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Greg Wray Electronic Game Sonic cover art found

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While it does come off as a beard I think it's supposed to be some form of weirdly applied motion blur on his mustache

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I think y'all are confusing Greg Wray's work with Greg Martin's. Very similar in style and name, but they're not the same. Hence why tails looks different. lol

Greg Martin did the work for most box art genny titles, including Sonic 2.

Sadly, Martin did pass away a few years back. R.I.P. to a great artist.

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View PostBlackFive, on 08 May 2019 - 08:43 AM, said:

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For the longest time I always assumed that this was something cobbled together for a magazine preview (something like this), but the mono-eye is consistent with both this artwork and Sonic 3's NA box art. Was Knuckles originally slated to receive a redesign for the American market akin to Sonic, Tails and Robotnik, or is this just an error that nobody bothered to correct?


Huh, where is this image from? I don't think I've ever seen it before. That's a fun theory.

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View PostJosh, on 13 May 2019 - 02:38 PM, said:

View PostBlackFive, on 08 May 2019 - 08:43 AM, said:

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For the longest time I always assumed that this was something cobbled together for a magazine preview (something like this), but the mono-eye is consistent with both this artwork and Sonic 3's NA box art. Was Knuckles originally slated to receive a redesign for the American market akin to Sonic, Tails and Robotnik, or is this just an error that nobody bothered to correct?
Huh, where is this image from? I don't think I've ever seen it before. That's a fun theory.
The only place I've ever seen this image before is an issue of UK magazine SEGA XS - specifically Issue 6, which had an extensive Sonic 3 walkthrough with full level maps painstakingly patched together from screenshots (including maps for what we later found out were Knuckles' routes, which they bothered to map even though they weren't accessible outside of debug mode at the time...!). The artwork was used multiple times throughout the article, and is shaded in the same style as the magazine's cover art (an image of Sonic bursting through the cover of the magazine), so I'd assume it's something the magazine commissioned themselves from the same artist who drew that cover.
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That artwork was also featured in the French magazine "Mega Force".

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View PostBlue Spikeball, on 09 May 2019 - 09:32 PM, said:

View PostSoNick, on 09 May 2019 - 02:45 PM, said:

Huh, that's neat!

View Poststeveswede, on 08 May 2019 - 09:19 AM, said:

Fuck me even Sonic's eyes back then was meming it up.


...that's not "meming it up," he's looking in an upward direction.

Well, one of his eyes is looking up at the very least.


The question is which one?

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