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Julie BELL


Julie Bell painted the cover art for 3 Mega Drive games published by Accolade (Hardball, Mike Ditka Power Football and Turrican) but the signature you can see on the box of each game is Boris Vallejo's'. The latter asked Bell to paint these illustrations to help her start her career but Accolade wanted a bigger name on their game covers. You can spot Bell's signature on the original artworks. (source: mentioned by original artwork collector Jeremy Buzash (who met Vallejo and Bell) in a video)

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Games (in alphabetical order)


A Fork in the Tale (PC - 1997)
Cover art: (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Arcus Odyssey, AKA Arcus Spirits / アークス・スピリッツ (Super NES - 1993)
Cover art for the unreleased US version (Source: Featured on the artist's website)
Artist's comment (Via Comic Art Fans): “The illustration I did for Arcus Odyssey is one of my favorite video game covers that I painted. At the time it was assigned to me, I had done several other video game covers and the art director had become comfortable with my style of painting and trusted me to create the image however I wanted. This was high praise to me and I really felt honored to have earned his trust.”

Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe, AKA Ax Battler: Golden Axe Densetsu / アックスバトラー ゴールデンアックス伝説 (Game Gear - 1991)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: Featured on the artist's website)

BioShock 2 / バイオショック2 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows - 2010) Promotional illustration published on 2K's website (with Boris VALLEJO) (Source: Featured on 2K's website)

Defenders of Oasis, AKA Shadam Crusader: Harukanaru Ōkoku / シャダム・クルセイダー ~遙かなる王国~ (Game Gear - 1992)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Demon's Crest, AKA Demon's Blazon - Makai-Mura Monshou Hen / デモンズブレイゾン -魔界村紋章編 (SNES - 1994)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Doom II: Hell on Earth (DOS - 1994)
Unused cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls (Mega Drive, Super NES, Jaguar - 1994)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Eternal Champions / エターナルチャンピオンズ (Mega Drive - 1993)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Hardball! (Mega Drive - 1991)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the original artwork)

Mike Ditka Power Football (Mega Drive - 1991), AKA Mike Ditka Ultimate Football (DOS, 1991)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artworks)
.Note: Boris Vallejo's signature appears on the game box, but it was later erased from the original illustration and replaced by Julie Bell's, the real creator of this artwork

Natsume Championship Wrestling, AKA Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling Dash: Sekai Saikyō Tag / 全日本プロレス’ 世界最強タッグ ダッシュ (Super NES - 1993)
Cover art for the US version (1994)
(Source: signature found on the artwork)

Run Saber / ランセイバー (SNES - 1993)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Ryl: Path of the Emperor (Windows - 2005)
Cover art, in-box illustrations (with Boris VALLEJO) (Source: signature found on the artworks)

Splatterhouse Part 3 / スプラッターハウス PART3 (Mega Drive - 1993)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Strider II (E), AKA Strider Returns (U) (Mega Drive - 1990, then Master System and Game Gear - 1993)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Super Valis IV, AKA Super Valis - Akaki Tsuki no Otome / SUPERヴァリス赤き月の乙女 (SNES - 1992)
Cover art for the US version (1993) (Source: signature found on the artwork)

The King of Dragons / ザ・キングオブドラゴンズ (SNES - 1994)
Cover art for the US and European versions (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Turrican (Mega Drive, PC Engine, Game Boy - 1991)
Cover art (Source: signature found on the artwork)
.Note: Julie Bell originally painted a different illustration for the game. Here is her comment on this unused version: “It was originally intended for Turrican. The art directors saw it mid-progress and wanted to add “more muscles.” So, I stopped working on it and did the one that they used, then finished it later because I thought it was pretty cool as it was. I liked how his face was coldly dispassionate and robot-like.” She eventually finished this artwork in 1996

Warrior of Rome II, AKA Caesar no Yabō II / シーザーの野望II (Mega Drive - 1992)
Cover art for the US version (Source: signature found on the artwork)

Wolfenstein 3D / ウルフシュタイン 3D (Super NES, Jaguar - 1994)
Cover art (US version only for the SNES version) (Source: signature found on the artwork)



A Fork in the Tale
A Fork in the Tale

Arcus Odyssey
Arcus Odyssey

Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe
Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe

BioShock 2
BioShock 2

Defenders of Oasis
Defenders of Oasis

Demon
Demon's Crest

Doom II: Hell on Earth
Doom II: Hell on Earth

Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls
Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls

Eternal Champions
Eternal Champions

Hardball!
Hardball!

Mike Ditka Power Football
Mike Ditka Power Football

Natsume Championship Wrestling
Natsume Championship Wrestling

Run Saber
Run Saber

Ryl: Path of the Emperor
Ryl: Path of the Emperor
Ryl: Path of the Emperor
Ryl: Path of the Emperor
Ryl: Path of the Emperor

Splatterhouse Part 3
Splatterhouse Part 3

Strider II
Strider II

Super Valis IV
Super Valis IV

The King of Dragons
The King of Dragons

Turrican
Turrican

Turrican
Turrican (unused version)

Warrior of Rome II
Warrior of Rome II

Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein 3D

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