Looting the Temple Matt Morrow Style

As regular readers know, Matt Morrow does a lot of art for Raging Swan Press (as for me, his style almost perfectly encapsulates my beloved old-school feel). Check out what he just sent me—bathe in its awesome old-school goodness!


Matt’s awesome because not only does he do me a very cool image he also creates a banner for this very site! I have my banners on random rotate—think of it as a visual sneak attack—so here’s a look at the two banners Matt managed to extract from the main image in case they haven’t yet assaulted your eyeballs:


Of course, if you are an old gaming fart like me you might think the image is reminiscent of this classic AD&D book cover…and you would be right. I love that image and wanted something that evoked the old school awesomeness of my youth.

On My Wall!

You might also know, Raging Swan Press sells posters at our online shop. I just got the sample proof of Matt’s amazing picture and it now lurks proudly on the wall in Planar HQ oozing (dark) inspiration into my daily writings. Check it out (and sorry for the wonky, slightly reflective picture as I’m not wise in the ways of photography):

Why Commission the Image?

You’ll have to wait and see, but it is safe to say it is probably something to do with Gloamhold

Matt’s On Patreon!

Finally, Matt’s part of Encoded Design’s Patreon campaign. If you like his style, you can sign up to get cool character art ready for use in your campaign (or to serve as your own character sketch) every month. As you know, I’m a huge fan of Patreon (our Patreon campaign has been a tremendously positive influence on Raging Swan Press) so if you if you want cool artwork, I’d urge you to take a look at Encoded Design’s campaign.


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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

4 thoughts on “Looting the Temple Matt Morrow Style”

  1. Yes, Epic! super old school feels. I love this art. Matt – Way to capture the love & history of RPGs in your own way

  2. Hi there, Creighton!

    Quick question; Can I use some of Matt’s amazing artwork on a survival-hexploration RPG I am making if I give the deserved credit?

    Your content is beyond amazing! Keep this up!

    1. Hi Leonadro!

      Thanks for the question. Some of Matt’s illustrations are up for commercial license at RPGNow, but this item is not yet among them.

      Thanks for the kind words about mine and Matt’s work!

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