And here it is! The piece that UDON selected to fill a spot in the Mega Man Tribute and warm the hearts of Blue Bomber fans the world over.
Following my penchant for movie parodies, I thought Octoper OA from Wave Man's stage would be a prime candidate for a 1950's B-movie poster. To tell you the truth, I hadn't intended to draw this one at all because I thought I had done well enough with my previous submission
. But when I heard that UDON extended the deadline, I made the effort to get one last entry done for the road. I think I slept all of ten hours in four days and submitted it a mere fifteen minutes
before the deadline, but the investment paid off when I received the following message from Matt Moylan:Congratulations!
You’ve been selected as one of the lucky artists to be including in UDON’s Mega Man Tribute art book. Your art was good enough to impress the UDON and Capcom judges, so we’re glad to have you aboard.
I hope you like it as much as UDON and Capcom do. Excuse me, I think I'm going to cry again...
Fun fact: The version I sent in originally included the tagline, "Can you survive the hunt for Red Octoper OA?", but UDON asked me to remove that. Either they're just eliminating copyrights again or they thought the pun was too horrible to print. MEGA MAN TRIBUTE LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
- The book is premiering at the San Diego Comic-con at the UDON booth (#5037), July 20-24
- For fans not attending the show, you can preorder the book at UDONstore.com: [link]MEGA MAN TRIBUTE SOFTCOVER
- The standard softcover edition is also available for preorder on amazon.com: [link]