Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

David Sutherland dies at 56

Last response: in Video Games
Share
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 8:46:39 AM

Archived from groups: rec.games.frp.misc (More info?)

Might mean something to somebody out there...


http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/06/15/Arts/s...

Dungeons and Dragons artist dies
Last Updated Wed, 15 Jun 2005 15:08:52 EDT
CBC Arts

David Sutherland, an artist whose work appeared in various Dungeons and
Dragons rule books, has died. He was 56 years old.
Sutherland passed away at his home in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on June 6
from chronic liver failure.

Although he remained faceless to Dungeons and Dragons players, a generation
of gamers grew up with Sutherland's otherworldly images in the 1970s and
'80s.

Perhaps his best-known illustration is the one that appeared on the cover of
the first Dungeons and Dragons set.
A simple composition, it shows a wand-waving magic user and a knight, his
longbow drawn, squaring off against a dragon who sits - à la Smaug from The
Hobbit - atop a vast pile of gold coins and jewels.

Sutherland's clean, expressive artwork helped players picture their own
imaginary "campaigns," as the ongoing games of Dungeons and Dragons were
called.

Working at the company Tactical Studies Rules under the game's co-inventor,
Gary Gygax, Sutherland was part of a team of illustrators that produced
pictures of battles and monsters.

His fellow artists included Erol Otis, Darlene Pekul, David Trampier and
others.
Sutherland's work also appeared on the cover of the Dungeon Masters Guide,
the book used by the referee who would oversee each gaming session.

He also did the cover for the Monster Manual, the compendium of foes that
players fought for treasure. (see link for more)

More about : david sutherland dies

Anonymous
June 22, 2005 3:59:07 AM

Archived from groups: rec.games.frp.misc (More info?)

Hi there,

Well, i like Dungeons and Dragons book and other stuff. I cannot
believe that he had passed away and in such a young age for an artist.
We know that most of the artist who involved in books and novel
normally died around the age of 60 to 80. Anyway, im wish that there
will be a new artist that can replace him, so, the trilogy of Dungeons
and Dragons can keep going on. Plus, im actually been anticipating the
Dungeons and Dragons movie cause the first one is not bad but just a
bit short. I hope that these guys can come out with a new movie.
Anyway, thanks for the news. I am really appreciate that.

Rees
--------------
plz help click on my link
http://spacefed.com http://spacefed.com/gc/ http://spacefed.com/uc/
http://spacefed.com/aw/
http://www.3700ad.com http://www.gamestotal.com
http://gc.gamestotal.com http://uc.gamestotal.com
http://aw.gamestotal.com http://3700ad.gamestotal.com
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 6:36:02 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.frp.misc (More info?)

Dying of chronic liver failure at 56 sounds like alchohol addiction.
Man, I hope not, that'd be too tragic, but what else could it be?
There'll never be an E! True Wisconsin Story about his life, so we
might never know for certain. His illustrations really sparked my
imagination as a kid.
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 2:03:41 AM

Archived from groups: rec.games.frp.misc (More info?)

In article <1119908162.510847.113480@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
<frazurbluu@mail.com> wrote:
>Dying of chronic liver failure at 56 sounds like alchohol addiction.
>Man, I hope not, that'd be too tragic, but what else could it be?
>There'll never be an E! True Wisconsin Story about his life, so we
>might never know for certain. His illustrations really sparked my
>imagination as a kid.

IIRC there are several causes of liver failure, including frex hepatitis.
--
"Yo' ideas need to be thinked befo' they are say'd" - Ian Lamb, age 3.5
http://www.cs.queensu.ca/~dalamb/ qucis->cs to reply (it's a long story...)
!