It probably has a lot to do with the fact that I grew up in the '80s and '90s, but I've always been fascinated by video game box art, especially in the era when the graphics on the screen were a little more than vague pixel shapes. Seeing those concepts translated to those lush, pulp novel paintings that were meant to convey what you were supposed to be seeing and spark your imagination to let you believe that a little triangle was actually a spaceship fighting desperately against hordes of aliens? That's pretty cool.
And now, we're getting a chance to revisit some of the most iconic pieces of art from that generation of games. Today at Emerald City ComiCon, Dynamite announced Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino's The Art of Atari, a hardcover collection that comes in at over 350 pages, going deep into the art of an era.