Nintober 2014 is Coming…

September is here, which means October, and thus Nintober, is just around the corner. However, this year I won’t be doing a full month of 31 monsters drawn in 31 days, and I won’t be collecting for the MS Society.

Are you running out of Nintendo monsters? You can’t have many left!

First up, I am not running out of monsters. I prepared a list after last year and have added to it over the year based on suggestions received and new games released. There’s well over 31. It’s my Nintober pool, and it’ll keep me going for another couple of years at least.

So why aren’t you drawing 31 monsters in 31 days, lazy arse?

The shorter Nintober is for two reasons: I am moving house, and planning my wedding. These are taking a toll on the old free time (and annual leave from my full time job) and free time is the one thing I need to complete Nintober.

So instead, I am planning on doing 10 days of Nintober in the run-up to Halloween.

And more than that, I am going to “sell” the 10 slots. You get to choose the videogame monster that will be drawn, and your proceeds will be donated to charity.

Didn’t you just say you won’t be collecting for the MS Society?

Indeed. Following a family tragedy that occurred during Nintober 2013, we agreed it would be a good idea to collect for a mental health charity specialising in depression. We haven’t decided which yet, but we’ll look into it very soon.

So how much are you “selling” a slot for?

Considering this is a full colour original illustration of the videogame monster of your choosing, with all money going to charity, I am going to start at £20. If I can fill all 10 slots, that’s £200 going to a good cause right there!

If you are interested in booking a spot (and would be able to pay) then let me know now as I will need to gauge interest.

So what monsters can I choose from?

Well, I am going to bend the usual rules of Nintober a little bit here. You can choose a videogame monster of your choosing. It doesn’t have to specifically be a Nintendo monster. But there are still a few rules:

1. It must be a monster. It doesn’t have to be a villain, it doesn’t even have to be evil, but it must be a monster. This is a Halloween project, after all.

2. The monster must be from a videogame series, and not from a movie, TV show or comic book license game. However, classic monsters who aren’t specifically licensed are OK, so long as you specify the game series.
 a. Dracula from Castlevania is OK (videogame series, not licensed)
 b. Dracula Duck from DuckTales is not OK (licensed TV series).

3. It can’t be a monster that has already been drawn for Nintober. This one’s obvious enough.

And that’s it really. Want to pick a monster from the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive? PlayStation? Want me to draw a Creeper? Something from Final Fantasy or some horror game I’ve never played? Or just stick to good old Kirby bosses? I’ll do the research and get it done.

Anything else?

Oh yeah, I’m looking into streaming the drawings and uploading them to YouTube with any potential revenue going to charity too. If I can find decent screen recording software, that is.

More updates to follow over the next few weeks, but let me know if you are interested in buying a slot as soon as you can. I shall start making a list :)

105. Polterpup
Nintober is over for another year. And what better way to end it than with everybody’s favourite ghost dog!
If you have enjoyed Nintober, where I draw 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society, then please drop by my JustGiving page and donate a few pounds/dollars/rupees to this great cause. It means a lot to me. Thank you.

105. Polterpup

Nintober is over for another year. And what better way to end it than with everybody’s favourite ghost dog!

If you have enjoyed Nintober, where I draw 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society, then please drop by my JustGiving page and donate a few pounds/dollars/rupees to this great cause. It means a lot to me. Thank you.

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104. Malladus
Technically this is Malladus-Cole. Malladus himself looks like a goofy skull.
Only one day left for Nintober 2013! 31 monsters drawn in 31 days for the MS Society. Have you donated to this good cause?

104. Malladus

Technically this is Malladus-Cole. Malladus himself looks like a goofy skull.

Only one day left for Nintober 2013! 31 monsters drawn in 31 days for the MS Society. Have you donated to this good cause?

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103. Antasma
It’s strange to think Nintober is almost over (ober?) once again. It’s the final Mario Tuesday. What could the finale be this year?
I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate:

103. Antasma

It’s strange to think Nintober is almost over (ober?) once again. It’s the final Mario Tuesday. What could the finale be this year?

I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate:

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102. Pumpkaboo & Gourgeist
It’s PokeMonday, and here’s a Pokemon that wasn’t even publicly known at the start of Nintober 2013!
I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society:

102. Pumpkaboo & Gourgeist

It’s PokeMonday, and here’s a Pokemon that wasn’t even publicly known at the start of Nintober 2013!

I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society:

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101. Jergingha
There was never going to be a better opportunity to have a Wonderful 101 monster than at number 101.
I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate using the link below:

101. Jergingha

There was never going to be a better opportunity to have a Wonderful 101 monster than at number 101.

I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate using the link below:

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100. Zeron
We have reached 100 Nintober entries! Starting with 11 in 2008 and then a full complement of 31 each October from 2011-2013 (well, with a few left to go in 2013…)
I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate:

100. Zeron

We have reached 100 Nintober entries! Starting with 11 in 2008 and then a full complement of 31 each October from 2011-2013 (well, with a few left to go in 2013…)

I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate:

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099. Horror Keeper
There will be some delay in the Nintober entries due to a family tragedy. It’s been a hard few days. Have yesterday’s late monster.

099. Horror Keeper

There will be some delay in the Nintober entries due to a family tragedy. It’s been a hard few days. Have yesterday’s late monster.

098. Ridley
One of the most well-known Nintendo monsters. While it’s fairly normal to see Ridley drawn roaring like a beast in mid-flight, there’s something eerily human about him when he’s at rest, making him creepier in my eyes.
I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate by clicking the link below:

098. Ridley

One of the most well-known Nintendo monsters. While it’s fairly normal to see Ridley drawn roaring like a beast in mid-flight, there’s something eerily human about him when he’s at rest, making him creepier in my eyes.

I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate by clicking the link below:

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097. Bellum
I don’t remember much about Phantom Hourglass other than that I beat it and that Linebeck was awesome.
I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate at the link below:

097. Bellum

I don’t remember much about Phantom Hourglass other than that I beat it and that Linebeck was awesome.

I’m drawing 31 Nintendo monsters in 31 days to raise money for the MS Society. Please donate at the link below:

JustGiving - Sponsor me now!