God DAMN are you guys pumped for SSB4 or WHAT. But there’s still three weeks to go until the 3DS version comes out, and months more until the WiiU version!!! WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO IN THE MEAN TIME
hey here’s an idea, let’s make a Smash Bros zine!
☆☆☆THE SMASH BROS ULTIMATE PLAYERS GUIDE☆☆☆
So I spent a large portion of my childhood reading those hastily-published and poorly-researched video game strategy guides (it’s what we did before GameFAQs!). They tended to be full of pretty pictures and incorrect information, and I want to put together a book for SSB4 that is just as pretty and similarly absurd/erroneous.
Specifically, what I’m looking for are illustrations, comics, or text submissions relating — however tangentially — to Smash Brothers! Who are your favorite SSB characters? What character isn’t in SSB4 who TOTALLY SHOULD BE? Can you improve an existing character’s moveset? How about new items or assist trophies? IRL strats for knocking the controller out of your friends’ hands without them realizing you did it? Seriously! Anything!
(Submission guidelines under Read More)
Please send submissions to pseudonymjones at gmail dot com with the subject line: “Smash Bros Ultimate Players Guide”. Submissions should be 5.75 x 8.75 inches (that extra 1/8 inch around will be cut for bleed), 300DPI, CMYK, submitted as a .png or flattened .psd. Include your name and website for the credits! Send me an ask or an email if you have questions or need any help!
Submission deadline is 10/03/2014 (the date of the 3DS launch!), so stop stroking your Wavebird, close that stream of Japanese players having all the fun, and MAKE! SOME! ART!
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)
ARTISTS: we’re launching the RULE THE INTERNET contest. Everyone has a shot at this one, just gotta hustle and get those designs submitted!
The artist with the most design approvals from Sept 1 to Oct 31 will win a Wacom Cintiq Companion (256GB model).
The artist with the best…
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.