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Earthbound Bookmark by BrendanCorris Earthbound Bookmark by BrendanCorris
The next in my series of gaming bookmarks. I love the Mother games, so here's one of Earthbound. I originally wanted Master Belch in here but he would have taken up too much space horizontally so I replaced him with Frank. Not a bad replacement though, since I've been looking for an excuse to draw Frank for a while (as I have for Belch), and Frank was super fun to draw. The characters are -
PICKY - The youngest son of Aloysious and Lardna Minch, Picky may be younger than his big brother, Porky, but he's a hell of a lot smarter and more mature.
PORKY - The older Minch boy and future evil mastermind, Porky starts as a detestable fat prankster in Onett, and over the length of the game becomes a corporate big shot and even a time-traveling, evil, manipulating super power. Porky is one of the greatest villains ever in my mind. Itoi did such a good job of making the most despicable and messed-up character ever. That will teach you to make fun of the fat kid.
NESS - The star of the game and Earth's chosen hero. Though not really developed character-wise, Ness is still an awesome character, and at least he found the proper attention due to Smash Bros.
PAULA - Ness' adorable little girlfriend. Paula's pretty awesome, especially since she's basically the one who wins the final battle. All of Ness' moves on Smash Bros. are ACTUALLY her's and Poo's.
JEFF - What's a crew without a wussy nerd? Unfortunately, this guy usually comes up as the weakest link in major battles.
POO - What crew also is complete without a badass warrior who's mastered kung fu? Well, Prince Poo's also super strong magically, with awesome PSI attacks like Star Storm. Poo's also won the hearts of every girl in Dalaam. Unfortunately he spends most of the game not with you. This guy's so tough, weapons and armor can only make him worse!
FRANK - Frank Fly, the head of Onett's street gang, the Sharks. I intended to draw pinstripes on his suit but forgot to when I was coloring him. Oh well. I still want to draw all the sharks with him. Maybe some other time. I love how this guy's hair looks like a shark fin.

look forward to a Mother 3 Bookmark, next.
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murphase2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Poor Giygas is nowhere to be found
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Well, it would be a little more than impossible to make him fit in nicely in this bookmark, being that in EB he's just a blurry vortex of red and black.
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DiegoX5 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
:happybounce: Mabelpines Heart 
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Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just started to play Earthbound for the first time and I can totally see how this is often sited as being one of the best RPGs ever made. Great humor, art, story telling and gameplay. I'm surprised you included Frank in the picture and not King or even maybe Giygas
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Yeah, I thought the whole picture resembled the early parts of the game and Frank fit in just right. I also just wanted to draw him, and very few people seem to do so.
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Pikalopez1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When Nintendo first announced Mii verse,did you think it was a bad idea,good idea,or ok? Fun Fact:If it wasn't for Mii verse letting people share their thoughts,Nintendo would have never released Earthbound to virtual console by popular demand.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Honestly, I don't really know anything about Miiverse. It makes sense that fans demands were the only reason they released Earthbound for VC because Nintendo continuously seems to ignore and down-play Mr. Itoi's work and the enormous fanbase and demand for them they have accquired. I think the fact that EB took this long to reach VC is ridiculous, and Nintendo still has never made any effort to release a US version of Mother 3. I think rather than a cheap download of the game we all already own, how about just a trilogy pack you can purchase in stores like the Kirby Dream Collection?
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Pikalopez1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would be cool,but it would only happen if EB becomes as popular as the famous 4(in maybe 20 years later LOL). It's region locks like these I could understand why people like Sony and Microsoft better. Don't get me wrong Nintendo is good,but Sony and Microsoft have games that are very different,timeless,and...sigh... more creative than Nintendo. Shadow of colossus from PS2 is my 2nd all time favorite game for example. Have you ever gave any other video game system a chance?
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Yeah, when N64 came out I actually went the PSX route, followed by PS2 (though I was given a GCN first). I played way more PS condoles than Nintendo ones at that time. I also own an XBox 360 and the classic Sega Genesis, but besides that my whole library is Nintendo. I'm generally not into "realistic" games, nor am I really into shooters and slashers, so I usually like Nintendo's stuff more. Although there were games I loved on PSX, there were very few and those that I did seemed to be the games that played like or resembled Nintendo games - Skull Monkeys, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Rayman, Frogger, Megaman X4, etc...
