Making the OSR games you really want.
Who were the artists in the LBBs?
I want the Balrog and EHP!
The artist was Greg Bell. He did a number of wargaming art before D&D came out. His fantasy art mostly comes from comic books, like Doctor Strange, Nick Furry, and the works of Esteban Maroto (namely Dax the Damned in "Chess", from Comix International #3).
Oh, I almost forgot! I always found that Amazon to be really sexy. =D
I think TSR pulped the prints when it turned out that Bell had copies images from comic books (as Malcadon alludes to). I've only ever seen one set on eBay or rec.games.frp.marketplace from BITD.Allan.
That is hilarious! Considering what they must have paid for those "works of art", a single sale should have resulted in getting all their money back!
Thanks for the info and link, Malcadon!Now that you've pointed it out, I can easily see the Maroto style in the 'Elementals'.
Oh yeah, James Maliszewski from Grognardia pointed the Marvel-side of Greg Bell's influence.