Monday, August 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Larry Elmore

Today is Larry Elmore's birthday. I have not posted this in the past because I am usually at Gen Con at this time and wish him a happy birthday personally.

Elmore usually gets shorted by the proponents of pure  old-school proponents.  Some associate his art with what they have felt was the decline of the old-school or even 1st generation mentality of *D&D.  His art appears very prominently in the Mentzer versions of the D&D Basic rules, and on through the BECMI series.  His art is central to the Dragonlance modules and books, so he gets lumped in with people feelings about that; good and ill.

I am a fan. I always have been. I like his work and I like the man.  Plus he does some damn fine witches.
So I want to wish him a Happy Birthday today!





6 comments:

Madeleine Sara said...

Happy birthday, Larry Elmore. Love the artwork, too.

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Birthday to your buddy. Picture number two is my favorite.

Dr. Theda said...

Cool there were other "D&D" images that I also enjoyed ...
Off to play Dungeons & Dragons in a bit ... Great post goo Sir....

Anthony Simeone said...

Love you, Larry! May you stride the earth for countless years to come!

The Mad Builder of Periwinkle said...

Most Definitely, Happy Birthday Larry! I'm definitely in the camp of people for whom is artwork is always a positive association with memories of the games of my youth.

Guillaume said...

I love his art and these two paintings in particular.

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