The Compulsive Squire

Where Outstanding Humour Meets Desperate Boredom

Yu-Gi-Oh! Poker Night

Coming to you from one half of the Console Wars is an awesome animated short showing you can take the man out of the children’s card game, but you can’t take the children’s card game out of the man.


Jorge Marme

Storyboard artist, background artist and videogame nerd, Jorge Marme (also known by handle, @j.marme) felt so struck with creativity upon the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch, that he has set himself the personal task of drawing every one of its characters. And my my, each piece of art is cheerful, cute, colourful and more chocked full of charm than a cup of cuddly canaries. The colouring is strong, the poses are dramatic (and reminiscent of the character’s individual abilities), and the facial expressions could give the DreamWorks Face a run for its money. Click the pic, or here, to view a gallery of his Smash Bros illustrations.

Comic Book Film Characters – Old vs New

We all change and become different versions of ourselves throughout life, and comic book characters making the leap to film and TV are no different. Take a look at some of the interactions created by Dave Franciosa (@davefranciosaart), that might occur if some past and future selves ever came into contact.

Raf Grassetti

3D artist, Sony Art Director and man-capable-of-drawing-two-eyed-Sonic-without-the-internet-bursting-into-flames, Rafael Grassetti (otherwise known by his handle, @rafagrassetti) has reinterpreted a host of the playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch. Grounding them in more realistic terms, Raf skillfully pinpoints their animal-like, contextual or (more often than not) grotesque features, and pulls them out through 3D modelling and deft texture effects. Click the pic, or here, to scroll through his Smash Bros recreations (and others) on his instagram.

The Perfect PokéRap

Brian David Gilbert has solidified his status as a Pokémon Master with this presentation at PAX East 2019. The man takes his audience on an entertaining, emotional and (above all) educational quest, culminating in a PokéRap featuring all current 812 Pokémon. And, while his effort and genius deserves all your time and attention, if you’d like to get straight to the top, Polygon has uploaded the song only which can be found here.