Pentiment - Josh Sawyer's Background

Following the recent launch of Pentiment, Obsidian Entertainment's Josh Sawyer made an appearance on Eurogamer's podcast to talk about his career and how his various interests and hobbies came together to create his latest historical adventure.

Here's a quick excerpt to get you started:

I didn't know, for instance, that he was almost a tattooist. He was doing some web design for a tattoo shop in the '90s, and the owner decided to pay him not in money but in tattoos, which Sawyer liked. He still likes them. He has around 20 tattoos now, even one on the back of his head. "And then I was like," he tells me, "'Oh, maybe I can become an apprentice tattoo artist and I'll do web design in the meantime.'" What a different outcome that would have been.

Nor did I have any idea he sang. And I mean he properly sings. As in, he went to university to study it. One of the two large manuscript tattoos on his forearms is actually the song he sung to audition with - the poem Silent Noon by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, which was put to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams. And the university he went to was Lawrence University Conservatory of Music - a prestigious place.