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Robert "Bob" Wakelin (December 16, 1952 – January 20, 2018) was a British illustrator best known for his extensive catalog of box artworks for UK publisher Ocean Software (and its related label Imagine Software) in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as his work for Marvel UK.

His last artwork for Ocean was the 1994 game Central Intelligence. He then went into creating art for children's books before having to retire due to ill health.

A regular at many retro events, Wakelin sadly passed away in January 2018 after fighting leukemia.

He created the cover artwork for the US Nintendo Entertainment System version of Contra, which was also used for this game's release on home computers in the UK under the title of Gryzor.

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