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Re: Cover artists

Post by Audionautas » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:27 pm

Spanish artists (excluding Alfonso Azpiri and Luis Royo).

* Mutan Zone (Opera Soft, Juan Giménez). http://videojuegosretro-upm.blogspot.co ... menez.html
* Sol Negro (Opera Soft, Juan Giménez).
* Guillermo Tell (Opera Soft, Juan Giménez).
* Soviet (Opera Soft, Juan Giménez).
* Golden Basket (Opera Soft, Juan Giménez).
* Livingstone Supongo II (Opera Soft, Juan Giménez).
* Casanova (Iber Soft, Juan Giménez).
* Toi Acid Game (Iber Soft, Juan Giménez).
* Ke Rulen Los Petas (Iber Soft, Juan Giménez).
* Defcom 1 (Iber Soft, Juan Giménez).
* Bestial Warrior (Dinamic, Ricardo Machuca). http://videojuegosretro-upm.blogspot.co ... chuca.html
* La Guerra de las Vajillas (Dinamic, Ricardo Machuca).
* Cosmic Sheriff (Dinamic, Ricardo Machuca).
* Antares (Dro Soft, Ricardo Machuca).
* Stop Ball (Dro Soft, Ricardo Machuca).
* Target Plus (Dinamic, Ricardo Machuca).
* Marble Madness (Melbourne House/Dro Soft, Ricardo Machuca).
* Lo Mejor de Dinamic (Compilation, Dinamic, Ricardo Machuca).
* Delfox (Dinamic, Ricardo Machuca).
* Jabato (Aventuras AD, Ciruelo Cabral). http://videojuegosretro-upm.blogspot.co ... abral.html
* Astro Marine Corps (Dinamic, Ciruelo Cabral).
* El Poder Oscuro (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez). http://videojuegosretro-upm.blogspot.co ... nchez.html
* Jungle Warrior (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Senda Salvaje (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Comando Quatro (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Curro Jiménez (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Kong's Revenge (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Star Bowls (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Piso Zero (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Autocrash (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Jump (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Stroper (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Hammer-Head (Zigurat, Angel Luis Sánchez).
* Drakkar (Delta/Diabolic, Miguel Alcón). http://videojuegosretro-upm.blogspot.co ... alcon.html
* Tokyo Gang (GLL Software, Miguel Alcón).
* Corrupt (GLL Software, Miguel Alcón).
* Bloody Paws (GLL Software, Miguel Alcón).
* The Brick (Delta Software, Miguel Alcón).
* Freddy Hardest (Dinamic, Enrique Ventura).
* Yenght (Dinamic, Ignacio Ruiz/Valentín de la Rubia).
* Saimazoom (Dinamic, Luis Rodríguez Soler).
* Babaliba (Dinamic, Luis Rodríguez Soler).
* Videolimpic (Dinamic, Luis Rodríguez Soler).
* Fernando Martín Basket Master (Dinamic, Angel Luis González).
* Capitán Sevilla (Dinamic, Max).
* Arkos (Zigurat, David Sueiro).
* Paris-Dakar (Zigurat, David Sueiro).
* Made in Spain 5 Estrellas (Compilation, Zigurat, Pedro José Martín de los Santos).
* Los Pájaros de Bangkok (Aventuras Dinamic, Rafael Negrete).
* Spirits (Topo Soft, Julio Martín Erro).
* Survivor (Topo Soft, José María Cañas).
* Las Tres Luces de Glaurung (Erbe, José María Cañas).
* Double Dragon (Dro Soft, Fernando San Gregorio).
* Aspar GP Master (Dinamic, Fernando San Gregorio).
* Michel Fútbol Master (Dinamic, Fernando San Gregorio).
* Drazen Petrovic Basket (Topo Soft, Fernando San Gregorio).
* Emilio Butragueño 2 (Topo Soft, Fernando San Gregorio).
* Top by Topo (Compilation, Topo Soft, Fernando San Gregorio).
* Mad Mix Game 2 (Topo Soft, Fernando San Gregorio).
* Gengis Khan (Positive, Enrique Nieto).
* Afteroids (Zigurat, Jorge Granados).
* Humphrey (Zigurat, Jorge Granados).
* Power Magic (Zigurat, Pedro José Martín de los Santos).
* Smaily (Zigurat, Pedro José Martín de los Santos).
* La Abadía del Crimen (Opera Soft, Juan Delcán).
* Livingstone Supongo (Opera Soft, Laugi).
* Rescate Atlántida (Dinamic, Enrique Ventura).
* Goody (Opera Soft, Gonzalo Suárez). http://videojuegosretro-upm.blogspot.co ... uarez.html
* Solo (Opera Soft, Gonzalo Suárez).
* Sir Fred (Made in Spain, Juan Delcán).
* Perico Delgado (Topo Soft, Antonio Perera).
* Score 3020 (Topo Soft, Antonio Perera).
* Mega Phoenix (Dinamic, Angel Luis González).
* Mortadelo y Filemón II (Animagic/Dro Soft, Francisco Ibáñez).
* El Cid (Dro Soft, Francis Moragrega).
* Simulador Profesional de Tenis (Dinamic, Angel Luis González).
* Rock'n'Roller (Topo Soft, Antonio Perera).
* Zipi y Zape (Dro Soft, José Escobar).
* Olé Toro (Dinamic, Jesús Puente).
* Rocman (Magic Team, Núñez).
* Duck Out (Dro Soft/Xortrapa, Francis Moragrega).
* Mantis 1 (Raven Adventures/MCM, Luis Jover).
* Mantis 2 (Raven Adventures/MCM, Luis Jover).
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Ralf » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:26 am

Some info from Poland.

