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Christian Gindlesperger
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...I guess if they had anticipated the fan backlash for not going the route of gritty realism for an AGoT property, maybe they made the right choice...

...but I'm still so curious: who *is* the artist here? I'm getting a very strong Mike Krahulik/Penny Arcade vibe, but I'm surprised that wasn't a headline, if it's true.

For my part, I don't think there's any problem at all with the art here--it's fresh, interesting, and quite fitting for a lighter game of this sort.
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Invictus5000 wrote:
...I guess if they had anticipated the fan backlash for not going the route of gritty realism for an AGoT property, maybe they made the right choice...

I rarely pay much attention to FFG releases, the ugliness of their visual aesthetic is doing them no favours with me. But this game has me interested. It certainly has its own look. Not the generic appearance they normally go for.
 
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I'll take this over their usual "indistinguishable genre paperback cover" style any day of the week. But yeah, a name would be nice.
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The artist is: Mihajlo Dimitrievski

I submitted the correction yesterday. He also did art for Shipwrights of the North Sea among other things.
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Horror Leader wrote:
The artist is: Mihajlo Dimitrievski

I submitted the correction yesterday. He also did art for Shipwrights of the North Sea among other things.


Hey, thanks Horror Leader! Looks like Mihajlo also did Valeria and City of Spies: Estoril 1942, all of which have some nice pieces!

Whether you like the aesthetic as applied to Hand of the King (and I do), he's clearly got some talent.
 
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Very clever, talented artist who has quite a following right now. Yes his touch here is more cartoonish but the game *is* described as "whimsical" and I for one think it suits really well. Plus I really want this game! cool
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I can't see a longtime ASOIAF fan being angry at the art. The two most prolific character artists (outside of FFG art) for ASOIAF are Amok and Francisco Araujoda Costa. The latter has an extremely cartoony style. I almost thought they got him to do this game. Amok does lots of portrait style pictures. The majority of the gritty realistic pictures you see were generated by FFG for their card game. If you look through wiki's or do image searches chances are you'll see one of those three as a source.

I think the art style makes this game stand out from the rest of their line up.
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phillosmaster wrote:
I can't see a longtime ASOIAF fan being angry at the art. The two most prolific character artists (outside of FFG art) for ASOIAF are Amok and Francisco Araujoda Costa. The latter has an extremely cartoony style.

Wow. That is a striking resemblance. However, I suspect the people angry at the art are less fans of GoT, and more fans of FFG, which has a rather specific style they use for their games (in general).
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I'm just glad they didn't do stills from the show!

This art definitely makes it more accessible to some of my friends, especially those that don't watch the series. Art can be used to shape the tone of a game. It's not hard to argue that the events and interactions on GoT can be a little outlandish. Art like this allows players to relish in that aspect.
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I think this would have caught my attention without the artwork. I watch the TV show with my finacée so it's a game she might be interested in and BC has a good track record of light but engaging positional games (the description makes me think it might have something in common with Mr Jack Pocket - but for more players).

However, I really like this type of stylised cartoon art - so it's pretty much an auto-buy now.
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Also, has there been actual fan backlash or was the OP just anticipating it?
 
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It's not him, but I would have guessed Scott Kurtz: the art is very similar to Table Titan.
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Thank you all for comments and critics
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Devin Taylor
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People forget this was a book series long before a TV show. I'm so glad to see cool art instead of actor photos.
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I also agree. I read some comments complaining the art wasn't more hardcore, or hbo photos. But for a quick light game, I love the stylized look. I'll be picking this one up. Looks like the right price too.
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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I'm not a fan of that art! IMHO that comic style does not fit the theme.

I understand that FFG already has the rights for this IP, so why not using film stills like they did in Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne? I would have bought the game instantly!
 
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Again thx for comments and critics....
In the meantime here are some quick drawings based on the show...most of them

























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