Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell, who contributed artwork to various Monkey Island projects during his tenure at LucasArts, posted this "ancient concept art" recently, the pencil-on-tracing-paper sketch that turned into the cover for the franchise' 1990 debut, The Secret of Monkey Island.

Purcell also revealed that Telltale Games commissioned him for an illustration to be included with a special preorder edition of Tales of Monkey Island, a new five-episode series pitting Guybrush Threepwood against zombie pirates, releasing for PC and WiiWare this summer.

"I'm sketching the concept right now, and I will plan to document the progress in stages," he promises. "I'll have to wait until we are closer to the official unveiling of the cover to let you know what I'm up to."