Paul Bourne is the 2012 winner of the Banquo Award for the Spirit of Scottish Gaming.
Paul Bourne is the first “art” winner of the Banquo award. Selfless, modest and hugely talented Paul has consistently produced stunning work (for 10 years and always ahead of the curve) on RPGs with rendered computer art, typography, design, form and layout.
His major award-winning works are a|state (2003), Cold City (2006), 3:16 Carnage Amongst The Stars and Hot War (both 2008), and The One Ring (2011). One senior professional described him as follows “I have never worked with anyone so capable, stoic, loyal and able, EVER.” Paul’s “can-do” attitude (often on limited time and budget) really deserves to be rewarded, and so we do.
He powerfully and gloriously brings forth the vision of writers to the printed page and the minds of gamers (particularly Greg Porter for EABA, Malcolm Craig for a|state and Cold City/Hot War, Sarah Newton with Mindjammer and for The One Ring). A resident of Falkirk Paul shines brightly on the world stage. His humble demeanour belies the great warmth, respect and affection in which he is held by artists, publishers and gamers. Paul, well done. We salute you.