Shawn Bird

Biography


Shawn Bird, the creator of the Johnny Castaway character, wrote the following on website (no longer in existence).

"Johnny Castaway was the first product created by Jeff Tunnell Productions, an offshoot of Sierra/Dynamix. Johnny Castaway is a screen saver where Johnny is stranded on a deserted island where he has daily adventures wrestling sharks and fighting seagulls. In between adventures Johnny walks around, scratches his head and sleeps.
For the game Johnny Castaway I was asked to create a character that was weathered but likable. Sierra still gets e-mail from folks that love this product which was one of the first Windows screen savers (note the use of the 16 standard windows colors). Designing the Johnny character was my only contribution to this product. I moved onto Turbo Science that was released later the next year."

Shawn Bird's concept sketch of Johnny Castaway

Credits

Maximum Pool (a.k.a. Maximum Cueball) (2000-09-14)

Visual Design
3-D Ultra Radio Control Racers Deluxe: Traxxas Edition (2000-09-04)

Game Design
Art Director
Voice Direction
3-D Ultra Radio Control Racers (1999-11-15)

Visual Design
Art director
3-D Ultra Cool Pool (1999-08-16)

Shell Design
Front Page Sports: Trophy Bass 2 (1996-09-30)

Art Director
Trophy Bass (1995-10-16)

Art Directors
Front Page Sports: Football Pro '95 (1995-01-01)

Special Thanks
Lode Runner: The Legend Returns (1994-09-23)

Manual Design and Layout
Manual Writer
Incredible Machine 2 (The) (1994-01-01)

Manual Layout & Design
Even More Incredible Machine (The) (1993-01-01)

Manual Writer
Manual Designer
Turbo Learning: Mega Math (1993-01-01)

Background & Character Design
Quarky and Quaysoo's Turbo Science (1992-11-19)

Characters & Backgrounds
Manual: Layout & Design
Manual: Artists
Screen Antics: Johnny Castaway (1992-01-01)

Character designer
Willy Beamish (The Adventures of) (1991-09-25)

Manual Design