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David Guertin is an award-winning artist who works for Insomniac Games. He drew the original concept sketches of Ratchet, including the first accepted sketch. He later setup the comic website CreatureBox with fellow artist Greg Baldwin. The company provided cover art for the Ratchet & Clank comic series. While working for Insomniac Games he produced a large amount of concept art as Principal Artist. He produced The Adventures of Captain Starshield web-comic in collaboration with Greg Baldwin and he also created cover art for the Ratchet & Clank Future saga.
In 2012 he helped produce a screen print for the Ratchet & Clank 10th Anniversary Limited-Edition Poster Series which also glowed in the dark.
Into the Pixel - An Exhibition of the Art of the Video Game
- “I enjoyed how simple spot lighting in the top two focused your attention, created drama and in effect simplified the detail.”
- ―Jeremy Bennett of Valve Corporation commenting on Viper Caverns. [source needed]
Two David Guertin concept art pieces were accepted into places in the Into the Pixel art collection. Viper Caverns, concept art for Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty was added to the 2009 collection while Oktonok Cay Cannery for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One was accepted into the 2011 collection. David Guertin commented on his works inclusion in the 2011 collection stating that he felt "extremely fortunate" to be included among other artists he admires.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Into the Pixel 2009
- ↑ David Guertin on IGN stars
- ↑ Ratchet & Clank 10th Anniversary Celebration Panel at PAX 2012 - IGN
- ↑ About :Creaturebox
- ↑ Ratchet & Clank comic series at DC Comics
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Into The Pixel 2011: PlayStation Artists Honored" - Sid Shuman PlayStation blog
- ↑ Interview with Greg Baldwin and Guertin
- ↑ "Boss Fight!" on CreatureBox by the creatures
- ↑ Into the Pixel 2011