"The Poké Life", 1996 ⊟
Is there anything more handheld gaming than sitting in the back of a car, playing Pokémon during a road trip, leaving a backpack open by your feet and filled with distractions for the long drive, and bringing a pillow to nap on once you’ve exhausted your entertainment options?
These nostalgic illustrations come from Matt Rockefeller’s upcoming Pokémon zine, which will be featured at Light Grey Art Lab’s STACKS show in Minneapolis (opening August 1st). He will post full versions of the pieces shown here on his Tumblr next month.
Photo by Luigi and Luca and styling by Paolo Zagoreo
Haven’t posted this on tumblr yet! I actually drew this 3 months ago but never got around to putting it up since it was so big vuv;; I’ve always wanted to make comics about how video games affected me as a kid. So I did. Except only with animal crossing since that game gave me a hell of a good time and got me through some lows. It was hard cutting out all the differen’t parts I wanted to include. Most of the images are stories I would make up in my mind and role play them in secret.