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Do the Mario! by herms85 Do the Mario! by herms85

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Some Super Mario fan art that's long overdue. Listen, and I know this is pretty blasphemous: I have always been way more into the Super Mario games than I have Sonic.

Now before you throw produce at me, I really am a huge Sonic fan. Really! I have been since I was a kid - I am pretty sure there are pictures of me in the first grade wearing Sonic t-shirts! But I came to Sonic through the cartoons and comics. I had a Sega Genesis growing up, but Sonic games were always too hard for me. I didn't understand the mechanics of memorizing pathways to build up momentum. I never got to "go fast," so I mostly stuck with Mario games - while I filled up notebooks with sketches of Sonic, Tails, Sally and the Freedom Fighters.

Pencils and inks on 11x14 inch Bristol board. Colored in Photoshop 7. Patreon subscribers got a sneak peek at this art!

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And check out more Nintendo fan art:
Smash Bros, Est 1999 by herms85 SMASHING by herms85 Bound for Earth by herms85 Star Fox by herms85

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:iconmariofanatic100000:
MarioFanatic100000 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Student Artist
This is awesome! Keep it up!
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:icontehcrazykat:
tehcrazykat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
DO THE MARIO
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:iconfoxabeeneeownyes:
This is so magnificent! :) (Smile) 
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:icontengmiar02:
tengmiar02 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's massive ^^ I enjoy Mario games, too :)
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:iconkamtoonist:
Kamtoonist Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
👍🏽
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:icondraginkyle44:
DraginKYle44 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Nice
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:iconchocolatesteamtrain:
ChocolateSteamTrain Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
I Love It.:) (Smile) 
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:iconspringmeister98:
Springmeister98 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wart looks real neglected. Way to go, Herms!
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:iconiamacommentator:
IamACommentator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Swing your arms
From side to side
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:iconhypershell:
Hypershell Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
A group pic that actually includes Daisy and Wart.  You, sir, have won the internet.
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:iconblockdasher91:
Blockdasher91 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
Cool!
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:iconsigyoshi23:
Sigyoshi23 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
This is awesome!
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:iconsonicblueranger:
SonicBlueRanger Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
This really make's me wish Archie could do a Mario comic.
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:iconhorseturtle:
Horseturtle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
I once designed live action movie version of these characters
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:iconlamiaman:
Lamiaman Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
So freaking Epic!!!
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:iconxmarkzx:
XmarkZX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The art style look like Archies
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:iconsonicxhero4:
Sonicxhero4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be because this artist does work for them :P
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:iconxmarkzx:
XmarkZX Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
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:iconsonicxhero4:
Sonicxhero4 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's Matt Herms, lmao.
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Awesome. I wish Starlow appear in every Mario games. But Peach is alway my favorite for now :)
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:iconpjtoon75:
PJToon75 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so spectacular! Exceptional work! ✌😉
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:iconmariecurie6:
MarieCurie6 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Really nice, now it's my phone wallpaper!
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:iconawesomesupersonic:
AwesomeSuperSonic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
"Come on it's time, do the Mario!"
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:iconman7093:
man7093 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
i always loved your nintendo fan art keep it up it's great!
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:iconrobertamaya:
robertamaya Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016   Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconfrostthehobidon:
FrostTheHobidon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
cool
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:iconsam-zg:
Sam-ZG Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Finally, someone drew WART!
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:iconsonicfan0777:
sonicfan0777 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Student General Artist
omg that's awesome!!
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:iconredtop1995:
Redtop1995 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Wow. Just...wow. Having Archie Comics produce Mario comics could have been a great way to expand its universe outside the video games. They could have had the main series of comics and a miniseries alongside it (e.g. the Luigi miniseries would retell the Luigi's Mansion games). There could have been a crossover with the Sonic comics at one point! 

But Nintendo didn't want to take the plunge, and it's a shame. Maybe it's because of how polarising the Archie Sonic comics can be, but who knows. 

This drawing makes me want an Archie Comics adaptation now. And who knows? Now that Nintendo are broadening their horizons by partnering up with Universal Studios, they might go back on their decision not to have comic adaptations of their games.

Wonderful work!  
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:iconspringmeister98:
Springmeister98 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know exactly why Nintendo is hesitant. Remember the Mario movie? And the CD-I? After things like....that, it's understandable why we don't see Mario outside of official Nintendo stuff often.
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:iconxmarkzx:
XmarkZX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well the new Ceo of Nintendo wants to expand their games series so Mario Archie can exist
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:iconjackthecat779:
JacktheCat779 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Student General Artist
you definitely missed out on a great opportunity Nintendo
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:iconjerrytheplayer360:
JerrythePlayer360 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow i love this one it's perfect! :)
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:icondaluna13:
daluna13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Swing your arms from side to side( I'm doing it)
Take a dump in your pants (I'm not doing it)
Take a step
And back again
That's the Mario dance
Thank Duane and Brando for this version of the song
youtu.be/A2jpeFlfX60
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:iconhotrodmario8:
HotRodMario8 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
SWING YOUR ARMS, FROM SIDE TO SIDE
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:iconjacobyel:
jacobyel Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Cool. :)
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:iconblueblur62391:
BlueBlur62391 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Dude, I can understand Sonic being harder for you. Considering the marketing that SEGA was doing at the time it might have been outright intentional for them.

And this piece? It's-a great! Yahoo! Matt number one!
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Zehntacles Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2016
I don't think your feelings on the games are unjustified.  The first few Sonic's are easy to get into but it can get both intimidating and confusing as they carried on.  Meanwhile somehow the Sonic character designs are great at inspiring people's various imaginations in lots of ways (maybe that's why there's so many kinds of games, comics and cartoons?)

Mario has always been Mario and in most games is still "Mario" in some manner.  It's comforting, easy to play and deserves the popularity it has.  Plus the characters are all simple and cute.
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:iconhannahthehedgehog15:
HannahTheHedgehog15 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Student
This is amazing! (and it's shocking that you played Mario more, but I can sorta agree)
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:iconyamino-neko:
YamiNo-Neko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Again: why, Nintendo? A perfectly good comic opportunity, wasted.
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:iconryutheweredragon:
RyuTheWeredragon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
My best guess is it has something to do with the backlash that Sega gets over the Archie Comics. So basically, you can blame the Anti-Archie Sonic folks. :P
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YamiNo-Neko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Well, from what I read, it also has to do with the fact that Nintendo doesn't want Mario to have a cohesive plot; still, I'd like to see a couple one-offs or something.
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:iconryutheweredragon:
RyuTheWeredragon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Eh, it does make a bit of sense. That's always been how it was. with Mario.
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AydanADub1863 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
Ikr? 😧
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:iconnanorim:
NanoRim Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Indeed.

Though to be fair Nintendo has been making a lot of dumb decisions lately.
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:iconadmiral-bg:
Admiral-BG Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right? I'd totally read this comic series!
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