Link, Isabelle, and more coming to Mario Kart 8 ⊟
What. Not sure if this reveal was accidental, but Nintendo UK’s official site posted listings for two upcoming downloadable content packs for Mario Kart 8.
The Zelda pack, coming this November, includes:
- 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
- 4 Vehicles (is that a Blue Falcon from F-Zero?)
- 8 Courses (including an F-Zero stage!)
The Animal Crossing pack isn’t due until May 2015:
- 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
- 4 Vehicles
- 8 Courses (an Animal Crossing stage, yay!)
Each pack is priced at £7.00 or the UK, or around $11.60. The listings note, “As a bonus for purchasing both packs - as a bundle or separately - you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.”
Though he is technically a reptile, I made him a bit more amphibian in appearance, taking direct inspiration from rain forest frogs.
Lrrr the Conqueror
My entry for Dennie Bright’s Futurama Collab. So, yeah, this I put a lot of work into this one…
To see the list of available characters for the collab, click HERE.
I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.
I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.
When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.
And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.
But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.
And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.
Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.
But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?
That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.
So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.
And then let’s turn the damn page.
This is #Ferguson today. This is America.
No this isn’t Syria, or Iraq, it’s a small town in America that you’ve never heard of where “police” in military equipment are protecting and serving the shit out of people.
"Neil deGrasse Tyson" - Illustration by samspratt
Finally got around to wrapping up this portrait of everyone’s favorite astrophysicist. With his huge impact on new generations of aspiring scientists, I knew I wanted the background to be children’s space drawings. With my 6 year-old niece’s planetary masterpieces as inspiration, I did my best imitation with my left hand. (prints available here)
Building Bruce, the shark from Jaws (1975)
I decided to repaint a poster I made for a short film I directed last year. Which I directed. And wrote the musical score for.
You can watch the film HERE. (In Spanish only)
This is one of two illustrations I did for Ashley Davis’s Kirby’s Dream Zine, depicting King Dedede and Escargoon. Since the deadline was extended, I might actually do another King Dedede illustration more in line with Goomba and Yoshi, but that will have to wait for when I’m less busy. I may or may not add more to this one, though, so I will not be submitting it until later.
I will also share the other illustration I did- of which you can see the sneak peek; should be fairly obvious what it is - come October 31.
If you wish to participate, guidelines are here.
My copy of Kirby's Dream Zine arrived, here's a picture of it. You can get yours here.
Rex Wheelie Ad
This was my second submission to Kirby’s Dream Zine, thought this poster-sized version has additional text. What I wanted to do, as is probably rather evident, was create a mock ad similar to those that are usually reserved for trucks and such vehicles.