Autocratik (David F Chapman). #RPGaDAY2015 – 15th day, but for me the 12th question:
Favourite RPG Illustration?
Wow, this is a really though questions. I worked about 10 years for different comic and hobby companies. Many books went through my hands. During this time I saw a lot of illustrations.
Good stories and artwork are often more important than rules to me. Every world, campaign or adventure is „hackable“ with a game system like the old d6 engine by West End Games. Nowadays, the market is full of generic products like Fate or Savage Worlds, etc. If nothing works, I can improvise how to roll the dice, but I can not do „inspiring illustrations“.
I am unable to decide which is my favourite RPG illustration. But on today’s top list are:
Brom with something like his iconic Deadlands RPG (Pinnacle Entertainment) cover. For me, he is the master of goth fantasy art.
Paul Bonner is a genius. The Cadwallon RPG is just an example.
We have a lot of Shadows of Esteren (Agate Editions) haters over here in Germany. I do not really care. I still like the background and the art porn of the books. Impressive stuff. I pick Gawain’s Eberict, because he reminds me of the Brotherhood of the Wolves movie.
Finally, Gary Chalk is one of my favourite black and white RPG artists. Lone Wolf …
There are so many more – honourable mentions: Timothy Bradstreet (Vampire: The Masquerade), Michael Kaluta (Mage: The Ascension), David Petersen (Mouse Guard RPG), Ian Miller (Warhammer RPG), Jon Hodgson (The One Ring), Tony DiTerlizzi (D&D Planescape), etc.
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