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Larry Elmore (born August 5, 1948) is an American fantasy artist whose work includes creating illustrations for video games, comics, magazines and fantasy books. His list of work includes illustrations for Dungeons & Dragons, Dragonlance, and the comic strip series SnarfQuest. He is author of the book Reflections of Myth.
One of Elmore’s friends, a fellow government illustrator, introduced him to the Dungeons & Dragons game while Elmore was freelancing. Elmore joined the staff of TSR, Inc., the producers of Dungeons & Dragons, as its first professional illustrator, in November 1981 and created art work for adventure modules, game books, and novels, as well as paintings for posters and calendars and more. Elmore created the SnarfQuest comic which appeared in Dragon. During the „Project Overlord” development phase of the Dragonlance setting, Elmore provided the concept artwork that was used to push the idea of Dragonlance to the higher ups at TSR. Elmore was in charge of creating a look for the Dragonlance saga, and did much of the early sketches for the series. His first cover for the series was on Dragons of Autumn Twilight.
Elmore was a staff artist at TSR Inc. and contributed to product development and design. He left TSR in 1987. Elmore has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. He also provided cover art for the MMORPG EverQuest. In 1996, Elmore wrote the novel Runes of Autumn with his cousin Robert. Elmore did most of the black-and-white artwork for Marc Miller’s Traveller (1996) for Imperium Games.
Elmore drew new Snarfquest comics for the magazine Games Unplugged from Ken Whitman’s Dynasties Productions.
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