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"Wispy Wallop" Kirby shirt by Ashley Davis ⊟

Remember like two days ago when I said that Fangamer’s gloomy, spooky Castlevania shirt was something I wanted to wear on my body? Well, this Kirby shirt by Ashley Davis is vibrant, colorful, and adorable, and I also want very badly to sport this look. 

I’m versatile.

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Dream Zine up for sale ⊟

In case you were anywhere else on Earth during TCAF, you can now get the adorable Kirby’s Dream Zine, curated by Ashley Davis, from Fangamer. It’s 88 pages of cute, drawn by a bunch of Kirb-lovin’ artists.

How good is this thing? Well, there’s a pretty cool Dream Zine Tumblr – all the art here didn’t make it into the book. So I’m guessing the book is pretty dang spectacular.

For more on the Dream Zine (and Kirby), listen to our TinyCast with Ashley!

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Ashley Davis curating Kirby’s Dream Zine
The artist responsible for Earth’s cutest drawings is putting together a zine about Dream Land’s cutest pink sphere. Ashley Davis is accepting submissions for Kirby’s Dream Zine until August 31.

You can draw or write about any of your favorite Kirby characters, moments and memories! If it’s Kirby related, it fits. Yes, you can even do something about Escargoon. In fact, I encourage it.

Find full guidelines and submission instructions at Ashley’s site. I’ll just be here thinking. I always, always want to contribute to projects like these, but I never do because everyone involved is an amazing artist or writer and I’m just some guy. Like, what am I going to do.
BUY Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, upcoming releases

Ashley Davis curating Kirby’s Dream Zine

The artist responsible for Earth’s cutest drawings is putting together a zine about Dream Land’s cutest pink sphere. Ashley Davis is accepting submissions for Kirby’s Dream Zine until August 31.

You can draw or write about any of your favorite Kirby characters, moments and memories! If it’s Kirby related, it fits. Yes, you can even do something about Escargoon. In fact, I encourage it.

Find full guidelines and submission instructions at Ashley’s site. I’ll just be here thinking. I always, always want to contribute to projects like these, but I never do because everyone involved is an amazing artist or writer and I’m just some guy. Like, what am I going to do.

BUY Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, upcoming releases
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Save $4 on this rad Animal Crossing shirt

To celebrate the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Fangamer is offering a special deal on Ashley Davis’s magical “Meet the Neighbors” shirt.

When you check out, use the code NUWEEF and get $4 off! That puts it at a nice, affordable $19. Wear it so everyone will know you’re all about cute times in animal villages like Buttocks.

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Giratina’s Origin Forme by Ashley Davis, drawn for the Ghost Pokezine. Look, I don’t want to freak anyone out, but there are currently 27 copies of the zine available for purchase. If you want to see more illustrations of Ghost-type Pokemon, you’d best get to it.
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Giratina’s Origin Forme by Ashley Davis, drawn for the Ghost Pokezine. Look, I don’t want to freak anyone out, but there are currently 27 copies of the zine available for purchase. If you want to see more illustrations of Ghost-type Pokemon, you’d best get to it.

Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2
See also: More Pokemon news and media
In honor of Mole Mania's eShop release yesterday, some fanart of the Game Boy puzzler’s star from Ashley Davis!
Those in the know have already praised this as one of Shigeru Miyamoto’s unsung masterpieces, but just in case you haven’t heard, Mole Mania is one of the good ones.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS XL Red or Blue, Nintendo 3DS
See also: More eShop news and media[Via Ashley Davis]

In honor of Mole Mania's eShop release yesterday, some fanart of the Game Boy puzzler’s star from Ashley Davis!

Those in the know have already praised this as one of Shigeru Miyamoto’s unsung masterpieces, but just in case you haven’t heard, Mole Mania is one of the good ones.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS XL Red or Blue, Nintendo 3DS
See also: More eShop news and media
[Via Ashley Davis]

Cool things from cool people

I have been amassing a hoard of neat, non-Nintendo things that I’ve been meaning to share here, links from our friends and generally cool people. Click these:

If you emailed or Tweeted anything for us to post recently (e.g. in the last four years) that I neglected to put up here, sorry! I’m awful at remembering these things!

