Is this an instance of pixel art imitating life or life imitating pixel art? Well, in this case… It’s definitely pixel art imitating life! This story really happened! I laughed so hard when the real life bill walked into our general managers office and announced he caught his shirt on fire on his way to work and needed a new one. You can’t make this stuff up!
Learning how to add smoke lines using pixel art was a bit of a challenge, but I feel that it turned out well and conveys that Bill was in a fire/on fire.
Comedy Writing and Pixel Art Coming Together
Bill getting constantly interrupted because he wasn’t telling his story efficiently or quickly helped to create more of a story line. Ed, Steve, and Jenny begin wildly imagining how Bill’s shirt caught on fire.
Most Fun to Create
The most fun to create using pixel art were the flashback scenes. We didn’t originally write in the flash back scenes. But, as we were creating the pixel art illustrations, they were added last minute and help to tell the story and add more humor to the situation.