A little over three weeks ago, Zac Gorman began selling “Magical Game Time: Volume. 1”, and I bought the PDF to browse all of his comics on my iPad. I quickly read though all of the comics, and I immensely enjoyed the whole collection, but this comic in particular stood out. For some reason, the way this comic was crafted made me appreciate the work of the artist, the comic medium, and the video game inspiration all in just a few colored panels. Hit the jump to read the comic and why I found this one particularly great!
Though I also really like the art style of Zac Gorman’s comics for Magical Game Time, the main reason I really enjoy his work is the messages strewn throughout them. Sometimes they’re about appreciating your parents or the comic style may even be the message itself, and this older work is simply about doing the right thing.
Though I’ve imagined most of Zac’s Link cartoons to be The Legend of Zelda Link, I suppose the character portrayed in this comic could be any Link. I think something can be said about the way video games can bring a community together as place for common ground, and also how a comic can utilize this medium to say something is incredible. I don’t know how well a non-Zelda fan would perceive this, but at least those of us who do understand can appreciate the message.
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Source: Magical Game Time