Poptropica Portfolio: Chris Goodwin

Nate Greenwall isn’t the only one posting his Poptropica illustrations – I recently stumbled upon the site of Chris Goodwin, an illustrator/designer working for Poptropica, whose online portfolio can be found here. This post comes in three parts. As always, click to enlarge the pics!

Perhaps the most interesting section is character design: designs for E. Vile’s robots from Legendary Swords (as well as some props seen in P-Con: Ep. 2), a huge collection of characters (including several unreleased ones – some possibly for Ep. 3 of PoptropiCon!), unused flying ace designs (the corner suggests they were for the Virus Hunter minigame, Nano-Combat Training), ideas for Max McGullicutty’s look in Survival: Ep. 5, and finally, rough drafts of robots for Game Show Island.

The next section is concept art – ideas for various parts of the game. Here we see color plans for areas inside Joe’s body on Virus Hunter Island, shape ideas for “air creatures” in his lungs, a look at an extravagant (though unused) virus bug, several sketches of dark scenes, racer cars we’ve seen before as a scrapped idea, a Legendary Swords doodle, the Monster Carnival common room, and a sketch from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Island.

Lastly, there’s a section devoted to scene illustrations – most of these are already in the game, though the one of the cabin is not (but it seems to belong to the unnamed geological park island).

The rest are: the tutorial island in the Poptropica app, Ephraim University (both exterior and interior) from Mocktropica, Soundstage #1 on Back Lot, the Hemlock Herald newspaper room on Ghost Story, a hallway door and post office common room on Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, and the bonus quest on Twisted Thicket. Seeing them each as one big scene makes it all the more awesome. ❤

Poptropica sure is beautiful, and Chris has made some really creative contributions to the game we know and love. Enjoy the Chris Goodwin collection, and stay popping, Poptropicans! 😀

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7 thoughts on “Poptropica Portfolio: Chris Goodwin

  1. fruitbat7777 says:

    That art is awesome! But, what is that thing in the bottom right corner of the picture with all of the poptropicans? It looks like a weird red pyramid with a…knife? The geological island is confusing to me, that cabin picture looks like a mix of Survival and Nabooti (and the mushrooms and stone totems in other pictures look to belong on Twisted Thicket). I wonder what the story is.

  2. Unknown says:

    In the picture with the most poptropicans, there’s costumes for each tribe. Except for the Yellowjackets tribe, all of the costumes are in the 5th row. It goes Nanobots, Nightcrawlers, (not sure about the next one, I’ll just skip that) Flying Squid, Seraphim, and Wildfire. Maybe the miner costume is for Pathfinders? It might just be for the geological island. The Yellowjackets are the last 3 in the second to last row.

  3. pyro says:

    Has nobody else noticed in the big lot of characters, at the bottom right is pyramid head? I doubt any of you know but hes a HUGE character in a horror movie(silent hill is what its called). Woah that’s cool…

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