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Leather Kid Action Hero
1145 — 30 x 47 cm (12 x 18.5 ins)
Side one of a centrefold calendar poster featured in N-Force magazine #7, January 1993, painted in November 1992.
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Martial Arts Action Hero
1144 — 30 x 47 cm (12 x 18.5 ins)
Side two of a centrefold calendar poster featured in N-Force magazine #7, January 1993, painted in November 1992. Both were intended to convey the thrill of fight-action games; shoot em ups and hand-to-hand combat.
Buy this picture and the one above for £700 (UK)
Playing Tips Book Cover
1251 — 28 x 23 cm (11 x 9 ins)
This was painted to be the front cover, back cover and spine of a playing tips booklet cover-mount, but on which magazine it was used and when has been lost in time… at least since 1993.
The Terminal Man (Cover)
1209 — 27 x 34 cm (10.5 x 13.5 ins)
Art for the cover of the Collector's Edition of The Terminal Man collected comic-strip book. The original was signed in the bottom right after scanning the board.
UK £350 / EU £370 / US £390 / RoW £400
Cross at Kebwob
1210 — 21 x 28 cm (8 x 11 ins)
Art for the title page of the Collector's Edition of The Terminal Man collected comic-strip book, depicting the hero Cross posed in front of the evil city of Kebwob.
UK £250 / EU £270 / US £280 / RoW £290
American Sports (Star-Strangled Banner)
1048 — 22 x 30 cm (9 x 12 ins)
The August 1992 cover of ZZAP!64 magazine #87 trailed a special round-up feature about Commodore 64 games based on various American sports.
UK £260 / EU £280 / US £290 / RoW £300
Neo-Paganism – The Fall
1071 — 29 x 31 cm (11.5 x 12 ins)
Lucifer – with other fallen angels – makes the domain of Earth his own; illustration for an article on paganism in Fear magazine #27.
UK £350 / EU £360 / US £370 / RoW £380
1105 — 20 x 25 cm (7.8 x 9.8 ins)
This was an interesting challenge – how to portray the hero Casey, who can use masks to change into different characters in order to use different abilities to avoercome the challenges he must face. It appeared on the cover of Sega Force magazine #4.
1197 — 23 x 30 cm (9 x 11.5 ins)
The cover of Master Force magazine #4, Autum 1993, featured the tough Virgin Games' platformer Wolfchild, giving Oliver Frey the opportunity to portray a young man for whom playing video games literally transformed his life!
UK £275 / EU £295 / US £305 / RoW £315
Vlad the Impaler Burns the Peasants
1202 — 26 x 19 cm (10 x 7.5 ins)
One of several illustrations commissioned by publisher Hamlyn for the Hamlyn Book of Horror, painted in 1979.
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1318 — 40 x 31 cm 16 x 12 ins)
Published as a four-part poster in the October and November 1992 issues of Sega Force magazine #10 and #11; imagery drawing on Japanese animé movies such as Akira.
UK £450 / EU £470 / US £480 / RoW £490