I’ve just found out that Jean Wells, TSR artist and the original voice of the “Sage Advice” column in The Dragon, passed away on January 25th. You can find more information here. While I never met Jean, I spoke to her on the phone at least once and exchanged a number of letters with her in the early 1980s — which all started when I sent her a copy of a short, tongue-in-cheek article in our gaming club newsletter where I took her side in the Female Dwarf Beard “Wars”. From my long distance encounters with her, she was a wonderful person. My condolences to her family and her many friends.