This site is a celebration of all the creative work that goes into making games, and the culture that surrounds them. As I alluded to in my tribute to illustrator Greg Martin, who passed away in 2013, a mere month after he and I first spoke, video game artists are shamefully underreported. I want to try to change that by dedicating an entire section to gaming art of all types, and interviewing the artists behind them.
I’m christening this new part of the site with an article about original artwork from two unlicensed Nintendo Entertainment System game instruction manuals, Menace Beach and King Neptune’s Adventure. The page includes input from two former in-house Color Dreams artists, Nina Stanley and Roger DeForest, who discuss, among other things, sumo wrestlers and game testers.