X-Men 50th Anniversary ± 30 X-Men Through The Decades
A little 6-panel SUPERGIRL/BATGIRL comic. For fun. And because I love the characters. And Because Nate Cosby wouldn’t stop bugging me until I drew one.
You can read waaaay too much thinking into this HERE.
In the spirit of the season, I made a little tribute to 8-bit death — specifically the trend of characters in old school Nintendo games dying by looking into the screen, flailing about and jumping into oblivion, Super Mario Bros.-style. It’s kind of a weird way to represent death, when you think about it.
The full version, a bit more context, and what games these poor doomed souls come from here.
Like a lot of people, I’ve sort of left my mayoral duties to Isabelle in order to become a pokemon master.
In two days, I’ll probably be picking up Ace Attorney 5, and next month, a Link Between Worlds is coming out. So busy!
This comic is inspired by a tweet.
Anya Rose as “Squirrel Girl” (with Monkey Joe.)
Unlike our twitter account I generally try to keep things on our tumblr and Facebook pretty Spooky Squid specific, I know that’s what folks are looking for when they “like” or “follow” us. I’m making an exception here because I think this is important, I hope you all are cool about that. I travel a lot with Christine to various international game events. She’s a close friend and a very talented creator. We shared a booth for the last several days at the PAX Prime referred to in her letter.
As someone who grew up around DIY culture and fan conventions PAX has always felt a little strange to me. Occupying a space between big corporate conventions and community run fan ones. However it’s clear a lot of great people have found community at PAX. I see that when I walk the halls after everything closes and folks are chatting and playing together. I see it in talking to the Enforcers who use their vacation time to travel to PAX and work long hours making it happen. I can’t stress enough how awesome they’ve been to work with as an Exhibitor.
PAX has also been good for us. I’ve loved the opportunity to meet our fans in person and we’ve met some awesome journalists who’ve covered us after the event in the past. Exposure we need to succeed doing what we do.
However watching the video of folks cheering loudly about Dickwolves merch, merch which they all know would make many, if not all, survivors of rape at the convention uncomfortable, it’s clear that PAX is also providing community and an accepting space for some pretty toxic views.
PAX is huge, something close to 100,000 people. Any population that size is going to include hundreds of rapists even if you low ball it. Mike may not intend it but his statement this weekend and the crowd’s cheering make these people feel at home, make them feel safe doing what they are doing. It runs counter to PA’s stated goal of making a space where everyone (who isn’t a rapist) feels safe and welcome.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my booth at PAX. I was really glad to hear you liked my game. Believe it or not, you were actually kind of a hero of mine when I was a kid, and your writing style was a huge inspiration to me; so hearing that from you meant a whole lot.