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Old 29 June 2009, 23:23   #1
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Question Agony and Planet Of Death artwork

I was just wondering if anyone could provide any information on the artwork for these games. Who created it and when, whether it was used elsewhere or anything else of interest. Just a curiosity. Cheers.
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Old 29 June 2009, 23:28   #2
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According to ExoticA it was created by Tony Roberts and the well known Roger Dean.

http://www.exotica.org.uk/wiki/File:Agony.jpg

http://www.exotica.org.uk/wiki/Agony_%28game%29
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Old 26 February 2011, 06:23   #3
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Old 26 February 2011, 11:18   #4
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Thanks for sharing, it's pretty good. I've been meaning to watch Legend of the Guardians.
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Old 06 November 2011, 16:44   #5
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I was looking for info about the two covers, and I stumbled upon here - then I've found Tony Roberts' webpage and among his works there's the Agony / Planet of Death cover here: http://www.tonyrobertsart.co.uk/gallery2.html so I guess he made the illustration and Roger Dean just made the "Agony" logo in 1992.
 
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Old thread I know but seems a shame to start a new one.

The box artwork for the Amiga game, Unreal, also appeared on a paperbook by Michael Moorcock - Lord of the Spiders:

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And first picture in this page of Tony Robert's gallery was used as a boxart for Robinson's requiem,
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Old 08 June 2015, 23:25   #9
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Thank you. All 3 Planet of Death inlays are different like for 3 different games.
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God I love Agony's artwork, it was probably the first I ever saw from a Psygnosis game.
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Old 10 June 2015, 08:27   #11
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I tried to ask Tony Roberts for the price of Agony painting (as it was among pictures for sale on his page, but

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Hi Predseda,

Many thanks for your enquiry. Unfortunately, ‘Planet of Death’ artwork was sold to an Italian collector some time ago.

However, I do recommend that you visit my site: www.tonyrobertsart.co.uk which has been only recently updated.

With very best wishes,

Tony.
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It seems that the Agony artwork has been "borrowed" more than once for science fiction books...

http://libriromanzi.blogspot.it/2011...glen-cook.html
http://www.fantascienza.com/catalogo...zi-fantastici/
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Likely, the artworks of the hot artists of the day were licensed for a bunch of stuff.

Scifi & Fantasy paperbacks not least (Vallejo, Frazetta, Roger Dean). Sure such books are still coming but it was not like in the heyday with tons of cover art for magazines, books, games, LPs... I'll admit to not actively buying much of these physical products nowadays as back then and not as many available to buy either - but 70s and 80s were sort of a golden age for this.

Sometimes I feel we got all the good stuff!
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