Just something simple I did at work during some down time. Hand drawn and scanned into Photoshop.
This game hit arcades in 1981 and is still one of the best. Did you know in Donkey Kong Country for SNES the character “Cranky Kong” is actually the original Donkey Kong and you play as Donkey Kong Jr. grown up?
It’s been quite some time since I’ve added some artwork here.
I’ve decided that I’m going back to Disney World this October. That being said, I can’t get my mind off it. Disney world has always been the ultimate escape for me. A truly magical place that is like no other.
EPCOT, one of the 4 parks WDW offers, has grown on me immensely in my adult years. It’s a park full of culture, technology, and education. Because of that…it’s a park many children refer to as “boring”. But when you grow to appreciate it…it becomes a place that gives you just as much excitement as any other park.
I made this poster in the style of a retro 80’s type…uh…poster. The park opened in 1982…and I would always joke that EPCOT was “The future…if it were 1982.”
Took my awhile to get those creases/scratches looking decent. I’ve been in a space mood as of late. My new comic strip should be up late this week! Excelsior!
So I finally got around to playing Super Mario Galaxy and got a ‘lil idea. I’m a retro gamer and since I adore the classic Mario games I figured why not design some cabinet art as if Super Mario Galaxy was made in the late 80’s as an arcade game.
So I came up with this:
I looked at the old Mario Bros arcade cabinet side art for inspiration. Just flat colors. Simple shapes.
I even did this for fun:
So you’re 12 years old. It’s Friday afternoon and you’re in your local arcade with a fist full of quarters.Would you play this game?
Been on a Mario binge lately. I can’t get enough of that chubby little plumber.
Also for those interested there’s a couple new Zen Arcade Strips up at the Tumblr. It’s all going somewhere trust me. We’re going to get a few more strips down and launch a nice clean looking site to host them.
In other news there could be a big change to the website in the coming week. I feel that I’m pretty close to getting a career position that I’ve been wanting. If I get it…I’m turning heel. I’m switching up this sites look and I’m going to drop some pipebombs. Stay tuned.