Wil Overton

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Will Overton

Wil Overton is a British artist, specialising in manga styles.[1]


He has worked for a number of notable British video games magazines, including Super Play and N64 Magazine. He then worked at Rare and was an illustrator for NGamer magazine. After Overton drew the Perfect Dark cover for N64 Magazine at the time of the game's release, the manga-styled Joanna Dark design impressed Rare, and he was hired by the company as a result; the original cell-shaded designs for Perfect Dark Zero were based on this design, but later changed to more realistic graphics.

Since leaving Rare, Overton has been a freelance artist. He will provide art for the instruction manual of the Playtonic Games title, Yooka-Laylee.[2]


When NGC Magazine was asked where they found Enjiki (the mascot who replaced N64's old mascot Worldly Bloke) the response was "we found her hanging outside of the Wil Overton Fan Club Office."

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  1. ^ Lent, John A. (2001). Animation in Asia and the Pacific. Indiana University Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-253-34035-7. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.nintendo-insider.com/2015/06/10/wil-overton-to-illustrate-yooka-laylees-retro-themed-game-manual/