I love Glen Brogan’s art. Whether it’s Super Mario Bros, Adventure Time or the monster cereal guys, he is just amazing at capturing the playful, fun side of whatever he is portraying (Check out our interview with Glen to read more about his art). But my favorite pictures of his are always girls. Yes, I run a site called iheartgirls, so it stands to reason that would be the case, but Glen has a special talent for drawing girls.
His girls run the gamut from buxom bombshells to cute girls next door, and he isn’t afraid to get a little cheeky (literally and figuratively). As an artist for iheartgirls to pair with he was, in a word, perfect… Because he hearts girls, and it shows in his art! Since Glen hearts retro gaming as well, he suggested we work together on something that blended both.
I reached out to Jaclyn Swedberg, Katie Pfeffer and Gabby Jeanne, and we set about shooting the pictures that would become Glen’s 8-bit playground. From Super Mario to Super Metroid, Donkey Kong to Q-Bert, Burger Time to Street Fighter, Glen added retro flair to the girls to create something I absolutely adore. Stating that I am extremely excited to share these images with you would be quite an understatement. This was such a fun project for me, and I hope to collaborate with Glen again in the future.
Side note, for all you people out there who might label this as unrealistic… Contrary to popular belief,some girls do actually sit around in their undies playing games. For Christmas a couple of years back, I got an SNES and proceeded to pillage eBay for all the missing carts from my youth: everything from Super Star Wars to The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse (hate those bees). And you can bet that it was a panties-only party at my place! It doesn’t matter that it was just me and the cats, still counts!
Anyway, take a look at the collaborations below, and make sure to tell us what you think in the comments! Check out the galleries for even larger images, and be sure to visit Glen’s web site to find out about all the other cool stuff he’s up to!