Surge's Story page 2 Sequential art, June 2013, pencil, ink, Adobe Photoshop

2013 marked the second art show put on by my pal Steve of PKMNcast. This year's show was called Battle City, with the main focus of the show being on pokémon battles. I chose to interpret the "battle" aspect loosely and show some wartime battles, that happen to feature pokémon. I took the fan theory backstory of Red and Blue Versions, and warped it into a short slice-of-life story about Lieutenant Surge, one of the original Gym leaders.

After 2012's show, 649 Monsters, I had an idea for a bright, poppy piece featuring Raichu running down the side of the page, combining illustration with abstract graphic design. When the "pokemon battles" theme for the 2013 show was announced, I hit on the Lt. Surge idea, but still wanted to use my original composition, which eventually grew into this.

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