SF Crow’s Nest reports that fantasy author Robert Asprin passed away yesterday in his home in New Orleans.
He’s probably best known for his MythAdventures series of novels, which featured the adventures of a young human magician named Skeeve and his mentor, the reptilian Aahz. Phil Foglio drew the covers and illustrations for many of the novels, and also adapted the first one into comic series for WARP back in the 1980s. Asprin also worked with Jim Valentino on a comic that took place before the first and second novels.
In addition, Asprin edited the Thieves’ World anthologies, which took place in a shared world.