Saturday, January 2, 2010

Advanced Edition Companion Preview: Demon and Devil Art

Many people have already seen the cover preview from a thread on the Goblinoid Games forums. I wanted to share with you the art for the demons and devils. Sean Aaberg contacted me a while back about doing art for Goblinoid Games. He does underground comics among other funky projects, and I thought his style fit perfectly for this project.

He has the art posted on his flickr account here.

You'll need to look at the first three pages or so to see them all. Enjoy! I love all of them but I really like his take on Orcus. I've always felt (and this has been said elsewhere by others) that the old game books had a sort of underground comics feel from the art style, so I'm delighted to have Sean on board to inject that old-school love.

14 comments:

R. Lawrence Blake said...

Wow! His style really does fit the game. AEC is going to be fantastic!

Stuart said...

That is awesome! Excellent choice getting his artwork. :)

Sean Wills said...

SPOT ON !

Will Mistretta said...

The gold standard for me, demon-wise, is those crazy old woodcuts and such that illustrated old tomes describing the "real" ones.

http://www.eso-garden.com/images/uploads_bilder/deliriumsrealm_1.jpg

In this sense, I think he's on the right track.

Dan of Earth said...

Thanks for the comments!

nextautumn said...

Sweet.

ancientvaults said...

Very nice work. Reminiscent of the originals, yet with their own weird flavor. Excellent decision to choose this illustrator!

James said...

Yes!!!

kelvingreen said...

The art reminds me of the Fiend Folio, which is a definite compliment!

Matthew James Stanham said...

Good stuff!

JB said...

Damn, those are awesome!

S'mon said...

Looks great! :)

Maybe I can run a Wilderlands LL-AEC game starting around July this year - it'll be out by then, right?

Blair said...

They look great and I am in total agreement regarding the "underground comics" aesthetic.

Dan of Earth said...

@S'mon It will be out way before then, because if it isn't you have permission to tar and feather me!