Chase armor. The pepakura version weighs 50lbs. The breastplate alone (pictured on the right) weighs roughly 20lbs. I wrapped the original in foil, covered that with Duct tape, and then made patters to make the duplicate (pictured left) out of EVA foam. The new breastplate weighs between 1 and 1 1/2lbs and is so easy to put on and take off. I also spent about $5 to $7.50 in materials to make the lightweight version.
Gnomon Chase Cosplay 2.0 - Gauntlet Vambraces
Gnomon Chase is the mysterious armored gunslinger from my space-western novels. I built a cosplay of this character using cardstock and Bondo. However, the suit weighed 50 lbs! I have started a second version of the costume using EVA foam. These gauntlet vambraces were the first thing I tackled. The difference? The pepakura versions are about 5 - 10 pounds. The EVA versions are about 5 - 10 ounces! I painted the foam using black Plasti Dip, black 2-in-1 Krylon Maxx, and the base color is Krylon satin brushed-nickel. Then I weathered it using a black wash and silver Rub-n-Buff. 
Ms. Keym Attacks - Alternate
This is an alternate version of "Ms. Keym Attacks". It's the exact same piece of artwork that I drew by hand and colored digitally. However, I applied a filter from the free Photoshop Express app called Glow. Although the background is not supposed to be twin suns, I still loved the results. It's actually supposed to be a giant gas planet and its first moon behind her. Ms. Keym is having an adventure on the sixth moon of the system. In addition to showing that Ms. Keym is a powerful woman, it also is designed to convey that she doesn't just rely on her weapons - her body is a force to be reckoned with. 
Ms. Keym Attacks
In addition to her laser revolver and electro-static pulse whip, Ms. Keym is also proficient at all forms of martial arts.


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Ed Crandell
United States
My name is Ed Crandell, and I am a writer of space westerns (with a dash of steampunk).

Current Residence: Tunnel Hill, GA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Print preference: OldTownEXTNormal
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: anything cool
Shell of choice: lobster
Wallpaper of choice: pre-glued
Skin of choice: non-itchy
Favourite cartoon character: The Brain
Personal Quote: "Gnomon Chase knows if you've been bad or good . . . "


For immediate release:

Aberrant Dreams presents Battle for West World by Ed Crandell

Tunnel Hill, GA February 2014—Atlanta-based publisher Aberrant Dreams is proud to present Battle for West World, the third novel by Tunnel Hill, GA, resident and author Ed Crandell.

Battle for West World is Crandell’s third and final novel in The West World Trilogy. The entire trilogy is a space western—it takes elements of the American West and transposes them to a backdrop of futuristic space frontiers. The novel series follows the adventures and character arc of an interstellar cowboy named Tom Shallowhorne and his path to realizing what being a true hero really involves.  Shallowhorne’s journey triumphantly culminates within the pages of Battle for West World.

The first two novels in the series—West World and Return to West World—were originally published through PublishAmerica.  However, on the sci-fi convention circuit, Crandell caught the attention of speculative fiction publisher, Aberrant Dreams.  They are publishing Battle for West World, and will be republishing West World and Return to West World in the very near future.

Battle for West World is truly unique.  The entire novel, excluding the prologue and epilogue, is one action scene told in “real time,” with the chapter titles actually being time markers.  As an example, the first chapter is entitled “11:38 A.M.”  The action and dialogue of that chapter adds up to taking two minutes in real time, so the next chapter is called “11:40 A.M.”  This process continues throughout the two hours and thirty-seven minutes of the battle detailed in the rest of the novel.  The story promises to be an action-packed adventure!  The series is best described as fun and thoughtful entertainment, and is presented in a way that is appropriate for readers of all ages.

Battle for West World will be 317 pages long, and is attractively presented in a 6”x9” paperback format that includes cover and interior artwork by the author. Printed copies will be available through Barnes and Noble and Amazon, as well as the electronic Kindle format. The book will debut February 21, 2014 at Con Nooga, Chattanooga’s Multi-Fandom Convention, being held at the Chattanooga Convention Center February 21–23. Ed Crandell will be on hand to sign copies of Battle for West World.

For more information regarding the “West World” series—character bios, excerpts, and more—please visit Ed Crandell’s web site: www.westworldnovelscom.  To contact the publisher, go to  To learn more about Con Nooga—including ticket information, activities, and special guests—please go to

Contact:  Ed Crandell
622 Pine Oaks Drive
Tunnel Hill  GA   30755
Cell: 706-218-2012
www.westworldnovels.comBattle for West World Redux by EdCrandell-WestWorld

  • Listening to: Wanted: Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi
  • Reading: Darth Bane series by Drew Karpyshyn
  • Watching: House
  • Playing: hooky
  • Eating: too much
  • Drinking: pepsi


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SteamOn-Steampunk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
So Glad I discovered your gallery. Thanks for the Llama too-back at cha
tulf42 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for badging back! :D
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery you have here! :)
Thanks! Glad you like it!
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! Hard not to! :)
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