I wanted to share a little sample of what I’m working on outside of my prints, a few frames of animation from a video game about the Current Wars between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla:
I really enjoy working on this, although it is about daunting just how much there is to do. In addition to backgrounds, enemies, and boss fights, Tesla alone is going to require upwards of 50 frames of hand drawn artwork before he’s finished.
The name Dynamo Electric comes from one of Tesla’s patents. It plays a lot like the old Mega Man games, which are some of my favorites from my childhood – I still hum the Bubble Man theme sometimes. The game is about how Edison’s ruthless business practices and ego shortchanged a lot of other inventors, and how he uses his MacGuffin device to mind control other great thinkers of the day like Alexander Graham Bell and HG Wells. Did you know Bell maintained a private army of Phone Spiders?