Sam Spratt is a Brooklyn based Illustrator. After graduating college in June of 2010, he became Gawker Media’s first and only staff illustrator, a position he held for nine months. At the same time, he expanded his own social media presence, which caused him to gain clients all across the globe. Some of the clients he’s worked with include MSNBC, Gawker Media, Game Informer, Warner Music Group, The Oatmeal, Razer, and EMI.
My favorite of the illustrations is the cover he created for Game Informer. The cover for Game Informer was used for the December 2010 issue, featuring the the magazine’s choice of the top 30 characters that defined the decade. The illustration was broken into 3 collectible covers. I love that Spratt managed to not only illustrate all 30 characters in his signature realistic style, but also managed to include a massive number of small details into the piece.
Tumblr reduced the resolution of the picture so here is a link to a much better version of the image. http://media1.gameinformer.com/images/site/covers/dec2010/GameInformerOnline_Spread.jpg