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Heeere's Johnny!   [2010]

Heeere's Johnny! Released by :
STE'86

Release Date :
28 September 2010

Type :
C64 Graphics  (MultiColor)

AKA :
Johnny Alpha, Strontium Dog, 2000ad

User rating:*********_  9/10 (33 votes)   See votestatistics
********__  8.3/10 (13 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Graphics .... STE'86

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/92028/alpha stages.zip (downloads: 399)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/92027/heeere\'s johnny!.prg (downloads: 174)

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User Comment
Submitted by Jucke on 2 October 2010
STE'86: thats some seriously good old school style game cover gfx. Love it. And the sig is great. Fits perfectly. Ignore the lamers, do your thing.
User Comment
Submitted by Malmix on 1 October 2010
Solid work! Good looking copy is better than ugly original any day of the week imho...
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 1 October 2010
...and here we go yet again with the
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 30 September 2010
bye then
User Comment
Submitted by Ragnarok on 30 September 2010
sry man, cant take you seriously now. =D its okay. nevermind.
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 30 September 2010
FFS mate the top half of that is what u copied just stop being so "innocent" about it we all did it.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b8/Turrican_cover.jpg
User Comment
Submitted by Ragnarok on 30 September 2010
i copied, because i made a turrican picture? u serious? whatever dude, whatever.. ;D
User Comment
Submitted by Ragnarok on 30 September 2010
damn you! now i have tits on my mind! mmmh.. tits...
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 30 September 2010
u changed the arm mate. the head chest and back and design are all directly copied from the turrican box art.

now i don't give a toss what gets pixel copied because to convert it is a design job in itself and always has been since the 80's but please, no holier than thou "i never copy statements"
User Comment
Submitted by Count Zero on 30 September 2010
Pff - you both are retards not being able to properly imagine! Otherwise we would rant about the size of tits now...
User Comment
Submitted by Ragnarok on 30 September 2010
erm... no? own pose, different perspective. please point to specific areas where i copied. *please*
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 30 September 2010
i never said u wired it. YOU said I NEVER COPY. that my dear chap is a COPY by the definition you give mine.
User Comment
Submitted by Ragnarok on 30 September 2010
not only are you arrogant but also blind. if i had wired the box art, the pic would have looked much better.
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 30 September 2010
like This World Is Falling Apart and the turrican box art u mean?

changed the background and altered one side because it didnt fit your composition.

hmmm. isnt that what i did?
User Comment
Submitted by Ragnarok on 30 September 2010
Quote:
anyone who fancies their chances is quite welcome to try a crest/photoshop/anything you want conversion on it. i await your results with baited breath...

why would anyone do this? its a boring picture.
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 30 September 2010
scanner? why would you need a scanner? the source image is there anyone who fancies their chances is quite welcome to try a crest/photoshop/anything you want conversion on it. i await your results with baited breath...
User Comment
Submitted by Ragnarok on 30 September 2010
Quote:
... that sounds very much like i am being subtley accused of something underhand. Like wiring for instance?

well, i took the time to put your piece of work over the original in photoshop. fits nicely except for the gun and the left shoulderpad (from the viewers point). my guess would be you just pixeled over the original piece in photoshop with some altering to the left side. since non square resolutions are no prob in ps it should be quite easy.
and yes, i am critical about copied pictures an if i come across one, it gets an instant downvote. good luck with finding any copied pics by me cause there arent any. some are crap, granted. but others i have put real effort in. unlike you nowadays(!).
Quote:
oh and while sounding totally arrogant my technique is far, FAR more than just "quite" good and i know it :)

thats nice. pride goes before a fall
User Comment
Submitted by Count Zero on 30 September 2010
Quote:

my technique is far, FAR more than just "quite" good and i know it :)


Uh, how you got to know? Was the scanner exceptionally expensive?
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 30 September 2010
@Ragarok: actually i read it quite well i think? first you post the source image like it was some kind of earth shattering discovery, then you post about my "suspicious work stages". Now "where i come from" that sounds very much like i am being subtley accused of something underhand. Like wiring for instance?

oh and as for copying. i do hope you have gone thru all the c64 stuff on here considered "classic" by all the "famous" names and suitably voted it all down too? because i think you will find that roughly 90% of it wouldnt count under your criteria. And i do hope that you are also so critical of your own stuff, because i can assure you that i will be :)

oh and while sounding totally arrogant my technique is far, FAR more than just "quite" good and i know it :)
User Comment
Submitted by Ragnarok on 30 September 2010
@STE'86 you should *read* and then write your comment. as is stated, your technique is quiet good. i do not doubt that its handpixeled. but where i come from, an artist displaying a blatant copy would have been hanged and quartered. and right so. thats why i gave you 5 points (again, for your technique)
User Comment
Submitted by Leming on 30 September 2010
(Conrad typing from Leming's place :))
STE, there's nout wrong with the signature. Keep it that way, otherwise we wouldn't know who pixelled it. ;)
User Comment
Submitted by assiduous on 30 September 2010
Quoting STE`86
@assiduous i think you labour under the false assumption i actually give a toss what you think

oh thats too bad dude,i will have to settle for you giving a toss about my assumptions xD
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 30 September 2010
@ragnarok LOL oh dear i've been "outed". i told you who the illustration is of, i told you where it was from. well done you googled it same as i did looking for a powerful 2000ad image that was "c64 capable". if you think i just "invented it" then more fool you. if i could just invent stuff like that i would be doing Carlos Ezquerra's job for 2000ad. it is however a hand drawn c64 rendering of that pose same as I and many others did of Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Rogue trooper, etc 25 years ago. feel free to spend a week or two trying to wire it to a c64 before you realise it is actually pixelled by hand tho.

