Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jim Roslof

Pray for Jim Roslof. Word is he is gravely ill. He art directed some of the greatest art in the history of D&D.

7 comments:

  1. That's sad news. I learned a few years ago that the cover of my beloved Dungeon! board game was a Rosloff piece (and not Otus as I'd long assumed). He's since been one of my favorite, if under-recognized artists.

    Here's hoping he pulls through or at least is well cared for.

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  2. And, importantly, he was in charge of the art department when such great artists as Dave Trampier, Dave Sutherland III, Diesel, and others were illustrating the early D&D books. He also hired Keith Parkinson, a personal favorite of mine.

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  3. This is upsetting. Btw, it looks like whoever posted that twitter has taken it down.

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  4. I will pray for him. Probably my single most favorite TSR artist (love the revised D1-2 cover).

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  5. I hope we hear some good news soon, he's a nice guy and I've never heard a bad word about him from other guys in the same profession.

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  6. Sorry guys, but he passed on early Saturday. I've known him since I was a kid, his family and ours are close. He has left some unfinished work...beautiful stuff I saw firsthand a few weeks ago that will still be used at some later point I believe.

    He's no longer in any pain, so I am relieved. I'm really going to miss him.

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