Illustrator Glen Brogan places his female figures inside the luster and glow of the video game. His compositions follow suit, each piece brings that sense of immediate enjoyment and light humor classic games provide the gamer. His women are adorable, bold yet cartoonish pinups — a self-aware cuteness in their faces, owners of the canvas of which they are placed.
Brogan’s portfolio of prints from Hero Complex Gallery shows a clear knack for continuing the risque and charming art of classic Playboy cartoon stalwarts like Dink Siegel, Eldon Dedini, and Jack Cole. In Arcade After Dark, Brogan places all of this into one illustration. The youthful fantasy is there, an evening in an empty arcade, a beautiful woman at your side. The glimmer and gleam of neon and screen invite the viewer into an endless night of entertainment.