As if I needed any more reasons to love my job, having a boss that acknowledges my inner badass is wonderful. (And provides me with easy mother's day gifts.) I am definitely going to yoink this one for an avatar. I've always wanted to be painted with my very own Coat of Perpetual-Billowing and a super glowy sword that's +10 against orcs. Stand back Frodo, I'll handle this one.
Oops. Scuse me, my geek's showing. *tuck
And Tristan, I know for a fact that when the AD commissioned the cover for Dark Moon Defender, they said "make it look like the guy from Lost". Though, apparently Donato did TOO good a job, and had to change it a bit for the final.
"The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity."