It's a great little story about how Tony got his first job for D&D and TSR. I just had to post about it because as a kid I basically learned to draw from a book he illustrated for D&D called the Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume One. Tony did all the interior work and every piece is simple awesome. Particularly, the dragons really got me fired up and I probably copied just about every image in the book in my sketchbooks at the time. I still have the book and although it is starting to yellow a bit, it still sits at the top of my bookshelf. We must not forget our roots. Here are a few pictures of the book, and Tony's website.
Thanks to Jon and Tony for the great article over at the ArtOrder