Greg Martin, Sonic box art illustrator passes away

by: Sean Colleli -
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The gaming community is a bit lesser today, as Joystiq reports that Greg Martin, prolific industry artist and illustrator for the Sonic the Hedgehog box arts has passed away. The news came earlier this week from a poster on the NintendoAge forums, who claimed to be a personal friend of Mr. Martin.

Sonic's iconic Genesis look in Sonic 2, Sonic CD and Spinball were only some of Greg Martin's many contributions to gaming art; he also retooled Pac-Man's appearance in the 90s. It's interesting to think what a lot of our formative gaming experiences would have been like if Greg Martin hadn't lent his brush to our favorite characters. He will definitely be missed.

Sonic the Hedgehog box art illustrator Greg Martin passes away
Prolific video game cover artist Greg Martin has passed away, a personal friend announced at the NintendoAge forum this week. Martin illustrated many iconic video game covers throughout the 1990s, establishing distinctive looks for Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog...
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