My free time activities rotate throughout the year. I haven't been painting any little guys, but have been doing lots of reading. I just finished Lower Regions by independent comic artist Alex Robinson. It's a well-thought and well-drawn take on the dungeon-crawling adventure. You can see sample pages of this comic book on the artist's website. He has several other Lower Regions sample pages viewable and a few short stories online, but they exist on several different websites (it's kind of confusing).
One of the supplementary short stories is Defense of the West Gate. There was a Lower Regions blog where he posted pages from his upcoming full-length graphic novel (unfortunately, Alex has set this project aside for now).