Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Jim Davis was definitely an inspiration to me going up. In second grade, I was asked by my teacher to fill out a paper about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I put cartoonist, mostly because I thought Jim Davis was badass. I read and reread my Garfield collection book, and I drew Garfield over and over. Now I do my own comic and animations... maybe my second grade self would think I'm badass.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I was watching cartoons with my niece and nephew, and I totally forgot how aggressive toy ads are. I guess I shouldn't say "I forgot," I should say, "I didn't realize." When you are a child everything is crazy and over the top, so by comparison those ads were tame. Anyways, they killed that poor cat... and I could have saved it if I got those Pogs.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Twenty years ago on this day, a landmark game was released. It was a game so big that a whole movie (The Wizard) was created to hype the thing. Super Mario Bros. 3 was one of the biggest games of my childhood, and I remember the release being a pretty big deal. I remember the commercial with all the people shouting "Mario" in different colored shirts, and it pans out to space to reveal a huge Mario face on the United States. It seemed like a big deal. It was a big deal.
I remember my aunt came over after work with a game she rented from the video rental store that was in the super market (not in a big red box, mind you!). She knew my sister and I were into those "Mario games" and thought it might be a nice surprise. It sure was. It sure was...
Super Mario Bros. 3 came out in America 20 years ago today.
Mind blowing. Seriously, after the crazy Mario 2, this was the true successor of the original Mario. This wasn't a strange veggie throwing affair, Mario was back to grabbing mushrooms, stomping goombas, and raining fire upon turtles. The best addition, which I didn't question much as a child, was that Mario could now turn into a raccoon and fly! It was a huge adventure spanning many colorful worlds and many frightful bosses. It took everything the first Mario did and improved upon it in every possible dimension. This is how you do a sequel to one of the most successful games ever.
I can't tell you how many hours my sister and I would scour the Mushroom Kingdom finding secrets, whistles, and stomping Koopa Kids. I think my sister even memorized the flip memory game so that she could solve the whole thing by flipping one card. She was also the first to beat the game, but I don't hold that against her. I'm pretty sure I got her back in the vs. mode when I stole all her star cards, though. Video games are meant to be fun and Nintendo perfected that fun on that little square box.
Try as I might, I will never be as fun as Mario 3.
If you have any free time today, why not plug in your NES or Wii , grab a beer, and relive a game that has been a symbol of fun on these shores for two decades.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I thought this is a very appropriate comic with Valentine's Day coming up!
Hey guys, I need your help! I'm thinking of entering The Escapist's web comic contest, and I have to submit four of my comics to be judged. If you have some free time, scour through my EJ Comics and find your personal four favorites and post them in the comments. Here are my personal four favorites:
My personal choices may not be the most representative of my work, so let me know which ones you think are worthy to send along.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I conceived of this idea awhile back, and in the process of making it I realized there was a whole meme based on the whole "Who's That Pokémon?" segment. Oh well! I hope this is a new spin on that concept.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
One week of iPod updates with iPod created content. It started out as a little challenge for one post and then it turned into a pleasant little addiction. The best part about this addiction is that you all benefit... take that crack!