Way back in 1995 I worked at Wizards of the Coast and oversaw the Magic: The Gathering comic books being made by Acclaim. We wanted to do something special with the comics for the release of Homelands and Acclaim agreed to do a special fully painted comic book. They recruited Dan Chichester as the writer and a young artist named Rebecca Guay.
We flew Dan and Rebecca out to spend the day at our offices with myself and Scott Hungerford, the creator of Homelands. We taught them to play Magic and Scott shared the world of Homelands with them. It was a great day with a couple of very talented creators. She did a mermaid drawing for me that hangs in our house even now.
Rebecca has gone on to have a brilliant career as an artist. I’ve encountered a number of her books for children since Vivian was born and her work is spectacular. Now she’s doing a Kickstarter for a retrospective book of her work. It’s going to be beautiful and thanks to the money she’s raised, she’s including a signed print with every copy of the book.