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Jeremy Cranford is a former brand and art director for Magic: The Gathering at Wizards of the Coast.[1][2]

He is portrayed on the Unhinged card Fascist Art Director.[3] Like Persecute Artist[3] this is a reference to his confrontation with Rebecca Guay. Rebecca mailed "Rancored_Elf" on MTGNews that Cranford thought that her work was too feminine for the vision he had for the game.[4]

WotC felt compelled to release a statement clarifying their position — that Guay was never 'fired' but simply not contracted as a freelance artist for Legions (2003), and that her work would be used in future sets.[5] Cranford left Magic in June 2006.[6][7] He was replaced by Jeremy Jarvis.


  1. Mark Rosewater (January 31, 2005). "Ninjas & Pirates & Myrs… Oh My!". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (March 21, 2011). "Looking in the Mirrodin". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b Mark Rosewater (August 21, 2017). "Get It? Unhinged Edition, Part 2". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. WotC Fires Artist Rebecca Guay
  5. Jeremy Cranford (Febuary 7, 2003). "Ask Wizards". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Matt Cavotta (June 07, 2006). "Deep Dish or Thin Crust?". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Randy Buehler (May 31, 2006). "Ask Wizards". Wizards of the Coast.