R.I.P Greg Martin, Video Game Cover Artist

Some of the art work by Cover Artist Greg Martin

Sad news today, with Artist Greg Martin passing away. Greg was a very talented artist who started off working as an animator for Hanna-Barbera where he worked on such series as The Jetson, The Flintstones, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Thunder Cats. However it’s his work on Video Game covers that I know I personally remember the most. These Video Game covers such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Duck Tales 2, Adventure Island, Bomberman II and many more games from Hudson, Namco and Capcom.

What makes these Video Game covers stand out to me so much is the fact they were done before photoshop was even invented. These covers were all hand airbrushed, sometimes onto huge 24 to 30 inch paintings that would take just over a week to put together.Mr Greg Martin was a talented artist and will be sadly missed. Condolences go out to his friends and relatives that he’s left behind. R.I.P Greg Martin.

Some of the cover work done by Mr Martin

Duck Tales 2 (1993)

Taz-Mania (1992)

Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (1994)

Bomberman II (1991)

Adventure Island (1993)

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