Alright! The Kickstarter campaign for WORLD WAR KAIJU is down to its final days.
Let’s bring this one home! What TEAM KAIJU needs now more than ever is your support. If you haven’t pledged, do it now. And if you’re already part of TEAM KAIJU, please spread the word. It’s time to Tweet, Facebook, or scream about WWK everywhere you can. Yes, the campaign has already hit its $15,000, goal but if we can hit the $25,000 mark (and we’re close) then the amount of story content in the book will DOUBLE! C’mon, there’s a great scene in Roswell, New Mexico involving Razorbeak which I REALLY want to include. Let’s make it happen!
WTF FRIDAYS! Where Mario doesn’t take kindly to being slandered.
Sorry for the brevity of this week’s WTF Friday!, but managing the World War Kaiju campaign on Kickstarter has become something of a full-time job for me—and that’s on top of my regular life as an author. ANYWAY, you didn’t come here to listen to me bitch, so let’s get to this week’s dose of Deviant Art fuckery…
It’s Mario! Everyone’s favorite plumber! And he fucking hates PETA! Really, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. I mean, if you take a step back and look at the history of Mario Bros. the series essentially is all about one mushroom addicted plumber’s genocidal mass-stomping of reptiles justified under the thin claim that “a dude named Bowser stole my girlfriend.”
Eh. Fuck it. Who am I kidding? If a dickhead bro named Bowser put the moves on my wife I’d kill his pet lizards, too.
PETA later claimed this was a “joke” and not to be taken seriously. Kind of hard to believe considering the time and money they spend on developing a flash game, a video and ad campaign, and organizimg protests to smear poor Mario here.
Truth be told, there is actually a story behind this artwork by NintendoGeek88. Back in 2011 the dim bulbs at PETA really did attack the Mario Bros. franchise on the basis that it promoted the abuse of animals. Were they upset about all the smashed turtles? Bowser getting dropped into a pit of lava? No. They were pissed Mario wore a Raccoon costume. Ummm…yeah… And PETA wonders why no one takes them seriously. Actually for a real WTF moment, take a look at this page PETA created to teach kids that Mario is really a heartless bastard who supports the fur trade.
Right. My fun meter is pegged. I gotta get back to work on this Kickstarter campaign.
World War Kaiju is the story of an alternate history, one in which the atom bomb was never created and the ultimate weapon of mass destruction is the kaiju—fifty foot tall radioactive beasts spawned from the mysterious KAI-235 isotope. Follow the journey of one journalist as he teams up with a retired CIA operative to uncover the truth about the conspiracy behind the monsters and the men who plan to use them to dominate the world.
I created World War Kaiju as a tribute to the kaiju genre in all its forms (both high and low). It is a love letter to the golden-age of kaiju cinema. It looks back to an era when the world loved atomic monsters, but feared the atomic bomb, and warps history in ways that only men in rubber suits can.
I NEED YOUR HELP
World War Kaiju is currently seeking support on Kickstarter. The campaign will be running from June to August. The project needs a total of $15,000 to complete production of the art, and then print the book at the best quality possible. Our ultimate goal is to supply fans with a 200+ page hardcover edition of book one.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM For World War Kaiju I teamed up with artist PATRICK McEVOY. He is one of your favorite artists. Seriously. You may not recognize the name, but you know his art. McEvoy has spent the better part of a decade illustrating some of the most loved and memorable art to come out of the H.P. Lovecraft mythos. Card games, novels, posters, t-shirts—you’ve seen and probably own at least one piece of McEvoy’s art. He’s best known for his work on Arkham Horror, Call of Cthulhu, and oh yeah…a little known title called Game of Thrones.
WTF FRIDAYS! This is where I usually post a clever line!
Question: What’s green and wet and round all over? Answer: The Deviant Art disaster that inspired me to do WTF! Fridays.
Nearly a year ago I stumbled across this piece of Mortal Kombat fan art and was blown away. I mean, there’s a lot of bad art on DA, but this…this was ambitiously bad. Green skinned, sharp teeth, a hose shoved between a pair of tits that could double as bean bags…what the fuck was this guy thinking? Seriously, who draws something this horrendous and then shares it with the world?
Stunned by the epic badness before my eyes, I linked this drawing on Twitter under the hash tag #DeviantArtWTF! And thus, a legend was born. Or something.
The sad part? When the artist, a guy who calls himself LordExDeath, proudly states, “I gotta admit this is probably my best work.” And fucking hell! This kid actually gets commissions! Other people PAY him to draw this shit! Here’s a comment Mr. ExDeath made regarding his currently commission load, “Got about four, almost five works completed, two vore, one huge breasts, one dickgirl, and…” Yeah, dick girls. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.