Buy: Tiny Cartridge stickers for your DS/3DS games!
Comix Zone art by Ashley Davis, for the “Comics vs. Games creative jam" put on by TIFF Nexus in Toronto. The "main event" is a game jam pairing comic and game designers; in addition, TC bros Attract Mode will curate a set of video game-inspired art, with works by the following (list stolen from Fort90):
Lamar Abrams, Georgina Chacón, Lindsay Collins, Ashley Davis, Jacob Ferguson, Kyle Fewell, Chris Furniss, Zac Gorman, Olly Jones, HamletMachine, Kris Mukai, Maré Odomo, Cory Schmitz, and Jovan Velkoski. That’s… an intimidating amount of talent.
The event will be held from April 29 to May 3 at the Magic Pony, and then May 5 and 6 at the Toronto Comics Art Festival.
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Ashley Davis artwork

Comix Zone art by Ashley Davis, for the “Comics vs. Games creative jam" put on by TIFF Nexus in Toronto. The "main event" is a game jam pairing comic and game designers; in addition, TC bros Attract Mode will curate a set of video game-inspired art, with works by the following (list stolen from Fort90):

Lamar AbramsGeorgina ChacónLindsay CollinsAshley DavisJacob FergusonKyle FewellChris FurnissZac GormanOlly JonesHamletMachineKris MukaiMaré OdomoCory Schmitz, and Jovan Velkoski. That’s… an intimidating amount of talent.

The event will be held from April 29 to May 3 at the Magic Pony, and then May 5 and 6 at the Toronto Comics Art Festival.

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Ashley Davis artwork

Kid Niki's US and Japanese boxarts. This is one of the comparisons on Box vs. Box, a new site by Diego Garcia and Ashley Davis comparing Japanese and American covers. What a clever idea for a single-purpose Tumblr!

Speaking of regional boxart comparisons, Ray Barnholt wrote up a feature on just that for 1UP. It’s an international boxart zeitgeist!

And speaking of … things versus other things … Tiny Cartridge pal Lucas M. Thomas is kickstarting a book called Zelda vs. Jesus! Yep, it’s about all the Christian imagery and references in Zelda games. It’s not about Jesus fighting Sheik in Smash Bros.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red, Pearl Pink, Black, & Blue)
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Pushmo’s Mallo, by Ashley Davis. Since the characters on screen are so small, and since the focus is really on the puzzles, it’s easy to overlook how inexplicable the character designs are. Is he wearing a red full-body leotard thing under his sumo thong, or is he all red except for his face and feet? Also, he’s wearing a sumo thong.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: Our Pushmo review, and a Tiny QR code!

Pushmo’s Mallo, by Ashley Davis. Since the characters on screen are so small, and since the focus is really on the puzzles, it’s easy to overlook how inexplicable the character designs are. Is he wearing a red full-body leotard thing under his sumo thong, or is he all red except for his face and feet? Also, he’s wearing a sumo thong.

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: Our Pushmo review, and a Tiny QR code!

Four Swapnotes for the new year, plus a very special message from Mare Odomo (click for larger images). These awesome sketches from Cory Godbey, Ashley Davis, Jonathan “Persona” Kim, and Hef helped me get over Nintendo not sending its Japanese New Year Swapnote — and its special stationary — to the rest of us.

Nintendo also posted an official QR code for Swapnote mascot Nikki in Japan. If you’d rather have her name in English text, IGN’s Lucas Thomas re-created her Mii here.

Do you know how you can tell that Swapnote and Nikki are really taking off? There is now foot fetish fanart for the fictional character. Is no Nintendo character safe?

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

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See also: More Swapnote news

[Thanks, @Nintendaan!]

Happy holidays from Tiny Cartridge! We hope Santa left you lots of portable games (or a console) under your tree! Why not share your Christmas spoils in our comments?
This fabulous art, by the way, comes from the awesome Ashley Davis — who you might remember teamed up with us to create the Meteor Night cartridge art for this year’s My Famicase exhibition. If you’re not already following her personal or No Marios blog, you should!
Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Ashley Davis art

Happy holidays from Tiny Cartridge! We hope Santa left you lots of portable games (or a console) under your tree! Why not share your Christmas spoils in our comments?

This fabulous art, by the way, comes from the awesome Ashley Davis — who you might remember teamed up with us to create the Meteor Night cartridge art for this year’s My Famicase exhibition. If you’re not already following her personal or No Marios blog, you should!

Buy: Nintendo 3DS console (Flame Red, Black, & Blue)

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More Ashley Davis art