By Raymond Dwyer / March 18th, 2013
Seattle artist Chris Furniss has released his Metroid-inspired fan art collection The 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus as a hardcover art book available for purchase at Fangamer.
The project began as a limited-run web comic in the summer of 2011. The collection explores the everyday life of Samus when she is not bounty hunting or otherwise saving the universe. The artwork features a vibrant color palette and stylized caricatures of Samus and many other Nintendo cameos such as Mario.
The development towards a hardcover release of the project began last summer as a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $20,000 that eventually reached $28,755 and 514 backers. The 8” x 8” book is 56 pages containing the 31 pieces of the collection, commentary from the artist with writer Ross Rosenberg, and guest illustrations from several other notable video game fan artists including Maré Odomo, creator of the Pokémon-inspired web comic Letters to an Absent Father.
The 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus received a considerable amount of attention from being featured in the March 2012 issue of Nintendo Power and elsewhere on online video game media outlets. The hardcover art collection is available at Fangamer for $25.00 USD and can be bought as a combo with other items such as shirts, pins, and an exclusive print. The digital version is also available to download for $2 USD as a PDF and includes a PDF of the artist’s sketchbook. Prints of the original web comic pieces can be purchased at the artist’s Etsy page for $10.00 USD each.
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