Office Areas

by Ron Gilbert
Jun 25, 2015

Gary, David (and now Mark) and I don't have offices in the sense that we get up and drive or take the subway to work each morning. It's the year 2015 for crying out loud! It's all about the virtual office now! Skype and Slack! To hell with human contact. That's so 2014.

A couple of people in the comments have asked to see our work areas so we'd thought we post them. It's easier than writing an actual blog post.


Gary is the only one of us that doesn't work at home, but we still make sure he's deprived of human contact.


David's office looks suspiciously clean.


Mark wins for having the coolest office.


My excuse is I just got done moving and all my cool stuff is still packed. Yeah. That's what I'm going with.

Yeah, I know. Not that exciting. Not sure what you were expecting.

- Ron

Diogo - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:16
Ron, you win just because of the little Guybrush voodoo doll on top of the pirate box!

Dominik - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:19
Nice post. That you guys respond even to such simple things like "Can you show us your work spaces?" just shows how good the developer/backer connection of this project is!

Another thing @Ron: Just wanted to remind you, that you wanted to post Information on upgrading the pledges here on the blog after your move! Anything on that would be really appreciated because I too want to Upgrade my pledge!

Ron Gilbert - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:21
Yeah, I should have some info about that soon!!!

Zuckerberg - Jun 26, 2015 at 08:37
Mighty, mighty cool stuff!! - thanks guys for listening to comments and taking the time to do these snapshots!

Any chance - to be utterly ungrateful™ - of comparison photos from the Lucasfilm Games / LucasArts era? (although @Peter here in comments already unearthed one...)

Bobe - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:21
How did you take a picture of the post before making the post?  Burn the witch!

Mattias Cedervall - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:28
I like how you think! :-) I'm now using the matches with the gasoline I found on Monkey Island!

David Fox - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:22
Ah, you missed the best parts of my office, including the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Revenge (sic) of the Jedi, and Zak McKracken posters!

David Fox - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:46
And yes, it's definitely suspiciously clean. I showed Annie the photo and she immediately looked under my couch for the big pile of papers and junk (and found it).

Dominik - Jun 26, 2015 at 08:09
The Revenge of The Jedi Poster really is mighty cool! Shold hang next to a "Han shot first" poster ;-)

Especially since "Return of the Jedi" made never sense to me: Return where? From wehre? How many return? Did some stay? I'm just happy that Lucas isn't messing up the new films!

Christopher Griffin - Jun 26, 2015 at 09:35
I'm just spitballing, as I haven't researched any of it, but I kind of felt like "Return of the Jedi" actually had a dual-purpose meaning.  In a general sense, it was like "Luke is returning from training in Dagobah" which had sort of already happened, but then it also had the meaning of "Vader was a Sith, and in order to save his son, has returned to the side of the Jedi".

Ah well, that could all be wrong and I don't pretend to be an expert on the matters -- just some theories.

Ron Gilbert - Jun 26, 2015 at 10:06
Return of the Jedi: The Jedi had been marginalized almost forgotten and Luke was their return.
Revenge of the Jedi: Screw you for cutting off my hand!!!!

Dominik - Jun 26, 2015 at 10:43
Gotta love this blog for side-discussions like this!

Made my Day! :-)

David Fox - Jun 26, 2015 at 17:24
I mention something about Revenge vs Return in the upcoming podcast... stay tuned!

Max - Jun 26, 2015 at 14:13
I just came here exactly to let you know you win one internet for having a poster with the original title of the "Jedi". Way cool!

Mattias Cedervall - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:24
You guys should create a TV show called "The Office". I think it would be a big hit and get sponsored by IKEA. ;P

Mattias Cedervall - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:32
I'm sad to hear that Gary is homeless! :-( Maybe we can Kickstarter a home for him and give him the fantastic movie Star Trek: First Contact so he can get some sort of contact? Home sweet homepage...

So David forced Gary and Mark to use Photoshop and clean up his picture? :P

Frank - Jun 25, 2015 at 18:40
It's possible to vote:

Mattias Cedervall - Jun 25, 2015 at 19:20
Who is Michael Land?!

Iron Curtain - Jun 25, 2015 at 20:00
Michael Land is the audio engineer and composer for Monkey Islands 1 & 2 (and many other Lucas* games which I don't know).

In other words, you liked the music for MI 1 & 2? Blame Michael Land.

Mattias Cedervall - Jun 25, 2015 at 20:06
Now the question is why we can vote for his office when it's not show here...

Frank - Jun 26, 2015 at 04:00
I could also write Noah Falstein, Steve Purcell, Brian Moriarty...  It was just a Lucas Arts related Joke. ;)

Frank - Jun 26, 2015 at 04:32
I thought it's a super funny joke... I'm sooooo sorry guys :(

Rob Osinga - Jun 25, 2015 at 19:14
Very nice and cosy!  I'm surprised you guys don't use bigger screens and multiple monitors!  Just a laptop?  Macbook?  Wow!

Also,  you guys must have soms of the best and coolest collectoritems around, ik it comes to games like Maniac Mansion, Zak mckracken, Monkey Island,  etc.
I'd love to see more of those!

Thnx guys and succes!

Mark Ferrari - Jun 25, 2015 at 19:36
What are you talking about, Ron? No cool stuff? You've got  a Jolly Roger and an action figure of Guy Brush. All of my clutter is just an embarrassing attempt to compensate for the lack of such unattainable--and impressively understated coolness. That should be obvious.

