Some nice person is doing an article on one of my old video game magazines - Super Play - so I braved the dusty dimension of under the sofa and retrieved my old portfolio (you know, the one with real, physical, untouched by the hand of Photoshop, artwork) so I could scan in a few bits and bobs.
So here's Neko, the Super Play subscription tiger. Each issue he'd be put in a more perilous predicament, doomed to a hideous fate unless enough people subscribed to the magazine and saved him. Well, until the next issue, that is.
I'd forgotten quite how labour intensive some of the Neko illos were. They were done (as I also did the covers in those days - '92-'94) on acetate with the linework on the front and painted on the back; animation cel-style. Often they would be just as complicated as the covers and boy, did I get through a lot of paints back then.
Now I've opened the Pandora's Box that is the Old Portfolio (TM) expect to see more horrors from the past. Just don't ask me to post anything from the Scorpion Man comic from 1980.