I’ve Become a Collector’s Item

Does this make me an antique?

This is a short video of my friend Brad Herbert (rabid Sierra fan) opening some 20 year old sketches of mine he recently convinced me to part with (along with a couple freebies!)

As referenced in previous posts here and here, I used to make computer games. It was probably these posts and the  fact that some other old-fogeys from the Sierra On-Line are resurfacing to bring back old titles or create new ones on Kickstarter.com that I was found out by one Brad Herbert. Apparently Brad is a big fan of Sierra On-Line having played the games back in their formative years. I am heartily sorry for robbing many of these kids of hours and hours of warm summer sunlight.

These kids have grown up. Brad now does graphics and video work and has partnered with other new creatives Brandon Klassen and Eriq Chang to compile a collection of original Sierra work to be featured in an upcoming book: The Art of Sierra (this is an ongoing project and currently the website may be being updated. You can visit them on Facebook as well). I sent them a package containing as much stuff as I could find at the time and they scanned it all in at an obscenely high resolution and mailed it all back. From the contact I’ve had with these guys, I think the product is going to be really nice. (To learn more about the project, email brandon@artofsierra.com.)

There’s an interesting video on youtube about The Art of Sierra.

If you don’t know much about Sierra, this may be an eye-opener.

So, I was planning on waiting to sell concept sketches until the book came out but, what can I say? I’m a pushover. I’d sold a couple to a guy years ago and I’ve either sold or misplaced a few I have scans of…I can’t remember! So, when Brad approached me I caved to his politeness, persistence and willingness to pay a fair price and sold some stuff to him. I even set him a couple freebie goodies.

Rich Powell

I'm an artist/illustrator residing in a small, North Carolina town. I worked for a few years as a conceptual artist and art director in the computer game industry but set off on my own to freelance. I currently do humorous illustration and cartoons for publications such as MAD Magazine and Highlights for Children.

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