@assiduous i think you labour under the false assumption i actually give a toss what you think
User Comment
Submitted by JCB on 30 September 2010
Then it wouldn't be a standard Koala image. It's kind of like Ste's Highlander re-draw. He's done the Highlander text in hires because it does look kind of grim as is and I've done some code to just change to hires mode in that part of the screen but then it's not koala any more.. Ste's sig has been the same forever, doesn't really need changing. I'd certainly hate to see him go crazy like Bob :)
User Comment
Submitted by assiduous on 30 September 2010
Quoting JCB
Yup, that small sig is impossible in MC ;)

are you trying to suggest it doesnt deserve its own hires sprite ? ;)
User Comment
Submitted by JCB on 30 September 2010
"i suck at pixelling in 16 colors but im always glad to help with drawing relations."

Yup, that small sig is impossible in MC ;)
User Comment
Submitted by assiduous on 30 September 2010
Quoting STE`86
what the fuck has my sig got to do with anything?????

i suck at pixelling in 16 colors but im always glad to help with drawing relations. its on a picture that would have been a tiny bit more appealing to some individuals if it`d looked like this:



or like this:



i trust this clears up any confusion for you.
User Comment
Submitted by Ragnarok on 30 September 2010
hmm. okay'ish pic. nothing special.
edit:
oh well. just found out its a straight copy. good technique but workstages look suspicious, too. cant give more than 5/10.
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 30 September 2010
Hahaha, enthusi, spot on, that's a clit right there! ;-D I was already wondering why that weird helmet seemed so strangely visually appealing! 8) It's like those Logitech Mice with the clit-scrollwheel, you just can't stop rubbing the wheel! ;-D
User Comment
Submitted by Scout on 30 September 2010
More!

Should've competed at X btw.
User Comment
Submitted by daison on 30 September 2010
Oldskool, newskool who cares, this strikes the right nerves to get me excited about c64 graphics. Great work!

And keep your signature, it's simply yours.
User Comment
Submitted by Mr. Mouse on 30 September 2010
Woow , excellent signature dude! Great work! Oh and the pic is cool too, but I really love the sig, don't ever change it. :P
User Comment
Submitted by Motion on 30 September 2010
@enthusi: If anything, you've enhanced it! :)

Solid piece, wicked detail - respect to the oldskool master!
User Comment
Submitted by enthusi on 30 September 2010
Nice pic!
To me his helmet looks like a clit.
In particular in the wiki entry :)
Sorry if I ruined it for you now...
User Comment
Submitted by Exploding First on 30 September 2010
Wonderful pic!
Please go on with your drawings.
We need you.
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 30 September 2010
sorry i apologise in advance for losing my rag again but...

what the fuck has my sig got to do with anything????? it's been like that since 1986 and I see no reason to change it now. IT STAYS. everyone clear on that? good :)
User Comment
Submitted by Knoeki on 30 September 2010
Looks good, but the signature could definately be smaller (doesn't need to go away entirely, imho)
User Comment
Submitted by -$iXX!- on 29 September 2010
Great stuff! 8/10
User Comment
Submitted by hollowman on 29 September 2010
Luis Royo and Carlos Ezquerra are both spanish, so it's pretty much the same original artist.
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 29 September 2010
for the uninitiated:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strontium_Dog
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 29 September 2010
At first i felt reminded of that Game Over titlescreen (prolly the same original artist, dunno what this 2000AD and Strontium is that you talk about! 8) but then i checked and it seems my memory of it was much better than the actual picture:
Game Over +1D

This one here is miles ahead in comparison! 8) IMHO yout best work, Steve!...
User Comment
Submitted by Kickback on 29 September 2010
VERY NICE!!! Keep that bloody sig!!! That makes you who YOU are. Some people can't understand that! Keep up the great work dude!!
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 29 September 2010
Whoa! Is this a new pic or just an improved old one from you, Steve? Really really effing nice work, man, love the pixelw0k and details on this one, I really do! This looks so much like these great 80s introscreens all good gfxians studied so hard - prolly because if's from the same guy, great to have you back btw (enough with the brownnosing, can't help myself sometimes, sorry! ;-) If that Gallery part in Dutch Breeze were made today, this would definately be in it!

