The Punch-Out paintings were never intended to remain as-is, but after I published the midpoint images last month, I had the horrible problem of people asking to buy them. So I left them to be, not quite as creative as I intended, and moved onto the next thing… the next thing being this interpretation of classic arcade and Nintendo game, Rampage.
In the game, you could select George (a King Kong copycat), Lizzie (Godzilla analog) or Ralph (a massive freaking werewolf) and proceed to do the most cathartic thing ever: destroy everything. After a while, Rampage could get a little boring, because it was so repetitive. Scale building. Punch building. Jump off building before it collapses. This lather, rinse, repeat gameplay is what was so addictive to me as a kid, though. Especially in the arcade, where I seemingly plugged in quarters just to see the GAME OVER screen in fairly short order. I couldn’t help but go back for more.
So I’ve re-imagined the cast as playing cards here.