Six years ago, I posted an image of a fat and manky Orcus illustrated by Todd Lockwood, of Dungeons and Dragons 3.0 fame. The image above was taken from Dragon Magazine Issue 42, October 1980. This may be old news to many, but I recently stumbled across an image of the original Todd Lockwood illustration on Flickr. Someone was displaying original fantasy art at a gallery and the original Todd Lockwood illustration was part of the displayed collection.
The owner of the original print appears to be someone by the name of
I'm asking about the owner of the Todd Lockwood illustration, because years ago, Lockwood and I exchanged emails about this particular Orcus illustration. At the time, Lockwood had lost track of the Orcus art and was wondering if I knew where it had ended up. He asked that I send him a high res scan of the Dragon Magazine version.
I've since been in contact with Todd Lockwood, and he confirms that David "Diesel" LaForce, an illustrator and cartographer for TSR, has the original Orcus illustration. He gave LaForce the illustration in 1997 when they were cleaning out the archives at TSR, during its sale to Wizards of the Coast.