"The Poké Life", 1996 ⊟
Is there anything more handheld gaming than sitting in the back of a car, playing Pokémon during a road trip, leaving a backpack open by your feet and filled with distractions for the long drive, and bringing a pillow to nap on once you’ve exhausted your entertainment options?
These nostalgic illustrations come from Matt Rockefeller’s upcoming Pokémon zine, which will be featured at Light Grey Art Lab’s STACKS show in Minneapolis (opening August 1st). He will post full versions of the pieces shown here on his Tumblr next month.
hoenn bicycle club
In Pokemon Y I named my Espurr Sigma and I was pretty psyched when it evolved to be blue and white.
My hand slipped
so like in between all the other “draw yourself as x” memes
WHY IS THERE NO “DRAW YOURSELF AS THE POKEMON CHAMPION” MEME
You guys it’s literally the best thing you can draw yourself as, because you get to be a DOUBLE BADASS. Not only are you the best trainer, you’re also the best at some other thing, like yo for real:
Blue: Overachieving Min-Max Asshole
Lance: Dragon Whisperer Superhero
Steven: Just Obscenely Rich
Cynthia: Master All-Black Wardrobe Owner
Iris: Monster Space Princess
Diantha: Actual Movie Star
Cool stuff: Looker and Banette and SPIES. Smash em together and you get CHAMPION OX, boss of the International Pokemans Police!!!
Be the overpowered jerk you always dreamed of! Pokemon!!!