Hi! You may have noticed, but the latest BQ pages have been a Full Motion Video sequence that harkens back to Sega CD games from the Early 90′s classics like Sewer Shark and Mad Dog McCree!
It’s hard to explain if you didn’t live through it, but these were some of the first games on an actual compact disc. Which let you do crazy things like film real actors acting and put it in a video game! How cool is that? These are some of the clunkiest, grossest, most unnecessary sequences ever put in a game. So, of course, I’m super nostalgic for them…
Why did I do this? Well, I needed there to be a talky portion of BQ where The Bear just listened while an important character is introduced. But, how to show this in the video game portion of the book? Bam! Hit me like a Schism Blast(<---Yes, a ref to my own book, what of it?)
I gathered my friends together for a bit of Bear Revelry, took incriminating photos, photoshopped them to fit my needs, then made them all gross and pixelly. I even used the exact palette of BQ3, which is the sort of nerdy OCD art thing only I care about. As an added bonus, The Actual Bear gets his debut in the book! Special thanks to Amy Middleton for taking photos and making bears real!
The weird pixel art levels continue. Thought I’d put the couple together into a cool poster! I consider these pieces an accumulation of all the video game art I’ve done throughout Bear Quest! Click on image for the enormous version, can see all the details!
My latest Bear Quest pages are this cool pixel art armadillo fortress thing. Thought I’d show you guys the full/big version because the reg pages are small to fit the BQ format. Just click that pixelated head!
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Guys, you know this, but I put up new pages on Tues & Thurs plus Youtube process videocasts every few weeks. Tell everyone this information!
Come and see me! The Bear will be live in person aaaaand I will have this new poster:
Choose Your Bearacter:
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Further news is that I’m starting a Youtube series video podcast deal. I talk about my comics/process/games/whatever as artwork plays. Send me questions about BQ, pixel art, self publishing and you can be Largo-endorsed! Here’s the first one and they hopefully will be out every two weeks!
It was awesome to receive this fan art from Andy Hirsh, amazing artist and one of the nicest guys I’ve met in comics. This is The Bear in all his Bear Might. Andy will be the man I hire to take over this dang bear once everyone is tired of me! Behold how glorious it could be:
At long last I’m unveiling all new content! Not only the inevitable, unstoppable Bear Quest 3, which you have been waiting for. But also the continuing story of The Miner, who you know from the epic I put up here through the summer. Here’s how it will break down:
Every Tuesday a new page of Bear Quest 3.
Bear enters the 3rd dimension, wait til you see it!
Every Thursday a new page of WorkForce.
This is the sequel-but-still-standalone to The Miner and The Cave That Ate Time. Weird cartoon revelry.
That’s two pages a week of all-newness for, I dunno, a year? More? And it all starts up Next Week. Yes, WEXT NEEK!! Be here!>
Yes. Bear Quest 3 is imminent! And, if I had to guess, will start showing up here in December! This time The Bear ends up in a 90′s era shooter; a new generation in video games is explored. The pitch goes like this: “Honey I Shrunk the Kids meets Doom 2!”