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NameTom duBois
BornChicago, Illinois
United States
OccupationIllustrator
Known ForThe Adventures of Bayou Billy
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
Super C
Super Castlevania IV
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
Turtles IV: Turtles In Time
Lethal Enforcers
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Years active1988-1994
2019

Tom duBois - Gameography

Tom duBois is an illustrator who created the majority of Konami’s cover art for their games between 1988 and 1994.  Tom attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago in the late 1970’s and prior to his involvement with video games he created backgrounds for Cap’n Crunch commercials in the late 1980’s. 

Tom’s involvement in video games began in 1988 while working for an advertisement agency that was contracted by Konami.  Konami was looking for an illustrator to create magazine ads, posters and cover art for the North American release of their games.  Tom’s work impressed the advertisement agency and he was given a few magazine ads to work on before establishing a good relationship with Konami.

Konami was impressed by the few magazine ads that were created and they assigned more high-profile jobs to the advertisement agency who continued to provide the work to Tom.  Tom continued to receive a massive amount of work from the advertisement agency for the Konami account between 1988 and 1994.   The work entailed the creation of magazine ads, posters, artwork for game labels and cover art for game boxes.  Over the next six years Tom would create some of the most iconic cover art for the 8-bit and 16-bit eras of video games.  Handling some of Konami’s most popular games, Tom’s work can be seen on the cover of games such as Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super C, Super Castlevania IV, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist, Lethal Enforcers and Castlevania: Bloodlines to name a few.

Konami would end up partnering with another advertising agency in 1994 placing an end to a long line of work in the video game industry for Tom.  Tom’s last job from Michael Meyers & Associates for the Konami account was for the cover art of the 1994 release of Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters.  After Michael Meyers & Associates lost the Konami contract Tom took a hiatus from working on anything video game related.

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The man who drew Konami

 

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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1988The Adventures of Bayou Billy BoxThe Adventures of Bayou BillyNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkBeat 'em up
Light Gun Shooter
Racing
1988Blades of Steel BoxBlades of SteelNintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy
Commodore 64
DOS
Amiga
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkSports
Hockey
1989A-Jax BoxA-JaxDOSKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkScrolling Shooter
1989Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse BoxCastlevania III: Dracula's CurseNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
Platformer
1989Defender of the Crown BoxDefender of the CrownNintendo Entertainment SystemCinemaware CorporationUltraCover ArtworkStrategy
1989Silent Service BoxSilent ServiceNintendo Entertainment SystemMicroProse SoftwareUltraCover ArtworkSimulation
1989Top Gun - The Second Mission BoxTop Gun: The Second MissionNintendo Entertainment System
Famicom
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
Simulation
1990MetalMech - Man & Machine BoxMetalMech: Man & MachineNintendo Entertainment SystemSculptured SoftwareJalecoCover ArtworkAction
1990Mission Impossible BoxMission: ImpossibleNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiUltraCover ArtworkAction
1990Nemesis BoxNemesisGame BoyKonamiUltraCover ArtworkAction
1990Rollergames BoxRollergamesNintendo Entertainment System
Famicom
KonamiUltraCover ArtworkAction
1990Snake's Revenge BoxSnake's RevengeNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiUltraCover ArtworkAction
1990Super C BoxSuper CNintendo Entertainment System
Famicom
Amiga
DOS
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1991Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge BoxBill Elliott's NASCAR ChallengeNintendo Entertainment SystemDistinctive SoftwareKonamiCover ArtworkRacing
1991Castlevania II Belmont's Revenge BoxCastlevania II: Belmont's RevengeGame BoyKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1991Double Dribble BoxDouble DribbleNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkSports
Basketball
1991Laser Invasion BoxLaser InvasionNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1991The Legend of the Mystical Ninja BoxThe Legend of the Mystical NinjaSuper NintendoKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction-Adventure
1991The Lone Ranger BoxThe Lone RangerNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1991Operation C BoxOperation CGame BoyKonamiUltraCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1991Sid Meier's Pirates! BoxSid Meier's Pirates!Nintendo Entertainment SystemMicroProse SoftwareUltraCover ArtworkAction-Adventure
Strategy
1991Skate or Die Bad 'N Rad BoxSkate or Die: Bad 'N RadGame BoyKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1991Super Castlevania IVSuper Castlevania IVSuper NintendoKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
Platformer
1992Axelay BoxAxelayNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1992Contra Force BoxContra ForceNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1992Contra III The Alien WarsContra III: The Alien WarsSuper Nintendo
Game Boy
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1992Cybernator BoxCybernatorSuper NintendoNCS CorporationKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1992Monster in My Pocket BoxMonster in My PocketNintendo Entertainment SystemTeam Murata KeikakuKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1992Nightshade BoxNightshadeNintendo Entertainment SystemBeam SoftwareUltraCover ArtworkAction-Adventure
1992Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Hyperstone Heist BoxTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone HeistGenesis
Mega Drive
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkBeat 'em up
1992Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles in Time BoxTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in TimeSuper NintendoKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkBeat 'em up
1993Lethal Enforcers Sega CD BoxLethal EnforcersGenesis
Mega Drive
Sega CD
Super Nintendo
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkLight Gun
Shooter
1993Raging Fighter BoxRaging FighterGame BoyKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkFighting
1993Rocket Knight Adventures BoxRocket Knight AdventuresGenesis
Mega Drive
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkPlatformer
1993Sunset Riders BoxSunset RidersGenesis
Mega Drive
Super Nintendo
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1993Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Radical Rescue BoxTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical RescueGame BoyKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkPlatformer
Metroidvania
1993Top Gun Guts & Glory BoxTop Gun: Guts & GloryGame BoyDistinctive SoftwareKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1994Castlevania Bloodlines BoxCastlevania: BloodlinesGenesisKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkPlatformer
Action-Adventure
1994Double Dribble The Playoff Edition BoxDouble Dribble: The Playoff EditionGenesis
Mega Drive
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkSports
Basketball
1994Lethal Enforcers II Gun Fighters BoxLethal Enforcers II: Gun FightersGenesis
Mega Drive
Sega CD
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkLight Gun
Shooter
2019Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Classic EditionNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
PS Vita
Inti CreatesLimited Run GamesCover ArtworkPlatformer
2019Contra Rogue Corps BoxContra: Rogue CorpsNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Konami
Toylogic
KonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1988The Adventures of Bayou Billy BoxThe Adventures of Bayou BillyNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkBeat 'em up
Light Gun Shooter
Racing
1988Blades of Steel BoxBlades of SteelNintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy
Commodore 64
DOS
Amiga
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkSports
Hockey
1989Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse BoxCastlevania III: Dracula's CurseNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
Platformer
1989Defender of the Crown BoxDefender of the CrownNintendo Entertainment SystemCinemaware CorporationUltraCover ArtworkStrategy
1989Silent Service BoxSilent ServiceNintendo Entertainment SystemMicroProse SoftwareUltraCover ArtworkSimulation
1989Top Gun - The Second Mission BoxTop Gun: The Second MissionNintendo Entertainment System
Famicom
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
Simulation
1990MetalMech - Man & Machine BoxMetalMech: Man & MachineNintendo Entertainment SystemSculptured SoftwareJalecoCover ArtworkAction
1990Mission Impossible BoxMission: ImpossibleNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiUltraCover ArtworkAction
1990Rollergames BoxRollergamesNintendo Entertainment System
Famicom
KonamiUltraCover ArtworkAction
1990Snake's Revenge BoxSnake's RevengeNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiUltraCover ArtworkAction
1990Super C BoxSuper CNintendo Entertainment System
Famicom
Amiga
DOS
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1991Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge BoxBill Elliott's NASCAR ChallengeNintendo Entertainment SystemDistinctive SoftwareKonamiCover ArtworkRacing
1991Double Dribble BoxDouble DribbleNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkSports
Basketball
1991Laser Invasion BoxLaser InvasionNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1991The Lone Ranger BoxThe Lone RangerNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1991Sid Meier's Pirates! BoxSid Meier's Pirates!Nintendo Entertainment SystemMicroProse SoftwareUltraCover ArtworkAction-Adventure
Strategy
1992Axelay BoxAxelayNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1992Contra Force BoxContra ForceNintendo Entertainment SystemKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1992Monster in My Pocket BoxMonster in My PocketNintendo Entertainment SystemTeam Murata KeikakuKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1992Nightshade BoxNightshadeNintendo Entertainment SystemBeam SoftwareUltraCover ArtworkAction-Adventure

