Snatcher: A Visual Analysis (Sega CD) - Imgur
In honor of the new Mythgard Institute class on Dune, here is a blast from the past of some of the cards I did for the Dune CCG in the 90s.
As has probably been chronicled before by other artists from the project, we at first were directed to make it look like the movie and then later were told not to in later sets.
I could not find the cards to of my favorite paintings for the sets and did more of them than I thought. I hope I can find the rest. Many of the original art scans are on long forgotten zip drive cartridges(I DO NOT miss those)…
Of course it is crazy to find anything you did 18 or so years ago. (And I do hundreds of illustrations a year, do the math and imagine an episode of Hoarders and you get the idea of how many books, cards, paintings etc. I have…)
It is funny to look at them now. I would probably make some different design decisions. Many of the illustrations look like they take place in a hotel (perhaps an art deco Hilton in desperate need of a remodel?) and I like to think I would make better composition choices now…
Anyway, I am reading the book again for the class, although the audiobook this time. Too many deadlines.
"There are problems in this universe for which there are no answers," Paul said. "Nothing. Nothing can be done."
Hopefully people won’t mind a bit of Cross-Promotion!
I’ll be at the Portland Zine Symposium this Saturday and Sunday to sell various zines. Come see me at Booth 24C at the at the Ambridge Convention Center.
I’ll have a few copies of Fish Speakers with me if people want to buy some, these are the last ones! I don’t think I’ll be making any more.
But I do have another announcement: FISH SPEAKERS 2 IS COMING.
The 2nd issue of my Dune Fanzine will be out for the Jet City Comic Show on November 8th! I’ll be promoting and accepting contributions and until October 22.
I’ll be updating the tumblr page over the next week, for now our about page should answer any simple questions
Feel free to Email FishspeakersZine@gmail.com for anything else!
Thanks everybody and hopefully I’ll see some Dune Fans this weekend in Portland.
Dune Portrait of yours truely was done by the talented MAGAR.
I’m sorry I laughed so hard.
Weird, but Dune
Silly, but a connection a lot of us probably thought about when reading Dune in modern times…
Tributes to DUNE by artist Jose-Luis Segura.
amazing guild navigator piece.
a chairdog from the Dune books by Frank Herbert