Interview with Roger Andrews (Artist)

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Interview with Roger Andrews (Artist)

Post by Elrond » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:03 pm

Roger Andrews was one of the artists who worked on conceptual art for the 2002 re-launch of Clue, Clue FX, and several other projects. I recently had the opportunity to ask him some questions about his early involvement with Clue...

1) How were you contacted about the possibility of developing the artwork for the Clue brand circa 2002-2007?
A former Butera School of Art student of mine while working at Hasbro games referred me and my special brand of character creation and design to a colleague to work on Clue rebranding. For some reason they were under the impression I could lend a helping hand sketching out ideas for that product update.
2) What sort of artwork did they request? What sort of information did they provide you with as you worked to develop? The official Style Guide has recently been released. Was this part of your art development? (Note: there was a note attached saying that this is only a draft because Hasbro did not keep the final Guide, which included artwork for each of the characters - presumably your work!).
I’m sure the style guide features some of the art I generated for Clue along with my fellow collaborators. At least a bit of my dna exists in select places.
3) How many projects did you work on for the Clue brand? There were four official games (Clue Classic, ClueFX, Clue DVD Game, and Clue Mysteries) produced with similar artwork - were you involved in each game? Were there other projects you worked on that were never released?
I seem to remember something called Clue Junior I did some concept art for. I’m positive I’ve been tasked to come up with images in many of those sub/brands.
4) How did you draw your inspiration for the artwork? It has been called "cubist inspired" and "art-deco". What would you call it?
I’d call it “freestyle fan art”. Basically a pure mix of many sources of inspiration. For certain my take on these characters are infused with the spirit of 70’s-80’s Comic Book Art. Specifically Marvel comic art.
5) Do you remember any thing about stories or character development? What about cancelled games?
With so many characters rendered and so many versions drawn I struggle to conjure up a definitive story about and single experience related to this project. Suffice to say I’m just honored to have been a small part of such a legendary game and am extraordinarily grateful to have kicked a near 20 year career in Toy and Game illustration and design as a result of this wonderful opportunity.
Not super informative but great to hear from someone involved in the artwork from back then!

As a bonus, Mr. Andrews also had this to share...:
By the way I have Youtube channel called sketchyGOichie if you and all your followers would like to subscribe. Maybe I can do some CLUE centric content someday?
Obviously I can't make any promises, but I've followed his channel and asked him to do some sketch work of M. Brunette and Mme Rose in similar art forms to the 2000s characters!

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Re: Interview with Roger Andrews (Artist)

Post by coinilius » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:12 pm

Great to hear his comments - it was certainly an interesting period for the Clue brand, with a very well developed and consistent approach to the regular game and expansions.

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Re: Interview with Roger Andrews (Artist)

Post by Jonathan Green » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:00 pm

I follow him as well. Maybe I could message him as well...
Check out my Instagram account to see my art - :arrow: https://www.instagram.com/david_rodriguez_art/?hl=en

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Re: Interview with Roger Andrews (Artist)

Post by Jonathan Green » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:00 pm

Well, I do have the Style Guide for Clue, but It’s not opening for some reason. If you can figure out how to open it, that would be awesome!
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bw33F57 ... ype=msword
Check out my Instagram account to see my art - :arrow: https://www.instagram.com/david_rodriguez_art/?hl=en

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Re: Interview with Roger Andrews (Artist)

Post by Elrond » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:51 pm

Jonathan Green wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:00 pm
Well, I do have the Style Guide for Clue, but It’s not opening for some reason. If you can figure out how to open it, that would be awesome!
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bw33F57 ... ype=msword
It opened for me. I can email it to you if you need!

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Re: Interview with Roger Andrews (Artist)

Post by Jonathan Green » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:34 pm

Elrond wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:51 pm
Jonathan Green wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:00 pm
Well, I do have the Style Guide for Clue, but It’s not opening for some reason. If you can figure out how to open it, that would be awesome!
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bw33F57 ... ype=msword
It opened for me. I can email it to you if you need!
Yes please!
Check out my Instagram account to see my art - :arrow: https://www.instagram.com/david_rodriguez_art/?hl=en

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Re: Interview with Roger Andrews (Artist)

Post by Jonathan Green » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:41 pm

What, wrong file!
I meant this file:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw33F5 ... w?ths=true
Check out my Instagram account to see my art - :arrow: https://www.instagram.com/david_rodriguez_art/?hl=en

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