Saturday, July 28, 2012

From the Dust Bins of History...

The Lucasfilm adventure game Sam & Max Hit the Road was first released in 1993.
Here are a few of the rough sketches I scratched around with in search of the properly lively final "driving and antic-ing" concept for the box cover. The Highway Surfing version (above) eventually became the cover of the Sam & Max comics collection and the sasquatch in the ice block idea (below left) was repurposed as a trading card for I can't remember what.

I don't seem to throw anything away.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Alive at 25...

Weirdly enough, San Diego Comic-Con weekend occasionally makes me think of comics, and my own sporadically spastic dabblings in the funny book arts. The first published Sam & Max comic appeared on the stands just 25 years ago. Since then, the deranged little critters have clung to survival like a pair of mutant sewie rats, jumping aboard any form of media they could sink their nasty little claws into. But what lies in their future? What bits of folksy, gentle Sam & Maxish whimsy shall be revealed in the dawn of the next 25 years? And if you had a say, what would you want it to be?