Friday, February 25, 2011

Sequentially D&D 1982

I dug these up the other day - one of my first attempts at doing some comic pages back in 1982 (freshman in high-school if I recall). Being, at the time, an 'aspiring' comic illustrator and avid role-player, I thought I'd blend my two passions together and came up with my Dungeons & Dragons comic pages (without a doubt inspired by TSR's comic book ads of the same era). I drew these two pages and began a third which was never finished it. I remember that in Dwarf falls down a pit and is separated from the party.



I find it fun that I used the Caves of Chaos as the setting with the typical fighter, dwarf, magic-user party. I actually copied these and handed them out to friends in my class who seemed to actually like it. It was at a time when the Moldvay basic set was just coming out and many kids (many of whom wouldn't normally even think about something like a FRPG) were curious about the game that is causing all the rage.

I'm happy to say that over the years my illustration skills have improved (at least I hope they have!).

7 comments:

  1. I like the way you were using some of your blacks, an yeah, your stuff now is awesome.

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  2. I totally dig the magic-user's face on page 2, panel 4. Show us more!

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  3. They have. :) But these have there own charm. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love it. Yeah I found some old sketchbooks from my High School era and it was an eye opener! LOL!

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  5. these are awesome, you are already using some of Wally Woods sure fire panel shots. very cool to see sir!

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  6. Awesome! I actually prefer this to most of the fantasy RPG illustration seen today, including your recent stuff (sorry). Stick to the old school!

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