Quotes / Unreliable Illustrator

"I just couldn't get past the mammalian accoutrements. Yes, the illithid's psionic "voice" had a feminine vibe, but seriously, boobs on a squid?
[...] I remembered thinking that I should have named the creature "Illthid Thexth." My apologies to readers who might actually be afflicted with a lisp."
Elaine Cunningham about the original cover of her Tangled Webs note