Former Rockstar Games illustrator Mark Scicluna is designing vintage comic book covers for popular video games. The covers, which mimic iconic comic book cover styles, illustrate classic moments within said games. While at Rockstar Games, Scicluna worked on popular titles like Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Online and GTA Online.
Scicluna uses Photoshop and Procreate to design and create the aesthetically pleasing covers. In addition, the former senior artist at Rockstar creates a book of his comic covers which includes everything from initial sketches to the final pieces. However, as of now, the book of ‘Video Game x Comic Book Mashups’ is not available for purchase.
Mark’s stunning covers feature hit gaming franchises such as Resident Evil, Crash Bandicoot, The Last of Us, God Of War and Uncharted. Of course, the covers are purely decorative as there are currently no comics to go along with them. Consumers can purchase the vintage video game comic book covers via Scicluna’s Redbubble page. Scicluna also sells his designs on products such as phone cases and tee shirts. Those wishing to keep up with Scicluna’s artwork can follow him on Instagram and Twitter or check out his website.
Video Games: From Console to Screen
Interestingly enough, several franchises Scicluna is designing comic book covers for are transitioning from games to movies and television series. The first Uncharted film starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake recently hit theaters. Likewise, Amazon Prime is currently in talks with Sony to develop a live-action series based on the God of War franchise. Hawk Otsby and Mark Fergus, executive producers of The Expanse, are involved in the production. Additionally, HBO is creating a The Last of Us series, though its release has been delayed until 2023. The series is currently being filmed in Canada. Netflix is releasing a Resident Evil series on the 14th of July.