for ATTRACT MODE
The original comic is “Letters to an Absent Father” by Mare Odomo.
You know, people say that my friend Maxie and I both sound like Ash Ketchum. But we don’t sound similar to each other at all. Maybe Maxie sounds like Veronica Taylor and I sound more like Sarah Natochenny? Haha, I’m just rambling here.
HEY GUYS LOOK AT THIS THING
I GOTTA GO TO WORK BYE
My Missingno shirt from NopexMare Odomo arrived today!
I wasn’t sure when they were being shipped out so it was such a delightful surprise to come home to after work! Mom took a few shots of me showing off the shirt (along with my hat full o FYPblogxMare Odomo badges! It seemed appropriate.), which looks FANTASTIC. I am just so enamored with it. It is even more gorgeous in person. Plus there was all sorts of little goodies in the envelope, and a great little note written on the back!
I didn’t realize Nope was based in Jersey! Always great to deal with people from my home state! NJ represent!
some process shots of the missingno shirt, which you can buy here.
the middle one is really funny to me for some reason.
the second one, the one with the candy-colored circles, the rings of pink and red, I was trying to maintain that circular motion throughout the waves. And in the clouds, which I eventually canned. I wanted some like… epic One Piece-type clouds. Big ol’ fisheye clouds spreading out. (Maybe One Piece is a bad example. I’ve only seen a handful of episodes and have never read the manga, but it felt right.) Anyway, it suited the context, but the perspective wasn’t making any sense to me. I didn’t want Missingno to look too big.
The last one, the one with the sketchy lettering… I was onto something there. I imagined something more cloud-like and whispy. A speech bubble (which would make sense in this context). Graffiti influences, obviously. But pushing and pulling between legibility and secrecy. Ended up going with bubble letters, which reminds me of being in middle school. Drawing stussies (is that how they’re spelled?? You know what I’m talking about. Those “S” things.) and drawing Gundam and Goku and Pokémon.
That middle one, with the slightly three-dimensional Missingno, I hand-colored those pixels, unnecessarily, for a couple days (really just several hours but, you know, spread out). I’m accustomed to starting over a lot. I guess it’s part of how I work. I wish I could just be happy with my first drafts, though, sometimes.
Hey you doofs. You can buy this on a shirt.
(Source: Flickr / nipocrite)
Diggin’ that Pewter City Gym hoodie and also YES.
“Pokemon Cafe” goods available at Pokémon Center stores in Japan starting May 28. Look, maybe I want a cushion shaped like a big sandwich cookie, which is also vaguely Pokémon-themed, all right?
These goods are part of a new “Pokémon Cafe” promotion, which will tie into a similar promotion on the Japanese Global Link website to unlock Pokémon Cafe stuff for Black and White, along with one of four special Pokémon.
And don’t worry, it’s called a Pokémon Cafe because it serves food to Pokémon, not made of Pokémon.
See also: More Pokemon posts
I want all this shit.
edit: i still dk
scanning colored pencil on this sketch paper is kinda tricky
not even gonna try to fix the colors in photoshop
edit: nvm that looked awful
I’m gonna be on the Fangamer podcast!!
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You should buy some Fangamer stuff. Because it is cool and THE BEST.
They Used To Be Fruit (by mareodomo)
Painting party at Chris Furniss & Jinny Koh’s apartment with Cory Schmitz, Jacob Ferguson, and Breanne Boland.
We got art from Goodwill and painted on top of it.
Too lazy to link to everybody.
bulbasaur that i thought i was gonna be inking FOREVER, for maré!!!!
give secretcat all your moneyyyyyyyy