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Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:30 pm
by DRS
Hello all - my next desert island castaway is best known for being the artist who created Q*Bert, but his artistic talents graced many Gottlieb arcade games in the early 80s and after (see list below). If you have any questions for Jeff, post them here and I'll get your name in the mag. I'm talking to him via Skype on Thursday Dec 12th and this will appear in RG204.

Thanks in advance folks!

Jeff's games (coin-ops if not otherwise stated):

Caveman (pinball/video)
Quizimodo
Q*Bert (and FHMC Q*Bert)
Mad Planets
Krull
Q*Bert's Qubes
MACH 3 (a small contribution)
Us vs Them
Three Stooges
Double Cheese
Exterminator
Videoman (unreleased)
Wiz Warz (unreleased)
Curveball (unreleased)
Home Alone (home consoles)
Q*Bert 3 (SNES)
Maze Wars+ (Mac)

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:46 am
by NorthWay
Did he do cabinet art too?
Did anyone ever think Q*Bert was not swearing? How did that pass the "family-friendly" bar?

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:48 am
by DRS
He did do cabinet art for quite a few coin-ops - and pinball tables too. Ta for question - i shall duly pose it!

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:18 am
by merman
What sort of hardware/development system were you drawing with at Gottlieb?

Did you use a lot of reference material - for example for the planets in Mad Planets, or the insects in Exterminator?

What was your favourite to play of the games you worked on?

Would you be interested in drawing new pixel art these days?

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:43 pm
by DRS
Cheers Merman - you never let me down!

I'm talking to Jeff tomorrow (Thursday) 9pm so if anyone wants a question asking, please post it here before then. Ta!

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:36 pm
by mr jenzie
since it's one of my fav movies
how many times did you watch Krull, for references?

and who's hands were there in Exterminator?
:D

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:19 am
by DRS
Mr Jenzie - I didn't see this before the interview... but amazingly i did ask both those questions in the course of my 2 hour chat with Jeff! Great minds and all that. so you'll be in the mag.

Cheers you 3 - i really appreciate you taking the time to post questions. See you next time.

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:24 pm
by mr jenzie
get out of my HEEEEEEEEAD DRS!!! :shock:

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:31 am
by DRS
mr jenzie wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:24 pm
get out of my HEEEEEEEEAD DRS!!! :shock:
Yeah it is a bit weird in here. And crowded. Really crowded...

Cheers fella and a happy xmas!

Re: Questions for Jeff 'Q*Bert' Lee

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:01 am
by merman
Hehe, Mr Jenzie has cropped up in a couple my recent You Ask The Questions...

Happy Christmas DRS!