David A. Trampier At the height of his career in the late 1980s, Trampier suddenly withdrew from the gaming world and life in general, becoming a social recluse. Although the reasons for this break were unclear, a disagreement with TSR is possible; it is clear that later in life, Trampier wanted nothing to do with TSR or its successor, Wizards of the Coast. For many years, Trampier's location was unknown to anyone and rumors circulated that he had died; his brother-in-law, Tom Wham denied this, although Wham admitted that even he did not know where Trampier was or what he was doing. Trampier was rediscovered by accident, working as a taxi driver in Carbondale, Illinois, when a local reporter did a ride along and — without knowing Trampier's background — subsequently published Trampier's name and photograph. A decade later, when Trampier's taxi company went out of business and he discovered he had cancer, he began to entertain the idea of republishing some of his best known artwork in book form.
bengal's archives Jeff Easley Jeff Easley (born 1954 in Nicholasville, Kentucky) is an oil painter who creates fantasy artwork in the tradition of Frank Frazetta. Early life Easley was born in Nicholasville, Kentucky in 1954. He drew a lot as a child, particularly creatures such as ghosts and monsters. Career After Cynthia finished with grad school, the couple moved to Massachusetts with some friends, where Easley began his career as a professional artist. References External links
Daniel Lieske.com - Digital Art by Daniel Lieske David C. Sutherland III David C. Sutherland III (April 4, 1949 – June 6, 2005) was an early Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) artist. Sutherland was a prolific artist and his work heavily influenced the early development of D&D. Early life and inspiration He became involved with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in the early 1970s. He spent his free time drawing sketches and cartoons related to these pastimes. Career Sutherland's cover for the original Dungeon Masters Guide (TSR, 1979) Sutherland's involvement in game art began in 1974. The professor put him in touch with TSR, and soon after, Sutherland was working for TSR. After his relationship with TSR ended, Sutherland found it difficult to find work and, according to friends, felt abandoned by the gaming industry. He died of chronic liver failure on June 6, 2005 in his home in Sault Ste. Notable works References External links
:Illustration:Gallery:Concept: by JAW Cooper Artist Profile: David A. Trampier « Casewerk: More Internet Ravings In the latest in my irregular series of artist profiles, I have decided to highlight one of my favorite of the early D&D artists, David A. Trampier, often better known for the initials DAT that would appear on many of his gaming works. His is a name that only grognards are likely to be familiar with, but he was one of the formative artists in the early period of roleplaying games. Despite the relatively brief period (if the late 70′s to 1988 is brief, mind you) in which he was involved in gaming art and comics, Trampier had a considerable impact on the feel of gaming, and remains one of the best beloved of the 1st edition-era gaming artists. Many fans of the early D&D material (myself included) feel that Tramp defined the early look of the game outright, before true painters like Elmore, Parkinson and Caldwell later came to dominate the scene. In any case, I adore his skillful black and white illustrations and his mastery of line weight, light and shadow. So, on with the art. Like this:
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The Tramp « Coyote vs. Wolf The impression left on me (and hundreds of thousands of my geeky peers) by Dungeons & Dragons was indelible. Ironically — given all of the Satanist paranoia at the time — D&D was my salvation from the soulless suburban wasteland where I spent my teen years; it not only inspired my friends and me to heights of imaginative collaboration, it empowered me to be a creative person. Without Gygax & Arneson’s strange vision, and the love of games and improvisational storytelling that it instilled, I wouldn’t be anywhere near the cartoonist I am today (for whatever that’s worth). Perhaps the most indelible aspect of all those books and modules was the art. Every image in the AD&D publications that I owned in the 1980s — especially the Monster Manual — is etched into my brain. I love them all, but some more than others, and the best ones are all by the same guy. The above photo is from a February 15, 2002 article in the Daily Egyptian, the student newspaper of Southern illinois State University.
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