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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:24 am

A View to a Kill is by Dan Gouzee, so the David Rowe mention seems to be another error.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_View_to_a_Kill
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:03 am

OK. I have checked the David Rowe mentions in the "dodgy post" and have found no further errors. All bar 4 are on the author's website. Of the remaining four, two have David Rowe listed as the cover artist at Moby Games. That leaves two unconfirmed: one has already been corrected (Delta Charge); the other is Licence to Kill

Bounces CONFIRMED
The Sentinel CONFIRMED
Flying Shark CONFIRMED
Soft Aid CONFIRMED
Way of the Exploding Fist CONFIRMED
Frenzy CONFIRMED
Glass CONFIRMED
Dandy CONFIRMED
Infodroid CONFIRMED
Prodigy CONFIRMED
The Centurions: Power X Treme CONFIRMED
https://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spect ... me/credits
Delta Charge ALREADY CHANGED TO OLIVER FREY
Dogfight: 2187 CONFIRMED
Hybrid CONFIRMED
I, Ball II CONFIRMED
Chubby Gristle CONFIRMED
Licensed to Kill ALREADY IDENTIFIED AS POSSIBLE ERROR
Continental Circus CONFIRMED
Tank Attack CONFIRMED
https://www.mobygames.com/game/zx-spect ... ck/credits
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Einar Saukas » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:48 am

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:36 am
Einar Saukas wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:43 am
Rorthron wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:54 am
The cover art for Licence to Kill is attributed to David Rowe in the archive, but it is the same as the UK movie poster. The poster is a composite of photographs and painting designed by Robin Behling. So I think David Rowe should be replaced with Robin Behling.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licence_to_Kill

https://www.vintagemovieposters.co.uk/s ... ie-poster/
Does everybody agree?
In the official webpage of David Rowe A View to a Kill isn't included:

https://www.davidrowe.net/davidrowe-games.html

So I think it should be replaced.
What do you mean by "replaced"? There was no inlay credits for "A View to a Kill" in the archive, and nobody mentioned this game before you did.

Did I miss anything?
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 pm

I've been checking the Steinar Lund covers in the "dodgy post". Most can be confirmed definitively by the signature, the artist's website or the artist's Instagram. The only ones on the list that I have been unable to verify in this way are the following:

Gyron
I, Ball
3D Pool
Classic Adventure
Dragonsbane
Smugglers Cove
Blood 'n' Gutz
Gatecrasher
Cop Out
Scramble Spirits

These I have been able to confirm with reference to other sites, so they also seem correct.

The full verified list is below:

Starglider (poster) + @
Gyron @
I, Ball $ @
3D Pool (1990) $ @
QS Defenda * #
QS Asteroids * #
Classic Adventure $
Dragonsbane $
Smugglers Cove $
Xadom * # $
Boulderdash +
Blood 'n' Gutz $
Gatecrasher $
Fighting Warrior +
Gyroscope +
Codename: MAT II +
Riddlers Den #
Battle of the Planets *
Dynamite Dan *
Terror of the Deep +
Cop Out $
Frost Byte #
Stainless Steel #
Orbix the Terror Ball +
Mermaid Madness +
Jahangir Khan World Championship Squash +
Knuckle Busters *
Redhawk +
Kwah! + (blurred on SC can; visible on other scans)
Moon Strike + (only S visible; rest obscured)
Nigel Mansell’s Grand Prix +
Armageddon Man +
Mega Apocalypse +
Terramex +
Live and Let Die +
Hellfire Attack +
Pac-Mania +
APB $
Space Harrier II +
Total Eclipse +
Thunderbirds * #
Lords of Chaos + (signature partly covered in SC scan; visible on other scans)
Scramble Spirits $
Stunt Car Racer +
Manchester United +

* CONFIRMED ON ARTIST'S WEBPAGE
http://steinarlund.com/videogames-airbrush-artwork
# CONFIRMED BY ARTIST'S INSTAGRAM
https://www.instagram.com/steinar_lund/
+ CONFIRMED BY ARTIST'S SIGNATURE
$ CONFIRMED BY http://www.boxequalsart.com/steinarlundartistpage.html
@ CONFIRMED BY http://birdsanctuary.co.uk/artists/
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Re: Cover artists

Post by richl » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:43 pm

I can help with Scramble Spirits. Here's the bottom left of the manual...
Image
You can sort of make it out on the actual cover of the game but they slapped the SEGA logo over it. Likewise, it's slightly visible (when you know where to look) on the adverts in the mags too but they slapped a transparent text box over it.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:03 pm

Still checking the "dodgy post"....

Susan Rowe:
Jewels of Darkness (internal art)

CONFIRMED at http://birdsanctuary.co.uk/artists/ that she did the cover for the novella The Darkness Rises, but I have been unable to find any other evidence, or even the image itself.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:26 pm

Further "dodgy post" checks....

Herman Serrano:
Weird Dreams
Carrier Command

CONFIRMED at http://birdsanctuary.co.uk/artists/ which attributes to him "co-designing Weird Dreams (as well as doing all the in-game graphics, the title screen and the box artwork)" and says he "contributed a number of other paintings, including Carrier Command"

https://www.mobygames.com/developer/she ... rId,29043/ lists slightly different credits for Serrano on these games:

Weird Dreams: co-conception, programming
Carrier Command: graphics
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:30 pm

On the basis of all this, I would suggest the following changes to cover art credits since the last update:

A View to a Kill - ADD Dan Gouzee
Licence to Kill - DELETE David Rowe, ADD Robin Behling
Short Circuit - ADD John Alvin
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:38 pm

One other thing I unearthed:

Jewels of Darkness - James Horsler (internal art, literally "pictures"). Listed in the instructions.

Per Moby Games he also contributed internal art to:

Silicon Dreams
The Price of Magik
Red Moon
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
The Worm in Paradise

https://www.mobygames.com/developer/she ... Id,101313/
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:31 pm

Some of these seem not to have been included in the update, eg:
Rorthron wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:52 am
Dark Sceptre

Cover by "Franklin" (signature in bottom right)
Rorthron wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:27 am
Battlecars

Artwork for the Summit re-release (but not the original Games Workshop release):

"Artwork by Farnell Hinsley Design Ltd" according to the instructions.
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Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Rorthron wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Heroquest by Gremlin Graphics

Cover art by Les Edwards and David Gallagher

http://www.lesedwards.com/galleries/vin ... quest/1024

https://archive.org/stream/WhiteDwarf05 ... 1/mode/2up
To clarify: the front cover is by Les Edwards, and the back by David Gallagher.
I haven't checked them all.
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