Quantcast
Sup Holmes gets slimy with Skullgirls' Mariel Cartwright - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Sup Holmes gets slimy with Skullgirls' Mariel Cartwright


2:45 PM on 12.23.2012



There was a time when my highest aspiration in life was to draw my own 2D fighting game. As I got older, I discovered that without the utmost talent, patience, and dedication, it was never going to happen (which is why it hasn't happened for me... yet). 

That's where we're different from this week's guest on Sup, Holmes?. Mariel Cartwright has made her own 2D fighting game (working as lead animator in collaboration with past Sup Holmes guest Mike Z and a variety of other artists and designers). That makes her an art god in my book. That her game features a nun who transforms into disgusting pile of violent intestines/arms/eyeballs and a cat girl with a detachable head is just the icing on god-flavored cake. 

Mariel's worked on plenty of other games that I've loved, including Anna Anthropy's Lesbian Spider Queens from Mars, Scott Pilgrim, the Silent Hill series, and loads of others. She's also a master of re-appropriating established brands in decidedly strange and sexy ways. Her re-imagining Generation 5 Pokemon into NSFW topless ladies (in collaboration with fellow Mechafetus artist Paul Robertson) is my definition of genius.  

We'll be talking to Mariel about all that, how she got into game development, what games she'd like to work on next, how she feels about allegations that Skullgirls's sometimes sexually charged designs are harmful to women, and whatever she wants to rap about.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Indie

3:45 PM on 07.31.2014
Ubisoft's Michel Ancel is starting an indie studio on the side

Rayman creator Michel Ancel isn't leaving Ubisoft -- at least not yet -- but he's announced that he'll also be involved with a newly-founded independent studio, Wild Sheep, in Montpellier. In a statement provided to Game Info...more



2:15 PM on 07.31.2014
Man, I wish I were playing Crypt of the NecroDancer right now

Are you playing Crypt of the NecroDancer? You should be playing Crypt of the NecroDancer. It's a rhythm-based roguelike in which you hop around dungeons to the beat of music, a novel mechanic that ends up being enjoyable -- n...more



8:00 PM on 07.30.2014
Wander is an MMO free of combat

One of the titles playable at gamescom's Indie MEGABOOTH is Wander, described as "a collaborative, non-combat, non-competitive MMO game focused on narrative, exploration, and joy." It stars you, at least at first, as a tree ...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more