Retro

Grim Death Never Looked So Lovely

Over at the International House of Mojo, they’ve put together a terrific retrospective on the equally terrific adventure game Grim Fandango.

It’s a fun, comprehensive retrospective, but what really grabbed me was the illustration that Colin Panetta did for it, of a skeleton that’s recently been “planted”. Death-by-flowers has long been one of my favourite of Grim Fandango‘s many creative flourishes and I adore this illustration.

Panetta has put up a cool post walking through his process for making the image, and it also has links to the image in a bunch of different image resolutions, the better to make it your wallpaper. Nice.

MixnMojo Illustration #3: Grim Fandango [Messy Energy, Colin Panetta's Art Blog]