Sunday, January 15, 2012

catch 22


Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Is catching them your real test? Is training them your cause? Waking up last week to an invite to participate in the Pokemon Battle Royale show was maybe the highlight of my week. I was an avid poke-player/watcher/card gamer when it hit big in the USA, and I even picked up one of the DS versions in past years to give it a go. There's just something so charming about the character design, and it was EXTRA hard picking which pokemon I would do. With Psyduck (my fave) already taken, I turned to my pokedex and found Omanyte near the end of the list. He's born from a fossil and has the most adorable eyes ever! OBVIOUS CHOICE.

I'm also so excited because two of my most favorite contemporary illustrators, Meg Hunt and Kali Ciesmier are participating! The full list is on the website, and it's a great one. I can't wait to see everyone's fantastic pokemanz.

This is just a sketch, but I'm pumped for my final illustration. Which Pokemon would you choose?


  1. Awesome! I'm so excited to be in this as well! I got Pikachu! Kinda freaking out a bit....

  2. OMG ERIK. SO MUCH PRESSURE. Although I have to say, I am sure you are more than qualified to knock Pikachu out of the park! Do it do it!

  3. Also Emma, I didnt think Omanyte could BE any cuter, obviously I was wrong. THOSE PINK WITTLE CHEEKS. Uh Doh Boh.