About the Artist by SMS
I was first introduced to the art of Ron Spencer when a mysterious package
arrived one day at my home. Inside were illustrations of some truly horrific
looking monsters, apparently rendered with an airbrush. When, on closer
inspection, I saw that the illustrations had been done in ballpoint pen, I
realized that this was no conventional artist, but a truly unique - and
twisted - talent. And so Talislanta had its second artist.
Ron drew numerous illustrations for many Talislanta books, including the
Cyclopedia Talislanta, the Talislanta Worldbook, Sub-Men Rising, and the 4th Edition. His artwork added a wonderfully dark and eerie look to
the Talislantan milieu, and I always enjoyed working with him.
Ron Spencer lives in Aurora, Nebraska, with his wife Stacey and their
children. He has gained a well-deserved reputation in the game business for
his work on Wizards of the Coasts's Magic: The Gathering, as well as many