For The Sound of Sirens, though, we wanted to try something entirely new. We’re introducing a lot of characters this time around, and we felt the artwork should revolve around them. Our in-house designer Steven is a brilliant graphic artist, but illustrations are not quite his strong suit (plus it takes an enormous amount of time), so we went searching for an artist with the skills to pull it off.
Luckily, we didn’t have to look far, because our hometown of Ghent boasts plenty of local talent!
Among them, Jeroen Van Zwol aka Zwoltopia, a plucky, pop-culture-savvy illustrator, with a clearly identifiable style that at times reminds us of Disney animation, but with a lot more humor, and incredible attention to detail.
But why describe when we could just show what we mean? Below are some of his past works that we found especially awesome, in no particular order.
The stead’s name is Oswald and we can confirm that he is, in fact, a very good boy.
Relatable. Very relatable.
Huge Roald Dahl myself, this gets me all kinds of excited. It even features ‘The Giraffe The pelly and Me’, and that’s hard core.
Fairy tales for a library brochure, very enchanting (for some reason that gnome looks mighty familiar…)
Perfect collaboration with Facts (Geek Con in Ghent) is perfect.
Last, but certainly not least: the titular sirens of our upcoming game!
This was the design for a ginormous banner wall we made to flaunt at trade shows. We think it turned out great and, judging from all the positive reactions we got, we’re not the only ones!
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