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Marc Ericksen Questions Needed.
« on: May 01, 2018, 17:08:23 PM »

I think a far few people will known who Marc Erickson is, Marc has produced some iconic box art, below is a just a small amount of what Marc has produced including that stunning Galaga boxart.

Galaga (1987)        (Cover Illustrator)
Pole Position II (1987)        (Cover art Illustrator)
Operation Whirlwind (1984)        (Cover art Illustrator)
Crash Dive (1983)        (Cover art Illustrator)
David's Midnight Magic (1983)        (Cover Illustrator)
Deadly Skies (1983)        (Cover art Illustrator)
Drol (1983)        (Cover Illustrator)
Gold Fever! (1983)        (Cover Illustrator)
Juice! (1983)        (Cover art Illustrator)
Kid Grid (1983)        (Cover Illustrator)
Minnesota Fats' Pool Challenge (1983)        (Box Cover Illustrator)
Scorpion (1983)        (Cover illustrator)
Spare Change (1983)        (Cover art Illustrator)

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Re: Marc Ericksen Questions Needed.
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 00:21:51 AM »
Very nice work.

How did you get started doing box cover art?

Which one that you designed is your favorite?

Did you get to try out some of the games before they were released and get ideas for the cover?

Where can people see your art these days?






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Re: Marc Ericksen Questions Needed.
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 19:29:37 PM »
Nice one.
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Re: Marc Ericksen Questions Needed.
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 01:04:24 AM »
1.  How long was the process to make the artwork for game for systems like the Atari 7800 or the Atari Lynx?

2.  Will you be attending PRGE this year? 

3.  How as the process for making box art changed through the years? 

4.  Are you still producing artwork for video games today?

5.  How was the artwork for the game boxes made?  Was it paintings on canvas or something different?  How did this get translated into something ready for printing?
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Re: Marc Ericksen Questions Needed.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 22:42:39 PM »
1. With the incredible imagery you have created for these classic games, how do you visualise the artwork that it is going to be in common with the game you're creating it for if this makes sense?

2. Again simply blown away by your work. do you have a favourite or worse piece you'd care to share with us here?

3. What is the breakdown process of producing a piece, were there expected deadlines from Software to have commissioned work done? if so did you ever miss them?

4. Have you or will you ever consider producing a book of your classic video game artwork, as it truly deserves to be marvelled by those who did live through this golden age?  (cheeky move--I could help you produce it lol)

5. Who do you feel if memory permits, the best video game company who commisioned you for their projects?

6. Who do you most admire as a fellow artist you would care to talk about, whom you feel compare to your standards?

7. Do you have any antidotes or secrets you'd care to share with us here about any of your previous works?

8. Is there anything you would have changed with your style or form with your previous video game art or your fantasy pieces?

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Re: Marc Ericksen Questions Needed.
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 00:14:55 AM »
Thanks guys.


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Re: Marc Ericksen Questions Needed.
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 11:50:04 AM »
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