Friday, November 18, 2011

1UP Presents #3: The Sketch Issue

I recently interviewed Jeremy Blaustein for a top secret article (I'll put scans up in December), and along with some fascinating discussion about various things (such as the potential future of Snatcher), he mentioned he was also featured in the final print issue of 1UP magazine. I didn't actually realise they did a print version, until discovering this final issue, but it seems like a hard-hitting release which tackles a difficult subject: Our final print issue looks at how Japan's earthquake changed developers, the man who created Street Fighter, Fumito Ueda, and more (plus 40+ original sketches from industry artists). I'm especially impressed that they rounded up numerous artists to produce original artwork for earthquake relief - not only will it make a beautiful coffee table, but it's the kind of thing you can feel good supporting. Jeremty's interview is alongside Akira Yamaoka's for a discussion on Silent Hill 2's risky design. Sounds like a fantastic issue.


  1. Can't wait for the article. Found all of what jeremy blaustein has to say fascinating, especially the epic podcast when he talked about localisation for Konami, it's rare you get an interview about negative issues in a japanese company.

  2. I didn't know 1UP had printed version either.

  3. 1Up's zine is pretty slick. Since they're printed on demand through MagCloud, they're on the expensive and on the thin side, but they are nice pieces of work.

    Scroll is very good and worth checking out as well.