December 25th, 2010

Surprise, ninjas! I’m playing Santa Claus by leaving a little toy-related update:

Yo Joe!Yo Joe!

It’s Christmas time so I’ve added a Toy and Cartoon character section to the Graphic Generators. It starts off with He-Man from Masters of the Universe, Lion-O from the Thundercats and various G.I.JOEs and Cobras. The Cobras and Joes have been collected into team-based character choices except for Snake-Eyes and Scarlett who get solo slots since they already had minilogos. I disliked the old Storm Shadow sprite so much that I threw a new one together and it appears in the Generators. Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow have optional palettes. There will be an update next week and you’ll see the new things from the generator added to the galleries. There is also a theme based on the early G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero figure card in the Group Maker. I know how crazy it is to have single character themes in the Group Maker but they’re just hanging out there until I have enough themes and fix a few things to create the Avatar maker.

Also: There’s a new sprite pack from the Sailor Moon game by Banpresto. These were ripped by Makron (thank you for giving me permission to host them) and it includes some recognizable characters that didn’t make it into the game. It’s not easy to compile things like that so please give Makron credit if you use them in a fan game.

Also, check out Illmosis to see a quick full-color Christmas pic I drew. It’s not game-related this year but you may like it. I’ll be back next week with another small update to wrap up the 10th Anniversary year.

2 Responses to “Christmas 2010”

  1. After you did that Mego-Museum piece, it made me think of this too… hm, well not specifically this but I think you know what I mean. Spectacularly done PrimeOp & a more perfect segue to my question I could not have asked for- I was wondering about something that I was hoping you’d be able to help me with.

    Recently there was an auction for G.I.Joe ARAH production materials including model-sheets & character/story synopsis (I’m assuming you’d heard about it). Well not being a part of that community, I was hoping you might be able to tell me if any of that stuff got shared. I suppose it’s too much to hope for that someone would have scanned & posted Russ Heath’s characters art. I’ve already long ago searched & found some in different places, like these for example:
    (from the auction)
    (speaking of ninjas)

    If you know of any other place to look or anything I’d greatly appreciate it!

    By the way, your recent commissioned pixel-art is some of your best stuff, nicely done.

  2. The G.I. JOE card art was on my “must-make” list since it’s possibly my favorite toy packaging of all time. I’m not sure when I’ll get around to them but I want to take a shot at the Kenner Super Powers cards, too.

    I’ve been so out of the loop in G.I.JOE news that I didn’t even hear about the auction. I hope that work gets scanned because there will never be enough Russ Heath G.I.JOE art. I was just reading through the third trade paperback two days ago and still can’t get over his work in issue 24 with my favorite picture of the Baroness. The shot of Duke and Gung-Ho being reflected on CC’s helmet is something that inspired me as a kid. I’ll let you know if I find out any news about that because I want to see this stuff, too!

    Glad you like the commission stuff! It’s forcing me to get better at the scratch-made sprites because I want to make sure they get their money’s worth!