Jim Holloway aka James Holloway, was an artist whose work has appeared in many role-playing games.


Jim Holloway was self taught in illustration, although he was able to study some oil paintings by his father.[1] On the 28th of June, 2020, Jim's son Mike informed fans on Facebook that he had died that day after a long illness.


Jim Holloway produced interior illustrations for many Dungeons & Dragons books as well as Dragon and Polyhedron magazines since 1981. He was also known for creating cover art for The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror and Dungeonland (1983),[2] and Mad Monkey vs the Dragon Claw (1988), the Spelljammer: AD&D Adventures in Space boxed set (1989), and Ronin Challenge (1990).

Holloway was the original artist for the Paranoia role-playing game, and also did the cover for Tales from the Floating Vagabond from Avalon Hill.[3] He produced artwork for many other games including Chill (Pacesetter Ltd) and Sovereign Stone (Sovereign Press). He also created the opening and closing animation sequences for the video game Beyond Shadowgate.[4]


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  1. The Art of Jim Holloway: Meet Jim (Q&A)
  3. Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. (Mongoose Publishing), p. 179.
  4. "At the Deadline". GamePro (IDG) (54): p. 260. January 1994.
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