Melissa Gay

Melissa Gay is a Nashville-based illustrator of books and tabletop roleplaying games whose diverse list of clients includes Baen Books, Llewellyn Worldwide, Hay House, Apex Press, and many, many game companies. Among the ENnie-award-winning and fan favorite games she has illustrated are the Dresden Files RPG, Fate Core, Part-Time Gods, Mermaid Adventures, Trail of Cthulhu, 13th Age, The Dracula Dossier, and Camp Myth, and her work for the Sagaborn RPG system won the Chesley award for Best Gaming-Related Illustration in 2018.

Her Imaginative Realist work has been featured in ImagineFX Magazine, io9,, and several of the Infected By Art anthologies. She is a member of the Changeling Artist Collective, on the moderating team of the art business group One Fantastic Week, and co-founder of the Birdwhisperer Project.

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