I also love how you put GREYSCALE swirls in there as a tongue in cheek for that discussion... GREYSCALE is totally different than RAINBOW after all! ;-D

..and never get rid of that signature, simply ignore that guy! 8)

Lecture mode on: The catchphrase "Here's Johnny" is neither from The Shining nor Short Circuit, but was rather the introduction when Johnny Carson came on stage in the Tonight Show...
User Comment
Submitted by Flex on 29 September 2010
That's what I call _big gun_. Great one Steve! Multicolour rules.
User Comment
Submitted by goto80 on 29 September 2010
but... what does it mean?
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 29 September 2010
@Morpheus it's the same character but an entirely different pose. the original was an "action" pose, much smaller hence much more attribute clash (i didnt even know what that technically was then, just "something" kept changing the colours) and it was alot more "pixelly" because i was trying (naively) to replicate Carlos Ezquerra's drawing style on a c64 :)

@Tempest: Ocean? they never had a good loading screen on the c64 till SIT joined them in 88/89 :) (with the exception of Karen Davies and Stoo Fotheringham, but they were Denton/SFX)

@Wile: and if i had done the photo from the shining i would have got "it's just another movie copy" so basically i assume i can't win from you? :)
User Comment
Submitted by d0c on 29 September 2010
wow!! wheres the game?... hehe... great stuff ste. hopefully you make more gfx from the 2000ad, it have alot of cool stuff :-)
User Comment
Submitted by tempest on 29 September 2010
Very clean and well balanced image. Nothing redundant, nothing missing (maybe an Ocean logo to fuck up the composition.) Classic stuff.
User Comment
Submitted by Morpheus on 29 September 2010
For some reason, I expected a picture of Johnny 5. The brain works in mysterious ways. I love the pic (of course). Steve, is this a replica of the lost Strontium Dog pic?
User Comment
Submitted by Skate on 29 September 2010
This is what i call pixelling... Great work.
User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 29 September 2010
Looks like something that any 2 year old could do. :) I also see swirling rainbows in the smoke, and the signature looks like it is from 1986 or something.
User Comment
Submitted by Carlos on 29 September 2010
Great picture! very Judge Dredd style, well suited as a game presentation screen.
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 29 September 2010
btw, I hope you enjoy the "mutual back patting and circle jerk sessions that the new comments turn into."
User Comment
Submitted by Fredrik on 29 September 2010
Amazing!! Good work
User Comment
Submitted by Cresh on 29 September 2010
I do hope you have something ready for X2010!
User Comment
Submitted by josepzin on 29 September 2010
I like it!
User Comment
Submitted by Ed on 29 September 2010
Cool!
User Comment
Submitted by Wile Coyote on 29 September 2010
Have to admit, when I clicked on Heeere's Johnny! I fully expected to be greeted by an image from the Shinning, showing Jack Nicholson wedging his face through a crack in a door. I was kinda disappointed when it turn out to be something else.

Good picture. Iíve always liked the idea of batching 3 colours together in a uniform way. The 2 grey swirls look out of keeping with the rest of the image.
User Comment
Submitted by Hein on 29 September 2010
Fking ej, tits & dragons & guns & angry men. \o/
User Comment
Submitted by goto80 on 29 September 2010
best in show!
User Comment
Submitted by FATFrost on 29 September 2010
This KILLS!!!!!!!!!!!
User Comment
Submitted by plagueis on 29 September 2010
Great colors! nice.
User Comment
Submitted by PAL on 29 September 2010
very detailed and perfected and also color separated very nice... love the image. Today I find this very true to the style of the c64... not trying to emulate a BAD pc display, I love that... I do not even think of it as old school, I find it much more modern than a lot of other arts here... also, when you use the color ranges here I think yeah why not, there must not be more in there as it defines the shape more. Very good direction with just making those eyes without more outer details, I would have failed there... he is there, standing tall and strong, would not meet this fella as a last level enemy. really cool. The signature is also very you so I find that good too, and you always place it in a good spot, not to much interfering in the overall graphic but still quite big and bald...
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 29 September 2010
Fantastic! Love the oldschool vibe!!! Yep more please!
User Comment
Submitted by Twoflower on 29 September 2010
Very nice! Top notch oldskool MC. More please!
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless Steel on 28 September 2010
For a moment, i thought of short circuit when i read the title. Very nice pic.
User Comment
Submitted by Mace on 28 September 2010
No, no, leave that signature!
It's so retro, it gives me warm feelings of nostalgia :)
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 28 September 2010
great one!
User Comment
Submitted by STE'86 on 28 September 2010
who is that masked man? fcking sig indeed :) LOL
User Comment
Submitted by cba on 28 September 2010
Nice !
User Comment
Submitted by assiduous on 28 September 2010
a fine piece of art with one ugly signature. i can understand your being sentimental about it but its still ugly. leave it behind,really
User Comment
Submitted by Conrad on 28 September 2010
That's more like it! :) Great stuff, Steve.
User Comment
Submitted by Yazoo on 28 September 2010
nice one... btw i like baaa.prg with the rainbow-colored swirls ;-) (workstages)
User Comment
Submitted by Matt on 28 September 2010
awesome picture. great use of colours.
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 28 September 2010
2010 - everything is possible still.
Keep up the good work and stamina!
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