I was determined to make this drawing my last official drawing of 2013. It is now a little after 11:30 pm as I write this...I just made it.
Ugly, hastily-made backgrounds aside, this is a continuation of my Earthbound Zero drawing, "Mother Earth." I know I've said that Earthbound isn't my favorite game in the series, but it still holds a special place in my heart. When I was turning fifteen years old, I remember asking for an SNES and Earthbound for my birthday, just so I could play the game. I ended up getting both and eventually beating the game. For the next couple of years, for whatever reason, I felt compelled to pop that old cartridge back in and replay that final battle with Giygas on New Year's Eve. Lately, I guess I'd been thinking about those times, and I decided to draw this. So you see, the "Father Time" title does fit, at least to me.
I'm probably going to do a drawing for Mother 3 too, but I'm not quite sure what to name it yet. For some reason, I keep coming up with "The Man in the Moon," but that doesn't really fit well. Is there a Sun equivalent to the Man in the Moon?
Well, either way...Happy 2014, everybody!
Earthbound (c) Shigesato Itoi