We've been following the evolution of the superb Switch Player magazine for some time now, and it never ceases to amaze us how good the cover artwork for this publication is. Each month, a different artist is commissioned to illustrate the cover, and for issue 6, Switch Player has secured a genuine video game legend.
Wil Overton's doodles will be familiar to those of you in the UK who grew up with the amazing Super Play magazine during the early '90s; his anime-style artwork graced every cover of that legendary publication, and Overton's talents would later secure him positions within the industry at Rare, Blitz and Full Fat. He's now freelance, and as you can see from the cover image below, he's still pumping out amazing art.
Overton also created the amazing cover image for HyperPlay, and has stated in the past that he's a big supporter of fanzine projects like these - he's even done his own.
Will you be ordering a physical copy of this when it arrives? Let us know with a comment.
Looks nice. Not ordering anything but I do appreciate good art.
Nice work Wil!
Not his best work but it's still good
Wil Overton! From Super Play! You fools, I don't need this website any more!
Runs off cackling
Wasn't Will Overton with N64 magazine aswell for a time? I remember they had awesome covers!
Still looks a bit wonky to me personally, haven't been a fan of his illustrations.
I do love Overton a little bit too much.
He is such sweet man. I met him retro games market in Doncaster last year. I was talking to him and his wife for a while. He even signed a copy of super play for me. I hope he is there next weekend.
If they were to cover Samus Returns, I would suggest getting Ian Samson, he does amazing Metroid fanart.
Looks nice, he did a great job.
There's enough RPGs on the system he could bring back Fusoya
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