John Zeleznik

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John Zeleznik is an artist and illustrator.


Zeleznik has provided covers and illustrative work for many role-playing games including Shadowrun, Rifts (and other Palladium Books games), and GURPS. He graduated from the Otis/Parsons Institute of Art in Los Angeles with a BFA in Illustration. He works in acrylic paint on illustration board.

He illustrated the covers to several Shadowrun books, including DNA/DOA (1990), Queen Euphoria (1990), and Bottled Demon (1990).[1]:280

Zeleznik is also the designer and artist for the science fiction/superhero Skraypers setting for Rifts and Heroes Unlimited.

Some of his RPG credits include Beyond the Supernatural, Systems Failure, Nightbane, and Macross II.

Zeleznik has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.

Lightstrike: The Collected Illustrations of John Zeleznik was published by Cartouche Press,[2] and he also illustrated a Rifts Coloring Book.[3]

Zeleznik also designed all of the labels for the Leona Valley Winery.[4][5]

He contributed illustrations to the 2007 Hollywood Zombies trading card series.


  1. ^ Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.
  2. ^ Cartouche Press (2002). Lightstrike: The Collected Illustrations of John Zeleznik. Psi. ISBN 9781556345609. Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  3. ^ Zeleznik, J. (2006). John Zeleznik Rifts Coloring Book. Psi. ISBN 9781574571622. Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  4. ^ "FAMILY WINERY SHAKES THINGS UP THESE GRAPES READY TO RUMBLE. - Free Online Library". Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  5. ^ "FAMILY WINERY SHAKES THINGS UP THESE GRAPES READY TO RUMBLE.(News)". 2 October 2006. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2018.

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