This is a new ink jet print of a special illustration that was done for the cover of Japan’s popular POPEYE magazine 1997. Printed on high quality 11 x 14 archival paper. Colors are bright and carefully checked. Hand signed by the artist.
I was asked by Sony Creative Products to design a cover for Japan’s popular lifestyle magazine POPEYE. The magazine is geared towards sophisticated urban people in their 20s and 30s. They wanted me to convey a “grown up” image for Parappa, which I thought was funny because mostly “grown ups” bought the game in its full childlike glory. Even so, it was Japan so I didn’t ask any questions, and went ahead with an idea of Parappa in a dark disco bar. Everyone loved it. Parappa is SO COOL but he is drinking a bottle of water. Katy is on stage in the background, and Chop Chop Master Onion’s menacing silhouette is in front. This is the first time this image has been republished and offered to the public.