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Have you ever really stopped to wonder why is it that our beloved Blue Bomber takes damage from every little thing? One would think that the collision damage would reciprocate a bit to the attacker but that is never the case. No cute little rabbit robot is too runty, no mechanical misfit too microscopic – if it finds itself in the path of Mega Man, mechanical misfortune will ensue. Hopefully today's comic will provide some interesting insight into this oddity of otherwise superior design.
Pie and I have recently been on a complete Mega Man craze. I'm not quite sure what started it all but I am certain that listening to some of these Hyadain songs has certainly infused a lot of the spirit into it. While listening to some of my favorite Mega Man 2 songs, I stumbled onto some awesome guitar versions as well as a great live band version. We've been listening to the music over and over again through the week as we've worked on the comic and it has really done well at rekindling some of our fond memories playing the series as kids.
Thanks for reading and your support! Enjoy~
We have a REAL Megaman themed comic now! We kinda did one awhile back based on the recently cancelled Mega Universe, but it didn't star any Megaman characters except for the dragon boss in MM2. I'm happy I got to draw Rock, Roll, and Dr. Light; I haven't done MM fanart in a long time. Bear and I are big MM fans even though this week's comic is poking fun at the franchise.
The classic numbered series is my favorite out of the numerous series sporting the Megaman title. Aside from it being a classic action side-scroller and having the winning MM "kill boss/acquire boss's weapon" formula, I think the classic universe seems more appealing than the X series (which is the only other side-scrolling MM series) because of the established roster of characters that built up over the sequels and because of the more light hearted mood. I admit also that my bias is heavily influenced by reading and being a huge fan of Hitoshi Ariga's work.
Hitoshi Ariga is the author and illustrator to a simply amazing series of books called Rockman Megamix (or Megaman Megamix in English translations) He has a few new book series coming out called Megman Gigamix too.
I really wanted to link a better page for you guys so you can get a good taste of how amazing his comic works are, but I just couldn't find one. Even the English publisher Udon Entertainment disappointingly doesn't have a website for the series and links to Amazon.com for people to buy. I cannot stress how powerful the emotion and storytelling is in his work. The three books I have of his are definitely the best manga in all of my collection. I really hope that I can get the English Megamix and Gigamix series, if not for my own collection, to share them with Bear to read.
Lately I've been brewing up some changes for LiA in this mad lab we call our home. Keep checking back throughout the week because there will be upcoming bonus art/thoughts post that you may miss if you only visit on Friday's.
Also! Be sure to check the Bear Mysteries this week. If you've not seen this guy's work on Deviant Art yet, you really need to. He is absolutely amazing and has a certain style and energy to his works that I really want to capture once I decided to sit down and learn how to illustrate.