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PSM Valentine's Day cartoon, 2007 by AdamWarren PSM Valentine's Day cartoon, 2007 by AdamWarren
Given that today is Valentine's Day, thought I might as well post an old (2007), V-Day-oriented "back-page" cartoon I did for the late, lamented-by-me videogame magazine PSM.

The topic: Valentine's Day in the world of Playstation. Wheeee!

If I Recall Correctly, this strip came out just as the Playstation 3 was about to debut; howeva, I had to actually draw the damn thing well before the PS3's launch, hence the slightly cryptic third panel. See, at the time, there was considerable worry that not enough PS3s would be available at launch, possibly because of issues with Blu-Ray-hardware scarcity. I gather that this turned out to not be a major problem, as I think the PS3's initial sales were rather softer than anticipated. (Alas, I don't quite care enough to investigate this matter online.)

I hadn't bothered to post this piece before because, well, it's just not very good (though the Kratos image is kinda funny). Not every one of the "back-pagers" I wrote and drew for PSM were world-beaters, I'm afraid. If, however, you wanna see some far superior examples of my Playstation-related wackiness, you can check here: [link]
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:iconjozaray:
Jozaray Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Its the god of war guy, but with wings and stuff
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katanamaru Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
These were always a highlite of PSM! Man I miss that magazine.
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anti-tanX Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Ace Combat X is a great game. No idea what it's doing here. xD
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Ohthehumanityplz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh geez, Kratos:God of Love totally wins a fave out of me. The constipation face makes me chuckle like a five year old. :lmao:
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Narakyo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
lols the PS3 is still hard to get for me ;u; But you're right, the Kratos bit is rather amusing XD
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lols, that's just priceless ... specially Kratos .. i can see how hard he is trying to redeem himself .. too hard apparently XD
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Psycho-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Artist
Epic, totally EPIC!
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adony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
And, yeah, the FA-18=Fran thing reminds me of the gunship that was crushing on Yuri back in your Dirty Pair story, "Fatal But Not Serious".
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adony Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yup, I for one miss your PSM back-pagers, and, yeah, Kratos rules!
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thawk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I always enjoyed this when I bought PSM and was a major reason for buying it in the first place.
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
:rofl: Kratos as cupid. Okay, I need to know what he did to get that god's power.

Hmm, now that I think about it, he probably sucker punched him after telling him "I f**ked your mom".
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Tafuri42 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, Thats just fantastic. Yes, Feel the ps3 Burn!
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J3soNyce83 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i had this psm, still hilarious
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twilight337 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I loved every single one of these backpage comics. Its the only reason I ever read the magazine to be honest. Well that and Valkyrie Wilde.
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Lurkndog Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Fran was easily my favorite character out of that game. Good times!
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Snapdragonparadise Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Love can be hazardous to your longevity as it appears Fran is finding out.
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:icontorpedo585:
Torpedo585 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi...larious!
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:iconj3t-irie:
J3T-irie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
auto fave for ffxii :D i spent so many hours playing that game as a child
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YusakuJon3 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A winnah!

   Of course, now you have PS3 all over the place, but not everyone having the cash to blow on it (or the compatible games)...
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I recall the fun you made with Sony back when, though I never bought one of their systems. I worked in the retail end of things, and I didn't relish the prospect of telling dozens of customers the same damn thing about "we don't have it due to manufacturing issues."

Enough of PS3 politics, now to your art. Love your use of Kratos as Cupid, and for featuring Fran like that (insert obvious "Love is a Battlefield" joke). I totally get that whole "they all can't be winners" deal with one's pieces, but this is quite nice.
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Digital Artist
The F-18 panel was plenty funny. :D
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finex666 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ROLF kratos haha
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
This pages where great, man I miss PSM.
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UberMan5000 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Kratos has quite dainty little feet, as it turns out.
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michealdark Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
BWAHAHA!
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:iconzarasque:
zarasque Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I really laugh at the Kratos God of Luv :p
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Graphitebite Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! Hilarity!
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jhohcable Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Penelo and Fran were my FF12 super group. :3

The third party slot I just rotated around.
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Bensaret Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Kratos: God of WUV :heart::heart::heart:!
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JasonCanty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol for the win!
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EricMor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Kratos is a cupid?
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SJReid Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a crush on the F/A-18 myself as a matter of fact.
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antigravity93 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
my ps3's playing hard-to-get, it's currently overheated and refusing to run :(
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PulaBoiPulaCavalo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Man, one doubt. How you turned out to be able to overheat your PS3 man? I mean... I have one... the first version, not slim. 160GB. I live in Brazil that easily makes 30 Celsius (about 86 Fahrenheit) and play EASILY more than 8 hours straight and I've never been able to Overheated it...man, you are a great Mage.
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antigravity93 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
mine's an old 80gb. i had mine for over 4 years before this happened. then while i'm watching a dvd it occurs out of the blue. i was able to fix it but one week later it happens again. i've had mine on for days before this happened and it was fine. no clue how it happened man. no clue.
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PulaBoiPulaCavalo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Like I said...you are a Mage and don't know uahuahuaha. Only explanation. I have mine about the same time (4 years) and never had problems with that. In this especific case, I'm glad I'm not a mage uhauahuahauha.
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antigravity93 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no magic here, just fail.
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peterete Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
wow so cool and fun..:)
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Orbana Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+1 FOR FRAN.
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