Thursday, November 18, 2010

Episode 8 of our Let's Play

Episode 8 is now online. In this one we find the first Yoshi power-up, the Dash Pepper!


Episode 7 of our Let's Play

Episode 7 went online yesterday. In this episode of our Super Mario Galaxy 2 Let's Play, we defeat the first Bowser Jr. Boss, Gobblegut and make our way onto World 2!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Artist Perspective

This is my first time guest blogging, so I’ll try not to ramble too much.

I was an artist for two of the Halloween issues this year. Working on the Halloween special was a great introduction to the world, since so many of the core characters were in the comic. Check it out if you haven’t already:

Now that I’m starting to get a handle on the cast, I’m working on a new issue, that (not to give any spoilers away) features almost all the main recurring characters in the series. Totally epic.

Two of my favorite characters are Billy Boy and the Amazing Aquatic Kid. I think there is something very interesting about two children playing heroes in a world of adults. In the Halloween Special, Regular Man jumps in a moment from his adult super hero from to his actual identity: Billy Boy. All because he wants to go Trick 'r Treating with the Aquatic Kid. This is a hysterical scene, but it also shows that no matter how mature Regular Man behaves, he is still a child. Which inspired the just for fun picture of the two featured in this post.

It has been such a wonderful experience getting to be an artist for Hatman and Indigo. Not just because Three Twins are great people to work with, but because the Hatman universe is such an exciting sandbox to get to play in : )


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

3rd Mario Galaxy 2 "Let's Play" video!

Lexi and I completed another Mario Galaxy 2 video! We're going to try and get a new one up every day since it is so quick to make them!


Ep2 Mario Galaxy 2 video!

Lexi and I made another video already, check it out!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Our first "Let's Play" video!

Today I made my first "Let's Play" video of Super Mario Galaxy 2 with the help of my daughter, Lexi. The video is too big to embed to this post, so I added it as a link. Since this is my first try at this, I'm sure later on I'll figure out how to add the videos to these blog posts.

Check it out and tell me what you think.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Zombies in Hatman?

So, now that all 3 parts of "Revenge" have gone online, I can freely discuss some of my thoughts about this story. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I wrote "Revenge" in more than one setting. I had the idea for the Venom parody story and Man-Hat creation from the start but didn't know what to do after that, so it sat incomplete for a while. Then I thought about what if we could do something akin to zombies, but in the "family friendly" 3twins way. And I came up with the idea of the Man-Hat shooting mind control candy out into the city on Halloween night that would turn the trick-or-treating kids into zombies.

I'm actually not 100% happy with my final version of the script for this because I think the zombie aspect kind of didn't reach its full potential. Part of it might be that I'm not the biggest fan of zombie movies, so I didn't want to dwell on it much in the writing and the other part, may have just been lazy writing. Ultimately, I think that I wanted to present the Cider-Man character so much that I shoved the story into that box and didn't let it breathe.

I think maybe what would have been the best for this story as a whole, in retrospect, would have been to prolong the dark Hatman stuff and explore that in a more Hatman centric way, more truly like the Black Spider-Man story was. But I think originally my fear was that we would be called to the floor too much for copying that story. One of the things I strive for is to attain originality in our parodies, to pay more homage than just hash out the same thing. That said, I would like to have explored a darker Hatman or Hatman as the villain more and maybe concluded the whole story with the creation of the Man-Hat and left him as a character looming in the night until next year Halloween.

I know I'm being kind of hard on myself about this as the writer, but we don't have many viewers, so we don't get any criticism, and therefore, we should examine our stuff more critically, I guess. All in all, I am happy with the finished product. I feel fortunate that we were able to get in on the ground floor of Tillian Wagner as a comic book artist. Her stuff definitely has a different feel and it has really grown into it's own style, especially with the upcoming comic she's working on for us currently. It's neat to be able to see her art grow, and I hope those of you out there that do follow our stuff will enjoy it as well.