Monday, 16 September 2013

Jack the Nipper

Over the weekend I revisited Jack The Nipper, a game I was really fond of growing up.

In 2003 I made a demo level of the first screen as a tribute to Gremlin Graphic's original.

10 years later here is a new updated version of the same screen...

2013 version - fan art by Ric

2003 version - fan art by Ric

Gremlin Graphics Original ZX Spectrum version

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Putty CAD: Retro Redraw

I've added a new page to my blog in the bar above ^

Putty CAD: Retro Redraw

It's a tribute to old games and other stuff that I love with doodles, fan art and other treats! The first entry is Zub fan-art but I will keep adding new stuff so please keep your eyes out for more and subscribe to my blog to be kept up to date! ;) Ric

Monday, 9 September 2013

Zool fan art and Monty Mole artwork from the Games Britannia Game Jams

Don't think I posted these images before, but I was invited to help out at the Games Britannia 2013 Game Jam. Following the success of the 2012 one where I helped out with some Monty Mole games for the schools taking part in the competition. Being an avid fan and sometimes retro-remaker of the beloved Gremlin Graphics games I grew up playing in the 80s, I jumped at the chance to share my passion for the games with others and lent my skills as a graphic artist to help out the kids with their games.

A vectorised version of the old Gremlin Logo.

Monty Mole returns to help Monty Mole Jr in the apocalypse!

Monty Mole Jr sets off on his adventures.

For 2013 the theme was switched to another of Gremlins heroes... Zool. I worked on box art this time, the kids were even more enthusiastic this time and they had created some amazing artwork, so my part of the jam was mainly doing layout work for them which was great fun and gave them a lot of pride to see their work on the boxes.

Before the Jam I created a quick vector version of the Zool artwork from the original box for fun (like you do!) :D I didn't use this but thought I'd share it on my blog anyway...

The original box artwork.

My vector version Fan Art.

I was a huge fan of Gremlin Games and look forward to seeing what else they resurrect in the future and hopefully we will see new titles appear from their brilliant archive of games with character. I would especially love to see the return of Jack The Nipper! (Maybe next time?..)

Sunday, 1 September 2013


Despite scientific evidence and outcries from the British public and wildlife experts the badger cull has started!

Many people on twitter and other social networks have shown their support by signing the petition to end the cull. The petition is now up to nearly 300,000 signatures.

If you want to add your support sign up now...

You can also show support by buying the brilliant song from iTunes by Dr Brian May and Weebl and featuring Brian Blessed :

If you want a nice cartoon badger avatar for your twitter profile to show your support feel free to download and use this one I made:

If you  use the avatar let me know via twitter and I will give you a shoutout to my 2500 followers!

I hope people will see sense and stop killing our beloved badgers!


Cartoon Indie Game Box Art Posters!

Fellow game devs, here are some of the posters I've made for our own and our friends games. Got a game of your own you'd like me to...