(in case the IMG doesn't work: http://sstarkm.deviantart.com/art/Giant-Bomb-Poster-537144762)
(EDIT: Here's an Iphone wallpaper since a lot of people want one: http://imgur.com/MDRxNRn )
Hey duders. I've been a giant bomb follower since....2009 I believe. Roughly around then I think? I've never been much of a forum guy, because I'm just not a forum guy in general. But I am an Illustrator! Thus the last few months I've had this idea for doing a GB poster, but decided to wait until the new hire came in (Hello Austin!). I made this while listening to a fuckton of GB content, and really enjoyed making it.
Some notes for the GB members if they read this, regarding my depictions of them, as well as what some of them mean to me.:
-Jeff, You are the founder, and therefore your role in this was obvious. Jars were a needed touch obviously. You definitely stood out to me when I first started listening. To me back then, games journalists felt really boring and disconnected with the people they were talking to. Not to imply you were some innovator in this regard, but to me you really got me to rethink that notion.
-Jason, I originally had you wrapped in cables whilst playing Street Fighter. I instead decided to go with your second favorite hobbie: being disappointed in Dan. It is coincidentally also one of my hobbies.
-Dan, I don't think I need to explain my choices. You were somewhat the hardest person to draw because there was a myriad of dumb shit I could've had you doing. That all said, I remember saying to a friend 2 weeks after you came in that "Dan Ryckert is the best thing to happen to Giant Bomb as well as the worst thing. Thank fuck"
-Brad, as a DOTA fan myself I understand the endless incentives Valve constantly throws at you to open those fucking chests, including not having to pay for those keys anymore, so your depiction is a tiny bit outdated. Sleepy Brad will never be outdated though. Please keep hosting the bombcast, I personally think Ryan would be proud of you doing it.
-Alex, I imagined you in a state of explaining things, as you're going to be doing that a lot now that you have your own podcast, that I am now anticipating every week! I originally thought you were mostly just grumpy all the time, but you're only grumpy 75% of the time!
-Austin, welcome to the club man! I don't know much about you, but that's okay because I would like to get to know more about you!
-Vinny, you are the smallest person in this picture, but certainly the biggest influence on me since listening to you guys. I (hopefully) went from being a fucking asshole to (hopefully) a nicer guy because you listening you.
-Patrick, I hope no one looks at this picture and goes "MAN THE ARTIST IS IMPLYING THAT PATRICK KLEPEK TURNED HIS BACK ON GB" or something stupid like that. I was probably like one of those guys when I first joined GB. I didn't like you that much, but over the years you became something I regularly looked forward to listening to, even after moving out to Chicago. Also you pronounce my name right on your Streams so fuck yeah man.
-Drew, I was originally going to lean more towards your flight club history, but I decided to go with what's currently trendy. I realize you have some frustrations with those games, but to me Metal Gear Scanlon is one of my favorite things on the site. Please keep doing them, I think you'll at least enjoy PLAYING the next game for sure.
-Rorie, thank you for keeping this place somewhat civil. I'm not necessarily familiar with how well people around here regard you, but it's probably underrated anyways. Thanks!
-Ryan, I know you're not in the picture (you originally were going to be in Drew's place but I decided against it), but you definitely mean a lot to me. I think that fact was made more solid after listening to all the older content over the course of drawing this poster. Thank you Ryan Davis. And also Fuck Ryan Davis.
tl;dr I MADE A POSTER AND ALSO GIANT BOMB IS COOL.
(also this is me SELF-PROMOTING MYSELF, but pls check out my DeviantArt, though I actually do more paintings than stuff liek this poster: http://sstarkm.deviantart.com/)
Mod edit: NICE JOB DUDE!