Every gamer knows fallout and most likely has seen 'vault boy' drawing style

Example would be.

enter image description here

I tried looking on the net who was inventor of this.

Fallout one artists Leonard Boyarsky, Jason D. Anderson and Gary Platner when googled for images do not bring out any vault boy like results.

Who 'invented' fallout like drawing style?

  • 2
    Wasn't this style super common in 1920? Dec 19, 2014 at 23:37
  • 8
    Asking who is responsible for the artwork in a game is not a speculative question about developer intent. The people who worked on a game is concrete knowledge that does not require access to the minds of the developers to answer. This question should be re-opened.
    – au revoir
    Dec 22, 2014 at 19:47
  • @JasonBerkan It's concrete knowledge because we've been told. It literally is a developer intent question, which we can only answer because we have the knowledge. Whether it's been answered or not is irrelevant.
    – Frank
    Dec 23, 2014 at 16:50
  • @MooingDuck I don't know about the 1920's, though it does sort of match old newspaper ads I've seen. I do know for sure this style was alive and well during the era of 1990s MS word clipart. lol Nov 21, 2015 at 5:41

1 Answer 1


Vault Boy was originally conceived by Leonard Boyarsky and the first concept art was drawn by Tramell Ray Isaac.

Original Vault Boy Art

The design itself is based on Rich Uncle Pennybags, the mascot for the board game Monopoly. Rich Uncle Pennybags was originally drawn by Dan Fox.


  • 2
    Rich Uncle Pennybags was drawn by artist Dan Fox. Source: "Meet Dan Fox," Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors Quarterly 10, no. 1 (June 4, 2013).
    – Dan
    Aug 6, 2015 at 22:11
  • @Dan Nice one. Edited that into my answer. Aug 7, 2015 at 20:53

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .