Richard Kane Ferguson, aka RKF, has worked on a wide swath of projects in the gaming industry, most notably Magic: The Gathering, White Wolf Games, and many, many others. He is probably best known for his MTG work. We LOVE Hipsters of the Coast’s telling of RKF’s history in the game:

Half man, half myth, but all legend, artist Richard Kane Ferguson began illustrating for Magic in 1994 with the release of the Legends set, and that was the first appearance of the shadowy figure known as Dakkon Blackblade.

He illustrated regularly for the game until the late 2000s, completing more than 60 cards over those fifteen years. After more than a decade away, Ferguson made a triumphant return with the illustrating of Dakkon’s legendary weapon, the now aptly named Blackblade Reforged. He’s become an MTG regular once again on Masters sets and supplemental expansions.


Consistently voted one of the most popular MTG artists throughout the 90’s and today, RKF has painted more than 80 cards that can be found in the vintage MTG expansion sets Legends, Fallen Empires, Ice Age and many others. His current works are in a number of sets including: Modern Horizons, Double Masters, The Brother’s War, Dominaria Remastered (coming in 2023), with more exciting work to come!

RKF’s work can also be found in White Wolf Games’ wildly popular role playing books, Werewolf the Apocalypse, Vampire the Masquerade and many of the World of Darkness books—from covers to lead artist on book interiors. His designs for the card games Rage, Vampire Jihad and further expansions provided a unique tone to these trend-setting games.

RKF has also published numerous comics of his own creation. A perfectionist, he handles every last facet of his creator-owned projects, down to the hand lettering of the books. His list of credits include: Carnage from Eternity Comics, Offerings, an anthology published by Cry for Dawn, Daimons, also from Cry for Dawn, Xenya, from Sanctuary Press, the interior art for Fallen Angel, from Acclaim Comics, interior art for Marvel comics, and short stories for a wide variety of other publishers.

Richard’s Graphic Novel, The Golden Age, The Book Of Xell, a lavish, fully painted work, first saw print as a 50-page Graphic Novel in the September 2007 issue of Heavy Metal Magazine. The final chapters are coming in 2024-25.

RKF’s Fine Art has exhibited in San Francisco, New York City, and Seattle. Richard’s paintings explore the symbiotic relationships between Man, the natural world and the perceived inner life of his subjects. Through the private lens of the artist, shape, form and spatial relationships are rearranged into a distinctive form of symbolism. He is fascinated by the reoccurring mythic structures inherent within popular culture and how those structures constantly repeat themselves and pass themselves off as new.

As well as working for some of the biggest companies in the gaming and comics industries, RKF’s work has appeared in video games, short films, TV and advertising.

RKF lives on his farm, Kanachta, with his wife & co-conspirator Renee Boucher Ferguson. They have three children (one who modeled for a recent MTG card :)