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Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:12 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:17 am 
 

kevin mayle wrote:

It looks like the pic from my post in that thread was removed.
So I'll post it here.

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Thanks for posting this kevin. I've never read the whole thing before. Lots of small continuity 'errors', but what can you expect from an advertisement?

Some interesting tidbits:
*The names of Valerius the fighter and Grimslade the Magic-User make reference to the Erol Otus and Harold Johnson characters in the original Rogues Gallery (although their appearance is quite different). Saren the Cleric is possibly derived from Serten the Cleric.
*The characters start in "Zenopus castle" - a clear reference to the Sample Dungeon in the original Basic Book
*Pages 3-8 are by Willingham; page 2 might be by Jeff Dee; page 1 is by ?
*The fourth page above is much better quality than the others, and has Willingham's signature on it. Is it from this Marvel reprint, which has "Willingham credits added 2005 by Steven Tice"
*The elf wins the prize for changing appearance the most. He starts as a "Keebler Elf" but gets taller and taller as the series goes on, his hair goes from blond to brown to blond to brown again, and he wears at least three different hats.
*Here are all of the proper names, extracted for use in your campaign:
Valerius the Fighter
Grimslade the Magic-User
Indel the Elf
the ruins of Zenopus Castle
Saren the Cleric (or Healer)
the Great Sword Naril (derived from Tolkien's Narsil?)
Gavin's Inn
Grindal (mentor of Grimslade)
Oakthorn (werebird or magic-user?)
the Black Swamp of Lobella
the Mountains of Ash


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:59 am 
 

Just found this article by James Mishler, posted one year ago, that discusses these strips:

http://www.cbgxtra.com/default.aspx?tab ... ostid=7503

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:07 am 
 

BTW, if anyone knows the actual names of the artwork posted earlier, please chime in.  For example, I doubt the Easley piece was named "Dungeoneer's Survival Guide" (though it may have been, if it was specifically commissioned for the book).  I'd expect something along the lines of "Trouble at Derro Gulch" or somesuch.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:29 am 
 

zhowar wrote:*The fourth page above is much better quality than the others, and has Willingham's signature on it. Is it from this Marvel reprint, which has "Willingham credits added 2005 by Steven Tice"

No,  every comic that one page appeared in was on the inside back cover, therefore it was the only one that got the glossy, good paper treatment.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:48 am 
 

zhowar wrote:Just found this article by James Mishler, posted one year ago, that discusses these strips:

http://www.cbgxtra.com/default.aspx?tab ... ostid=7503


How weird is it that I posted it here one day shy of the 1 year anniversary of his post. Thanks for finding that because it gave me some more info on the credits. I wonder what "COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1615" has to say.
I wonder why he never posted the last 4 pages. I posted it on Fabletown on  May 29, 2006, and neither Willingham or any of his fans have made any comments yet. They eventually removed the image. This is what I posted over there. Maybe someone here can post an answer.
"These 8 pages appeared in Marvel comics from May 1981 to June 1982. Unfortunately there wasn't a conclusion. The 8th part was repeated for the next 10 months. Does anyone know if the conclusion page was ever illustrated, and if so, why it was never printed?"

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:30 am 
 

FoulFoot wrote:BTW, if anyone knows the actual names of the artwork posted earlier, please chime in.  For example, I doubt the Easley piece was named "Dungeoneer's Survival Guide" (though it may have been, if it was specifically commissioned for the book).  I'd expect something along the lines of "Trouble at Derro Gulch" or somesuch.

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World of Greyhawk - "Knights of Greyhawk"
Players Handbook - "Wizard and Dragon"
Dungeon Master Guide - "Abandon Hope..."
Monster Manual - "Dragon Attack"
Unearthed Arcana - "The Last Spell"
Oriental Adventures - "Samurai Attack"
Dungeoneers Survival Guide - "Dungeon Horde"
Wilderness Survival Guide - "Unexpected Encounter"
Manual of the Planes - "Astral Encounter"
Greyhawk Adventures - "The Dark Citadel"

And here is Monster Manual II. Unfortunately I couldn't find it's name.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:05 am 
 

Here are better quality pics of Players Handbook and Manual of the Planes.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:57 am 
 

Here are a few Elmore's.
Basic Rules - "Red Dragon"
Expert Rules - "Air Attack"
Companion Rules - "The Sword of Thornbane" also called "Dragon Blade"
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:21 pm 
 

You da bomb.  Thanks!

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:59 pm 
 

FoulFoot wrote:You da bomb.  Thanks!

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Thanks, here's a few more classic Elmore's.
Dungeon of Dread
Mountain of Mirrors
Pillars of Pentagarn
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:35 am 
 

kevin mayle wrote:Here are better quality pics of Players Handbook and Manual of the Planes.

OK, I've screwed up here. That was obviously not the art used for Players Handbook with Ringlerun, it's the art for Dungeon Masters Guide 2E. This is the closest I can find.
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Here is a better quality Greyhawk Adventures.
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:40 am 
 

zhowar wrote:
Thanks for posting this kevin...


I cleaned up my post from above and reposted it over in the reviews section of Dragonsfoot. I thanked kevin mayle for the jpg of the series.

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... 974#414974

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:30 am 
 

Does anyone recognize this image?
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This might help.
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OK, here it is.
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The painting is my tribute to the original cover art by Don Lowry.
What do you think? I have many more to come.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:53 am 
 

I made a new version that more closely resembles the original by raising the right pikeman's spear and re-doing the left pikeman's robe. I gave it some stormy blue lighting and a wooden frame too.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:39 pm 
 

That totally rocks!

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:51 pm 
 

Fantastic :D
I like it very much !

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:04 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 10:25 am 
 

Here's my next one. I kinda jumped ahead in chronology a bit, but it's for a separate project too. Anyway, it's an interior illustration this time. I'll be doing less of these than covers.
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My tribute to The Great Cthulhu, by Erol Otus.
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Post Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 11:57 am 
 

That one is damn good..creepy too.

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