"What do you want, Joe, my life history? Here it is in four words: big ideas, small results." - from Clash by Night (1952)
Timothy Lantz is a full-time illustrator and graphic artist with degrees in art education and communications.
Lantz’s work, often described as “beautiful melancholy,” has been inspired by a lifetime of reading. From the best of fantasy fiction and sci-fi to 1930s crime fiction and comic books, Lantz’s bold and edgy artistry is all about “story.” His themes of mystery, romanticism, tragedy and aspiration convey this, as though his life’s quest is to create illustrations for relevant yet aching stories that have not yet been written.
Underpinning Lantz’s powerful aesthetic is long experience. His exacting technical abilities, which go far beyond the traditional skill set, combine with core strengths in color and composition to create art that reflects—and refracts—the essence of beauty.
During his career, Lantz’s work has included such far-flung projects as weather maps, television commercials, book covers and tarot cards. He is the author and artist of The Archeon Tarot, available from U.S. Games Systems Inc., and he recently worked for DC Comics on the trading-card game, Vs.
Other credits include Legend of the Five Rings CCG and more than 20 book covers for Juno Books and Wildside Press.