Iron Curtain - Jun 25, 2015 at 20:03
He also has a 24-hour clock. And when it's broken, it's right once a day! Just like that politician you disagree with except for that one time. ;-P

Mattias Cedervall - Jun 25, 2015 at 20:08
Hi, Mark! What kind of car do you have...? :P

Peter - Jun 26, 2015 at 11:40
You need this for you're office:

Brian Ruff - Jun 25, 2015 at 20:21
Is that the really the screen Gary draws on? Surely he's got a nice big monitor for his pixel art?

Gary Winnick - Jun 26, 2015 at 12:32
Yeah, it's really what I use- over the last few years I found it was easier to cart around a laptop and be able to work
pretty much anywhere. Sometime I'd connect to a larger monitor but always seemed a little unwieldy. In any
case I also really like being able to see the work at close to a scale most of the people playing the
game will.

Leandro - Jun 25, 2015 at 22:14
If there are pirates on it , it can't be wrong.

Derrick Reisdorf - Jun 25, 2015 at 23:25
Is a Rube Goldberg contraption that David has, or just a bunch of junk?

SigKill - Jun 26, 2015 at 03:10
Do you draw on that laptop, Gary? No fancy tablet?

Gary Winnick - Jun 26, 2015 at 12:35
Yep, I got used to working on a laptop with a mouse (at least for all my digital art/ animation)
and just became a dinosaur of habit...maybe when they come out with a mind control tablet
I'll switch...

bosbeetle - Jun 26, 2015 at 03:20
Wow really nice 24 hour clock!

Natalija - Jun 26, 2015 at 03:44
Wooow.... I like Ron's room the most!!! Look at that cool guybrush voodo doll. I always imagined that Rons room would have cool stuff like that doll.. I expected more monkey island stuff .... What is inside this pirate box Ron? I'm in all that piracy stuff and I started to read tim powers-on stranger tides... I read on your grumpy gamer post about it and it sounded great.... I love that book! Greetings from Montenegro!

stderr - Jun 26, 2015 at 06:01
The box contains the secret of Monkey Island. What else could it be?

Natalija - Jun 26, 2015 at 08:47
Yes! Hahah great... I hope we'll find out one day what is the secret of monkey island .... ;-(

Mcloud the Cowboy - Jun 26, 2015 at 03:58
I really dig how David and Mark has so much wood in their offices. It makes it look so cozy. Gary's office look so proffesional. And Ron's office looks like my own, just with more Mac- and pirate-stuff.

David Fox - Jun 26, 2015 at 17:25
I love our home... lots of wood throughout. Wood is nice.

Harri K - Jun 26, 2015 at 04:33
I liked this post <3

My sincere thanks for keeping the fans and your backers up-to-date with this awesome project! I have backed couple of KS projects, and they have failed to keep my *emotions* attached (being lazy with their updates). Something silly like seeing your desks is fun and great and dandy.... I still feel like "investor" even if I am practically doing nothing but enjoying reading/hearing these blog posts.

PS: mailtron3000 is a must for me and perhaps you could occasionally also send KS emails to the ones that haven't subscribed and miss the highlight of development.

Peter - Jun 26, 2015 at 05:53
What about the Thimbleweed Park Podcast, today?

Iron Curtain - Jun 26, 2015 at 23:41
Here's the key as to all those people are (some of whom are working on Thimbleweed Park!):

Mike Hansen - Jun 26, 2015 at 06:21
How do Gary and Ron get any work done with only one display?

Ron Gilbert - Jun 26, 2015 at 09:21
I used to have two monitors and I found that it was actually hurting my productivity. I was more likely to keep a browser open and get distracted. Having one monitor keeps me focused.

Mister T - Jun 26, 2015 at 07:20
And now the same for the desktop screens, please.

Peter Campbell - Jun 26, 2015 at 07:36
I began to ask if Indy ever actually had a sword in Temple of Doom, and then I remembered the bridge scene and was like "Ooooooooh, that's right, he killed 10x more bad guys in that scene alone than in all of Crystal Skull." lol

Alan - Jun 26, 2015 at 10:09
Hmmm, if I look hard enough, maybe I'll find the key to the locker in Dr. Fred's office...
That's been a 25 year search for me!

Zombocasr - Jun 26, 2015 at 14:02
Thank you for inviting us into your home. Remember there are no mistakes, only happy little acidents ·Bob ross

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Jun 27, 2015 at 06:06
Nice places to work!! Ron is right, nowadays the work reaches the worker, not the opposite!

Gary Winnick: nice office! Every picture in order, aligned and equally spaced, confortable.
It's the best office I've ever seen!

Ron Gilbert: beautiful office, with the action figure of Guybrush, the skeletons that remind me of Grim Fandango, and that clock, is awesome!
Now, it's the best office I've ever seen!

Mark Ferrari: cool office! With every sort of art a human being can imagine! And that bookcase full of objects worthy of Indiana Jones, not to mention that big key useful to open a certain pyramid... then substituted by a giant bobby pin sign!
This is the best office I've ever seen!

David Fox: I like your office very much, there is a desk lamp similar to the one found in Maniac Mansion (the medical room with the skeleton), an old-fashion telephone, a part of the broom alien on the wall and some Lucasfilm movie posters... I'd like to see also the posters of Zak McKracken :-)
Definitively, it's the best office I've ever seen!!!


Tomimt - Jun 29, 2015 at 03:08
It took me a moment to realise that Star Wars poster is with the Revenge title. I'd bet they're worth a good chuck of money in a mint condition. And Mark's office is tres cool.

Wes - Jul 13, 2015 at 22:42
Dat Revenge poster.