David C. Sutherland III
|David C. Sutherland III|
|First Greyhawk work||Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980).|
David C. Sutherland III was an early illustrator and designer for the Dungeons & Dragons game. His most lasting legacy is in the game's Abyss. He drew the early sketches for the various demon types (which became succubi, vrocks, hezrou, glabrezu, nalfeshnee, mariliths, balors, Orcus, and Demogorgon). He also wrote Queen of the Demonweb Pits, which defined the Abyss and especially the realm of Lolth for all time.