- "It's so strange getting paid for things I used to do in my teens just for fun."
- ―Mike Vilardi
Mike Vilardi was an illustrator for numerous West End Games roleplaying books, articles, and short stories. Vilardi enjoyed creating new alien species, and repeated a number of original designs throughout his work, such as a stalk-eyed species.
His work was frequently highly spoken of others involved in Star Wars products, such as Dan Wallace, who described his work as "constantly a joy," or Peter Schweighofer who described Vilardi's work as "incomparable." Current Star Wars artist Robin Pronovost also names Vilardi as one of their major influences.
List of works
West End Games
- "Special note should be given to the accompanying artwork of Mike Vilardi, a workhorse of early West End Games books whose material was constantly a joy."
- ―Dan Wallace
Wizards of the Coast
- "The artwork by […]the incomparable Mike Vilardi stands above the other pieces."
- ―Peter M. Schweighofer
|The Lambda Heist||2000||Interior art||From Star Wars Gamer 2|
|Cloud Cover||2001||Interior art||From Star Wars Gamer 3|
|Rogues Gallery||Interior art||From Star Wars Gamer 6|
|On Wings of Rogues||2002||Interior art||From Star Wars Gamer 9|
|Echo Station||1995–1999||Artist||Electronic Magazine|