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2:10 PM on 10.30.2009

"Left 4 Dead" (2009)

In mere weeks, Left 4 Dead fans will be getting fully acquainted with the new cast of rescue-seeking Survivors. It probably won't be a final farewell to Louis, Francis, Bill and Zoey, however their time as the franchise stars is certainly ending. Here's my tribute to the best zombie video game EVAR.   read

10:12 AM on 04.28.2009

"The Vault-Dweller" (2009)

I created this Fallout 3 portrait primarily to keep myself from playing the game so much. I've logged about 150 hours in two playthroughs and I'm waiting to download Broken Steel to start my third. After finishing the piece and giving it a title I realized the character's pseudonym was actually "The Lone Wanderer," as "The Vault-Dweller" refers to the hero from the original game. I left it.   read

2:37 PM on 04.21.2009

"Electric Blanka" (2009)

I created this portrait last month for a Street Fighter IV art contest. I submitted too early and was buried under twenty pages of entries by the time voting came around. UPDATE: Here's a link to the Don't Panic contest page:   read

2:14 AM on 08.04.2008


I threw this together a couple months ago. Can someone YTMND the hell out of it please? Thanks.   read

8:21 PM on 01.23.2008

"Eustace Tilley: FINAL BOSS" (2008)

Early this morning I submitted my piece for The Eustace Tilley Contest, in which entrants reimagine the iconic New Yorker character and winners chosen by the editors will appear in February's anniversary issue. The concep...   read

1:03 PM on 12.11.2007

"Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan" (2005)

The latest piece for my Destructoid blog is pretty self-explanatory. I may do one of the Elite Beat team down the road, who knows?   read

5:07 PM on 11.19.2007

"Katamari Prince" (2005)

I had done this image before the Katamari craze had taken over America, and when Namco held their fan art contest I thought this would be a sure thing. I was one of six winners and got this swell Prince of All Cosmos hand puppet. You can go to the Namco Katamari homepage and see what the smart- ass King had to say about my illustration.   read

12:10 PM on 11.14.2007

"The Phantom Hourglass" (2007)

I finished my latest game illustration just a few days ago. I loved Zelda on the DS so much I abandoned it for two weeks just to geek out on this. Now that I've picked it back up (just killed the two-headed ice dragon bos...   read

2:54 PM on 11.13.2007

"Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" (2003)

I'll be using my Dtoid blog to feature game-specific work from my illustration portfolio. I used traditional art mediums my whole life until I converted to Photoshop five years ago and threw out my brushes. This portrait ...   read

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