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Iconic Game Artist Greg Martin Dead at 57

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Remember all the awesome hand-drawn box art of yesteryear? Odds are some of your favorite covers were done by one man, Greg Martin. This week, we learned the man behind images on the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog, Bonk’s Adventure and more has passed away.

In a time before computer-assisted art was the mainstream, Martin crafted massive airbrushed canvases for games in the Adventure Island series, Ducktales 2, Taz Mania and more. Martin also worked on many memorable animated series like ‘The Jetsons,’ ‘The Flintstones,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and other Hanna Barbara classics.

Nintendo Age broke the sad news of his passing on the 3rd of this month, and provided a nice sampling of Martin’s work, some of which you can see below. Believe us, you won’t believe just how much of his portfolio was probably in your library at one time. We here at Arcade Sushi offer our condolences to his family. Greg Martin was 57 years young.

Pac-Man Game Boy

Super Adventure Island

Bomberman II

Sonic CD

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