rotovisions.jpg Lawrence Wright, aka NFGMan, has been enlivening the fan community for a few years now with his idiosyncratic stylings, and now he's gone and co-produced a book, named 'Character Design For Mobile Devices', which is available for pre-order from the various Amazons, and is published by neat design imprint Rotovision.

Wright comments: "The book focuses on sprites and character design, and portable game devices from the GameBoy to modern mobile phones. It's stuffed full of sprite histories, developer commentary and interviews, a history of mobile game platforms, some pixel tutorials and more exciting stuff besides." Oh, and we happen to know that GSW co-editor Brandon of IC fame helped wrangle a bunch of the content, if that helps your buying decision.

Some of the artists profiled are as follows: "There's an interview with Michael McWhertor, creator of Marios 64, and Sato Takayoshi who ported Sexy Parodius to the Sega Saturn. Army of Trolls, eboy, Jan Halfar, and Chris Hildenbrand - who creates graphics for over 20 games a year - are also featured."

Also, for developers: "Glu Mobile, Jadestone, Game Loft, Capybara and Blue Label Games graciously contributed images, stories, anecdotes and fascinating info about their development methods. The book is jammed with images from their cutting edge games, as well as past releases and several secret looks at unannounced and unreleased titles." Fun!