Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pokemon-th - A fan art retrospective by Ed Dyer -

Like many who grew up in the 80's and 90's we had pretty much an open buffet of pop culture to enjoy, for us it was a time when the internet was only just becoming available as the first dial up modems we're making their way into our homes, mobile phones (if any of us had them) could at best, play a grainy Gameboy display version of "snake".

 So television was king, not just for TV shows (which I'll get to down the track) but video games. In particular Pokemon burst onto the scene into the cultural zeitgeist and has been with us ever since.

So without further ado here's Pokemon-th counting backwards from #151 from the first version of Pokemon I played as a kid here's Mew and Mewtwo!


Wearing pink is so 2005...

My brother was more into the game than I was, but I do remember Mew. Mysterious, bizarre and, like the majority of the smaller characters, pushing on the kawaii scale (a word I learnt when I attended the 2013 ISCA convention) 

Mew seemed to get top billing as the ultimate, but I still think Mewtwo is cooler.

Mewtwo to me at least, felt like a cross between Frieza from DBZ and...

Hippety Hop from Looney Tunes.

Well that's it for today's Pokemon-th, tune in tomorrow for #149 and beyond...   

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Void Berg

I got to playing Hearthstone late last year, and it's a fun little game which combines the competitive card game dynamics of 'Magic the Gathering' with the inevitable grind and frustration of the multiplayer losing streak. All without having to go out to the store and getting the physical cards.

When I first heard the Voidwalker's voice I was instantly reminded of Dr. Zoidberg from the show Futurama, which not only lives on in the form of internet memes, but strangely keeps getting better with age. 

Why? We may never know...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Summer Holiday season at The Park 2015.

It's good to be back drawing live at the park. I've been on a partial hiatus, due mostly to the fact I've been inundated with commission work and because I haven't been able to upload pics of my work the way I used to via my other computer.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Anime Director, a character design.

Stylistically I've always found anime fascinating so I thought it fitting to create a character based on the kind of artistic decisions that go into producing the weird and wonderful artform. 

Happy 500th Post!!! DUB SMASH

From me to you :D

Technically this is post 489 but as I have to get around to publishing them let's just enjoy it for what we think it is.