What is Good D&D Art? What Isn’t?
The art in D&D started going down the tubes the same time the game did. As the art in TSR’s products became more “professional,” it became more soulless and lacking. Gygax himself was a big part of this problem. He notoriously preferred the ugly, uninspired second edition cover of the DMG to the iconic first one.
1) Has anyone else been reading Wayne Rossi’s excellent blog on all things OD&D? It’s over here. For my money, it’s the best D&D blog out there these days. Read it and see for yourself!