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

Example would be.

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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?

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    Wasn't this style super common in 1920? – Mooing Duck Dec 19 '14 at 23:37
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    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 '14 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 '14 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 – Garet Claborn Nov 21 '15 at 5:41

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.


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    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 '15 at 22:11
  • @Dan Nice one. Edited that into my answer. – Studoku Aug 7 '15 at 20:53

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