Magic artist rk Post talks about his favorite MTG art pieces

Magic: The Gathering artist, rk Post, singles out the favorite card art he's done for the game to date and tells the story behind each one.

The first piece that came to Post's mind was the artwork he made for the Mercadian Masques card Unmask.

"There are several reasons for it," says Post.  "For one, it's a story element in Mercadian Masques.  I appreciated that."

He also enjoys the fact that he gets to explain what's going on in the piece to those who bring him the card to sign.

"It's Volrath sort of making his appearance," he points out.


Another piece that Post pointed out is the artwork he did for the card Avatar of Woe, which is one of a cycle of cards he did for the set Prophecy.

"Woe is one of the pieces that has a background that is non-representational -- it wasn't a strict story element," Post explains.  "I really love doing that sort of thing and really haven't done it since."

The third piece he picked was for a card that many Magic: The Gathering players may not be all too familiar with: Leshrac's Rite.  Specifically, the Seventh Edition version of the card.

"I really like that art, but the card is awful," jests Post.

You can find more of rk Post's artwork, including his infamous line of tokens, on his website.

Barry White

Barry White is a longtime Magic: The Gathering player, having started in 1994 shortly before the release of 'Fallen Empires.' After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to a 15-year journalism career as a writer, reporter, and videographer for three different ABC affiliate newsrooms.