This is my entry for the Udon 2011 Megaman tribute book, and I was fortunate enough to be one of the lucky that made it in. The book will be making it's debut at San Diego comic con and I'll be at the convention as well trying to sell my 1st artbook. I'll be at the small press area at table k-06. Please come by and check out our stuff! Or! you can take the easy route and check out the links below.
RANDOM NIPPON: and other random artwork by Obray Williams [link]
MEGA MAN TRIBUTE LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER -the book is premiering at the San Diego Comic-con at the UDON booth (#5037), July 20-24 -for fans not attending the show, you can preorder the book at UDONstore.com ([link] )
MEGA MAN TRIBUTE SOFTCOVER - The standard softcover edition is also available for preorder on amazon.com ([link] )
Okay, so I tried and after checking with their list on Udon's blog, I apparently did NOT make their Tribute book for Mega Man. I did enjoy the strange experiment of mixing my style with that of the animated Capcom Mega Man style.
I found out about the contest late and worked through a few nights to finish this on time and, despite the rush, I actually like how this turned out.
My submission for the Mega Man Tribute book by UDON. The book will be available at the UDON booth at San Diego Comic Con, july 20-24th.
The hardback is also available for preorder at UDONstore.com [link]
Alternatively you can pick up the softcover at Amazon.com [link]
About my pic, it's nothing too fancy (especially compared to many other pieces in the book), I wanted to keep it simple as I'm not that familiar with the Mega Man universe. I grew up a PC gamer, secretly envying my Mario, Sonic and Mega Man playing friends, while claiming Commander Keen was the greatest platform hero of ALL time. However, I had a great time drawing these characters.
And here it is! The piece that UDON selected to fill a spot in the Mega Man Tribute and warm the hearts of Blue Bomber fans the world over. Following my penchant for movie parodies, I thought Octoper OA from Wave Man's stage would be a prime candidate for a 1950's B-movie poster. To tell you the truth, I hadn't intended to draw this one at all because I thought I had done well enough with my previous submission. But when I heard that UDON extended the deadline, I made the effort to get one last entry done for the road. I think I slept all of ten hours in four days and submitted it a mere fifteen minutes before the deadline, but the investment paid off when I received the following message from Matt Moylan:
You’ve been selected as one of the lucky artists to be including in UDON’s Mega Man Tribute art book. Your art was good enough to impress the UDON and Capcom judges, so we’re glad to have you aboard.
I hope you like it as much as UDON and Capcom do. Excuse me, I think I'm going to cry again...
Fun fact: The version I sent in originally included the tagline, "Can you survive the hunt for Red Octoper OA?", but UDON asked me to remove that. Either they're just eliminating copyrights again or they thought the pun was too horrible to print.
MEGA MAN TRIBUTE LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
- The book is premiering at the San Diego Comic-con at the UDON booth (#5037), July 20-24
- For fans not attending the show, you can preorder the book at UDONstore.com: [link]
MEGA MAN TRIBUTE SOFTCOVER
- The standard softcover edition is also available for preorder on amazon.com: [link]