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A Brent and His Blob by TomPreston A Brent and His Blob by TomPreston
Copyright 2011 Brent Black, Dan Roth, & Andrew Dobson

Read the latest Brentalfloss comic at the following [link]

"A Boy and his Blob" was an obscure cult classic on the NES. By feeding the blob jellybeans, he would transform into helpful things like ladders, springs, holes, etc allowing you to access hard to reach areas and solve the game's labyrinthine puzzles.

It was recently remade for the Wii by gaming studio WayForward.

Edit: This comic, while simple, went through a LOT of changes before reaching it's final stage. The text was tweaked a lot, one panel was changed completely, another was added, and a final one was elongated. The layout was changed several times before this version was decided upon, and I had a lot of touch-ups to fix on Brent (I have a tendency to over-poof his beard when inking). I like the colors though, it was fun to be able to work on a more graphical style for the background reminiscent of the original NES games.

Edit2: Red Rum? Haven't any of you seen "The Shining"? Here, i'll give you a hint... read Red Rum backwards...
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rphb Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
this shouln't by any change be inspired by the chapter "A girl and her blob" from an awesome webcomic?
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robotlover2234 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oooooooh red rum.i get it now.
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Radioactivebroccoli Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I remember this game!<3
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ILoveAnimeAndManga Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Great book, and I'm happy I actually get this reference :D
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hellsingfan101 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I almost thought those were Bertie Botts beans but lol :p
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molly0201 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol :XD:
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8Darkness-Seeker8 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
My friend would always come up behind me saying "red rum" in a creepy voice.....*hides in corner again*
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I remember that movie! Missed the famous part though ^^; But this....took me a while to remember where I had heard it before and when it hit me, I couldn't help but smile. Sure the movie freaked me out, but I was in Film Lit. so I mostly already forgot about it xD
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Bytebullet Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! XD
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twodandnoodle Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
love the shining reference XD
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