Rather than bury us in another flood of screenshots for Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge, LucasArts gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into bringing Guybrush Threepwood to life from 19-year-old sprites.

For an iconic video game leading man, Guybrush Threepwood's look is open to a lot of interpretation. LucasArts went through at least four different versions of the master pirate before settling on one the designers felt was perfect.

I thought they nailed it in the first image, with the slightly rounder Guy, though it might be too reminiscent of Booger from Revenge of the Nerds for some. Instead, LucasArts went slimmer and slimmer, finally coming up with a Guybrush suitable for portrayal by a very young Hugh Laurie.

Which is your favorite? Do you prefer your Threepwood reedy or stout?

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge is coming to the iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this summer.