POW, Right in the Nostalgia! Popular Games Reimagined as Children’s Books

Ahhh, the sepia-toned perfection of a nostalgia punch. Joebot delivers a knockout in round 2 of his art series.
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Artist Joebot has followed up his first series of popular games reimagined in the style of Little Golden Book covers with three new covers inspired by Red Dead Redemption, Half-Life 2 and Mass effect.

These prints make an amazing gift for geeky parents and parents to be; just imagine getting to decorate a nursery with kid themed art from your favorite grown up game series!

How to get your hands on them

All of his pieces can be purchased (together or separately) on his Etsy shop.

If some of the covers look familiar, it's because we reported on the first 3 when they were released in April: Our Childhoods are Now Woefully Incomplete: Popular Games Reimagined as Little Golden Books

A Few Questions With Joebot

In addition to being ridiculously talented, it turns out the artist is also incredibly kind, and sat down for a few minutes to answer some of our questions about his work.
 
What Inspired the series?
 
Joebot: "A lot of my work combines things from my childhood with things from my adulthood. I loved the idea of combining classic video games with little golden books, as they seem like two things that would never go together." 
 
How do you select the games?
 
Joebot: "I'm kinda just picking games that I felt really were masterpieces of the current crop of video-games. I also specifically chose games that were multi-platform. For my next set, you may see me get more platform specific as we get closer to the next generation of home consoles."
 
About how long does each cover take?
 
Joebot: "It really depends. Some designs don't come as naturally as others. So one could take me one day to bust out, and another could take me a few days to really figure out how to make it work. I originally had a headcrab in the Half-Life design, but it just wasn't working."
 
What's the best customer response you've heard about one of your pieces?
 
Joebot: "Yesterday I received a very short, but very meaningful e-mail that came from a woman who was going through a rough time, she said simply "your artwork makes me smile". That's really the best compliment any artist can receive. To make someone feel a different emotion from their current state after seeing your work is an amazing compliment." 

 

What games should be next?

Seeing as Mr. Joebot appears open to making this an ongoing series, what other games would you want to see included?

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Artist Joebot has followed up his first series of popular games reimagined in the style of Little Golden Book covers with three new covers inspired by Red Dead Redemption, Half-Life 2 and Mass effect. 

These prints make an amazing gift for geeky parents and parents to be; just imagine getting to decorate a nursery with kid themed art from your favorite grown up game series!

How to get your hands on them

All of his pieces can be purchased (together or separately) on his Etsy shop. 

If some of the covers look familiar, it's because we reported on the first 3 when they were released in April: Our Childhoods are Now Woefully Incomplete: Popular Games Reimagined as Little Golden Books

A Few Questions With Joebot

In addition to being ridiculously talented, it turns out the artist is also incredibly kind, and sat down for a few minutes to answer some of our questions about his work.
 
What Inspired the series?
 
Joebot: "A lot of my work combines things from my childhood with things from my adulthood. I loved the idea of combining classic video games with little golden books, as they seem like two things that would never go together." 
 
How do you select the games?


Joebot: "I'm kinda just picking games that I felt really were masterpieces of the current crop of video-games. I also specifically chose games that were multi-platform. For my next set, you may see me get more platform specific as we get closer to the next generation of home consoles."
 
About how long does each cover take?
 
Joebot: "It really depends. Some designs don't come as naturally as others. So one could take me one day to bust out, and another could take me a few days to really figure out how to make it work. I originally had a headcrab in the Half-Life design, but it just wasn't working."
 
What's the best customer response you've heard about one of your pieces?
 
Joebot: "Yesterday I received a very short, but very meaningful e-mail that came from a woman who was going through a rough time, she said simply "your artwork makes me smile"That's really the best compliment any artist can receive. To make someone feel a different emotion from their current state after seeing your work is an amazing compliment." 

 

What games should be next?

Seeing as Mr. Joebot appears open to making this an ongoing series, what other games would you want to see included?


Artist Joebot has followed up his first series of popular games reimagined in the style of Little Golden Book covers with three new covers inspired by Red Dead Redemption, Half-Life 2 and Mass effect. 

These prints make an amazing gift for geeky parents and parents to be; just imagine getting to decorate a nursery with kid themed art from your favorite grown up game series!

How to get your hands on them

All of his pieces can be purchased (together or separately) on his Etsy shop. 

If some of the covers look familiar, it's because we reported on the first 3 when they were released in April: Our Childhoods are Now Woefully Incomplete: Popular Games Reimagined as Little Golden Books

A Few Questions With Joebot

In addition to being ridiculously talented, it turns out the artist is also incredibly kind, and sat down for a few minutes to answer some of our questions about his work.
 
What Inspired the series?
 
Joebot: "A lot of my work combines things from my childhood with things from my adulthood. I loved the idea of combining classic video games with little golden books, as they seem like two things that would never go together." 
 
How do you select the games?


Joebot: "I'm kinda just picking games that I felt really were masterpieces of the current crop of video-games. I also specifically chose games that were multi-platform. For my next set, you may see me get more platform specific as we get closer to the next generation of home consoles."
 
About how long does each cover take?
 
Joebot: "It really depends. Some designs don't come as naturally as others. So one could take me one day to bust out, and another could take me a few days to really figure out how to make it work. I originally had a headcrab in the Half-Life design, but it just wasn't working."
 
What's the best customer response you've heard about one of your pieces?
 
Joebot: "Yesterday I received a very short, but very meaningful e-mail that came from a woman who was going through a rough time, she said simply "your artwork makes me smile"That's really the best compliment any artist can receive. To make someone feel a different emotion from their current state after seeing your work is an amazing compliment." 

 

What games should be next?

