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JamesC

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Help identifying artist
« on: 06 November, 2018, 11:00:36 PM »
Hi all, I’m trying to find out who did the box art for the Amiga game Foundations Waste.
I don’t know how to post an image but it can be seen here: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/10871/Foundations-Waste/

I’m pretty sure it’s a 2000ad artist but I can’t put my finger on who. Any ideas?

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #1 on: 06 November, 2018, 11:25:15 PM »
I’m pretty good at the ‘artist ID’ game, but there’s nothing in that, other than a generally ‘comic-booky’ style that I could pin down to a specific artist. Some of the perspective work is pretty horrible, which is something Tharg tends to expect his droids to get right, so I’m not convinced it is a 2000AD artist, TBH.
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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #2 on: 07 November, 2018, 12:43:32 AM »
Is it possible that the game's artist, Alan Tomkins, also did the art for the game cover?

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #3 on: 07 November, 2018, 01:41:47 AM »
Don't think it's a droid either - they tend to be distinctive enough to spot.
But if I absolutely had to suggest a droid, this guy feels like a candidate.....?


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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #4 on: 07 November, 2018, 06:03:08 AM »
Okey dokey - thanks all. Probably not a 2000ad artist then.

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #5 on: 07 November, 2018, 07:41:36 AM »
Is there a touch of Casanovas about it?  Although Jose would generally have been much better than that image suggests.

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #6 on: 07 November, 2018, 08:48:05 AM »
Doesn't look like Casanovas to me - at a push I would have said Kev Hopgood, but I think that may be the guy who did the Tanner cover above.
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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #7 on: 07 November, 2018, 08:51:25 AM »
Doesn't look like Casanovas to me - at a push I would have said Kev Hopgood, but I think that may be the guy who did the Tanner cover above.

It is the guy.

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #8 on: 07 November, 2018, 10:14:48 AM »

The kindly Mr Hopgood regrets he cannot claim authorship of this masterpiece.



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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #9 on: 07 November, 2018, 10:25:25 AM »

The kindly Mr Hopgood regrets he cannot claim authorship of this masterpiece.

I should hope not too.

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #10 on: 07 November, 2018, 12:56:25 PM »
Doesn't look like any 2000AD artist to me.

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #11 on: 07 November, 2018, 10:47:14 PM »
Contact info at bottom of page might be useful:



And copyright info on this:

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #12 on: 08 November, 2018, 07:25:03 AM »
"Objects with mutant characteristics! ".

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #13 on: 08 November, 2018, 09:19:54 AM »
"Objects with mutant characteristics! ".

I love this. I don't really know what it means but it would make me buy almost anything. :lol:

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Re: Help identifying artist
« Reply #14 on: 08 November, 2018, 01:16:54 PM »
Looks kinda like one of the anonymous artists who did early annual covers