Darlene recently resurfaced (is apparently doing work for Troll Lords) and is dong art again in the gaming industry.Dragon Issue 49: May 1981
Wormy and Fineous Fingers are also here. Jasmine and Pinsom are not, having been unceremoniously cancelled mid-storyline without notice. Not that most people'll realize they're gone for good for a few months, as they don't even mention their absence. What brought that decision on? Were they unpopular, did the artists do something wrong, did they quit in response to having their characters used by J.D in the crossover last issue without permission, did Kim decide to throw his new weight around with some arbitrary sackings? Anyone have any idea at all?
Thanks a lot. This kind of thing is one of the reasons why I started this thread. Its interesting to see where people are now, and what went on behind the scenes of the books we love.Darlene recently resurfaced (is apparently doing work for Troll Lords) and is dong art again in the gaming industry.
Her website/blog at http://darlenetheartist.com/?p=163 has a bit of her history at TSR if you dig back a few months. There's some back story on the Jasmine strip as well and talk of finishing up the story line and publishing it as a trade.
update: this link will take you right to the backstory - http://darlenetheartist.com/?page_id=455
For me it's a landmark because I saw it at our town's bookstore and bought it at a whim because it had a dragon on the cover (I was 12). This caused me to go looking for D&D to understand what I bought, and thus began my 26 years of gaming so far.Dragon Issue 50: June 1981
80 pages. Welcome to a landmark issue, in more ways than one. Both their 50th issue, and their 5th birthday, this means it's time to do a little looking back. My, hasn't the time just flown by. They also have another slew of dragon related articles, as is their habit, and most of the usual suspects show their faces.
Well, I had four articles published (beginning with #133 I think, so be kind when you get therePart of me would be amused if this thread caused an ancient multi-issue Dragon Forum argument to be revived by the original participants. I wonder how many of the old Dragon article writers and forum writers are still involved in gaming in some capacity or another?