Posted by Thorfinn Tait Cartography; copyright to him and to Bruce Heard for the World of Calidar. This is a sneak peak and will likely be tweaked for the finished product, but we’re giving you a special look at the kind of things to expect!
Okay, so this came out more than three years ago, and I see very little actual “Spelljammer” stuff in it, but it’s a promo for what’s got to be the absolutely geekiest, nerdiest thing I’ve ever heard of – which makes it absolutely awesome! I don’t know if it ever got made or if they’re still taking auditions, but just in case, here you go:
You have done some excellent cartography over the years. The way that you have made each setting feel that it was mapped by different cartographers is especially clever. It is almost as if you make maps “in character”. smile emoticon
Thanks for everything that you did for the Spelljammer Campaign Setting. Do you remember what sort of things you thought about, when you created the style for them?
And, do you ever sell prints of any of your maps at conventions?
To which he replied recently:
Thanks so much for the praise. When creating different styles I look at other maps and illustrations as Well that might fit the feel of the product. Sometimes the writer or editor would ask for a specific look or feel and give me examples of what they are looking for. So there are a few different ways to come up with a map style.
I have not made prints of any maps. Not sure which ones of the thousands I have done would be desirable for gamers. I do sign a lot of maps at cons though.
Again thanks for the praise.
So the Spelljammer Image Group asked us: would we buy his maps if he made prints? So I’m asking you in This Month’s Poll: