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Debuting at the MoCCA Art Fest in NYC on June 23rd...Life Meter Volume 2

Following the success of last year’s mini-comic that sold out by the second day of the MoCCA Art Festival, this new collection will feature over 100 pages of videogame-inspired comic strips and cartoon art from an impressive range of comic artists and animators. This graphic novel-length anthology includes an 11-page MEGA MAN story by Matt Loux, the Harvey Award-nominated creator of Side Scrollers from Oni Press; a shoujo manga take on The LEGEND OF ZELDA by TokyoPop artist Queenie Chan (The Dreaming); and a gorgeous cover inspired by the cult favorite game NIGHTS INTO DREAMS by Flight artist, Bannister.





Original comic stories debuting in LM2:
METROID by Joel Carroll (Flight)
GUITAR HERO by Jacob Chabot (Mighty Skullboy Army)
DOUBLE DRAGON by Debbie Huey (Bumper Boy)
SPY HUNTER by John Green (Teen Boat)
LINK’S AWAKENING by Dave Roman (Astronaut Elementary)
JET SET RADIO by Miguel Sternberg (back cover artist for Scott Pilgrim 4)
NIGHTS INTO DREAMS by Dave Roman, Bannister (Flight), & Stephanie Yue (Novasett Island)
SUPER MARIO BROS. by Josh Lesnick (Girly)
ELEVATOR ACTION by Sang S. Kim & Jeremy Arambulo (Let’s Do This)
PARAPPA THE RAPPER by Corey Barba (Nickelodeon Magazine)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 by Zack Giallongo (10th Life of Pishio the Cat)
MARIO KART by Alisa Harris (Girls’ Guide to Guys’ Stuff)
PIKMIN by Edward J. Grug III (Those Scurvy Dogs)
THE WIND WAKER by Christopher Hastings (Dr. McNinja) & Carly Monardo (Venture Bros.)
RIVER CITY RANSOM by Michael Vega (3Apples Media)
OKAMI by Jennifer Moore (Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends)
& Miss Monster (missmonster.com)
PHOENIX WRIGHT by Eric Kim (Love As A Foreign Language)
BUST A GROOVE by Abby Denson (Tough Love)
KIRBY by KC Green (Droop)
Q*BERT by Dave Roman & Shelli Paroline (Malarky)
PHOENIX WRIGHT by Alison Wilgus (Kids Next Door)
MEGA MAN by Matt Loux (Side Scrollers)
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA by Queenie Chan (The Dreaming)

New art debuting in the book:

NINJA GAIDEN by Allan Norico (Kappa Mikey)
GABRIEL KNIGHT 2 by Faith Erin Hicks (Zombies Calling)
PANZER DRAGOON RPG by Dave Roman
WIZARDS & WARRIORS by Raina Telgemeier (Baby-sitters Club)
EARTHWORM JIM by Steve Hamaker (Flight)
POKEMON by Jacob Chabot
ICO by Alexei Martins
ALEX KIDD by Elio (Sketchy Five)

Classic stuff that appeared on the Life Meter website:

SUPER MARIO BROS. and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA by Dan Schoening
CASTLEVANIA: CIRCLE OF THE MOON by Derek Hunter
TETRIS by David McGuire
TOAD by Jake Parker
DRAGON QUEST 2 by Lamar Abrams
KATAMARI DAMACY by Jacob Chabot
KID ICARUS by Alexei Martins
DUCK HUNT by Zack Giallongo
SUPER MARIO BROS. By Jeffrey Rowland
PACMAN by Jess Fink
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA by Queenie Chan
GOLDEN AXE by James Mar
CONTRA by Jeremy Arambulo
KID ICARUS by Miss Monster
PACMAN by David McGuire
CAVE STORY by Joseph Bergin III
STREETS OF RAGE by Curt Franklin & Chris Haley
SUPER MARIO BROS. by Jose Garibaldi
KOOPALINGS by Zack Giallongo
KIRBY by Stephanie Yue

Afterward by Matthew Hawkins.

All profits of the book will be donated to Child’s Play, a charitable organization that holds an annual toy drive for children’s hospitals.
www.childsplaycharity.org


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[User Picture]From: dryponder
2007-06-13 10:21 pm (UTC)

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too awesome!
[User Picture]From: lonebeatnik
2007-06-13 10:26 pm (UTC)

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sweet jeebus, that's an amazing lineup! i hope you don't sell out before i get one! and awesome that its going to Child's Play!
[User Picture]From: hopping_v
2007-06-13 10:31 pm (UTC)

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Wow! So many good games and so many good cartoonists! Soooo looking forward to seeing all this new stuff!

