StarKade: Half-Shells, Part II (Onsale Info)

StarKade: Half-Shells

StarKade: Half-Shells

The first instalment of the StarKade: Half-Shells sold out in under an hour, and now we’re back with the next 2 character prints in the series.

This series encourages you to “Collect ’em all”. Each turtle print will be released along side a mystery bad guy. Which bad guy will it be? That evil surprise will be waiting in your mailbox. This little set includes 2 new character prints, both of which have an edition of 30 and are measured at 5″ x 5″.

The StarKade Series is printed on Museo Textured Rag 285 gsm by the fine people at Static Medium, Los Angeles. All prints are lovingly hand-signed, numbered, packed and shipped by James White out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The StarKade: Half-Shells will be available on Tuesday, February 18th at 1pm EST in The Signalnoise Store. Sets are $20. Other turtles sold separately… in the future. Don’t miss your opportunity to complete the set!

Excess stock + StarKade AP Sale

Also on February 18th I will be selling some excess stock and StarKade APs (Artist Proofs) from past series’. Rare stuff included. If you’re interested in the new Half-Shells and these other goodies, this will give you the opportunity to save on some shipping. Be sure to watch my Twitter for more details on what will be available.

“Troubled Skies”… a Flappy Bird illustration

Flappy Bird by James White

I wouldn’t call myself a “gamer”. I was really into the NES and SNES when I was growing up, spending countless hours playing games on my own or with my buddy Mike. But as I grew up the game console was steadily replaced by my sketchbook and then Photoshop. But I never lost touch with my gaming roots and try to stay informed as to what’s going on in the industry as best I can.

This weekend I watched the whole Flappy Bird thing unfold and it was a real bummer to see. This cute little game made by a guy over in Vietnam achieved unexpected success, and immediately the online gaming audience swooped in to bash the hell out of it. It’s no secret that a large part of the gaming world are just rotten people, but still. In the end, the developer took the game down. I won’t get into detail here, click the link above if you want the scoop.

Being a pop-art guy who likes things that reference other things, I enjoyed the Mario Bros. influence the game brought with it. Yes, INFLUENCE… which is different than “ripping off”. But hey, that’s just how I see it.

Anyway, above is my own little Flappy Bird tribute titled “Troubled Skies”.