By interesting do you mean disheartening? Or am I missing something?
I think you miss very little, Fallingtower.
Now, as for the black and white art, what I thought of when I saw it was "First Edition D and D Monster Manual" style. On the one hand, very clean, very crisply drafted, very workmanlike. Quite technically proficient. On the other hand, very First Edition D and D Monster Manual style, very clean, crisply drafted, and workmanlike, and so leaves nothing to the horrified imagination. So while they are quite good drawings, and of a professional caliber that would fit in many wargame or roleplaying publications, many may see them as not quite right. (Or perhaps, not quite wrong enough).
Someone has commented above that for the prices asked for support, they wanted more color illustrations--the thing does have to be priced at a level that will be able to find support in the game market. I love my hard bound Aces and Eights rules set by Kenzer and Co, which is lavishly illustrated by the color paintings of Remington and Russell, but good lord, I am almost afraid to open the thing because it did cost both an arm and a leg. Given the era most associated with Call of Cthulhu being the roaring twenties, it would have been interesting to see some color work done in the style of the great American commercial illustrators, Rockwell, and Pyle and Chandler Christy, taking a turn for the Mythos, but I would be surprised if that could be arranged at anything like affordable prices.
Edited by wombat1, 28 May 2013 - 08:47 PM.