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Ken Meyer Jr.

Throughout his career, Ken Meyer Jr. has worked on projects all over the media world such as working on projects such as Everquest, doing some art for Marvel Comics, and even working on a few military designs, such as the tail insignia for the stealth fighter. Somehow in the middle of it all he also found time to illustrate some Magic: The Gathering cards, including early on starting with the Arabian Nights expansion.
“That Guy” Bryon “Mutt” Wackwitz working artist since ’89 and have worked in the Fantasy Art Feild since 1992. I have done hundreds of illustrations for almost every ‘pen and paper’ game and ‘collectible card game’ on the market during the 90’s to the early 2000’s before changing fields, though I’m most known for being one of the first 49 artist for the ‘Magic the Gathering’ trading /collectible card game. You may be wondering why I always put “that Guy” in front of my name and what the “Mutt“ stands for, if so the tale begins… In 1997 I became the Art Director initially with AEG then with Wizards of the Coast for the ‘Doomtown’ CCG based on the Deadlands RPG. In 1999 I had a few world changing events which altered my art career path. I left the fantasy art field, changed my name to “Mutt” and went back to the career I had before I began my world publishing journey… airbrushing. I proverbially crawled under a rock so to speak and packed “Bryon wackwitz illustrator” away. Fast forward to the early 2000’s, a dedicated fan found me and convinced me to return to the field which had spawned my creative energy for which I loved. Being out of the market for such a long period I had become a ghost of sorts, forgotten in name but not in art. During my early years of being a fantasy gaming artist (a life dream fulfilled) I had gotten to know a lot of artist and had a influence in the gaming world that then I did not realize. At one of my shows I was asked by ‘Not Another Magic’ podcast If I would mind being interviewed. I agreed, and on the show, I was asked a question….” who are you?”. They knew I did Magic Art, that I was one of the first 49 MTG artist but had no idea what cards I had done. During the show they kept saying…,” you’re that guy this “and “you’re that guy who did that”. I knew after the show I had a great catch phrase…. I’m “That Guy” Bryon Wackwitz (For those interested in knowing, I did 20 pieces of art for 24 magic cards between the Legends set release and alliances set release including ice age, fallen empires for the Magic the Gathering CCG/TCG. I also did art equivalent to 15% of the first 3 years of the “Legend of the Five Rings” card game, plus art for many other games and companies.) My Client list Includes: Wizards of the Coast Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) Pinnacle Entertainment Group TSR White Wolf Inc. New Millennium Entertainment, SSDC Five Rings Publishing Group Chaosium Inc. Companion Games Acclaim Entertainment Daedalus Entertainment G-Unit Lot 29 Clothing company Diplomats and many more

Bryon Wackwitz

Jeff Laubenstein

Jeff has worked for several major Fantasy Game companies, including FASA, White Wolf, and Wizards of the Coast. He has been working in the field since the mid 80s and was the art director on the Earthdawn project. Most of the Earthdawn books contained at least several of his contributions. In the early Shadowrun game books, his work featured prominently, illustrating nearly all of the NPC portraits.

A farmboy from Illinois with a gift for sketching, rk post was planning on a career as a veterinarian until illustration finally took over in his extensive college experience. By his graduation from Northern Illinois University in 1994, rk post was freelancing for the fantasy gaming industry doing interior illustration for several major game companies, gradually teaching himself how to paint with acrylics and eventually oils. rk garnered a staff illustration position at TSR and after its acquisition, continued in this capacity with new parent company Wizards of the Coast painting cover illustrations for games and novels. Rk has done over 100 cards for #mtg but his other freelance clients include White Wolf, WizKids, Fanpro, Microsoft (Mythica, X Box), LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox (both Aliens VS Predator), Sega (Dreamcast), Nintendo, Ballantine Books, Science Fiction Book Club, Hasbro (televsion and animation), Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, the History Channel, and Blizzard Entertainment (Daiblo 2, Worlds of Warcraft) and SOE (The Agency).

Randy “rk” Post

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