In Praise of Mathieu Leysenne – artist

Really, really nice work here by artist, Mathieu Leysenne who has worked on Animalia, Jamaica, and Metropolys. Very nice illustration style very suitable for lighter games in particular. My new favorite artist. Without a doubt the best I’ve seen like this doing boardgames. Seems like a perfect match for Days of Wonder games which run on the lighter, family game side.

Ystari’s upcoming Metropolys. I’m looking forward to seeing what this will be like based on this cover.

Animalia which was released last year. I’ve yet to play. Not sure if this is my kind of game, but I would buy it nonetheless based on the art.

Jamaica

– Mike