Russ Nicholson (born in Glasgow, Scotland) is a British illustrator, best known for his work on the Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks gamebook series, in particular, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and numerous Games Workshop products, including Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Warhammer 40,000 and to their magazine White Dwarf. He imaginatively illustrated the published episodes of the Fabled Lands Gamebooks series, which was originally planned as an interactive gamebook to be published in 12 parts, created by Dave Morris and Jamie Thomson.
He also illustrated many creatures in the original Fiend Folio, a UK contribution to the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1st Edition) game. Noted mostly for his own distinct black and white style, he has also done several colour pieces as well.
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