A long-time editor of the DRAGON and former newspaper editor, Kim Mohan describes his early days at the TSR house magazine: "In the early days, working for the magazine was like riding a rocket,
and the name of that rocket was D&D" (Mohan in: DRAGON Magazine #300). When Mohan started for The DRAGON in 1979, the office was in a converted old wooden private home.
Mohan discovered the young artist Larry Elmore in the early 80's and Elmore's first appearance was a cover on the DRAGON magazine.
Mohan is also responsible for the discovery of writer and later editor Roger E. Moore.
Additional information at Wizard of the Coast's Kim Mohan bio page.