More great concept art

A piece of concept art I had commissioned from the talented nanook123 (Trish Forstner) at Animated Visions:

One of the elements that will be strongly encouraged in the webtoon is the inclusion of smart video game based gags, jokes that go beyond the simplistic and almost insulting types of VG jokes used on most TV shows. (They tend to keep jokes focused on the overall video game aesthetic (running and jumping) and keep to obvious parodies of Pac-Man, Super Mario, Asteroids, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Frogger.)

Since we know that a large percentage of the population play games MODERN games like Fallout, Left 4 Dead, Uncharted, Bioshock, and Kingdom Hearts – I hope to allow plots and stories that homages/parodies these very well-known games, without coming off as pandering.

Beyond that, though, it’s cute, and I think the piece is amusing without fully understanding the game this piece is parodying.

I hope to make one more regular blog update before the New Year.


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  1. #1 by (A Different) Trish on December 16, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    I adore this piece! You’re absolutely right that modern and recent video games are ripe for parody, yet most animated series still seem to think all gaming is done in arcades and any home games are still at a “Pong” level of technology.

  2. #2 by kjohnson1585 on December 20, 2010 - 5:13 pm

    Thanks, Trish, and also thanks for clarifying that you are different from the person I had to commission the piece. It should be fun to play around with gaming stories.

    I’ll be checking your blog more closely during the break, but I do like what I see so far!

  3. #3 by Raluca Stone on June 21, 2011 - 12:10 am

    I certainly like the idea that you have discussed here in your simple yet interesting article. The tips including the information is relevant.

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