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    Original Video Game Art (OVGA) is a platform and virtual gallery dedicated to the sharing and appreciation of original video game artwork and responsible artists. OVGA seeks to raise awareness for this artwork and serve as a knowledge repository for art collectors and fans alike. We currently have over 250 original video game works of art and 125 artist profiles in our database.

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    Greg Martin

    Greg Martin (1956–2013)
    Born: October 14, 1956
    Died: May 21, 2013 (aged 56)
    Nationality: American
    Education: ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California (1980)
    Known For : Sonic the Hedgehog series
    Years Active: 1981–2002

    Greg Martin was the American illustrator behind much of gaming's most beloved box artwork. His illustrations graced many of the most memorable games of the early 1990s, including many Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man boxes, along with several Hanna-Barbera and Hudson Soft video game properties.

    From an early age, Greg loved drawing and loved cartoons, twin passions he carried on into adulthood and into his professional career. Fittingly, though Greg graduated from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1980, he had already started his animation career at Hanna-Barbera in 1979. Greg took on projects relating to The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Yogi Bear, and the rest of the Hanna-Barbera line-up, a dream come true to work on characters he had loved as a child. It would be no surprise that Greg later—as a freelancer—illustrated the packaging for both Hanna-Barbera VHS and video games releases—he already had perfected drawing those same characters!

    Greg’s greatest legacy comes from having illustrated some of the absolute standout Sega and Nintendo titles of the early 1990s, including several Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man boxes (identified in detail below), along with several titles in the Adventure Island series, Super Bomberman, DuckTales 2, The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak (and several other The Flintstones titles), several The Jetsons titles, Landstalker, Felix the Cat, and Snow Brothers. Between 1990 and 1995, Greg illustrated more than 60 boxes, along with dozens of additional images for promotional use. His first box artwork of this period was most likely Little Nemo: The Dream Master, released in September 1990. Knuckles Chaotix,

    Greg Winters

    Greg Winters (b. 1956)
    Born: May 18, 1956
    Nationality: American
    Location: Malibu, California
    Education: University of California, Berkeley (1976); ArtCenter (1982)
    Known For : Mega Man series
    Years Active: 1984–2006

    Greg Winters is an internationally recognized illustrator and artist. He graduated from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1982 and immediately transitioned into being a sought after illustrator, illustrating for the video game industry as early as 1984 with the Gremlins for the Atari 2600, along with Asteroids for the Atari 7800. 

    He illustrated more game boxes than any other artist of which we are aware: well over 100 titles, not including digital works. Greg worked not only prolifically but also on the box art for some of the most high-profile projects in the video game industry, particularly for Nintendo branded consoles.  No other artist illustrated more Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) boxes than Greg 16, tied with Frank Cirocco — including some of the most classic images released for the console.

    OVGA has included below Greg Winters' full NES box art catalog:

    1. Cabal (Milton Bradley | June, 1990)
    2. Street Fighter 2010:  The Final Fight (Capcom | September, 1990)
    3. Mega Man 3 (Capcom | November, 1990)
    4. Yo! Noid (Capcom | November, 1990)
    5. Shadow of the Ninja (Natsume | December, 1990)
    6. Conan (Mindscape | February, 1991)
    7. KlashBall (SOFEL | June, 1991)
    8. Mega Man 4 (Capcom | January, 1992)
    9. G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor (Capcom | February, 1992)
    10. RoboCop 3 (Ocean | September, 1992)
    11. Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Capcom | October, 1992)
    12. Little Samson (Taito | November, 1992)
    13. Mega Man 5 (Capcom | December, 1992)
    14. Alfred Chicken (Mindscape | February, 1993)
    15. Mighty Final Fight (Capcom |

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