Aug 30, 2023Hi all! We’ve recently been toying around with the blog feature as a way to provide updates in an easy to find place right on the landing page of the site. So far it’s been a way to share the release of new podcast episodes.
But a lot of other work goes on behind the scenes, particularly with our artist biographies. So with this new functionality, we’ll try to provide a monthly roundup of some of those changes!
Tag additions to illustrator bios
Tags can be more precise than the standard search function, and provide a way to categorize information. OVGA recently enabled the tag feature on our illustrator bios and has begun adding tags that our members may find helpful
“Japanese video game artist” tag added to all Japanese illustrators “French video game artist” tag added to all French illustrators “box=art” tag added for all OVGA bios that were adapted from BOX=ART New Illustrator Biographies
Éric Tranchefeux Ken Steacy Leo Batic Illustrator Biographies with Major Updates
Bob Wakelin - entirely rewritten to incorporate original BOX=ART biography; box art catalog bolstered additional games, with thanks to research from VGDensetsu: http://vgdensetsu.net/2_BobWakelin.html Simon Roberts - empty database entry now updated with complete bio and full box art catalog Keith Parkinson - box art catalog added + hover images Kevin O’Connor - simple bio added to empty database entry Walter Carzon - simple bio added to empty database entry Illustrator Biographies with Box Art Catalog Changes
OVGA has now enabled comments on illustrator biographies. We will use these comments to identify newly discovered material or changes, in addition to actual bio edits.
Greg Martin - removed Sonic & Knuckles Steinar Lund - added Power Pyramids Paul Kidby - added multiple games Alan Craddock - added Mutant League Hockey image with Craddock signature In these monthly updates, we’ll also try to mix in tips on how to use the site and some of its functionality you may not know about.
Throughout the site, you may have noticed a Follow button on a number of pages. The Follow button on the OVGA Blog page here gives you options for being notified when there has been a new blog post. Similarly, you can opt for alerts when specific members add art to the OVGA gallery or when a new illustrator has been added to the database.
We'll try to make these kinds of posts on about a monthly basis, whether on new content we've added or shining a spotlight on existing functionality you may not have realized existed. See you next time!
Original Video Game Art (OVGA) is dedicated to the sharing and appreciation of original video game artwork. The site celebrates the artists responsible for those works and serves as a knowledge repository for collectors and fans alike.