Book Illustrations

Chuck Whelon Illustrates “How to Write Adventure Modules that Don’t Suck”

Chuck Whelon recently drew over 24 cartoons for the book How to Write Adventure Modules that Don’t Suck, published by Goodman Games.

The book recently launched on Kickstarter, & includes advice from some of the best RPG writers in the world and is a must-have for anyone thinking about running a game.

View more of Chuck’s work through his Play Illustration portfolio, or on his website:

©Chuck Whelon

©Chuck Whelon

©Chuck Whelon

©Chuck Whelon

©Chuck Whelon

James Gilleard: Disney’s Haunted Mansion

James Gilleard was selected to create illustrations for a new Disney Parks book based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.

See more work from James through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at






Ricardo Bessa for Bee & Puppycat Vol. 3

Ricardo Bessa originally created this illustration for Boom! Studios to be used for a variant cover. However, the artwork was never used by Boom! Studios and will now be included in Bee & Puppycat Vol. 3.

To see more of Ricardo’s work, visit his Play! Illustration portfolio and his website:

Louise Gardner: City Trails

Louise Gardner created spot & character illustrations for Moira Butterfield’s new trail book, City Trails- London. 

The children’s book serves as a guide through London and includes interesting facts about the city.

Check out more work from Louise through her Play! Illustration portfolio and at

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Reading Rules!

The simple act of reading is an important component of a child’s mental development. Reading helps children improve their concentration, discipline, speech skills, cognitive abilities, and even communication skills.  Below are a few examples of the art that’s been commissioned from the Play! Illustration artists for children’s books. showcases professional artists and design firms with experience in the toy and game industries. Find the right artists for your next project by using our easy and convenient Specialty Search.

Paul & Alice Sharp

Eldon Doty | MB Artists


Macky Pamintuan | MB Artists

Steven Salerno

Tammie Lyon | MB Artists

Terry Sirrell

Merrill Rainey | Tugeau 2

Artist Spotlight: Jim Roldan

Jim Roldan is an artist and illustrator based in East Hampstead, New Hampshire. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design Jim spent a few years working for a graphic design studio before starting his own business illustrating ads, logos, magazines, newspapers, posters, books and the occasional cartoon character, spaceship or comic book hero. His stylized illustrations have landed him several high-profile clients, including AAA,Frye Boots, Yankee Magazine, Stonehill College, BASF, Boston magazine, Philadelphia Weekly and many others.

In addition to teaching college part-time, Jim helps run the New Hampshire Creative Club, a nonprofit organization that caters to area creative professionals.




You can view more of Jim’s work through his Play! Illustration Portfolio and Website.