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Sue Ann Harkey

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Sue Ann Harkey was art director at Wizards of the Coast for Magic: The Gathering from Alliances through Weatherlight.[1] She was responsible for bringing a number of good artists into the Magic fold (including Kev Walker, Donato Giancola, D. Alexander Gregory and Paolo Parente). She was also responsible for giving the Mirage block its overall look, after the cards were already designed.[2]

Sue Ann wasn't liked by the original artists, because she was the one that had to present them with new contracts that gave the copyrights to WotC.[3] She also had several conflicts at WoTC, especially with R&D. According to Mark Rosewater, her biggest downside was that she didn't know the game.[4] When Jesper Myrfors was rehired, for a much better pay, Sue Ann left the company.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pete Venters (June 01, 2009). "What You See Is What You Get". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Bill Rose (April 18, 2003). "A Three-Year Mirage". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b Jesse Mason (April 21, 2015). "An interview with Sue Ann Harkey, Magic's greatest art director". Killing a Goldfish.
  4. Mark Rosewater (July 22, 2002). "Squirrel of My Dreams". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.