This vast catalog of images is dedicated to the key pioneers of illustration – the creative masters of yesteryear who each blazed their own trails of visual excellence. Blacktooth owes a lot to these dangerous thinkers, these twisted pilgrims who peer into the depths of their own forbidden crystals. While many of these gifted savants were grossly overlooked in their time, Blacktooth has worked hard to restore their legacy. His goal is to feature their most precious and obscure gems, to expose the significance of each image while capturing the essence of an art culture long since passed. Though it is challenging to discover new background information for each and every artist, Blacktooth is working to ensure each legend has a rightful place in the Catacombs. His goal is to educate the masses and bring global recognition to the faceless architects of fantasy and fiction. He has set out to stop the bleeding, to reveal the creative holocaust which slowly devours our culture. Indeed, the artist is truly facing extinction. Their relevance has been minimized in the face of computers and technology, a crisp slap in the face as traditional illustrators continue to be phased out. It is without ego that Blacktooth presents this gallery. He pays his deepest respect to the talented visionaries featured within, this cult of mentors who have steadily influenced my own passion and hunger for art. With every grain of truth in my being, I am convinced their works have saved me from certain chaos. Please enjoy this unique collection of images and remember that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder...

CONSIDERATIONS: Blacktooth has a large vault of images to sort out and process. He promises that these galleries will expand, that each graphic will be properly restored with no creases, scratches or blemishes. Most of the images featured here are very old and have suffered from years of neglect. Blacktooth carefully scans each image directly into Photoshop where he can visually inspect and repair the flaws. Creating the Catacombs is a labor of love for Blacktooth, so please be patient and visit regularly as new artists are added to the gallery.