Those among us who have followed the development blog may recall the time when we put out a call for artists, aptly titled, “Calling All Artists”. We didn’t specify why we were looking for artists, but in the coming weeks you’re going to see why we did and what the artists who responded created in the form of fan art.

To give you a little bit of background, we asked them to create a scene, image or graphic that reminded them of Cave Story or even a particularly iconic scene–at least in their eyes. That was the extend of the information and direction they were given. We didn’t want to affect their vision or creativity with limitations. What we got in return has been pure magic. Part of the reason we wanted to keep this secret is because we didn’t even tell Pixel about this nice little surprise. Just as you’re reading this for the first time, so is he.

This group of artists are all responsible for making some incredible artwork which you get to appreciate for the next three weeks and well into the future. To paint a better picture (sorry for the pun), we’re going to give some info on each artist as well as show you some of their other works and links, in case you want to see more of them. I’m sure you will after today.

Continuing towards Cave Story’s March 22nd (2010) launch we’re going to be showing some of this fantastic artwork and while asking these very talented artists questions about themselves and how they created these works.