Morno's Dice of Fate Calendar (1975-1978) at Retropolis
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:11 pm 
 

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So recently I fired up my scanner and Photoshop and worked through the pages of my 1978 "Dice of Fate" portfolio and some other bits and pieces from the seventies, and eventually I ended up with this calendar of old (or, I guess, distinguished) Morno art from 1975-1978.

I can guarantee that there are some things in here that none of you will have seen; a couple made their only appearance in that portfolio, and a couple are Tolkien illustrations that only ever existed as greeting cards back in the day.

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...for example, or

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...along with some more familiar pictures, like covers for Wee Warriors and Alarums and Excursions.

So here it is: Morno's Dice of Fate Calendar

It's got rolling dates so no matter when you buy it, you can still get a full 12 months of, well, months. Because months are what months are all about.

Oh, and I blogged a little about it here, too.


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:10 pm 
 

Fantastic stuff!  Always loved your artwork and I'm already in for a calendar.  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:33 pm 
 

Wow! Glad you've made this available. I just put up a post about it on my blog to get the word out.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:37 am 
 

Thanks on both counts!

Zenopus, I'm pretty sure that other cover you posted was the first one I did for A&E. There are in fact two A&E covers in the calendar: the title wasn't integrated into the second, so I cropped it out here to make the illustration larger.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:25 pm 
 

Very nice!  Morno is missed.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:41 am 
 

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Zenopus, I'm pretty sure that other cover you posted was the first one I did for A&E. There are in fact two A&E covers in the calendar: the title wasn't integrated into the second, so I cropped it out here to make the illustration larger.


Thanks for the info. I corrected my post. I also added a note that this was the issue with first ever D&D article by J. Eric Holmes, "Warrior for Hire". A nice little coincidence given my areas of interest.


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