About making the Geek Pop Coasters
Set of 6 drink coasters featuring Geek Pop: Dice by Paul Bielaczyc. Each coaster features a different die to make it easy to keep track of whose drinks are whose. Includes a metal tray for storage.
And while they sure aren’t comforting cans of Campbell’s Soup, we can all agree that rolling a 20 is definitely more satisfying than some tomato soup, no matter what color it might happen to be.
Combining my love of roleplaying games (shameless plug for Sagaborn) with an iconic series of Pop Art, Roleplaying Dice is the first piece in a new series that I may or may not continue exploring, Geek Pop.https://giphy.com/embed/Vl7K0Qygh13ut4kXht
About Paul Bielaczyc
I have been drawing and whatnot since as long as I can remember. Any spot in my school notebooks that didn’t have notes were filled with sketches. I drew mostly from the D&D adventures that my brother ran, as well as the fantasy books I was reading. I did a few pieces based on Terry Brooks’ Shannara series, but focusing on being a nerd, I didn’t have much time for art in high school.
When I got to college I dual majored in Computer Science and Art History. Minoring in Studio Art, I took as many art classes as my schedule allowed. I seemed to be pursuing a career in art or art education, but decided to try graduate school in Computer Science. Graduating in 2004 with a Master’s in CS, but again switched paths and returned to my art interests. Mike, my brother, and I co-own Aradani Studios, a costuming and art company that we founded in 2002. We travel mostly in the Southeast United States, to various conventions and Renaissance Festivals, selling our art, and our ears.
I currently call Nashville, TN my home, and don’t see that changing for quite some time. This is where my friends, my family, and my career is. When I first posted this bio, I said that, “I still have no idea what I want to do with my life.” Well, in those 4 years that I wrote that, I think I have found my calling. At the age of 26, I won the most prestigious fantasy art award there is, the Chesley Award. Mike and I have slowly but steadily grown this business into something that now employs other people! And most importantly, I love what I do, and I truly enjoy being able to talk about my art with people, and have a dialogue with them.
And I owe all of this to my brother. Without him, I don’t know where I would be today, but it wouldn’t be here. And I hope he always remembers that I am grateful to him.