Richard Powell


Rich Powell is an award-winning artist and illustrator currently living in central North Carolina. His illustration work appears in many places but most regularly in MAD Magazine and Highlights For Children. It's sort of a Jekyll and Hyde thing! His syndicated cartoon panel "Wide Open!" is being distributed by Universal Uclick. In 2015 it was nominated for the Best On-Line Short Form Cartoon by the National Cartoonist's Society. His line of humorous wildlife art, Callahan's Quest for Adventure won the Silver Reuben for Product Illustration by the National Cartoonist's Society in 2014 and the Our State television show that featured him illustrating Andy Griffith's "What it Was, Was Football" won the Emmy for Best Magazine Program at the 31st Midsouth Emmy Awards.

He began his career as a conceptual artist and art director at Sierra On-Line, a pioneer in the computer game industry and his work appeared in such beloved titles as King's Quest, Space Quest and Quest for Glory among many others.

This is a drawing of Richard Powell by J Christopher Esparza. The "NT sucks" was something Rich Powell often said in those days. His workstation was NT4 and he always seemed to have problems running adobe. So whenever it would have to be fixed, he would say NT Sucks!! (Picture courtesy of Robert Fischer)

This "hideous toad" drawing was made by Richard Powell who also provided the picture. It was on Chris Carr's office window.


Police Quest: SWAT 2 (1998-06-30)

Web Group
Lighthouse: The Dark Being (1996-01-01)

3D Studio Artist and Animator
Character designer
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within (1995-12-21)

3D Animation
Phantasmagoria (Roberta Williams') (1995-08-24)

Art and Video Post Production
Outpost (1994-06-24)

Pepper's Adventures in Time (1993-02-05)

Additional Artwork
Dagger of Amon Ra: A Laura Bow Mystery (The) (1992-01-01)

Additional Artwork
Character lip-syncing
Ecoquest 1: The Search for Cetus (1991-12-23)

Voice talent
Police Quest III: The Kindred (1991-09-24)