Monday, September 07, 2009

Pettyland Illustrations

A long time ago, between '89 and '91, I created an eight player board game called Pettyland. It was a satirical little snapshot on my real and imagined life at the time. In the game, you play one of eight fragments of Petty's brain attempting to gain dominance over the unfortunate sod and steer him towards the correct path in life.

I haven't played the game in almost ten years, until a long time friend requested it at his birthday a number of weeks ago. Playing it made me think about illustrating the game's hundreds of cards, which is something I never got around to. Here are some doodles along those lines, showing some of the type of cards from the game.

I haven't settled on a look for the game yet, but it would be some combination of my late '80's interests - namely Heavy Metal, A Clockwork Orange, genital references, and the subconscious mind.







5 comments:

Julia (Cuny) Meyer said...

That's pretty creepy, Lee. I'll show them to Scott when he wakes up.

Michael said...

I don't see anything creepy about it...

Lee Petty said...

Notice Mike Rostad is no longer vulnerable to the Vegetables object card. I've seen him eat some in the last decade.

Pam said...

I was able to compare it side-by-side to the actual Mike...The graphic realness of it all is just uncanny.

Lee Petty said...

That brow is burned into my memory.