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Pikalopez1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have a xbox 360? =O What made you get a 360 since it's mostly made up of shooting games?
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
It was a gift. The only game I really played on it was Mortal Kombat 9
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Pikalopez1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've played some mortal kombat. It's not my thing. I could see why people like it,cool moves,character development,and fatalities,but it's just crazy button mashing with strategy. Maybe it's because I'm too use to the smash bros. fighting style.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
The newer MK is too similar to the fighting style of Tekken, a game I've never liked. Tekken is the complete opposite of SSB. While Smash has simple moves and controls but complex fighting with infinite possibilities, Tekken as overly complex moves lists and controls with very simple game play - all you really need to do to win in Tekken in press buttons at random. The new MK, while not as heavy on the extended move and combo lists as Tekken, still focuses on that too much and kills the classic style. Aside from the huge combo lists, I thought the game just played like a much better version of the SNES and Genesis titles, but when I discovered the Tekken-esque move and combo lists I realized that this simple game was trying too hard to be complex and I lost interest. MK, although never really a good game as far as gameplay goes, will always have a special nostalgic spot in me, though. Growing up in the 90s we all played the hell out of those games, even though they did suck, just because of the cheesy violence.
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ASDFNOFM Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
My personal favorite on this is Frank.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Thanks. Frank was awesome.
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FriendlySheep Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
holy moses this is good
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justbehappydammit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
That said, I love this.
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justbehappydammit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Well, I'm sure you already know this by now, but the PK Pulse/Flash is actually all Ness'.
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Kyler-Thy-Ripper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
FUCK PORKY THAT IS THE REASON I DONT PLAY EARTHBOUND
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CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
What would you have changed about this game?
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BluYoshi9001 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This style is the best thing.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Thanks.
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BlackAntoid Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Say... would you mind if I use this as my facebook timeline cover? Providing a link of course.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
As long as credit and a link are there, by all means go ahead.
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BlackAntoid Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! And of course I'll credit you.
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ToadisRules Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I like Jeff better than Paula. She would always be the first to die in battle when I would play D:
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Really? I thought Paula was one of the most usefull characters.
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ToadisRules Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I guess its different for others. But she was usually the first one to die. I always thought Poo was a little more useful cuz of his lifeup and healing as well as offensive PSI. Paula is useful though...
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Yeah, everybody plays differently.
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Sotkettu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Does this person have the permission to sell this on Etsy:
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
No, they absolutely do not. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Action has already been taken.
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StndNerdBoy11 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool style :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thanks
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Karstyn Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Porky Minch in this picture reminds me of one
of the lost boys.
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lucas420 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG these are fantastic!!!!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks
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Hobgoblin9000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naw, dude, seriously... I'm trying to imagine what Giygas would look like in your style... other than uncomprehensible...
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GirGrunny Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Ohhh this is so great! The way you portrayed all of the characters is really awesome, and I love the style you used! Nice work!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks a lot
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Very cool, nice work on all of the characters, and they look great in your style. :D Pokey/Porky with a bag of pork-rines is a nice comical touch especially. I also like Picky's baggy pants, Paula's adorable design, and the kinda "zen" look you gave Prince Poo. They all look great actually.
The checkered background is a nice "Earthbound-y" touch, as well.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks a lot. Glad you like it.
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i coulda sworn that picky had P on his shirt in the official art... and ness whats wrong with your yo yo? its like a triangle ha ha! other than that thank you for the earthbound fanart!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Picky did have a P on his shirt in the artwork, but in the game he had an M for Minch. Since P is not identical on both sides as M is, they had to change it so when the sprite was flipped it would still read as the same letter.
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah! that is some top game design no how makes alot of sense ^^ thanks for the help man! er might i ask do you ever plan to go into the animation industry? or are you already? waitin for the reply ^^
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
I'd like to go into the animation industry but right now I just park cars for a living.
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats interesting no one ever thinks of the guy who parks cars dreams or wants they just go park my car! and thats all... i hope you reach your goalfrom what i saw of your animation it was tops ^^
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Thanks
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why wouldnt i?
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Renatalia23 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww you coulda put him in the background since he's so big; but this is awesome!!! I <3 the Mother series too!!!!!! Good job!!!!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Thanks
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