This project is the third installment of my ongoing effort to re-create my old TSR / Dungeons & Dragons artwork – which was reportedly destroyed* by some thoughtless functionary to make room in TSR’s files. Last time, I re-created 16 drawings that I did for the 1980 AD&D module Q1: Queen of the Demonweb Pits! This time around, I’m re-creating my artwork from the Norse chapter of the original 1980 edition of the AD&D book called ‘Deities and Demigods’. Eventually, I plan to make a whole collection my re-created TSR illustrations available as an art book.
BONUS! 17 illustrations were 'missing' (the spaces were left blank) in
the Norse chapter of the original Deities & Demigods book. For each $220
raised beyond the original goal, I will create a NEW illustration to fill one
of those blanks.
The Missing Gods:
* $2,720: Aegir, God of Storms and the Sea
* $2,940: Bragi, God of Poetry, Eloquence & Song
* $3,160: Forseti, God of Justice
* $3,380: Idun, Goddess of Spring & Eternal Youth
* $3,600: Magni, God of Strength
* $3,820: Modi, God of Courage & Berserk Rage
* $4,040: Vidar, God of Strength & Silence
At the $4,040 funding level, I'll add reward options to enable backers to get prints of the Missing Gods!
The Missing Creatures:
* $4,260: Fjalar, Dwarven Hero of the Durin Race
* $4,480: Fossergrim, Enchanted Being
* $4,700: Garm, Guardian of Hel-Gate
* $4,920: Jormungandr. the Midgard Serpent
At the $4,920 funding level, I'll add reward options to enable backers to get prints of the Missing Creatures!
The Missing Companions:
* $5,140: Skirnir, Frey's Shield-Man
* $5,360: Freke & Gere, Odin's Wolves
* $5,580: Hugin & Munin, Odin's Ravens
* $5,800: Blodug-Hofi, Frey's Horse
* $6,020: Gullin-Bursti, Frey's Golden Boar
* $6,240: Tanngrisner & Tanngjost, Thor's Goats
At the $6,240 funding level, I'll add reward options to enable backers to get prints of the Missing Companions!
The drawings will be posted to my DeviantArt page (jeffdee.deviantart.com) as soon as they’re completed, so you can see how they turned out and order prints of anything you like. You can see the re-creations I've done so far here.
Former TSR artist Diesel LaForce is re-creating his artwork from the Norse chapter of Deities & Demigods, too! Check out his Kickstarter project: (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613342680/re-creating-norse-gods-mythos-art-from-deities-and).
Here's a photo of Diesel & me at the recent ComicCon in Austin Texas:
Listen to an interview including a discussion of my efforts to re-create the lost TSR art here.
This project is dedicated to my mother - who taught me to read, supported my education as an artist, and recently took me to see 'Die Walküre' on the big screen. Thanks, Mom!
*Note: A few pieces are known to have survived, but in most cases there's no way to know. I am therefor re-creating everything.
- (31 days)