Chances are, if you’ve seen Ken Wong
‘s art, it’s thanks to American McGee’s Alice
sequel, Alice: Madness Returns
. Wong provided concept art for the game, helping to establish the tone of scenes like the Mock Turtle’s Story and imagining the possible gameplay with a giant steampunk snail. But Wong has plenty of other game- and non-game-related art in his portfolio, from a Sword & Sorcery
-inspired Mona Lisa to some spectacularly surreal pieces that start with a manga influence, then go on a wonderfully weird detour. That’s all before we explore matters of the cephalopod heart.
Wong is actually working on his first solo game, an iOS game called Hackycat
, that blends hacky sack with, well, cats. (Do you have to remove a few beans from your cat before you start kicking it into the air?) You can keep track of release details–and see a larger version of that Street Fighter
chart–at his portfolio site