Artists RFQ

Well, now that the hard copy publication of A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore is almost upon us (just waiting to get the second proof copy, and then off we go!), the time has come to look towards the print publication of the full Adventures Dark and Deep™ rules.

This is going to require an insane amount of art, especially the Bestiary.

The Bestiary alone is going to require over 800 pieces of art (one for each creature; this is going to be (pardon the pun) a work of art, and is going to clock in at around 450 pages when it’s done. That doesn’t include the 100 or so pieces of art that the Game Masters Toolkit and Players Manual will require (some of the art from A Curious Volume will see its way into all the books, but that only comes to 35 pieces or so).

This will of course be a paid gig (but I have not as of yet won the Powerball). So if you’re an aspiring artist, can do b&w line art relatively quickly and cheaply, please send an email to with the following:

  1. A link to your online portfolio or other samples of your artwork.
  2. A quote per piece, with price-breaks wherever appropriate for bulk orders, for full-page, 1/4-page, and 1/8 page pieces. 
  3. If you are willing to accept a percentage of the sales price in lieu of all or part of a flat-rate fee, please indicate so. This is neither a deal-breaker nor is it binding; just one of several alternatives that’s being considered.
  4. A rough approximation of how long it would take you to do 10 pieces of quarter-page art, just so I have a very rough approximation for planning purposes. This is not a binding estimate of time.
  5. Any additional relevant information (including especially large projects to which you are committed between now and June 2013, again for planning purposes).
I am especially looking for art that evokes an “old school” feel. A mix of different styles is fine; I’ll be looking for mostly realistic pieces, but some overtly humorous and some cartoony pieces will be required as well. No single artist will be selected; the project will employ a number of different artists. 
Quotes are requested to be submitted before September 30, 2012. Please feel free to forward this RFQ (in its entirety, please) to whomever you might feel would be appropriate. 

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Wargamer and RPG'er since the 1970's, author of Adventures Dark and Deep, Castle of the Mad Archmage, and other things, and proprietor of the Greyhawk Grognard blog.

4 thoughts on “Artists RFQ

  1. Hello, Joe! I sent you an email a few days ago to let you know that I am still very interested in working with you on this project. I just wanted to touch base with you to see how the process was coming along.

    Please let me know if I can send you any additional samples or if I can do a try-out for you.

    I hope to hear from you soon! Chaz

  2. Hi Chaz,

    I'm giving everyone until the end of the month before I start the actual decision-making process. You should have gotten a quick note saying that your email had been received. If you didn't get that, please re-send your original.

  3. Heya Joe! I got your emails, I just wanted to touch base with you to make sure you hadn't forgotten about me. 🙂 – Chaz

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