The Fantasy Art of Darrell K. Sweet




If you ever had the mundane pleasure of browsing a paperback rack in the 80s and 90s, you almost certainly were familiar with the art of Darrell K Sweet. Perhaps best known for his illustrations for Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, or Piers Anthony’s Xanth series, Sweet’s paintings often capture a particularly colorful and textural fairy tale aesthetic. Sweet would paint over 3000 illustrations before his death in 2011, and while his name might not slip off the tongue like some of his contemporaries, his style is iconic and immediately recognizable. These cards in particular showcase Sweet’s work well: a rainbow grab-bag of dragons and faeries, knights and wizards, spaceships and barbarians, all painted in his detailed “what if Norman Rockwell was a big hippie nerd” style.

  • These trading cards are vintage stock and were produced in 1994 by FPG.
  • Because of their age, cards may stick together and slightly degrade the print. (Gently flex the cards with your hand before opening to help with this.)
  • Each sealed pack comes with 10 random cards, and there are 90 cards in the complete set.
  • Chase cards include rare Autographed and “Metallic Storm” cards.

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Fantasy, Horror


Greg Hildebrandt