From late 2015 into early 2016, I did the chapter header illustrations for the second edition of the American Bar Association's Legal Guide To Video Game Development. I had also illustrated the first edition back in 2011.
Being selected by the Bar Association to work on a legal guide proved to be a good time; I had a lot of fun and the whole process was well laid out, even though the editions took some time to each come together completely. I got to geek out a little bit, and illustrating these two books offered some interesting challenges as well.
Here is an interesting challenge I undertook… As I worked closely with the ‘air-talent’ from the fledgling Rocketdemon Productions network of podcasts and blogs spanning gaming, writing, music and more, I’ve done illustrations and logo work that attempt to capture the nature of the content along with the character of the hosts where applicable. One such host, Krystal, is known to gamers as Freckles, who did two shows – one an official network program, and one a series of Let’s Play streams. While both shared the premise of “streaming video game play”, they served different purposes.