Over the course of September and October the 1UP team started to carry sketchbooks – to the Penny Arcade Expo, Tokyo Game Show, developer offices, etc. The goal was to collect as many pen and pencil sketches as possible from people in the game industry.
The results include BioShock Infinite sketches from Irrational Games’ Ben Lo and Robb Waters, Borderlands’ Moxxi from Gearbox’s Scott Kester, five Gears of War 3 images from Epic Games’ Chris Wells and Demond Rogers, and Halo’s Master Chief from 343’s Frank O’Connor.
Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa from Team Ninja’s Masahiro Nose, Darksiders’ Death from Vigil’s Joe Madureira, Soul Calibur V’s Natsu and Ivy from Project Soul’s Takuji Kawano (signed by game director Daishi Odashima and producer Hisaharu Tago), and Tekken’s Kuma from Tekken Project’s Kazuhiro Harada.
Three Disney sketches from Junction Point’s Shawn Melchor and Scott McSorley, Crash Bandicoot holding an angry bird from Big Red Button’s Bob Rafei (who was the original Crash artist at Naughty Dog), Lumines: Electronic Symphony collage from Q Entertainment’s Takashi Ishihara, and Mario from Twisted Pixel’s Jay Stuckwisch.
Final Fantasy XIII-2’s Lightning from Square Enix’s Isamu Kamikokuryo, El Shaddai’s Lucifel from Ignition’s Sawaki Takeyasu, Space Battleship Yamato from Grasshopper’s Goichi Suda, a skull from Grasshopper’s Akira Yamaoka, and Doshin the Giant from Grasshopper’s Kazutoshi Iida.
The Last Guardian’s Trico (drawn in 2009) from Team Ico’s Fumito Ueda, and a series of images paying tribute to Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian from artists at Capybara, Ready at Dawn, High Voltage Software, and Twisted Pixel.
Spelunky’s Spelunker as if he was in Ren & Stimpy from Mossmouth’s Derek Yu, two Papo & Yo scenes from Minority’s Yann Penno, two Shank sketches from Klei’s Jeff Agala, and 11 game character sketches from the team at Capybara.
The first ever sketch of Meat Boy (drawn in 2009) from Team Meat’s Edmund McMillen, Bastion’s The Kid from Supergiant’s Jen Zee, Dirty Drivin’s Bone Wagon from Specular’s Andrew Rai, Penny Arcade’s Gabe and Tycho from Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik, a montage of random doodles from Ska Studios’ James Silva, and five pen drawings from High Voltage’s Nick Daniel.
See Them All Here – There’s a day to go and the lots are ranging from $100 – $400. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.