The Mechs Meet and Art

It came, it rocked, and now it’s over. And once more a log of this year’s Mechs Meet is now up. This time it’s brought to you by none other than myself (with some additions by Magnet and Snake) instead of just Snake himself taking notes. So it’s a slightly different flavor of log this time around.

And here’s some long-awaited art I’ve wanted to add to the galleries. I’ve been saving these for a rainy day, but there’s actually a backlog of content to be posted, so the sooner, the better! Here’s some recent-ish art I made inspired by Captain N and some old Megaman Team Community Christmas art made when that was a whole thing. It features the Mechs, so I figured I’d post it up here.

Taiwanese PC Games Found

That’s right, not only have I found all the Taiwanese PC games, but I’ve also put the graphics in the gallery. I wish I could be more excited about it, but that sheet up there really is the most exciting things about the find.

Some of the dash images are mirrored and rotated for some reason. There’s too many for me to sift through and they’re inconsistent at that. I eliminated the vast majority of uninteresting images and tried to separate everything out nicely. So, view the galleries for:

Rockman’s IQ Challenge
Rockman Dash: To Save The World Adventure
Rockman X Mathematics Tornado
Rockman’s IQ Challenge – junk
Rockman X Mathematics Tornado – junk
Rockman Dash: To Save The World Adventure – junk

And download the games for yourselves here!

TM3 Spark Concept

In the spirit of better late than never, this update showcases Rich’s concept sketches for the new Sparkman. As you can see, we went over a few color options for the highlights.

Belated Happy Birthday

Captain N’s origin for Mega Girl is actually pretty weird when you factor in later games. MMs 1-2 didn’t have the whole family theme to them.

Shadowman TM3

Here’s the last of my TM3 portraits – Shadowman. I tried to remember how I drew the old TM2 version and apply that here, especially the head, but it wound up being an entirely different shape anyway.

Mechs Meet 2014

Just over a month ago, Gauntlet, Needlegal, Rich, our new Sparkman, and I converged on Topman’s home city of Montreal for our (almost) annual (usually) summer meet-up. As usual, I’ve chronicled our shenanigans with a log and photo gallery. Special thanks to Rich for contributing to the write-up and to Spark for contributing to the pics!

Snakeman TM3

Here’s Snakeman’s full portrait art for his "Transmetal 3" look. The pose looked lot better in pencil. I was sorta going for a classic MM Robot Master pose (like the ones found in the manual), but it just didn’t work. Unfortunately I only noticed that after it was all done.

New Sparkman, Genesis End – 15 & 16

That’s right, we have a new member of the team! Please welcome aboard Leon, the new Sparkman! If the name sounds familiar it’s because the new Spark is being based off Elecman of the Sinister Six … who is also Geoff aka Diveman of Cossack’s Comrades. It may be a while before the epilogues reflect this, but until that happens please give a warm welcome for the new Spark.

In addition to this he has a new card for the Shadow Hunters character cards we’ve made and Topman’s created a new background for the cards which we’ll be using.

“Where did you learn how to do that?” I asked.

Needle Gal pushed the last one into Gravity Man’s right wrist and moved on to his left arm. “Mostly practiced on myself,” she said as she pulled another needle from her hair like a seamstress and began lining it up in place along Gravity’s outstretched arm. “It took a long time before I figured out where the right pressure points were. Luckily 15 years is a lot of time to practice.”

“Well it’s a hell of a skill,” I remarked. “You should use it more often.”


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Nintendo Power’s In-House Art

What, an update that doesn’t involve fan fiction!? On a Tuesday!? Yeah, seems that way. Remember when I used to write articles on oddball Megaman trivia? Well, here’s something along those lines.

Hey, does anyone else remember that Yahoo auction featured on Protodude’s blog? the one with really rare Megaman 2 and 3 promo art? Well, I’ve takes the time to track down who made it and it’s influences. It seems to go beyond Nintendo Power! I’ve also looked into another batch of cells made by the same artist.


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