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Chaosium Con Ann Arbor Update: Renowned artist Tom Sullivan is a special guest!

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 9th Mar 2024

We're excited to announce renowned artist and illustrator Tom Sullivan is coming to Chaosium Con in Ann Arbor next month! 

Our special guest is best known for his special effects, make-up effects, props, and stop motion clay animation for Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, Army of Darkness, and Fly II. But in addition to work in Hollywood, Tom's paintings and illustrations for Call of Cthulhu Classic publications were a pivotal part of the game's early success. 

Nobody had ever seen an RPG book cover like the cyclopean city on Shadows of Yog-Sothoth, or the completely doomed patient on the cover of The Asylum. He also did the cover and most of the interior illustrations in the original boxed set of Masks of Nyarlathotep, as well as covers for the fog-laden Cthulhu by Gaslight box set, and the more fanciful H.P. Lovecraft's Dreamlands, as well as many others. 

Tom's twenty-seven paintings for the first edition of S. Petersen's Field Guide to the Cthulhu Monsters set a look and tone for the Mythos that we still know and fear today. 

Tom also painted Sir Bors de Ganis for the cover of the first edition of Greg Stafford's masterwork The Pendragon Campaign, as well as a horrifying broo for the cover of RuneQuest 2nd edition's Snakepipe Hollow. For RuneQuest 3rd Edition, he painted memorable covers for The Haunted Ruins, Troll Gods, and Gods of Glorantha.

If you played any Chaosium games in the 1980s, the chances are that Tom's visions lead you there. 

Tom will selling prints in the Artist Atrium! Some Chaosium art, some Lovecraft art, some original art, and some… have yet to be published! All art is printed with archival quality paper and inks!

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Badges are on sale now for a weekend dripping with cosmic horror, essential runes, swashbuckling adventure, and chivalrous quests!

The convention takes place once again at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti, Eaglecrest Golf Resort and Convention Centre, 17 miles west of Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), Michigan.