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Re: Cover artists

Post by Andy Green » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:02 pm

I know the idea is to contribute to this superb and very useful topic but I'm trying to source the original cover artists for the following:

Chuckie Egg (A'n'F Software, 1984)
Firetrap (Electric Dreams Software, 1987)
Galaxian (Atarisoft, 1984)
Kong (Ocean Software Ltd, 1983)
Maziacs (DK'Tronics, 1983) -
Pheenix (Megadodo Software, 1983) - Martin Ward ?
Quazatron (Hewson Consultants Ltd, 1986)
Splat! (Incentive Software Ltd, 1983)
Stop the Express (Sinclair Research Ltd, 1983)
Styx (Bug-Byte Software Ltd, 1983)
Wheelie (Microsphere, 1982, re-release inlay)

I've been trying for the past five months without any luck. Basically, it is for the purpose of a pixel art book that will contain all my work to date (a friend is putting it together for me). At the back of the book will feature a list of ZX Spectrum games that I had done alternative loading screens for but mention the original inlay cover artist. Quite a few of these weren't credited back in the day so looking to rectify that! :D
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:02 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:52 pm
John Harris (internet mentions, eg Wikipedia):
Original ZX81 manual
Original ZX Spectrum manual
BTW the evidence for this is here:

ZX Spectrum manual cover by John Harris:
http://www.alisoneldred.com/imageJohnHa ... -2064.html

ZX81 manual cover by John Harris:
http://www.alisoneldred.com/imageJohnHa ... -2508.html

ZX Interface 1 manual cover by John Harris:
http://www.alisoneldred.com/imageJohnHa ... -2634.html
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:44 pm

My Name is Groucho - You Win a Fat Cigar (Automata UK). We can read in the instructions:

' "Groucho" the artwork by Robin Grenville-Evans '
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:03 am

In the game Thinderbirds (Grandslam) we can see a little 'Stein' at the artwork (down, right)

https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=5255

Better seen on the Mobygames entry: link -> cover art -> Spectrum

So probably he's Steinar Lund, don't you think?
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:47 am

Yes, the same "stein" signature is on a few covers attributed to him, eg Hellfire Attack, Live and Let Die, Manchester United and Return of the Jedi. He normally uses "Steinar", but also "SL84" (eg Boulder Dash) and even "S" (Jahangir Khan).
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:13 am

I recommend to follow his Instagram account. He usually post a lot of cool stuff, which sometimes helps confirm many of his works.
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Re: Cover artists

Post by Rorthron » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:25 pm

He actually includes the Thunderbirds picture in his Instagram posts, so it's definitely one of his.

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