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Art: It's Not Just The Noise A Seal Makes

February 21, 2018


I have been chatting with Liz Danforth about doing art for the reissued The Fantasy Trip. Of all the counters in the original release, I liked hers (for Melee) the best. So she's my choice to do the counters. As well, of course, as illustrative art.

For those who haven't been tuned in for the whole 40 years, Liz Danforth is a Tucson-based artist who is probably best known for her Magic cards. She's done a lot of fantasy, SF, and steampunk illustration for gaming and other markets. When she's not making art, she is a writer and a librarian. She's also the very first artist whom I art-directed, and one of my oldest friends. So I'm very excited to be working with her again.

You might ask why I'm asking such a skilled illustrator to do something as simple as game counters. Two reasons. First: she did the original ones, fans have asked for something like that in the new edition, and who better to do that than the original artist? And second: Counters may be simple things, but they can be bad, good, or very fine. I'm going for "very fine." You deserve that, and so do I.

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