Anyone remember the incredible artwork displayed on the the covers of the Fighting Fantasy books? Or how about the illustrations found in the pages of the White Dwarf magazine from the Games Workshop? I could never really get into the whole gaming culture (especially the desktop folk) but I enjoyed the publications around it, though as usual it was the artwork that initially drew me in. A particular passion at one time was the spinoff publication, Warlock, which I collected until its premature demise in 1986. My favourite cover illustration from that magazine remains Peter Andrew Jones’ the Snow Witch from “Warlock 2”, which I redrew several times. But then I discovered Métal Hurlant and left the tame world of Fighting Fantasy behind me.
- Celebrating 30 Years of Fighting Fantasy – An Interview with The Warlock (trollishdelver.com)
- Fighting Fantasy interview with Ian Livingstone (damiengwalter.com)
- GAMEBOOK REVIEW: Fighting Fantasy – Blood of the Zombies By Ian Livingstone (geeksyndicate.wordpress.com)