In honor of the tattoo on my right forearm and the celebration of Easter, I present you with a green rabbit with a gun. Makes sense to me.
What would those classic characters—such as Jazz Jackrabbit, or Cool Spot above—have looked if they were on TV, starring in Saturday morning shows? German comic artist Dirk Erik Schulz gives us the answer by reimagining 24 of them in that exact style.
Long before Epic's Cliff Bleszinski made a name for himself with Unreal and Gears of War, he already made a name for himself in the heart of at least one young(er) gamer with the PC's answer to the platforming mascot character.
From 1991's ZZT to Gears of War, the history of Epic Games is sprayed across the walls of one particular staircase in the company's North Carolina offices.
Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski once made video games about green rabbits fighting turtles, a series known as Jazz Jackrabbit. Epic Games' former mascot returns after a long hiatus, only this time as a proof-of-concept twin-stick shooter.