The game is published, which means it’s time to share!
As you may or may not know, I established ties with webcomic giant Penny Arcade a couple years ago by making it to the final round of a job application process for an associate designer position. Fortunately for all parties involved, I didn’t get the job! Instead, they got someone much more design-oriented and technically proficient (the talented Erika Sadsad), and I finally felt confident enough in my abilities to pursue freelance illustration full-time.
But the story doesn’t end there. Before I left Seattle, they expressed an interest in bringing me on board for projects on a contract basis. This became a reality last year when I was approached to provide art assets for their new ECG based off the cold war era pingpong AU, Paint the Line: Red Tide, alongside the likes of Steve Hamaker and super rad art bro Alexandria Neonakis. Over the course of several months, I produced 14 pieces of card art for the game, which was released just last week and debuted at San Diego Comic Con this weekend.
I mean this with the least amount of bias possible when I say that PTL is an incredibly fun game that’s very easy to pick up and play. If I’m not mistaken, it was 3 years in the making, and definitely has the polish to show for it.
There are five more pieces not shown, largely due to photo set size limitations, but these are my favorites! I might post the remaining five later on.