Book Design, Art Direction and Typesetting: Richard Thomas with Talon Dunning
Writing: Jess Heinig
Editing: Carl Bowen
Mage Glyphs: Rich Thomas
Artists: Larry MacDougall, Guy Davis, Leif Jones, Alex Sheikman, Andrew Robinson, Mike Danza, David Leri, Andrew Trabbold, Christopher Shy, William O'Connor, Richard Kane Ferguson, John Van Fleet, Mark Jackson, John Cobb, Joshua Gabriel Timbrook, Michael Gaydos, Jason Felix, Jeff Holt, Lawrence Allen Williams, Toby Cypress, Drew Tucker, Henry Higgenbotham, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, Dan Smith, Mark Chiarello, Langdon Foss, Steve Ellis, Ash Arnett, Quinton Hoover, Heather McKinney, Jeff Laubenstein, Richard Thomas, Omar Rayyan, Anthony Hightower, Scott Baxa, Paul Phillips, Kevin Murphy, John Zeleznik, Lawrence Snelly
Special Thanks
To Jess Heinig for the darker, grittier and "k" less world of Mage.

To Phil Brucato for the intensity and emotion, and for caring about every aspect of Mage, including the art.

To Aileen Miles and Larry Snelly who guided most of the artists in this book towards the visions seen herein.

Most of all,

To Stewart Wieck for returning magic to more than mere spell lists.

Publisher: White Wolf
Imprint: Sword and Sorcery Studios
Publication Date: December 2000
Pages: 63
Product code: WW 04620
Reference Number: ISBN 1-56504-454-1
PDF: Bullet-rpg
Price: Digital: $8.97

Art of Mage: The Ascension is an art book highlighting illustrations for Mage: The Ascension.


Their heritage is magic, their quest truth. They lead humanity to the far horizon and beyond. They are mages, the inventors of sorcery, science and faith. For centuries, they have battled to define existence and lead huamnity to an enlightened age. Now in an age when technology is humanity's magic, the magicians of yesteryear's mystic Traditions fight for survival and the key to the cosmos itself - Ascension.
The Art of Mage: The Ascension draws together key art and symbolism from across the fundamental game of magic and horror. Herein you'll see magic and myth from the Renaissance, all the way up to the modern day and beyond, as envisioned by heroic mages and super-scientists. Span the entire spectrum of enlightenment with this gorgeous visual sensation that delves into the past and future of magic.
  • Material spanning the beginnings of the game to its most recent incarnation
  • Art from Alex Shiekman, Lief Jones, Guy Davis, David Leri, Christopher Shy and more
  • A look into the themes and inspirations behind both Mage: The Ascension and Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade from developers Phil Brucato and Jess Heinig


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