Jeff Lee (video game artist)

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Jeff Lee (born 1952 in Elkhart, Indiana) is the original video artist at D. Gottlieb and Company. He is best known for creating the character of Q*Bert, the popular arcade game from 1982.[1]

He also produced the video graphics for Cave Man (a video-pinball hybrid), Mad Planets, Krull, Q*Bert's Qubes, The Three Stooges, Quizimodo, M.A.C.H. 3 and Us vs Them. He also developed graphics for a number of video games that were never manufactured, such as Protector, Tylz and Wiz Warz. For independent arcade producers he created artwork for Lotto Fun and Double Cheese.[2] During this period he also produced game graphics for the Sega Genesis system Home Alone, Premier Technology (Exterminator) and Maze Wars+ for Macromind.

In print, Lee illustrated the playing cards of the 1986 publication of OD by the Avalon Hill Game Company.[3] Lee illustrated an article by Marc Canter, "The New Workstation", which appeared in "CD ROM: The New Papyrus" (Microsoft Press, 1986). [4] In 1993 Lee illustrated Bob Rumba's Standup Comix featuring Emo Philips and Judy Tenuta. His work also appeared in "A Cook's Guide To Chicago" (Lake Claremont Press, 2002) by Marilyn Pocius. [5] Most recently, in 2012, Lee illustrated the children's book The Train to Christmas Town, written by Peggy Ellis and published by Iowa Pacific Holdings.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klein, Joshua. "Q*Bert co-creator Jeff Lee". A.V. Club. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Interview: Jeff Lee". Good Deal Games. Good Deal Games. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  3. ^ "OD". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 18 January 2010.
  4. ^ Lambert, Steve; Ropiequet, Suzanne, eds. (1986). "CD ROM - The New Papyrus: The current and future state of the art". Microsoft Press. ISBN 0-914845-74-8.
  5. ^ Pocius, Marilyn. ""A Cook's Guide to Chicago"". Google. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  6. ^ Graham, Jim. ""Train to Christmas Town" Coming to Santa Cruz for the Holiday Season". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 10 November 2012.