Jonathan: Good afternoon Tim! Please tell our readers a bit about yourself and what kind of art you love most!
I’m 45 years old and have been drawing professionally for over 30 years (so most of my life has been art centered). I grew up on comics, mostly Marvel books but my tastes have changed since then. My main artistic influences are Jack Kirby, Timothy Truman, George Perez, Berni Wrightson, Joe Mad, Tim Vigil, Mike Grell and lots of others. If I could take over any one Book, it would be either Fantastic Four or Swamp Thing. Those two titles have about everything I enjoy about the medium.
I love all genres, but especially Fantasy, Science fiction and Horror type things. My style tends to be “old school” which is traditional hands on drawing and inking/coloring, with little or no computer work involved. I like looking at digital style artwork, but I personally enjoy the hands on approach to art. I guess it was what I was raised on. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, early TSR Adventure Modules were what stuck in my head. Those early modules still are what I like to look at to this day. There’s just something magical about them.
In Art Department news, the crew is working feverishly to produce an adventure trilogy written by Jonathan Nelson and Stephen Yeardley. Todd is working on maps for the first of this series, and they are coming along just fine.
The art department is also working on visuals for another exciting adventureaweek.com contest. The title of the contest is “You can win this treasure trove”, a juicy prize for sure, several original pieces of art from a TSR AD&D card game, three popular Forgotten Realms novels signed by Todd Gamble for the cartography he did in them, and an awesome unique “Umber Hulk” preproduction resin casting from the D&D minis line, PLUS a free one year annual membership to Adventureaweek.com.
In other news, more dungeon tiles are in the works as well as side quest maps for those who cannot get enough adventure! Todd is also producing more fascinating maps for mapaweek.com, a companion site for game masters everywhere who want a trove of great maps.
Tim Tyler, our wonderful character and cover artist is working on some professional illustration projects for himself and while he is working on these projects, Tim has introduced us on to another wonderful artist, (Silvano, from Italy) Welcome to the team Silvano! Stay tuned for more fun stuff from the art department!