Ken Macklin didn't paint the cover...?

Don’t want to sound critical, I like the actual box cover, but I remember the team wanted to try and contact Ken Macklin (the artist behind the original Maniac Mansion cover) for TP box cover. I guess he wasn’t available any longer, I’m just curious to know what happened.


Ron answered to this question in the following post:

Oh, thanks. I searched the forum for “Ken Macklin” but that post didn’t show up.
I guessed that had to be something related to Ken’s other commitments.