Something of the Thread: Tattoos

January 23rd, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

The only new thread this week is this one about yet another fan getting a Monkey Island tattoo. So, I decided to search the forums for more posts like that. After all, nothing screams dedication like putting a picture on your skin that will stay there right until that moment the nurse washes your 90-year-old body in the geriatric hospital (you’ve been warned). Without further ado, I present you with the list of tattooed Monkey Island fans, and I hope you guys will be a bit more productive next week when it comes to forum threads!

Update: If you want one of your own, maybe these designs for the Dial-A-Pirate copy protection wheel by Steve Purcell will help.

Posted in Something of the Thread, Steve Purcell

Doug McClure as Guybrush?

November 5th, 2010 by | No comments

No, it’s not a movie… it’s an early sketch of The Secret of Monkey Island cover art, made by the brilliant Steve Purcell.

I don’t remember where we were in the production of the game but it seems that the Guybrush we all know was not quite pinned down yet.” – Steve Purcell’s blog entry

Also, in case you were wondering who is Doug McClure

Posted in Steve Purcell

Spend yer pieces o’ eight on this

February 27th, 2010 by | 1 lonely comment

Steve Purcell has decided to buy something on eBay, and that means he will sell you something first. The item for sale is a unique piece of art he created for Monkey Island 2. Check out the auction here! For now it will only ship to the US, but Steve is looking into shipping internationally. Also, here’s a close-up of the image if you’re still undecided. (via Mojo)

Posted in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Steve Purcell

Sister Agnes look-a-like contest!

October 8th, 2009 by | 17 comments


This contest has ended.

Want to win a ‘Tales of Monkey Island’ poster signed by Steve Purcell? Here’s your chance! If you have played chapter 3, Lair of the Leviathan, of ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ you have come across a photo of the lovely Sister Agnes. The men want her and the women want to be her. Her looks are unique yet we will try to replicate the visual wonder that is Sister Agnes with this contest. We invite you to dress up, put on your best Sister Agnes face, snap a photo of it, and send it to us at

When the contest has ended the staff here at will choose the best photo and the winner will receive a ‘Tales of  Monkey Island‘ poster signed by Steve Purcell. The second and third place will each receive a full season of ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘! If you already bought the full season you can always give it to a friend so they too can experience how awesome Monkey Island is!

All these prizes are kindly donated by Telltale so remember to thank them in your next Oscar speech, when you’re on Oprah, as you call a friend on ‘Who Wants to be A Millionaire?’, in the comments, on their forums, or just send them a kind thought and buy their games 🙂

There are some rules (aren’t there always?):

1. Image must be of reasonable quality and at least 300*300 pixels in size.
2. Image must be in jpg, gif, or png format.
3. No editing is allowed. You cannot edit the image with Photoshop or any other photo editing software. However, cropping of the image is allowed.
4. By entering this contest you agree that your image may be displayed publicly on the Internet.
5. Only one(1) entry per person.

Send your photo along with your real name and nickname (what you want to appear next to your photo) to The deadline for entries is Monday 19th October 23.59 CET / 14.59 PM PDT. After the winners are selected all entered photos will be available for all to see in a public gallery so the world can envy the creativity of the Monkey Island fans. Click here for the photo of Sister Agnes and don’t hurt yourself trying to do the crossed eyes, a great costume and details can put you in the winning chair as well 🙂

We look forwards to lots of graceful mugshots of Sister Agnes 🙂

Good luck!

Posted in Blog news, Contests, Steve Purcell, Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games

What could have been

October 5th, 2009 by | 4 comments


Over on his blog, Steve Purcell has written something about how his cover for Tales of Monkey Island came into existence. He says he usually does three concepts, and the client decides… but in this case, Telltale let Steve decide which one he would make into a final version. You can see the three concept sketches here, and to read more about the process, point your browser to this address.

Posted in Steve Purcell, Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games

Buy a TMI poster signed by Steve Purcell

September 18th, 2009 by | 6 comments


Have an empty wall? Need something to cover up the bullet holes from last week’s party? Too lazy to paint your living room? Telltale has the solution! Steve Purcell has painted a cover for the forthcoming DVD  release of ‘Tales of Monkey Island’, but you can also buy a 21.75″ x 16″ poster of it and for a few extra pieces o´eight you can even get Steve Purcell to hand-sign it!

Poor Steve, I hope his hand doesn’t cramp up. Head over to the TTG store and purchase the regular poster for $14.95 or the signed one for $19.95. Shipping fees may apply and a note from Jake at TTG says “The poster is currently listed as “backordered,” because it has not yet arrived at the warehouse to ship out. It should start shipping next week. The signed posters will take another week or so longer, as Steve is still signing them.”

Posted in Steve Purcell, Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games

Some news

September 7th, 2009 by | 2 comments


I have to apologize for the lack of news updates here, but I promise you, we’re working on some interesting original content. Still, that’s no reason to just stop blogging!

First of all, listen to the latest Idle Thumbs podcast, which is all about that guy, Ron Gilbert. He made something called Monkey Island or something like that? You know, that game about an island full of monkeys, I think. Never heard of it.

Also, here’s the Tales of Monkey Island box art, as painted by the one and only Steve Purcell. And if you were at PAX, you could have seen the awesome Monkey Island Museum of Things, where things like this were on show. And last but not least, Steve Purcell has been posting some concept art from the cancelled Monkey Island movie on his blog, so check that out as well.

Alright, now you’re up to date on Monkey Island news again! (Thanks to as well, from which some of this news was stolen borrowed.)

Posted in Ron Gilbert, Steve Purcell, Tales of Monkey Island