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Cowabunga-No-Jutsu! by jmatchead
Cowabunga-No-Jutsu!
Very recently discovered two things. First of all, I still love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In fact, I might love them even more now that I can appreciate the grit of the classic comics and sheer insanity of the turtle phenomena that followed. Secondly, I appear to have a deeply ingrained understanding of how to draw these guys, surely gained from a childhood spent CONSTANTLY exposed to them. Seriously, This was the first time I had drawn the turtles in a very long time, and it came weirdly naturally. I've been drawing them a great deal since, with surprisingly good results! Maybe I'll post some of the later pieces at some point.

A few notes. This isn't based on any one incarnation of the characters, and there are elements of various versions present. While the designs themselves are like a mix of the cartoon and film versions, their coloration seems to be based on the new Nickelodeon cartoon. This wasn't intentional or anything, but worth noting.

This was originally done to promote a review I wrote of some TMNT puzzle erasers a while back. Read it here:

dokidokiarcade.blogspot.com/20…
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Haven't posted anything here in QUITE a while. Literally two days or so after my last post, I got a full time job doing designs for a toy company, where I currently work with pretty major clients, including comic giants and like every major sporting league, so I've been pretty focused on doing my best on that front. It was a major career change for me, and was a lot to get used to , but now I'm finally used to it and have been trying to start building my private work back up again. I'm back to posting on my blog, which I have often linked here, but I thought I would drop by and update anybody still keeping an eye on this page, as I still get a surprising amount of traffic here.

First off, although I'm gonna try to get some stuff up here now and then, the bulk of my work is gonna show up on my blog first. I'm posting pretty regularly lately, including comics, posters, and random art, so if you like my work (which I hope you do!), I encourage you to check out DokiDoki Arcade! I post all sorts of other stuff too, including articles and discussions on games, toys, and cartoons, and am always trying to expand with new kinds of content.

Secondly, the comic series that I have been illustrating for over a year has come a long way since I first posted about it here. Nova Phase, written by my buddy Matt Ritter and published by Slave Labor Graphics, is 4 issues deep into a 6 issue run, and has had two print volumes released! The comics are available digitally through Comixology, and the paperback volumes can be found on Amazon. Both are extremely inexpensive for what you are getting (the paperbacks are full color and over 60 pages for less than ten dollars!), and have gotten very positive reviews from some fairly credible sources! I swear!

I think that's pretty much it!
Old School Bustin' by jmatchead
Old School Bustin'
A little 30th anniversary treat for the boys in gray. Caught Ghostbusters in theaters last week, and remembered what a great movie it was. Such a shame a real, quality NES game never happened, though HAL's game of Ghostbusters II was pretty damn good. Might make a full on mock up later, but for now, I just wanted to see how well I could capture a likeness with relatively few pixels. I think I'm proudest of Ray.
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AtomMan Mock Up 02 by jmatchead
AtomMan Mock Up 02
Another mock up of the 2D platformer I'm plugging away at. Here we have an industrial construction themed stage. Trying to build up a good amount of tiles for level construction, but I also want to make sure I have a sense of depth, as I'd like to have some parallax scrolling effects happening as well. Next shot might show off some combat theory.
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Satuday Morning Anime - Ja-Ja-Ja-Janken by jmatchead
Satuday Morning Anime - Ja-Ja-Ja-Janken
The third page of a comedic short, lovingly spoofing early days of anime on American TV. Done with mostly early DBZ in mind, but fans of any shonen comics should enjoy the gag as well. The full comic is up on my blog:

dokidokiarcade.blogspot.com/

I'll be adding more comics to the line up, including Dinoswords and Graffiter, both of which I have mentioned here numerous times. 
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jmatchead
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Favourite style of art: 1980s anime :>
Favourite cartoon character: Foghorn Leghorn
Personal Quote: "I-I-I know what you're gonna say, son. When two halves is gone, there's nuthin'
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Haven't posted anything here in QUITE a while. Literally two days or so after my last post, I got a full time job doing designs for a toy company, where I currently work with pretty major clients, including comic giants and like every major sporting league, so I've been pretty focused on doing my best on that front. It was a major career change for me, and was a lot to get used to , but now I'm finally used to it and have been trying to start building my private work back up again. I'm back to posting on my blog, which I have often linked here, but I thought I would drop by and update anybody still keeping an eye on this page, as I still get a surprising amount of traffic here.

First off, although I'm gonna try to get some stuff up here now and then, the bulk of my work is gonna show up on my blog first. I'm posting pretty regularly lately, including comics, posters, and random art, so if you like my work (which I hope you do!), I encourage you to check out DokiDoki Arcade! I post all sorts of other stuff too, including articles and discussions on games, toys, and cartoons, and am always trying to expand with new kinds of content.

Secondly, the comic series that I have been illustrating for over a year has come a long way since I first posted about it here. Nova Phase, written by my buddy Matt Ritter and published by Slave Labor Graphics, is 4 issues deep into a 6 issue run, and has had two print volumes released! The comics are available digitally through Comixology, and the paperback volumes can be found on Amazon. Both are extremely inexpensive for what you are getting (the paperbacks are full color and over 60 pages for less than ten dollars!), and have gotten very positive reviews from some fairly credible sources! I swear!

I think that's pretty much it!

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:iconking-doodles:
King-Doodles Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your icon is flippin great, i like the look of your artwork already!
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jmatchead Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Thanks! I like your pancakes!
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King-Doodles Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Why thank you :XD:
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Jopeja Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the favorite!  :D
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jmatchead Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
No problem! There is  something about your design for Sonic i really love!
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dichan85 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
llama for llama???
100% return!
6,600 Badges sent, 6,583 Badges received :llama:
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prnnography Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Congratulations, Nadam! I hope this means a lot of things have fallen into place for you:) 
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jmatchead Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Heheheheh thanks! Not exactly into place yet, but sometimes you just need to go for it, I guess!
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EKKnight Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
finally finished the megaman art compilation [link]
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The-Unknown-Being Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
hey, do you know Super Busting Robot Fukkinkaiser?
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