Post by lorddarkstorm on Dec 30, 2020 20:31:03 GMT
In this thread I was going over all the unique Lone Wolf cover art:
And I think 24 of the Edizioni EL version is by PAJ due to, well, it looking like art PAJ would do. If anyone could confirm, that'd be great. (confirmed, found his signature on it) I have emailed Mantikore about their new reprints of the New Order books & Grey Star books. Since they are so recent they should have the information to hand and hopefully will share. (They did )
And there were quite a few times I didn't know who the artists for them were. I was wondering, does Project Aon know who all of the major or modern editions are done by? I couldn't find a good page on it.
I have had a go at it myself by checking various places:
I'm ignoring reprints where none of the art for any of the books themselves change (ignoring layout-only changes like "best gamebook award etc). If an artist's name has a "2" next to it, it means it is their second art piece for a specific book. I am very aware this is not the best visualisation, as it was originally meant just for my quick reference, until I realised there were quite a few covers where it seems the artist was unknown. Yellow shaded means I don't know or don't have any attribution. I have Neal McPheeters tentatively pencilled in for book 12 of the pacer LW and 4 of the pacer GS editions due to this post by KaiLord:
The following I have no idea about at all (edit, removed Beaver GS3&4 from below image as now know Pete Lyon did them ):
Speaking of KaiLord, on their old site they mentioned something puzzling:
"From my best guess, books 6-8 were printed in the same "run". Books 1-5 of the reprints have a bar at the bottom reading "The best role-playing adventures". Books 6, 7, and 8 have a bar reading "Best Game Book of the Year Award Winners". The "Magnakai" banner changed in color from yellow to white. See below."
Unfortunately the image this refers to was not archived by wayback, but the puzzling thing is that I've never seen a version of book 6 that says "Best Game Book of the Year Award Winners". I have seen the original one that says "The best role-playing adventures" (and has the yellow banner), which is posted above and as far as I know is uncredited and the Brian Salmon reprint that says "Lone Wolf - Winner of..." (and has the white banner) as below:
Is there a book 6 cover I have never seen? Presumably it's one of the two existing cover arts with different formatting, though a google image search brings up nothing.
Finally, does anyone know who did this art:
It seems to be the only unique art Goldmann ever had for Lone Wolf, all the others being from other editions (or in the case of book 5/6, being coloured versions of Gary Chalk interior art).