Sad News Relayed by Kate

Sad News Relayed by Kate

I have some sad news to pass on, regarding the artist responsible for some of the iconic early covers of the Dragonriderss of Pern.

David Fairbrother-Roe passed away in the early hours of Sunday, 21st July 2013, following a long struggle with cancer.

Dave had been a recluse for the last 20 or so years of his life, remaining indoors at his home in the Welsh coastal village of Ferryside.

Among his book covers, were Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, The White Dragon & Get off the Unicorn.


I’m very sorry to hear this. His UK covers were quite brilliant.

Mum, Gigi, and I all loved his marvelous take on The White Dragon and all his other covers were brilliant.

For those of you in the US and elsewhere who might not have seen them, here’s his image for the cover of The White Dragon:

May he rest in peace.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.