i hate zenpencils guy so fucking much. i don’t think you guys even understand
especially since the robin williams comic he did, since it proves that a) zenpencils guy has never seen or played a pixel-based video game in his entire fucking life, b) the ending shows robin williams defeating a bipolar monster by dying, which is essentially romanticising suicide, nice and c) the whole comic is just sooooo sloppily halfassed it’s almost disrespectful. it IS disrespectful. like look at this shit
look at the jaw on that knockoff bowser. zenpencils guy either couldn’t figure out how to make a fucking straight line with the pencil tool in photoshop or didn’t give enough of a shit to do it. i’m assuming the second is true because he made these sort of nice pixel backgrounds for the whole thing but then he got to the actual sprites and went EH and just put no effort in.
love those copypasted male student sprites that all look exactly the same (but with different hairstyles!) in a panel that is a reference to a movie about individuality. i don’t think zenpencils guy has ever done an iota’s worth of research in his entire life.
and it’s just like…. everything is just so blocky and lifeless and depressing. it’s almost like zenpencils guy put in a minimum of effort to capitalize off of the death of a beloved celebrity, wow!! i mean look at these kids
E.T. PHONE HOME
and don’t even get me started on the bullshit end of the comic, which is like… robin williams loses his creativity (aka the shittily drawn mario star) because of the monster representing his bipolar disorder (or something) but then he dies defeating the monster and he gets his star back in heaven, aww! except not because that implies that a) bipolar disorder wasn’t a problem that he had to deal with for most of his life probably, and b) people with mental disorders are better off dead. sure, i could probably chalk this up to a lack of research or just an unwillingness on his part to look back over the stuff he’s already drawn and go “hey, this might be sort of fucking offensive”, but it’s still fucking annoying and shitty and completely disrespectful to the memory of robin williams.
and honestly this seems to be a sort of trend amongst all of the zenpencils comics: zenpencils guy picks a subject, fails to do any research, comes up with a comic that only vaguely resembles the original concept and makes something vaguely offensive. and then when he gets called on it he gets all huffy and refuses to take any criticism. only this time it’s worse, because it’s a cheap low-effort capitalization on the death of a celebrity with horrible art.
in conclusion i hate zenpencils guy with every fiber of my being