Doom box artist passes away

While id Software's classic first person shooter Doom was a huge hit mostly on the game alone it didn't hurt that the box cover artwork for the game was incredible as well. Last month, the artist for the box art, Don Ivan Punchatz, died at the age of 73.

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cyberwaffles3972d ago

too bad to hear. i loved the box arts. may he rest in peace.

FantasyStar3972d ago (Edited 3972d ago ) shall Be AVENGED!

ExPresident3972d ago

From the last paragraph:

In his obituary on the Spectrum Fantastic Art web site, there is a quote from him saying id offered him a flat fee or a percentage of the game's profits for his work. He took the flat fee (which was actually lower than his normal fee) but soon afterward realized his mistake, saying, ""So how was I to know this thing called Doom would make a jillion smackers?"

- Holy crap man, I'd feel like a tool if I was him. Definately shoulda hired an consultant on that to figure out what his projected earnings could have been lol. Oh well.

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