One of the reasons why Dungeons & Dragons has remained so popular throughout its forty-four years of existence is that its incredible artwork, created by hundreds of talented artists, has captured the imaginations of both young and older players alike.
The upcoming documentary Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons will feature a series of interviews with the people behind some of the most iconic pieces of D&D artwork, many of which will be recognizable to hardcore fans who spent countless hours gazing at player handbooks. Some of the contributors in the documentary will include Larry Elmore, Jeff Easley, Erol Otus, Brom, Todd Lockwood, Jennell Jaquays, and Clyde Caldwell.
Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons is being directed by Kelley Slagle, Seth Polansky, and Brian Stillman (the latter of whom also directed Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys); and it is set to premiere at the 2018 GenCon Film Festival in Indianapolis this August after being in development for the last three years. In the meantime, they’ve set up a Kickstarter campaign to help secure the funds needed to finish the film and are offering exclusive art prints as rewards to backers. Just a few days remain so head over there if you want to help out.