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Old 23 April 2015, 21:21   #16
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Dave Rowe Special Guest!

David Rowe, the artist behind some of the most loved video game box art (such as Speedball, Ant Attack and James Pond) and the cult children’s TV show Knightmare will be appearing at PLAY Blackpool!

David will be taking part in a talk and QA session as well as selling deluxe prints of his wonderful artwork.

The talk will be heavily illustrated using a feed from my iPad and I will cover what it was like to be an illustrator in the early Eighties and how I got into doing games covers.

With no email, social media or web sites and no art packages to work with, everything was done by drawing and painting using real pencils and real paint. Sending half-tone drawings by fax for approval was state-of-the-art technology back then!

I will show roughs, sketches and final artwork plus the printed inlays on a selection of well-known titles and describe my remembered anecdotes.

I will also talk about the Knightmare TV series and our Indiegogo campaign for The Art of Knightmare, including a video that includes Hugo Myatt in his role as Treguard performing against chromakeyed Knightmare room backgrounds. I will explain the process and how it was such a leap forward at the time.

I am hoping to meet some of the many people in the retro gaming community that I have had contact with over the last few years and bringing some of my stored artwork into the light of day.

For more, check out his game artwork here:
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