Sunday, February 5, 2012

Jean Wells art: Nereid from Lost Tamoachan

Nereid by Jean Wells from Lost Tamoachan tournament module (1979)

     Here's art by Jean Wells that I came across tonight that I've never seen before. It's a Nereid, and appears in Lost Tamoachan, the 1979 Origins tournament module that was later turned into C1 Lost Shrine of Tamoachan (1980), by Harold Johnson and Jeff Leason. Jean is given a credit for Interior Art (along with Sutherland, LaForce and Johnson himself) and "much needed help", which apparently was help in getting the module printed in time (See here). This tournament module was limited to 300 copies sold at the convention and is highly sought after by collectors, often selling for well over $1000. Which is why I've never seen this art before (it was not included in C1). The Nereid was a new monster for D&D that first appeared in the Lost Tamoachan, then C1, and then the Monster Manual II (1983). The scan is from this post on the Athornton blog.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing!!

    I've never seen that artwork before - mostly because I don't have the tournament version of the module and, due to the price tag it carries, probably never will.

    I finally had a chance to meet Ms. Wells last year at Gary Con - a very nice lady!!

    Thanks again!