Drawing this strip was a true labor of love for me. I probably could’ve gotten away with doing the strip in 4-5 panels, but I really wanted to show all those old video games to build up the emotion in jefbot. Plus, the panels were just fun to draw. Researching the artwork for those cabinets really took me back to a time when there was nothing more exciting than spending an afternoon in an arcade. I still get excited when I hear a few bars from the soundtrack of games likeΒ Moon PatrolΒ andΒ Donkey Kong, and I can still identify almost any game from the eighties from hearing just one or two sound effects. Nowadays, arcades exist virtually, accessible through your computer or home game console, but even though there’s a sense of community and a lot of fun to be had with friends online, it’s just not the same.