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1991The Legend of the Mystical Ninja BoxThe Legend of the Mystical NinjaSuper NintendoKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction-Adventure
1991Super Castlevania IVSuper Castlevania IVSuper NintendoKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
Platformer
1992Contra III The Alien WarsContra III: The Alien WarsSuper Nintendo
Game Boy
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1992Cybernator BoxCybernatorSuper NintendoNCS CorporationKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1992Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles in Time BoxTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in TimeSuper NintendoKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkBeat 'em up
1993Lethal Enforcers Sega CD BoxLethal EnforcersGenesis
Mega Drive
Sega CD
Super Nintendo
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkLight Gun
Shooter
1993Sunset Riders BoxSunset RidersGenesis
Mega Drive
Super Nintendo
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1988Blades of Steel BoxBlades of SteelNintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy
Commodore 64
DOS
Amiga
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkSports
Hockey
1990Nemesis BoxNemesisGame BoyKonamiUltraCover ArtworkAction
1991Castlevania II Belmont's Revenge BoxCastlevania II: Belmont's RevengeGame BoyKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1991Operation C BoxOperation CGame BoyKonamiUltraCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1991Skate or Die Bad 'N Rad BoxSkate or Die: Bad 'N RadGame BoyKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkAction
1992Contra III The Alien WarsContra III: The Alien WarsSuper Nintendo
Game Boy
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1993Raging Fighter BoxRaging FighterGame BoyKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkFighting
1993Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Radical Rescue BoxTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical RescueGame BoyKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkPlatformer
Metroidvania
1993Top Gun Guts & Glory BoxTop Gun: Guts & GloryGame BoyDistinctive SoftwareKonamiCover ArtworkAction

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1992Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Hyperstone Heist BoxTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone HeistGenesis
Mega Drive
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkBeat 'em up
1993Lethal Enforcers Sega CD BoxLethal EnforcersGenesis
Mega Drive
Sega CD
Super Nintendo
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkLight Gun
Shooter
1993Rocket Knight Adventures BoxRocket Knight AdventuresGenesis
Mega Drive
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkPlatformer
1993Sunset Riders BoxSunset RidersGenesis
Mega Drive
Super Nintendo
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkRun and Gun
1994Castlevania Bloodlines BoxCastlevania: BloodlinesGenesisKonamiKonamiCover ArtworkPlatformer
Action-Adventure
1994Double Dribble The Playoff Edition BoxDouble Dribble: The Playoff EditionGenesis
Mega Drive
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkSports
Basketball
1994Lethal Enforcers II Gun Fighters BoxLethal Enforcers II: Gun FightersGenesis
Mega Drive
Sega CD
KonamiKonamiCover ArtworkLight Gun
Shooter