How do you follow up an update with a theme? Have an update with no theme at all!

Custom sprites
Golden Axe: new fight stance sprites for Ax Battler and Gilius
Games (Other): Lara Croft
DC Comics: Beast Boy
Marvel Comics: the Vision
Masters of the Universe (new separate gallery!): He-Man in his “I have the power pose”

All of those sprites have been added to the GFX Generators, where you can make a graphics like the one at the top of this post.

Also, the person who commissioned me to make some sprites that’d fit in with Konami’s TMNT arcade style gave me permission to add those sprites to the TMNT gallery. If you’re a fan of the 80s toyline and cartoon, I hope you’ll like those surprises.

A small wrap-up update drops tomorrow!

Endless DuckPrincess Peach

Click thumbnail to see the pic on the Illmosis site

Yesterday’s Illmosis.net update featured full color art of Endless Duck, a character who has popped up on this site ever since his original appearance in a Minus World section page. No picture of Endless Duck since the original Silver Surfer gag pic really ever seemed right to me until this one. Guess that means I’ve run out of excuses to do more with him, hunh? Also, I finished a pic of Princess Toadstool a while back and that will be added to the shop’s print section after I get a test print. I’ve also got new pics of Wonder Woman, Spider-Man Miles Morales and Zoom (CW Flash version). Between doing those and working on commission sprites (and you’ll see some of those soon), I’ve been busy. Oh, I almost forgot…

the Masters of the Universe print I made for the Gallery1988 official Mattel art show! Curator (and creator of some of the cutest art you’ll ever see) Cuddly Rigor Mortis put a great show together, so be sure to browse that site’s gallery if you’re a fan of MotU (and She-Ra), Barbie, Street Sharks, Monster High and other Mattel joints. Even the classic electronic sports handhelds got some love! Unfortunately, my print was sold out (I couldn’t get a lot of prints made at the time of the deadline), but, thanks to the help of friend and talking with the curator, there’ll be news on that later on.


I’ll be at the All Americon convention in Youngstown, Ohio, but only on Saturday, July 8th. All AmeriCon is a two-day event this year, but circumstances (and day-job work) means that I can only make it there on Saturday. Also, while I won’t have a lot of the 17 x 11 pixel art prints, I’ve got the 10 x 8 pics seen in this site’s shop and some small mini-prints you haven’t seen yet. I know of at least one seller of old video games will be there and other people in Artist’s Alley will have video game-themed stuff, so don’t feel that you’ve got to be a comic fan to have fun there!


We’re 12 days away from the 17th anniversary of this site, but I’m going to warn you ahead of time that it won’t be as big as last year’s blow-out. I’ve been working almost non-stop on either commissions (most of it) or line art (just a bit) since February and I haven’t had a lot of extra time to work on the site. I still plan to make it worth your while to stop in on July 19th, so don’t forget to come back around that time to join in the fun!

You know, I think you’ve been a really good group of girls and boys this year, so I think I’ll let you open your gifts early this time. No corduroy pants and hats this year, it’s all toys!

Toys and Cartoons: Teela, Beast Man, Panthro, Rom: Spaceknight, Megatron, Kimber Benton
G.I. JOE: Snake-Eyes (figure 1), Cobra Commander, Destro, Cobra Trooper
DC Comics: Supergirl, Martian Manhunter (the sprite seen in the JLA pixel art poster)
Marvel Comics: Doctor Doom (Secret Wars ’84 outfit)

All those sprites are also in the new, main GFX Generator, along with two new toy card tributes and a new MotU font:

As always, many of the sprites, especially the Cobra Trooper, have extra palettes in the GFX Generator that aren’t seen in the main custom sprite galleires. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many Cobra Troopers!


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Elsewhere…

Arcade Quartermaster is getting 2017 started early with a group of new shrines: Star Wars arcade (hey, Star Wars toys are also a favorite), Outfoxies, Narc and Outrun!


Thanks for the stopping by and I hope you have a good time, no matter which holidays you celebrate!

Happy Halloween! This is the 25th anniversary year for both Altered Beast and Splatterhouse, this year’s monster/horror update will focus more on those two series.

GFX Generator update –
– New characters: Jennifer and Splatterhouse enemies (Master Dead and Pumpkin King) for Namco, Altered Beast enemies for Sega, Ptolemy for Taito, Sorceress (Dragon’s Crown) for Vanillaware (Other Games), Skeletor for Toons & Toys
– Updated characters: Neff (Rhino form)for Sega. All Darkstalker’s Revenge characters have their Select/Vs. portraits from that game.

Game Index – Splatterhouse (arcade) added.

Sprites – Night Slashers finally gets a gallery with a few sprites and animations.

Custom Sprites – Jennifer, Master Dead and Pumpkin King added to Namco page. Neff (Rhino) and Headless Horror added to Sega. Sorceress added to Vanillaware page. Ptolemy added to Taito. Skeletor added to Toys & Cartoons.

Fake Screenshot – Here’s one for the horror movie fans: Mike Haggar’s Halloween.


Of course, other game fan sites are celebrating Halloween, too. Here’s a few other places you should check out:

VGJunk
has a fresh page all about Splatterhouse 2 for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive.
Games-in-Bits has an excellent feature on some creepy urban legends in video games, including the first video game character to kill actual people.
Arcade Quartermaster also added a Splatterhouse shrine along with one for House of the Dead! It’s a creature double feature of foreboding abodes, so check it out!