Sherringford Hovis wrote:Quite apart from anything else, like it or not, Jops was a major player in games development (and probably still is for all I know). It's always interesting to hear his comments as it is the comments of other developers from the era.
In my experience, there are also a few people who really love to chat, and so it's inevitable that they'll perhaps be featured more often. Jops (who is still actively in games development) is happy to talk any time and at length, as is Eugene Jarvis. Others (and, no, I'm not going to mention any names) are much more guarded, or will maybe give you a half-hour, but that'll be it for good, or at least a good while.
Mind you, I suspect it was a cheeky joke and nothing more:) Perhaps doing avatars for all the major developers of the era isn't such a bad idea although I suspect the artist responsible wouldn't thank you for it:)
Yeah, I recognised it was a cheeky joke, but this is an opinion that comes up a lot here, so I just wanted to give some reasoning nonetheless, in case someone repeated the accusation in a more serious manner.
As for wee doodles for major devs, that'd be fun, but don't hold your breath—with three exceptions I can think of, the avatars are the people who were writing for the mag in the very early 20s. People like Mike, Stu and Kim have yet to be 'Markied'.