Artist Keith Parkinson passes away

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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.

Farewell, Mr.Parkinson. YOu will be missed.

Take care,


Sad indeed.

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.

Psychic Warrior

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I am stunned to hear this. I had no idea his cancer had come back so suddenly. My favourite artist of the heyday of D&D, I will miss him and his work a great deal.


I'm stunned....from classic TSR, to RIFTS, to Everquest and beyond, here is another shout out to one of the great artists of our time.

You will be missed Keith.... :(


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Man, this is really sad news. :(

He was barely a year older than me, too.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

He was a great talent who will sorely be missed.


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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.

My thoughts to his family and friends....

Jeremy E Grenemyer

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.

R.I.P., Keith.


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).

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