The White Dwarf Covers Compendium

Here are all the White Dwarf covers, from issue 1 to 106 (when I stopped buying it), arranged and listed next to their credited artist. It’s a veritable feast of RPG artwork (albeit in thumbnail form).

The great Chris Achilleos has the most covers, with a whopping 13, followed by John Blanche and Emmanuel with 6 each. For those artists who did provide multiple covers, it’s interesting to see them side-by-side, to identify their styles and common themes, and in some cases to see how their style developed over time. The biggest gap is for Jim Burns, who after the somewhat notorious cover for issue 44 had to wait a long time until his next, for 103.

On that note, I decided I would include a small thumbnail of each of the covers, however questionable a few of them are now (and were back then). Please don’t take their inclusion as an endorsement of the image.

Some well-renowned artists like Rodney Matthews, Gary Chalk and Ian Miller only ever had one cover, which is a bit of a surprise, and there are a few others like Dave Pether and Ken Kelly who I’d have liked to see more from.

But enough waffle, on with the list.

ArtistIssuesCovers
Chris Beaumont1, 6
Christopher Baker2
Alan Hunter3
John Blanche4, 7, 11, 42, 79, 83
Polly Wilson5
Derek Hayes8
Christopher Perigo9
Eddie Jones10, 12, 13, 15, 22
Emmanuel14, 23, 25, 34, 37, 40
Les Edwards16, 19, 35, 55, 102
Angus McKie17, 20, 49
Star Trek the Motion Picture18
Robert Adams21
Dave Pether24
Iain McCaig26, 51, 96
Alan Craddock27, 48, 52, 71
Terry Oakes28, 50
Andrew George29, 33
Nicholas Bibby30, 38, 39
Alan Howcroft31
Jim Burns32, 43, 44, 103
Brian Bolland36
John Harris41
Gary Ward45
Gary Mayes46
Gary Chalk47
Angus Fieldhouse53, 85, 104
Peter Andrew Jones54, 59, 64, 76, 97
Chris Achilleos56, 58, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 77, 78,
81, 89, 91, 94
Tweddell57
Gino D’Achille63
Mark Bromley67, 69
Brian Williams68, 70
Lee Gibbons72, 73, 75
Frank Brunner74, 87
Ken Kelly80
John Sibbick82, 90, 93, 95, 100
Ian Miller84
Rodney Matthews86
David Gallagher88, 92, 105, 106
Dave Andrews98
Collective Creativity Inc.99
Colin Dixon101

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