D&D Cover Art: The Isle of Dread (1981, 1983)

Cover art for the first edition (blue) is by Jeff Dee (front) and Bill Willingham (back). Cover art for the orange second edition is by Timothy Truman.

More details at Tome of Treasures. Grognardia reviews The Isle of Dread here.

3 Responses to “D&D Cover Art: <em>The Isle of Dread</em> (1981, 1983)”


  1. 1 leftylimbo September 13, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Interesting thing about that orange cover—judging by the direction of the warriors’ glances and the close proximity of the one character to the dinosaur (I mean, he has his back to him and the other warrior isn’t even paying attention to them), it almost leads me to believe that the dino is an ally to the team or maybe even an onlooker rather than a foe. I’m wondering if the cloaked figure is reacting to the dinosaur or the ship in the distance.

  2. 2 2W2N September 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Or maybe the cloaked figure is controlling the dino?

  3. 3 leftylimbo September 23, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Hmm. He could be; in that case, maybe he just cast a spell for the dino to suddenly turn against them—namely the warrior in the foreground. Which would also mean the warrior in the background (closest to the dino) knows that the cloaked figure did it, so he’s shouting a warning!


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