Alyssa Faden had the good fortune to be born in England and therefore did all of the usual geeky things - live roleplay, Dungeons & Dragons, drawing fantasy places - while in the middle of real-world castles and ancient barrow mounds. Not many are honored to have grown up in a city established by the Romans, with intact Roman walls and a Colosseum, but Alyssa was and she fully embraced it in every respect. Is it any wonder that she was the first to be Playing Dungeons & Dragons in her school? With a lust for the unknown and the magical country of "America," she emigrated in 1998 and has been spreading 'home country historical goodness' via the medium of 'cartography' ever-since. She considers every mapping commission to be a privileged step into the mind of another person; seeing the mystical and fantasy worlds that they have created. The result is more than a map ... it is a living representation of years of imagination, a place where people and creatures roam, ships sail, and armies march. And who can't get excited by something like that? Alyssa's recent mapping endeavors have been for Kobold Quarterly, R.Scott Taylor, Jon Brazer Enterprises, and Jim Pinto's "King for a Day."
Favourite Visual Artist
Jeff Easley, Jeff Laubenstein, Chris Achilleos
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Copic 0.05, 0.03mm pens, Cintiq 24" HD Touch