I was stunned to read this. It came out of nowhere for me, and I'm just floored. I got to meet him one year, with my girlfirend,and we chatted for a while, and he was just this really knowledgable, friendly person. Polite and attentive, and his personalied messages to a book he had to sign three names to meant a lot to me.
I'll have to pullout his books, and gaze at them tonight, sip some wine and feel the loss of the gaming community.
Wow. What a shame. My condolences to his family, but you should be proud and happy to see how many lives he touched and what a lasting impression he left.
You'll be missed, but with all the great work around, not forgotten.
This is so sad. It's like a small piece of my past youth has been lost. The fab four were the inspiration of so much imagination for me. I'll miss ya Keith. Maybe this will restart a revival ofthe fab four style in coming Dungeon and Dragon magazine covers.
His Bloodstone art alone kept me thinking and thinking about the Realms; I still have a dog-eared copy of his sword-wielding demon artwork from an old Realms Calendar stowed away in a trunk, that I brought 2000 miles from back home just so I could have it to use as a picture reference during play.
Wow, first Sutherland, now this. It has not been a good year for D&D art. RIP sir.
(My personal favorite was the blonde paladin looking right at you, while her horse is in the background (I think she has a tiny dragon around). It was the cover of the Dragon issue with alternate paladins for 1st ed. AD&D, I believe).