Awesome new hoodie up for pre-sale. I’d wear the hell out of this thing. I did a bit of extra work to Light and Emily that I doubt anyone will notice and they were even nice enough to include my signature at the bottom. Super cool.
Heads up, Mega Man music loving friends! Tomorrow is the release of Mega Man Rocks, part of Capcom’s Mega Man 25th Anniversary “Celebration”!
Although their output has been kind of lackluster thus far and the cover art itself doesn’t inspire much confidence, this album isn’t a typical project: rather than featuring remixes composed by artists who worked on the games, this is an album made up entirely of Western Mega Man fan musicians, including:
- Bit Brigade
- Mega Ran
- The Megas
- and The Protomen!
What’s more, this isn’t just a compilation CD: many of these artists have included brand new recordings of their older work, or new, never before available songs! The Megas have sicknasty new versions of “Man on Fire” and “the Quick and the Blue”, all contributions by X-Hunters and Armcannon are remastered, and Mega Ran and The Protomen have contributed new songs! And if you’re still iffy, there’s some samples available RIGHT HERE!
This is out right now. You can also buy single tracks from the album on iTunes if all you’re interested in is the Protomen material. Go forth and consume!
So, I’m pretty annoyed about the cover art. Capcom should have just hired an illustrator. They’re Capcom. They can afford it. I’m not even necessarily suggesting they should have hired me, but they could have. Instead, they ran an “art contest” and the prize was to get your work on the cover. So, they get to exploit the talent of the fans, and get a pool of free artwork to choose from, and act like they’re doing the artist a favor. Here’s some advice from a totally unsuccessful, nobody illustrator to other aspiring illustrators. If your work is good enough to go on an album cover, it’s good enough for you to get paid for it.
Light Grey Art Lab’s “Role Models” show is now up on their website, and this is my submission. This is a super cool project where artists submitted fantasy versions of themselves and LGAL actually made a card game out of them! You can buy the card deck, which includes all of the art, and you can buy individual images as prints. Again, the prints from LGAL are really reasonably priced and the deck is only $25.
Check it all out at :http://lightgreyartlabshop.bigcartel.com/
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