Monday, November 7, 2011

Dee's Deities & Demigods

Elric by Jeff Dee

I may have mentioned it before, but it bears repeating.  Among the great book losses of my youth, nay, my life, is that I no longer have the original Deities & Demigods, the one with all Cthulhu mythos etc.  One day I will shell out the money to redress that wrong, but for now, I live with my memories.  This must be a very dim reflection of what artist Jeff Dee feels about all that artwork he did for TSR, back in the day.

"Hey, our files are overflowing."
"No problem.  Just take all those old Dee illustrations and heave 'em in the dumpster."

Unbelievable.  Dee is dealing with this loss by offering a project to redraw these lost images (and possibly some new ones) on Kickstarter.  I'm happy to hear it, and I hope the project makes.  If you are just now hearing about this, I hope you will head over, take a look, and consider supporting it.

Thanks to Tim Brannan for passing the word on.  I hope my reblogging helps spread it.


  1. Must make personal copy of D&Ds with new artwork!!!

  2. Neat! Can't say I like the recreated picture "more" (the originals are so ingrained in my mind), but it's a fun project, and a clever way for an old-school artist to appeal to his fanbase, and make some deserved money for popular work from the past. His new style reminds me a bit of Russ Nicholson (always a good thing).

    I just posted a link to the Kickstarter on the Acaeum.

  3. Jasmitch: It sounds to me like if we keep paying, Mr. Dee will keep drawing.

    Zenopus: Thanks!