Thursday, November 04, 2010

Peculiar Monkey Island Comp

Here's a strange find from deep in the strata. A pencil comp for the first Secret of Monkey Island package in which the main characters weirdly appear to be played by Doug McClure and Bette Midler.

I don't remember where we were in the production of the game but it seems that the Guybrush we all know was not quite pinned down yet. I have another one of these which I'll post soon unless I'm begged not to.

Pencil 8X10

--Starchie

8 comments:

Tim said...

Please. No. Don't show us. Dear god, no. Sarcasm is a bitch to convey in text format, but no.

Andrew said...

I'll agree with the sentiment of the previous comment: Please do post the other comp, Steve!

I really enjoy getting to see stuff like this proto-Guybrush. It's fascinating and rather cool, and appeals to my inner MI geek.

Plus, your art is consistently amazing; I enjoy every piece of it I look at.

Lois2037 said...

Oh, please post it! These are fascinating to see.

Laurie Monster said...

Bette Middler, dear God, I did not see that one coming.

We'd love to see the rest of the stuff, Steve.

Max Vultur said...

My my, I'm late for the "don't" joke.
Anyway, that picture reminded me the SOMI box cover (duh) and the persistent question that came from it: who the hell are the two pirates behind Guybrush?

Keep them coming Mr. Purcell, everytime an old MI-related artwork is revealed in this blog it feels like Christmas.

Noah said...

And isn't that the parrot who later went on to star in Paulie?

Dane Krams said...
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Dane Krams said...

I misread the title and wondered if I was too late to win it. I guess I should be happy, as it was nearly a month ago and so I would've been. Haha, if I can't have it, no one will! Except Starchie I suppose...