Quantcast
Keith Parkinson » The Geek Pages

Keith Parkinson

KeithParkinson.png

After working with Advertising Posters, Keith took a job at a company called TSR – the publishers of the popular Dungeons & Dragons role playing game. During a five year stint as a TSR staff artist he contributed to a wide variety of projects. These range from book and magazine covers to calendars to game boxes and modules. Various titles include Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, Gamma World and Amazing Stories. With the help of his realistic, yet fantastic style that blended a wry humor with subtle optimism, they all became best sellers. It was during his time at TSR that his first son, Nick, was born.

After TSR, Keith decided it was time to move on to a freelance career. Just before uprooting from his Wisconsin home and moving to rural Pennsylvania, Zachary, his second son was born. The next seven years were spent primarily doing book covers for the New York publishing market. Clients include Random House, Bantam and Penguin Books. Covers for best selling authors include Terry Goodkind, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, and Terry Brooks. Keith received many accolades and awards during this period from fans and his peers alike.The Wizard’s Study

In 1995, Keith created a collectable card game called Guardians — his first foray into game design. It was a new experience for him but despite that, many of the top artists in the fantasy art field contributed to the game by illustrating Keith’s characters. While short-lived, Guardians was successful in great part due to the fantastic artwork and Keith’s unique brand of humor. During this time, he also released his first art book entitled “Knightsbridge: The Art of Keith Parkinson.” It has long since completely sold out.

In 2000, Keith began devoting more time to writing and moved the focus of his commercial artwork into the software industry, producing art for the hugely popular EverQuest online game by Sony Online Entertainment, and THQ’s Summoner. He also painted an EverQuest piece that appeared on the cover of TV GUIDE magazine.

In April of 2002, Keith was eager for a change in scenery and moved to San Diego to — along with several EverQuest colleagues — found Sigil Games Online, Inc. Among his many responsibilities as Art Director for Sigil Games Online, Keith created and maintained the overall style of the game, contribute to in-house concept art, in-game art, posters, promotional material, and more.

KeithParkinson.png 4 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Showing 1 result
Rating
Featured/Unfeatured
Claimed/Unclaimed
d20Radio.jpg
0 mi
d20 Radio is a network of gaming podcasts from Star Wars Edge of the Empire to Star Wars Saga Edi...
TheLazyCosplayer.png
0 mi
The Lazy Cosplayer: a newbie Aussie Cosplayer from Queensland, Australia for those who are intere...
ArlenaFae.jpg
0 mi
Arlena Fae. Cosplayer. Youtube. Gamer. Cali Girl.
MiyukiCosplay.jpg
0 mi
Cosplayer since 2013. I’m from Uruguay.
Milanoo.jpg
0 mi
MILANOO.com is your friendly alternative to major brands. Discover an easy to access e-commerce p...
OthienCosplay.jpg
0 mi
A photomodel and cosplayer based in Poland
Wulfheodenas.jpg
0 mi
Recreating the Warrior and Meadhall culture of the 6th & 7th Century Northern World. ‘Wulfheo...
BakchusMedievalMusic.jpg
0 mi
Medieval Music band
Godsfall.jpg
0 mi
An actual play 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons, Swords & Superheroes podcast. A highly edite...
NerdBastards.jpg
0 mi
News and entertainment for the socially awkward. NerdBastards.com, founded in 2009, is a pulsing ...
BrianBrownArmoury.jpg
0 mi
specializing in bring pieces out of original art work into life
PitbullArmory.jpg
0 mi
Customer service is always top notch, and all work is guaranteed. If you dont like it, I’ll...
NativearthFootwear.png
0 mi
Our mission at Nativearth is to make and sell comfortable, durable, form-fitting, flexible footwe...
JamesRiverArmoury.jpg
0 mi
Medieval armor and helmets
TillermanBeads.jpg
0 mi
Handmade glass lampworked beads based on research in various museums in the UK and other scholarl...
CantinaTalkUK.jpg
0 mi
The newest community for fans of Star Wars and the far away galaxy!
AirshipIsabella.jpg
0 mi
The Airship Isabella is a mercenary ship for hire. Through the use of steam powered generators, a...
MiriamsFibers.jpg
0 mi
Miriam’s Yarns and Fibers is a one stop shopping for your natural fiber needs. I specialize...
AnimeRemix.jpg
0 mi
We are a convention and internet base company. We travel all over the US to Anime and Comic conve...
SocksAmerica.jpg
0 mi
Historical stockings with modern comfort
Showing 1 - 20 of 2k results