Jim Holloway (artist)

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James Holloway is an artist whose work has appeared in role-playing games.


Jim Holloway was self taught in illustration, although he was able to study some oil paintings by his father.[1]


Jim Holloway has continued to produce interior illustrations for many Dungeons & Dragons books and Dragon magazine since 1981, as well as cover art for The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror and Dungeonland (1983),[2] and Mad Monkey vs. the Dragon Claw (1988), the Spelljammer: AD&D Adventures in Space boxed set (1989), Ronin Challenge (1990).

Holloway was the original artist for the Paranoia role-playing game, and also did the cover for Tales from the Floating Vagabond from Avalon Hill.[3] He has also done artwork for many products from FASA's BattleTech game line (BattleTech, CityTech, AeroTech, etc). He has produced artwork for many other games including Chill (Pacesetter Ltd) and Sovereign Stone (Sovereign Press). He also created the opening and closing animation sequences for the video game Beyond Shadowgate.[4]

He has worked with actress/models such as Brinke Stevens and Crystal Gonzales.[citation needed]


  1. ^ The Art of Jim Holloway: Meet Jim (Q&A)
  2. ^ http://www.blackgate.com/2010/11/10/art-evolution-9-jim-holloway/
  3. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 179. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
  4. ^ "At the Deadline". GamePro (54). IDG. January 1994. p. 260.

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