Also a Bust-A-Groove comic?! sweeet!
[User Picture]From: kuniopt
2007-06-13 10:39 pm (UTC)

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Man I wish I could pop there and buy that book

JUST THE MENTION OF A ELEVATOR ACTION COMIC, KC DOING A KIRBY COMIC and other stuff make me drool like an idiot
From: soggytoast
2007-06-13 11:30 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for rising to the challenge and getting this all together, dave.
[User Picture]From: yaytime
2007-06-14 01:17 am (UTC)

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Couldn't have done it without ya!
[User Picture]From: sonictail
2007-06-14 12:05 am (UTC)

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Man, that looks like a incredible effort. Pity I have to wait for it to hit the store ;_;
[User Picture]From: elio
2007-06-14 12:12 am (UTC)

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Hooray!!
[User Picture]From: tedprior
2007-06-14 12:20 am (UTC)

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Man! I can't wait! The first book was so great!
[User Picture]From: jetbaby
2007-06-14 12:58 am (UTC)

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Eeee! So cool! Parappa! Jet Set Radio! Golden Axe 'n Bust a Groove! I hop with joy.

Thanks to Dave & Stephanie & Zack for pulling all of this awesomeness together a second time! Bravo!

p.s. barring a sell-out, will this be on sale online ever?
[User Picture]From: yaytime
2007-06-14 01:19 am (UTC)

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Yeah, ideally we'll have it available for online sales after Comic Con.
From: nekobasu
2007-06-14 02:07 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: thechrishaley
2007-06-14 01:13 am (UTC)

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Wow!
I can't believe that something I drew is going to be nestled neatly alongside so many amazing artists.
My excitements are at an all time high!
[User Picture]From: ali_wildgoose
2007-06-14 02:30 am (UTC)

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WOO-HOO! I take it this means we're getting the books on time after all?

*SO EXCITED*
[User Picture]From: skychrono
2007-06-14 03:30 am (UTC)

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The second this goes on sale I'm picking up a copy.

Mmmmm.
[User Picture]From: tanukitsune
2007-06-14 03:51 am (UTC)

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Yay! I can't wait till it's for sale! :3
[User Picture]From: piratecore
2007-06-14 04:29 am (UTC)

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Oh this is too awesome! I hope you'll have some left to sell on the site, because dang, do I ever want a copy!
[User Picture]From: arambulo
2007-06-14 05:30 am (UTC)

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you guys RULE for donating the proceeds to Child's Play. can't wait to get a copy!
[User Picture]From: jacobchabot
2007-06-14 02:53 pm (UTC)

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Kaboom! Mind Explosion!

This is going to be the hottest thing ever.
[User Picture]From: hercshman
2007-06-14 03:09 pm (UTC)

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I don't mind buying online but is there any chance you'll be bringing it to Otakon this year?
[User Picture]From: debbiehuey
2007-06-14 05:16 pm (UTC)

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Woo!! Can't wait to get my paws on this!
[User Picture]From: hirovox
2007-06-15 05:28 am (UTC)

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Woohooo! That thing looks HOT! I love that cover too :D
[User Picture]From: whirringblender
2007-06-15 02:57 pm (UTC)

Whooo-hoo!

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I'm really thrilled to be a part of this :D Thanks so much Dave, Zack, and Steph for putting this whole thing together!! And Bann, if you're reading this, your cover is beautiful, man!!
[User Picture]From: bannman
2007-06-28 01:58 pm (UTC)

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Thanks a lot ! :-D
From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-16 06:59 am (UTC)

Unable to attend MoCCA

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Hey dudes and dudettes. I've had the pleasure of attending the MoCCA arts festival the past two years, but this year I've got conflicting plans, so I will be absent.

Will Life Meter 2 be available for sale online or through comic shops? I'd _really_ love to get a hold of it.
From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-18 07:47 pm (UTC)

Online purchase?

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I definitely won't be able to make it out there, so will we be able to order this book online?
From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-18 08:04 pm (UTC)

Alexei

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Oh my GOD!!! This is amazing!!!!

Also love the cover!!
[User Picture]From: bannman
2007-06-28 01:59 pm (UTC)

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Congrats to everyone who were involve into the making of the book.
This sure looks amazing !

Ok, let's work on the vol#3 now.
;-P
[User Picture]From: hercshman
2007-07-24 06:43 pm (UTC)

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I was hoping I'd see you guys at Otakon, but it looks like you missed it this year. Any chance this book will be sold online or through some other method?