Friday, March 23, 2018

SNES Omnibus Contributor Spotlight #15: Thor Thorvaldson

The immensely talented Thor Thorvaldson is a true asset to the SNES Omnibus project. Not only did he contribute some memorable nostalgic stories, he’s the illustrator on the centerfolds for both books. Thor takes characters like Mario, Donkey Kong, and Link and somehow makes them his own: familiar, yet fresh. He’s also good with design and layout, as you can see by this centerfold for The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games,Vol. 1 (A-M): (Click on the image for a closer look.)

I hope to do an autographing of the book with Thor at a video game convention in the near future. He’s been great to deal with online (and as a co-contributor to Old School Gamer Magazine), and I look forward to meeting him in person.

Here’s Thor’s SNES Omnibus bio:

Thor Thorvaldson is one of those weirdos who turned his childhood obsession into a paying job, converting his love for Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Dig Dug into a semi-career of creating art for Nintendo Force Magazine, RETRO magazine, Little Player magazine and Hardcore Gaming 101. Creating artwork for their endeavors, he has also worked with Bryan Belcher’s Mega Man-athon, David Craddock, and John Szczepaniak, along with numerous Nerdcore Hip-Hop musicians, including Random a.k.a. Mega Ran, Mikal kHill, DJ Cutman, Sulfur, and Tribe One. Thor loves the ’80s, Pok√©mon and pizza.

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