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RIP Angus McBride

Word is that Angus McBride has left us. Angus was a phenomenal artist, illustrating dozens of military history books for Osprey as well as many of the covers for Iron Crown‘s Middle-earth Roleplaying Game. I had the honor of having his artwork grace Cities of Middle-earth: Minas Tirith, to which I contributed some small bits.

Angus was always a professional, and his art made even the most fantastic things seem grounded and real. He created some of the best artwork ever seen for The Lord of the Rings, and he leaves behind a stunning body of work.

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  1. I’m not a fan of most old school fantasy art, even those considered to be done by “the fantasy masters.” Angus McBride is an exception. His work was peerless. The world of fantasy art owes him a huge debt of gratitude for pushing the bar to a place a lot of modern “fantasy masters” are still struggling to reach.

    He will be missed by those who never knew his name. His work was that influential, that amazing.

  2. I’m not a fan of most old school fantasy art, even those considered to be done by “the fantasy masters.” Angus McBride is an exception. His work was peerless. The world of fantasy art owes him a huge debt of gratitude for pushing the bar to a place a lot of modern “fantasy masters” are still struggling to reach.

    He will be missed by those who never knew his name. His work was that influential, that amazing.

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