Pigeon Brothers

by Gary Winnick
Jan 30, 2015

Regarding concept sketches in general: When Ron and I come up with an idea that we need to visualize, it may require some research - I.E. I may not know what a particle accelerator looks like off the top of my head - and the internet is a wonderful resource (I used to have to physically go to the library and look stuff up).

However in many cases I just quickly visualize and sketch  things out of my head so we can get a fast idea of what something might look like, especially if we're including some sort of sight gag. "Is this actually funny?" "Really?".

A lot of the concept art we'll be posting are quick concepts, just to get our brains kick started. We're not married to anything we might come up with on the spur of the moment - however, sometimes the first quick pass can be the right direction.

Mattias Cedervall - Jan 30, 2015 at 12:21
My grandfather was a plumber and I approve of this sketch.

Flowo1974 - Jan 30, 2015 at 12:23
2 posts in 1 day? Awesome!

Please keep it coming!

Christopher Griffin - Jan 30, 2015 at 12:27
This is just perfect, I can visualize this in the game easily.  Even though it doesn't feature a toilet or plunger, it's still a hilarious visual for some reason.

Brian S - Jan 30, 2015 at 12:41
Loving these sketches.  And as a bonus, this was the first test of my RSS Reader setup, and I found out about this post right away.
There's something inherently funny about the name Pigeon Brothers Plumbing.

Ron Gilbert - Jan 30, 2015 at 12:56
RSS is great, it's too bad it's gotten such a bad rap in the last few years. I use Digg Reader and subscribe to over 300 feeds. People who say that RSS has been replaced by Twitter and social media are using it wrong.

Yes Man - Jan 30, 2015 at 14:02
I wholeheartedly agree. I use Feedly and couldn't live without my RSS reader.

Alessander - Jan 30, 2015 at 14:33
I couldn't agree more (and use The Old Reader).

Michel Zehnder - Jan 31, 2015 at 02:11
Oh yes, I use RSS extensively, and I stay the hell away from Twitter, especially since they disabled RSS feeds...

Antonio - Jan 31, 2015 at 07:58
From Fettucini to Pigeon. Brothers at work!
I'm following you, really interesting, amazing dev blog!

Zak Phoenix McKracken - Jan 31, 2015 at 08:17
I can only imagine a dialogue...
"YOU put your hand in the toilet!"
"No, YOU put your hand in the toilet!"
"No, YOU!"
"Rusty pipe!"

pumbaa - Jan 31, 2015 at 09:47
Pidgeon in german= Taube
But Taube (german) = deaf people  (too)

Just as an inspiration for a "monkeywrenchpuzzle' which screws the non-native-german-speakers this time.

Guga - Feb 04, 2015 at 06:36
As an Italian, I understood the "monkey wrench puzzle" only a few months ago when reading the Kickstarter page for TWP. I don't know how I got to solve it more than 20 years ago... probably by combining everything with everything

Brian Ruff - Jan 31, 2015 at 21:39
The Keith Haring exhibit is happening in the de Young Museum in SF right now. Here's some of his artwork from 1987:

Sinisa - Jan 31, 2015 at 22:42
Ron thank you so much! :)