Thursday, July 26, 2007

In which our hero finally stopped screwing around and finally became something of a pseudo-professional freelance art-schmuck...

"Jesus Christ, Bill, where the hell have you been for the past four months?" everybody keeps asking me.

"I've been drinking martinis and crashing BMWs into busloads of retarded kids" has been my stock reply, though in this case "drinking martinis" is really just code for "designing murals for Hudson Entertainment's Bay Area headquarters" and "crashing BMWs" really just means "crafting hurriedly-rendered illustrations for the August issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly". I suppose the bit about retarded kids may be code for "drawing a kids' book about pirates", but I'm not allowed to talk about that just yet.

Anyway, here's proof that I've been doing things other than playing monstrous amounts of Halo and Catan since March:

Bioshock comes out in less than a month. Who knows if it'll be any good or not, but the production design for the game is pretty swell. It's not surprising that so many goofballs like myself are cranking out fanart for the game despite the fact that no one other than the developers (and a handful of press folk) has even played the goddamned thing yet:



You may've heard that the Super Mario 2 (the most mind-bogglingly underrated Mario game ever made) finally popped up on the Virtual Console a few weeks ago - this is me celebrating with a few vegetable-enriched doodles:







In the August issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly (with Soul Caliber IV on the cover), there's a two-page splash illustration that EGM staffer Michael Donahoe and I whipped up for the burgeoning/toungue-in-cheek puzzles n' games section in the back of the magazine. Can you guess the names of the 20 videogames hidden within the illustration?



...and here's some rough sketches I cooked up while brainstorming material for the piece:







Back in May I was asked by one of the head honchos at Hudson Entertainment (the US subsidiary of the company that gave us Bomberman and Bonk) to create a mural for their Bay Area headquarters, and lo and behold, this is what they had up on their walls just in time for the Bomberman Live press event in early June:





Oh, and here's a Deathly Hallows-related doodle I pooped out last night. Turns out that Neville Longbottom is EVERYBODY'S homeslice:

7 comments:

Jurie said...

Wow, that is some amazing art. Really, I mean it. You know? I just had an idea! What if you were to draw a comic! About video games! Or even better: about people making video games! I would sooo love to read that.

It beats looking at a website that doesn't change every single day ;)

Elani said...

Interesting to know.

Anonymous said...

tincity.blogspot.com is very informative. The article is very professionally written. I enjoy reading tincity.blogspot.com every day.
fast cash loans
payday loans

Anonymous said...

I just linked this article on my facebook account. it’s an interesting read for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work. general health Read a useful article about tramadol tramadol

Anonymous said...

Russian Distributor of electronic components, capacitors, memory, integrated circuitry, electronic connectors & displays, semiconductors & obsolete & dicontinued electronic parts.

Best wishes,

Alexander

please contact us:
e-mail :stock-nelikvid@mail.ru
fax: +38-067-236-8637
skype us: radiodetali123

Anonymous said...

выкуп заводских остатков радиодеталей

ICQ 177-211-010
tel:+38.095.856.14.68
Руслан

Р48П28НГ1 вилка каб.с прям.кож. 5" Украина без гайки"
ШР16У2ЭГ5 вилка каб.с угл.кож. бРО.364.028ТУ 5" СССР"
СШР48П20ЭГ2 Р роз блочн(перкрут с ШР48П20ЭГ1 5пз 83г) Коннектор
2РМТ33Б20ШnВ(А)1(ЛБ)В
Разъем питания 3 конт. (м) шаг 1,00 (SH03F)
СР75-166ФВ группа Разъемы ---817153
Разъем 2х 4 (м) для пайки на плату прям. угол (PBD-8R)
Разъем ST18/3B1 ZEV WS FL
2РМТ24БПЭ19ГnВ(А)1(ЛБ)В
ШР55У32ЭГn-К
РП15-23ШВКВ
2РТТ48БПЭ7Г25В
Разъем 1х 2 (м) для пайки на плату (PBS-2)
Соединитель N1 3 pin белый 7дн
2РМТ22БПН10Г1В1В 92г. разъем
Разъем а/м для автомобилей Chevrolet Lanos, Chevrolet Aveo (2005 г.в. и позднее)
2РМДТ30КУЭ24ГnВ(А)1(ЛБ)В
Р60У47НГ1 вилка Коннектор
РМГ36БПЭ22ШnВ(А)1
ОНЦ-РГ-09-32/30В1(2,3,11,12,13,14,15)БС
2РМТ33КУН20ШnВ(А)1(ЛБ)В
2РМДТ27КПЭ24ШnВ(А)1(ЛБ)В
РСГС50В вилка группа Разъемы ---813724
Р48П28ЭГ1 вилка каб.с прям.кож. бРО.364.028ТУ 5" СССР"
ST-100/B НЕТ
Разъем а/м CLARION 718 Есть
Коннектор выводной MONO20PS-2
2РМДТ30КУН24ШnВ(А)1(ЛБ)В
РПС1-15Г
Шинный соединитель SC-PROFIBUS-DP-A
СНЦ27-10/22В-1(а,б,в,г)В
СР75-638ФВ СОЕДИНИТЕЛЬ РАДИОЧАСТОТНЫЙ. 1990-2010 ГОДА.
РГ1Н-2-27 (90-92г)(розетка) (21 pin) круглый РАЗЪЕМ
АП5 разъем полумуфта
AMP 0-0087456-7 разъем
Разъем PBD-30 (гнездо на плату двухрядное 2х15 шаг
РАЗЪЕМ АВТОМАГНИТОЛ KENWOOD KRC-256
Коннектор для светод. лент 8 мм двойной с проводом 7дн
РП10-10-П-0 9010 (розетка) РАЗЪЕМ
PLHD-40 межплатный соединитель 2.54мм 2х20 3.0x6.0мм
Разъем онц-рг-09-32/33-р1
AF-2430/разъем
Разъем розет. BST14I2F B1 ZR1 S MPB02
РРС5-32-1-А-2-В
Разъем на пленочный кабель (FB-10) шаг 2,54 мм
Ш4.0 черный РАЗЪЕМ
РРС6-50-А-7-1-В
РВН3-7-1Г7В
3-270, Разъем питания 7.0х1.2pinх9.5мм "шт" пластик на кабель
Разъем РСТ на шлейф 16 конт. 2х 8 (п) (FDC-16)


58302