Thursday, October 8, 2009

Leveling Up

I made an afternoon trip to the Small Press Expo in Bethesda the other week and it was a fun and interesting time. I finally got to meet Joey Weiser, from Flight, and I spoke briefly with Anthony who makes these hilarious comics about Reginald and Bertato.

One of the fun things I brought home was Life Meter 3, and anthology of comics inspired by classic video games. I can’t think of any other place where you could find a comic about Joust or Oregon Trail. Dave Roman, who is the editor of the anthology, used my Legend of Zelda illustration for the cover! Check it out:

...Man I used to think Joust was the coolest game.


mike said...

man, i hope i can make it to SPX next year. i need to get my mitts on a lifemeter 3 too!

Ben Hatke said...

Yeah. It's pretty okay. I don't go to many cons, but SPX had a hard time living up to MoCCA.

Tim said...

Joust was awesome. It was even better than Dragon's Lair, which was a cool idea but a lame implementation. Ahead of its time really.

Lifemeter 3 looks like a good Christmas gift for the oldest son. He's in college now but I'm pretty sure he can still imitate any and all of Link's sounds from most of the LoZ games.

Any chance a print of that cover is available. It would look awesome on my son's dorm room wall.

Ben Hatke said...

Hey Tim. I don't have prints, but I was thinking of putting the original up for sale, along with the picture I did for Terrible Yellow Eyes:

Send me an email (ben (at) if you're interested.