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dragon's lair poster

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another month, another awesome group theme from the autumn society of philadelphia! for august's "8-bit and beyond" show, i chose to illustrate my take on dragon's lair, the most gorgeous (and simultaneously frustrating) game of the 1980's. i had a chance to work out the sketches for this piece on my trip to LA last week, and i think the finished piece has retained some of that sun drenched 80's west coast vibe.

at any rate, the show will once again be held at the inimitable brave new worlds comics in olde city, philadelphia. make sure to stop by, check out the art (trust me, there are going to be some killer pieces in this show), buy your weekly comics and chill to the musical stylings of dr. octoroc, an 8-bit dj!

show opening:
friday, august 7th, 2009

time:
6-9 pm

location:
brave new worlds comics
45 N 2nd st
philadelphia, pa 19106
(olde city, between market and arch)
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chaoschamp's avatar
I was terrible at this game.
icHRis83's avatar
Great job mate, i definitely love the style!
adamcloud's avatar
I saw this elsewhere a while back. SICK!!
Since you're into dragon's lair and all, I animated a Dragon's Lair thing you may like...

Ratz: the lost level of Dragon's Lair
[link]
DrFrancisGross's avatar
Fantastic work, One of my favourite games of all time, mostly for nostalgia rather than gameplay.

Great style.
crowew78's avatar
I have this game on my iPod Touch, and I'd play it occasionally. I wish I could find the DVD verion someday.
GraySayell's avatar
Brings back great memories of pocket money and fun fairs :)
Granthem's avatar
I'm going to show this weekend. I want to buy this one. I was hoping to be able to buy it online but no luck. Called the shop and was told I have to be there. No problem...I love Philly. I just hope this one is available when I get there.
strongstuff's avatar
hey man, try to get it at the show. if you can't, contact me and we'll work something out. thanks for the support!
Granthem's avatar
I came, I saw, I bought it. very happy. Great work!!!!!!
strongstuff's avatar
very good. i'm happy that you got it! thanks so much!
operative274's avatar
ooooh shiny - this would be a cool design on the side of the arcade :lol:
raverabbit's avatar
F*ukin' lub it!!!, awesome work, congrats!
DC-Tiki's avatar
That is just some nostalgically cool stuff right there!! And a fantastic use of negative and positive space, your eye easily fills in the blanks - so clever!
sturdy's avatar
nice colors!
iceblizzard021's avatar
great perspective! i looooove all your work. very inspiring!
YoSoyJaponesa's avatar
The design is simple but you show plenty of detail with the characters...

I LOVES IT!!! XD <3
BrattyBen's avatar
I think your treatment of Singe is very good.
patmcmullen's avatar
what do you think you're cute with this cool @$$ illustration?
belledee's avatar
I love this! I still have my Dragon's Lair lunch box from when I was a kid! :)
mensmachine's avatar
that´s great!!!!
retrorobotboy's avatar
Sweet! Never could finish the game (like my brother, damn it!), but this still rocks!
caioscardoso's avatar
Another genius work!
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