Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jeff Dee, Recreating His Lost TSR Art

Jeff Dee has kickstarter project to recreate all of his TSR art starting with Egyptian Mythos from Deities  & Demigods.


Kick ass!


I'm trying to contribute at the sweet "get all 13 signed prints" level of $200 but Amazon Payments is being troublesome.



Check out this original / recreation of Elric. Right side being sweet example of the new recreations Jeff Dee aims to make.

6 comments:

  1. does anyone else think the original is WAAAAAY better !!!????

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  2. Yep. I thought the exact same thing this morning when I saw it. I mean, don't get me wrong: the new one is still kickass; but the old one just looks perfect to me. Probably because I grew up staring at those sweet drawings of his. It really sucks that the dorks at TSR (or whatever at the time) threw the originals out. Morons.

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  3. Can he actually sell new versions with out infringing on WOTC's copyright? Or has he licensed his own work back from them to draw his stuff over?

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  4. @anon
    Peoples tastes vary, the originals are fab. But, I really like the detail and sharpness of the recreation.

    @spawn
    New drawings are different works. Maybe recreations like this would be classified as derivative works depending on who had the better payed lawyers. Also, I would not be surprised if Dee retained copyright and TSR only bought a (broad)license to publish.

    I finally pinned Amazon to the mat and my payment went through. w00t loops! I dig egyptian mythos and deities&demigods is some of my favorite Dee art. Pluse Isis' and Bast's bare boobies!!!

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  5. In answer to the question about copyright: Wizards of the Coast has very graciously given me permission to re-create these drawings, and to sell prints of the re-creations.
    -Jeff Dee

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  6. I can never think of Elric again without those droopy looking boots. Too cool!

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