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BOX=ART is a site dedicated to the history of video game box art/ cover art and the artists responsible for them.
Box arts are profiled from a variety of angles using high quality scans and with the intention of acknowledging the men and women who have played such a major role in shaping our gaming experiences.
Not only for video game enthusiasts, BOX=ART is for all who enjoy quality artwork.
Skyfox was an early hit for Electronic Arts and housed one of the finest box arts released by the publisher.
Programming whiz Ray Tobey would team up with comic book artist Jackson “Butch” Guice who would be responsible not only for the box art but also the inlay/ comic strip the game shipped with. Looking like the cover to a classic bronze age comic book with its heavy lines and bold colours, the scene is set as our hero embarks his fighter amidst an invasion.
The Skyfox title lettering was credited to a Rick Parker and is a well done example, complimenting the action without being too prominent.
Following on from this commission Butch would have a successful career with both Marvel and DC comics, but Skyfox at present appears to be his only penciled cover art.
Other notable Butch Guice box arts.
If you like Skyfox you’ll love…
>Speedball 2 (EU) Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Master System, Mega Drive, SNES.
>Viaje al centro de la Tierra (EU) Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum.
Sources and further reading:
Related BOX=ART pages.
>Comic Zone (worldwide) Genesis, Mega Drive.
Posted - 8/9/13, by Adam Gidney