How I know Jon Hodgson, one of the leading lights at Cubicle 7 and more roleplaying/gaming art credits than I can comfortably fit in my head, from his time as the ‘comic specialist’ in the mighty Travelling Man shop ( a glorious den of gaming, comics and general geekry) where he was the cheeky monkey who helped me out when the ‘rpg specialist’ around. Many years later he remembered me and was graceful enough to do the cover for the first edition of the game, which was a huge personal boost for me and the game. Jon has a firm grasp of mythic storytelling, witness his magnificent work on C7’s The One Ring, and his past generosity made it a no brainer to ask him to do the cover art for the 2nd Incarnation. Jon has a fierce schedule of work these days and I’m very happy found a gap and he’s said yes!

This is the provisional cover for Monkey the 2nd Incarnation, which is the same as current cover but with the ‘trade dress’ (that’s titles and logos) rearranged.

Current Cover by Jon Hodgson

But we can do better than that! 🙂

If the campaign funds Jon will be doing a new cover with all four of the pilgrims. This is something I wanted for the first edition, but at the time I didn’t have enough money to afford it. In those days D101 Games ran on pennies. In fact I blew the entire art budget on the front cover! Fortunately after a bit of a search I found enough good public domain art for the interior art.

Jon has also done the cover for the Ministry of Thunder Adventure collection which is one of the Stretch Goals for the Kickstarter Campaign. (see Day 12 for more details).

Ministry of Thunder cover by Jon Hodgson