Sunday, August 24, 2008

Gary Gygax DnD Tribute Piece

Here is my piece for the Gary Gygax Dungeons and Dragons show that was hosted at Titmouse Animation Studios last night.  The show was great- lots of fun pieces and much thanks to Chris P for putting the whole thing together!! : D


At first, I wanted to do a piece that was just something having to do with alter-egos and players with their real personas vs playing characters, but once I thought about the theme of the show a bit more, I figured it would be nice to do something about Gygax himself.

Gary Gygax is considered the father of the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons and one of the pioneering forces in table-top gaming.  Therefore, he's the perfect ultimate Dungeon Master, the person who often heads up DnD games and calls the shots.

Since he's passed away this year, I figured the perfect halo would be a 20-sided die.  The signature at the top refers to the original logo for TSR, the first company that published Dungeons and Dragons, which is a combination of Gygax's initials and his partner, Don Kaye.

I was going to put him in the Dungeon Master's outfit from the animated series, but learned that he actually left TSR over a dispute with CBS about the television show, so figured it wouldn't do him the best honor to put him in that outfit, so I just left him with a brooch that features the emblem from the ampersand in the DnD logo from the books.

1 comment:

Harley Quinn said...

That turned out awesome!

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