Let me just start by saying, it takes a strong man to admit when he's not good at something. I, dear SCATS superfans, am not an illustrator. No, no, please don't shower me with positive encouragement nor with any straight up falsehoods about my skill with the tablet and Photoshop. ;) I've said it before and I'll say it again: James Stowe is the man!
That being said, I had a great time doodling out my version of this week's SCATS. As I talked about on the weekly screencast, these two little guys are from my elementary school days. It's a germ and blue blood cell. Little characters I drew all the time mostly in side-scrolling video game types of landscapes with all kinds of action going on like missiles flying, ledges giving way with spikes below, etc. It's been ages since I drew them and it was theraputic to do so this week.
"My version?" you say? Why yes, the implication there is you can have your own version. With Stowe gone SCATS is DIY this week. Just at the top of the page there's a link to files you can download with the background, talk bubbles, everything you could need to kick out your own SCATS. So, download away and email me
what you come up with and we'll post it here.
Update - 2/6/2011
We have our first DIY SCATS between one of my blue blood cells and the Stadium High building! It's courtesy of inbloodyrise and it hints at where he thinks the Tide should play: