Hi I’m Milspex. I have always been into videogames and consoles for as long as I can remember, but have only been in the arcade scene for a couple of years now. My main motivation for doing this was that it was very hard to source good quality scans of the artworks (certainly for the older / rarer games) , so I decided why not make my own.
I try to create something different from the original strips in most cases, but if the original design is very good I usually recreate that. I source art from strategy guides or art-books or whatever I can find and try to composite that into a nice “retro-feel” design. If you get a bunch of these printed like I have, you can alternate the art on your cab from time to time and give it a fresh look.