Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Circus Charlie

My piece is a tribute to the Konami game Circus Charlie


I hadn't had much experience with this game on a nostalgia level-I was aware of when I was a kid but
I needed a refresher. 

From what I gather the game is an existential horror story starring
 the titular clown (you) whose whole life consists of running  and jumping through a never ending series of flaming hoops, compelled by the scrolling of the screen, a metaphor for man's struggle in a painful existence in the constant face of the oblivion of non-existence. It was no doubt inspired by the works of Samuel Beckett. It also has monkeys.

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-Craig Parrillo

3 comments:

Strange Kid said...

This game actually sounds a little familiar! Your piece for it turned out great, Craig. Love that facial expression.

pw! said...

oh man, new Craig Parrillo always makes my day! what great fun, and what great composition in the middle of iconic/graphic and incredibly active. i love this

kc said...

awesome job! i LOVE this game

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