God DAMN are you guys pumped for SSB4 or WHAT. But there’s still three weeks to go until the 3DS version comes out, and months more until the WiiU version!!! WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO IN THE MEAN TIME
hey here’s an idea, let’s make a Smash Bros zine!
☆☆☆THE SMASH BROS ULTIMATE PLAYERS GUIDE☆☆☆
So I spent a large portion of my childhood reading those hastily-published and poorly-researched video game strategy guides (it’s what we did before GameFAQs!). They tended to be full of pretty pictures and incorrect information, and I want to put together a book for SSB4 that is just as pretty and similarly absurd/erroneous.
Specifically, what I’m looking for are illustrations, comics, or text submissions relating — however tangentially — to Smash Brothers! Who are your favorite SSB characters? What character isn’t in SSB4 who TOTALLY SHOULD BE? Can you improve an existing character’s moveset? How about new items or assist trophies? IRL strats for knocking the controller out of your friends’ hands without them realizing you did it? Seriously! Anything!
Please send submissions to pseudonymjones at gmail dot com with the subject line: “Smash Bros Ultimate Players Guide”. Submissions should be 5.75 x 8.75 inches (that extra 1/8 inch around will be cut for bleed), 300DPI, CMYK, submitted as a .png or flattened .psd. Include your name and website for the credits! Send me an ask or an email if you have questions or need any help!
Submission deadline is 10/03/2014 (the date of the 3DS launch!), so stop stroking your Wavebird, close that stream of Japanese players having all the fun, and MAKE! SOME! ART!
I’ve heard from a few people who were dealing with formatting & resolution issues. If you’re confused or if you’ve never designed for print before, please feel free to download this .psd template! It’s the correct proportions and it’s 300dpi (you can check/adjust that stuff under Image>Image Size) and it’s got guides to mark off where the page will be cut (which you can hide if they bug you, under View>Show>Guides). You should be able to open this file in Photoshop and Manga Studio. Please email me or send me an ask if there’s anything more you need!