This was one of those comics that I dread doing... yep,
because it has a background that actually requires some
thought. But unlike Comic 29
had a great big background that took a ridiculous amount
of planning and ultimately ended up looking crap anyway,
this one seems to have turned out okay. I'm not sure
why: maybe I'm getting closer to the happy medium
between "slapdash" and "absurdly geometric".
And now to the second picture of Super Smash
Belanidi as Link... I really like this
one. The shield came out especially well, although it
does underline how dull and featureless my own designs
are in comparison to those of, you know, actual artists.
Still, I'm quite happy to have achieved something like
this even if it mainly involved copying someone else's
art and putting a different head on it. Oh, and boobs.
Can't forget those. In fact, that reminds me...
In my errant youth, I wasn't much of a fantasy gamer,
and although I had a SNES, the Zelda
more or less unknown to me, my only exposure to them
being from boxart and seeing a friend's brother playing
A Link to the Past
on one occasion. And what with Link
being the fairly androgynous Rice Krispie elf that he
is, and the series being called Zelda
... I made
the obvious conclusion, and for many years believed that
the main character of the Zelda
games was a
blonde girl in a green hat called Zelda. Yes, I know.
Such confessions are enough to get one Gannon-banned
from the whole internet, but I feel I can trust you.
Actually, now that I think about it... wouldn't the
games have been better if Link was a girl?
Imagine if, at the end of the first game, he takes off
his bindings and it turns out it was a girl all along.
That would be awesome.
Like the ending to
although this would be even better because Samus never
rescued any princesses. Although she should have done.
Anyway, back on Monday. I have to contact the makers of Zelda
with some ideas.