Castlevania: A Sprite History
A look back at every pixelly protagonist in Konami’s Castlevania series.
Bonk’s Adventure: A Sprite History
A comprehensive look at the pixel goodness found in the Bonk’s Adventure series of games.
Updating the NFG Book
A long while ago I was asked to write a book about video game pixel art, but at the last minute told to focus on something that really wasn’t my forte. So I started working on a new book about the things I wanted to write about.
Interview with Henk Nieborg
Near the end of 2005 I interviewed Henk Nieborg, one of the greatest pixel artists around. He’s been pixelling since the earliest days of the C64, and he’s still going strong today – he recently completed all the backgrounds and boss art for Konami’s DS release of Contra 4. The interview was printed in my […]
Sonic the Hedgehog Sprite History
A large part of my book was sprite history analysis. I’ve been posting segments from the book here, and the newest one is now available: Sonic Sprite History. Please have a look if that’s the sort of thing you like. Also, if you haven’t already, check out the Castlevania Sprites and the original History of […]
As some of you might remember, after writing my Mario Sprites article I was given the opportunity to write a book focusing on video game sprites. Included in the book were several game sprite histories like the Mario one. One of them is Castlevania. I’ve put it online, along with some updates and what I […]
NFG Book: The first review!
UK magazine Advanced Photoshop has reviewed the NFG book and has apparently been bribed into giving it a 5/5 rating, saying “…there’s inspiration galore here for you and although it may be out of your usual book budget, it’s well worth a splurge.” What were they thinking? I’m gonna go out on a limb and […]
Announcing The NFG Book
It’s funny how things work out. A couple of years ago I was doing some freelance writing for the Official Nintendo Magazine (UK), and I’d done a review of Mario vs Donkey Kong. As part of this review, I had put together a quick look at Mario: As a result of this I had the […]
The hard part about writing a book to someone else’s spec: they change their mind and mobiles? What do I know about mobiles?
Plenty of changes around here.
Things are happening. Things are always happening, of course, but lately they’re happening a lot. First, the big news: I got paid for the book. More on that soon. With the money I’ve paid off most of my car loan, and I’ve earmarked a couple of dollars for some new toys. My love of photography […]