MARCH 9, 2011: MAJOR EDIT! Bigger file, and majorly tweaked colors! Plus, 11x17 prints are now available!
Now this is a lot of bots. And a few humans thrown in to boot. "Classic" MegaMan/RockMan characters culled from the games from all systems, the Japanese mangas, even the American cartoon (which I enjoyed for what it was, frankly), up through 2003.
This was hand-drawn, inked, then scanned and colored digitially.
Despite minimal new... anything, really, in classic MegaMan over the last five years, The series has actually brought us a handful of characters since I did this that I would like to add to the image, but damned if I know WHERE. And this is the second version; the original lacked the cast of the Wonderswan game, which I very carefully added into whatever space I could find (draw on paper over the original, scan, trim, paste).
I'd love to add "upsized" versions of OilMan and TimeMan. LavaMan from that crappy "Upon a Star" edutainment video. Those guys from the Chinese PC strategy game. And... yes, the original characters from the Dreamwave comic series. But where? I can eyeball a few spots... and theoretically I could replace some of the "small fry" enemies, but I'm loathe to do so.
As much fun as it is to rag on Dreamwave (if I didn't laugh, I'd cry), I have to say I genuinely enjoyed their MegaMan series... well, the first three issues. #4 was vacuous even for friggin' MegaMan, an obvious OH JESUS WRAP IT UP NOW toilet-flush that ignored all the charm the first three issues had built up for an exceedingly unsatisfying deus-ex-machina festival. I wonder if the rights to do MM comics are still in limbo thanks to DW's tactics. Then again, how long has it been since there was even a Street Fighter or DarkStalkers comic? I haven't been to the store in months, and there was a lonnnng gap even before then.
Enjoy. And maybe I'll wedge in some more characters.
So, I didn't check in yesterday, and I pop in today, and HOLY SHIT 800 MESSAGES?! Wow, people... thanks, I'm floored. And yes... you can expect an updated version of this. It's just a matter of where to put everyone... though I might get quite crafty, heh.