Seeing as Mr. Joebot appears open to making this an ongoing series, what other games would you want to see included?


Artist Joebot has followed up his first series of popular games reimagined in the style of Little Golden Book covers with three new covers inspired by Red Dead Redemption, Half-Life 2 and Mass effect. 

These prints make an amazing gift for geeky parents and parents to be; just imagine getting to decorate a nursery with kid themed art from your favorite grown up game series!

How to get your hands on them

All of his pieces can be purchased (together or separately) on his Etsy shop. 

If some of the covers look familiar, it's because we reported on the first 3 when they were released in April: Our Childhoods are Now Woefully Incomplete: Popular Games Reimagined as Little Golden Books

A Few Questions With Joebot

In addition to being ridiculously talented, it turns out the artist is also incredibly kind, and sat down for a few minutes to answer some of our questions about his work.
 
What Inspired the series?
 
Joebot: "A lot of my work combines things from my childhood with things from my adulthood. I loved the idea of combining classic video games with little golden books, as they seem like two things that would never go together." 
 
How do you select the games?


Joebot: "I'm kinda just picking games that I felt really were masterpieces of the current crop of video-games. I also specifically chose games that were multi-platform. For my next set, you may see me get more platform specific as we get closer to the next generation of home consoles."
 
About how long does each cover take?
 
Joebot: "It really depends. Some designs don't come as naturally as others. So one could take me one day to bust out, and another could take me a few days to really figure out how to make it work. I originally had a headcrab in the Half-Life design, but it just wasn't working."
 
What's the best customer response you've heard about one of your pieces?
 
Joebot: "Yesterday I received a very short, but very meaningful e-mail that came from a woman who was going through a rough time, she said simply "your artwork makes me smile"That's really the best compliment any artist can receive. To make someone feel a different emotion from their current state after seeing your work is an amazing compliment." 

 

What games should be next?

Seeing as Mr. Joebot appears open to making this an ongoing series, what other games would you want to see included?


Artist Joebot has followed up his first series of popular games reimagined in the style of Little Golden Book covers with three new covers inspired by Red Dead Redemption, Half-Life 2 and Mass effect. 

These prints make an amazing gift for geeky parents and parents to be; just imagine getting to decorate a nursery with kid themed art from your favorite grown up game series!

How to get your hands on them

All of his pieces can be purchased (together or separately) on his Etsy shop. 

If some of the covers look familiar, it's because we reported on the first 3 when they were released in April: Our Childhoods are Now Woefully Incomplete: Popular Games Reimagined as Little Golden Books

A Few Questions With Joebot

In addition to being ridiculously talented, it turns out the artist is also incredibly kind, and sat down for a few minutes to answer some of our questions about his work.
 
What Inspired the series?
 
Joebot: "A lot of my work combines things from my childhood with things from my adulthood. I loved the idea of combining classic video games with little golden books, as they seem like two things that would never go together." 
 
How do you select the games?


Joebot: "I'm kinda just picking games that I felt really were masterpieces of the current crop of video-games. I also specifically chose games that were multi-platform. For my next set, you may see me get more platform specific as we get closer to the next generation of home consoles."
 
About how long does each cover take?
 
Joebot: "It really depends. Some designs don't come as naturally as others. So one could take me one day to bust out, and another could take me a few days to really figure out how to make it work. I originally had a headcrab in the Half-Life design, but it just wasn't working."
 
What's the best customer response you've heard about one of your pieces?
 
Joebot: "Yesterday I received a very short, but very meaningful e-mail that came from a woman who was going through a rough time, she said simply "your artwork makes me smile"That's really the best compliment any artist can receive. To make someone feel a different emotion from their current state after seeing your work is an amazing compliment." 

 

What games should be next?

Seeing as Mr. Joebot appears open to making this an ongoing series, what other games would you want to see included?


Artist Joebot has followed up his first series of popular games reimagined in the style of Little Golden Book covers with three new covers inspired by Red Dead Redemption, Half-Life 2 and Mass effect. 

These prints make an amazing gift for geeky parents and parents to be; just imagine getting to decorate a nursery with kid themed art from your favorite grown up game series!

How to get your hands on them

All of his pieces can be purchased (together or separately) on his Etsy shop. 

If some of the covers look familiar, it's because we reported on the first 3 when they were released in April: Our Childhoods are Now Woefully Incomplete: Popular Games Reimagined as Little Golden Books

A Few Questions With Joebot

In addition to being ridiculously talented, it turns out the artist is also incredibly kind, and sat down for a few minutes to answer some of our questions about his work.
 
What Inspired the series?
 
Joebot: "A lot of my work combines things from my childhood with things from my adulthood. I loved the idea of combining classic video games with little golden books, as they seem like two things that would never go together." 
 
How do you select the games?


Joebot: "I'm kinda just picking games that I felt really were masterpieces of the current crop of video-games. I also specifically chose games that were multi-platform. For my next set, you may see me get more platform specific as we get closer to the next generation of home consoles."
 
About how long does each cover take?
 
Joebot: "It really depends. Some designs don't come as naturally as others. So one could take me one day to bust out, and another could take me a few days to really figure out how to make it work. I originally had a headcrab in the Half-Life design, but it just wasn't working."
 
What's the best customer response you've heard about one of your pieces?
 
Joebot: "Yesterday I received a very short, but very meaningful e-mail that came from a woman who was going through a rough time, she said simply "your artwork makes me smile"That's really the best compliment any artist can receive. To make someone feel a different emotion from their current state after seeing your work is an amazing compliment." 

 

What games should be next?

Seeing as Mr. Joebot appears open to making this an ongoing series, what other games would you want to see included?


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