Excellent post Bronty...I have been watching Hanna-Barbera since I was a young kid, particularly some of the franchises he was involved with, so it's neat to know that you've had that connection for so long (and also not really surprising for some reason, actually).
That is definitely an impressive gallery...in fact, I consider some of those NES covers as being among my favorites, specifically Little Nemo which is a game and franchise I was until recently unfamiliar with. (another NA member suggested I try it and what a fantastic game it was! I actually beat it). Funnily enough, after I completed the game I remember admiring the box art for how well it captured the essence of the game, but like others, never bothered to search who made it. That game delivers on the promises printed on the box for sure, no hype was necessary, it just feels right as others have echoed in here.
I also enjoy the Adventure Island series like any red-blooded NA'er does...and I suspect he was not involved with the first two? Because those games have god-awful artwork if you ask me. AI3 has always been my favorite of the 3 NES installments, but honestly I don't think I can actually tell 2/3 apart gameplay wise if you didn't show me what cartridge was in the NES. I'm gonna guess he wasn't involved with Super Adv. Island 2 though, that one seems a lot different?
On the topic of Hudson, I've noticed the common art style between AI3/Felix/BM2 before (whatchoo lookin at? I sometimes just stand by my shelf and check out random CIBs, what of it...) but always chalked it up to all of them belonging to the late-release B/Y Hudson set and conflating them in my brain. Never considered that it's actually just one dude.
It's just funny and also kind of a shame how we'll see a great design somewhere but never consider or track down even the name of great designer behind it.
I have to ask...did the fact that he designed the art for many of the "rares" ever come up between you two? I felt like I was looking at a racketboy list for a second there
This thread rules so I bookmarked it. Keep those shiny pictures coming!!!
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