There was a guy called Mateusz Stryjecki who designed covers for Polish programs. He did:

Basic Test: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=18808
Czarny Poniedziałek : https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=21536
Funkcja Kwadratowa: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=8194
Handel Zagraniczny: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=21869
Hexan: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=17122
Kółko i Krzyżyk: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=18809
Młynek https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=21870
Tixo + Nim 2 https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=19065
Rachunek Prawdopodobieńtwa https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=17904

There's an interview with him at Polish site about Atari. Here's the Google translated version:

https://translate.googleusercontent.com ... 9uwSDnwAbg
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Re: Cover artists

Post by RMartins » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:17 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:56 pm
I came across a pic of Donkey Kong (Ocean) with a little 'Cabarga' as a signature. After searching for it I found an american cartoonist named Leslie Cabarga, whose web page includes the DK artwork... Bingo! :D

http://lesliecabarga.com

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=1437
From that site, we can only infer that Leslie Cabarga did the poster or cover.
Conversion to SCR was probably done by "SHEIK." (look at SCR bottom left), who ever that is.

Are we just going for Cover artists, or also SCR (loading screen) artists ?
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Audionautas » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:39 pm

RMartins wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:17 pm
Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:56 pm
I came across a pic of Donkey Kong (Ocean) with a little 'Cabarga' as a signature. After searching for it I found an american cartoonist named Leslie Cabarga, whose web page includes the DK artwork... Bingo! :D

http://lesliecabarga.com

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=1437
From that site, we can only infer that Leslie Cabarga did the poster or cover.
Conversion to SCR was probably done by "SHEIK." (look at SCR bottom left), who ever that is.

Are we just going for Cover artists, or also SCR (loading screen) artists ?

Cover artists, I think. Loading screen artists are usually credited on the game itself, that's not the case with cover artists that are not credited anywhere. We have famous cover artists like Wakelin, Azpiri, Royo or Steinar Lund, whose signatures were most of the time clearly visible on the cover artwork, but sadly in most other cases with other artists that signature is simply missing or out of frame.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:42 pm

Yes, that's the idea. To focus only in artwork (inlays, adverts) due to the lack of info in WoS infoseek, Spectrum Computing and other databases.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:02 pm

BTW, as far as I know, the artists for the Monument editions of the two games I have been involved in are:

Catacombs of Balachor
Cover: Olli Hihnalla

Balachor's Revenge
Cover: Olli Hihnalla
Internal art: Dave Hughes, Patti ?Richards and Lone Magpie
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:45 am

EDIT: According to @Audionautas , the artist of Fernando Martin Basket Master (Dinamic) is Angel Luis Gonzalez and not Angel Luis Rodriguez, as I wrongly posted before. This can be checked in the game instructions.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Einar Saukas » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:28 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Yes, that's the idea. To focus only in artwork (inlays, adverts) due to the lack of info in WoS infoseek, Spectrum Computing and other databases.
Actually ZXDB (thus Spectrum Computing) has been cataloguing this information for quite some time!

At Spectrum Computing homepage, click on "HELP!" to access this page. The bottom table in this page shows all "inlay/poster artists" catalogued in ZXDB so far. Of course everything's listed there just for convenience, what really matters is that whenever anyone visits a game page, they will see the artist properly credited there.

I'm trying to keep this list updated, based on all the information posted by all of you in this thread. However there are many other areas in ZXDB that also required my attention, thus please excuse me if this list is somehow lagging behind...

If anyone identifies any mistake or missing information in this list, please let me know! Thank you!!!
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Re: Cover artists

Post by richl » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:26 pm

0009335 Fantasy World Dizzy Code Masters Ltd Alistair Graham
This should be Alastair Graham, as per Rock Star Ate My Hamster (and a load of other Codies ones)
His name is confirmed on his website: http://alagram.co.uk

I recently read this article about Skool Daze and pretty much all of the artwork for Microsphere's games and ads were done by Keith Warrington
http://pixelatron.com/blog/skool-daze-f ... etrogamer/
"Keith Warrington, who’d already illustrated the ads and packaging for all of Microsphere’s games since Crevasse/Hotfoot."

Some of their covers didn't seem to have artwork as such but looking at the art for all the following I think it's pretty safe to credit him with all these covers:

Back to Skool
Contact Sam Cruise
Crevasse + Hotfoot
Evolution
Omnicalc
Omnicalc 2
Skool Daze
Sky Ranger
Train Game, The
Wheelie
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Einar Saukas » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:02 pm

richl wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:26 pm
0009335 Fantasy World Dizzy Code Masters Ltd Alistair Graham
This should be Alastair Graham, as per Rock Star Ate My Hamster (and a load of other Codies ones)
In ZXDB, Alistair Graham is listed as a nickname of Alastair Graham:

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... l_id=18079

IIRC the name Alistair appears in original material of certain games (or perhaps in magazines?) so I thought it would be better to catalogue it and associate to the real name. This way, searches should work for both.
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