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I first encountered KAP in 1985 when a friend bought the boxed set.  I've always loved the cover art from that first edition.  I read somewhere that the original art (or possibly the colour separations) turned up.  Is there any chance of Chaosium offering a print for sale? I recall that CoC art prints were available back in the day.  I had the one featuring a ghoul sitting on a headstone, to my parents' consternation.

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22 hours ago, Dagonet said:

I first encountered KAP in 1985 when a friend bought the boxed set.  I've always loved the cover art from that first edition.  I read somewhere that the original art (or possibly the colour separations) turned up.  Is there any chance of Chaosium offering a print for sale? I recall that CoC art prints were available back in the day.  I had the one featuring a ghoul sitting on a headstone, to my parents' conternation.

There was a thread about that cover art on the old Nocturnal Forms but I don't remember what was posted. I suspect the rights to the art  reverted back tot he artist (Jody Lee) long ago and that to make any sort of print would require some new arrangement. You might be able to find it on Lee's website. 

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33 minutes ago, Atgxtg said:

There was a thread about that cover art on the old Nocturnal Forms but I don't remember what was posted. I suspect the rights to the art  reverted back tot he artist (Jody Lee) long ago and that to make any sort of print would require some new arrangement. You might be able to find it on Lee's website. 

I actually emailed Jody Lee through her website about this, but never received a reply. The last update to the announcement section of her site lists an upcoming appearance in 2012, so she might not be using it much any more...

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28 minutes ago, Dagonet said:

I actually emailed Jody Lee through her website about this, but never received a reply. The last update to the announcement section of her site lists an upcoming appearance in 2012, so she might not be using it much any more...

It could be. She might have also sold the art years ago. It is a popular piece and is over 30 years old.

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IIRC, there was a posting here a while ago from either @Jeff or @Rick Meints about finding the old separations when going thru Chaosiums old HQ in Hayward, CA, along with a boatload of other arcane artifacts.

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12 minutes ago, SDLeary said:

IIRC, there was a posting here a while ago from either @Jeff or @Rick Meints about finding the old separations when going thru Chaosiums old HQ in Hayward, CA, along with a boatload of other arcane artifacts.

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That's probably what I read.  Anyway, it remains my dream to have the art as a nice framable print.

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The only Pendragon original art we have is a few of the simpler black and white pieces used in a few of the books.

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4 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

The only Pendragon original art we have is a few of the simpler black and white pieces used in a few of the books.

Thanks for letting me know. It's a shame, though. I'd buy a print in a heartbeat. 

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16 hours ago, Dagonet said:

Thanks for letting me know. It's a shame, though. I'd buy a print in a heartbeat. 

We might be able to put a nice print of the box cover, with the text, for sale on RedBubble.

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4 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

We might be able to put a nice print of the box cover, with the text, for sale on RedBubble.

Sign me up as the first sale! 

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13 hours ago, Rick Meints said:

We might be able to put a nice print of the box cover, with the text, for sale on RedBubble.

I know I'm probably over-enthusiastic, but I really like the cover art of ALL KAP editions... Maybe you could sell good-quality prints of all of them???

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6 hours ago, mandrill_one said:

I know I'm probably over-enthusiastic, but I really like the cover art of ALL KAP editions... Maybe you could sell good-quality prints of all of them???

That is very possible.

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I have been impressed with the quality of artwork for both Call of Cthulhu and Runequest.  A book of artwork for Pendragon would be awesome.

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31 minutes ago, Hzark10 said:

I have been impressed with the quality of artwork for both Call of Cthulhu and Runequest.  A book of artwork for Pendragon would be awesome.

+1!

Even just the book covers of all editions and supplements would make for a beautiful book!

Let's keep on dreaming...

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50 minutes ago, mandrill_one said:

+1!

Even just the book covers of all editions and supplements would make for a beautiful book!

Let's keep on dreaming... 

Right there with you!  Put me down for prints and an art book!

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