The news broke only a couple of days ago that DeNA and Hasbro had reached a partnership on a new mobile game for Android and IOS, entitled G.I. Joe: Battleground. Many folks hypothosized (myself included) that this would be a trading card format game, and it certainly seems to be a fact.
In my excitement, I was able to speak with former IDW G.I. Joe artist Robert Atkins, and he informs me that he is actually providing some artwork for this exciting mobile game! That makes me extremely happy, being a huge fan of Robert Atkins’ work and knowing what a diehard G.I. Joe fan he is, I’m absolutely thrilled that he’ll be doing some artwork for this game.
Hopefully he’ll be allowed to reveal some of his work either here on GeneralsJoes or over on his excellent blog, RobertAtkinsArt.
Speaking of Atkins, he actually posted a fantastic blog outlining a commission piece he did for my friend and fellow podcast host Gary Godsoe. Check that out right here, and just imagine a trading card themed mobile game with artwork like that. Awesome.