Awhile back, I saw a magazine story with Matt Stone and Trey Parker drawn as South Park characters. I think it was in Entertainment Weekly, and I wanted to rip it off. I wanted to ask a game studio artist to draw their team’s director in their game’s art style. Then when I started on a feature about Tearaway — a game where everything is made out of paper — I realized that might be a good fit. Tearaway director Rex Crowle was up for it and did me one better, designing a papercraft version of himself in the game’s art style for readers to download.
The story was fun to write too — a look at a game that went the opposite direction of Milo and was able to focus its wild ideas.