The artist side of the Pony fandom is one of the most explosive and productive fan art communities on the web. By crossing borders of nations, race, and gender, it has a wide cross-section of fans who bring countless styles, experiences, and ideas into every work of art. Today, we feature an interview with Rai, moderator of the popular My Little Chubbies ask tumblr (also known as pekou on DeviantArt and Bronibooru). In it, Rai talks about how she became an artist, what motivates her, and even has a few words to say about the recent Twitch Plays Pokemon movement!
Imagine if you will that you could have any pony toy created whenever you want… of whatever you want! Be it an OC or a background pony that just doesn’t have a toy, there are fans trying to make 3D printing of ponies a reality. I interviewed Michael Perrone, owner of a 3D printing service called Futuralization, on 3D printing in the My Little Pony community and the possibilities of 3D printing as a whole. Read on after the cut!
At this point between seasons, the Poniless Summer™ starts to really take its toll on the combined mental stability of our forums at large. Though tedious, these periods of discussion (spurred by our unsated demand for new ponies) have also led to some of our most creative and memorable moments, including “Draw your own Super Saiyan duck” and “[Cheese] Bronies Love Cheese”. This summer is no exception, and it all started when forums user PictishBeast asked the simple question“What if ponies has iPhones? I know, right?”
I interviewed futzi01, creator of several fan favorite fangames including Canterlot Siege, Cadance Toss, and most recently Twilight Wing. futzi01 has been entertaining the fandom with fun, quick flash games based on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and he sat down with us to discuss his methods, ideas behind game design, and more. Read the interview behind the cut!
After many months of production, the fan animation Children of the Night is now complete. If you’re unfamiliar with the project, you can read our interview with the creators to get some more details. ■
Mine’s Got Rocks In It is a high-quality earth pony themed art zine! With submissions ranging from comics and visual art to poetry and prose, it covers a wide breadth of artistic endeavors, with something for everybody. Produced by a seriously talented bunch of well-known pony artists, this book is the ultimate MLP art piece. The professionally printed book features over sixty pages of glorious full color for you to enjoy. MGRII is debuting at Equestria LA with a high quality limited print of 100 copies run ready to buy at the convention. Several of the artists will be attending as well, so make sure to say hi and get your copy signed!
The book will be offered at a convention special price of $20, and a special copy signed by the contributors will be available at the EQLA Charity Auction. After the convention, you will be able to order it online for $25 per copy. So make sure to head down to EQLA Dealer table H3 (Ponywise’s table) to get your copy. ■
For those who have been keeping track of fan animation projects, Double Rainboom is the first full episode length fan animation based on the characters from the show. After a year’s worth of development, it has finally been released, with over 5,000 fans watching its premiere on Everfree Network.
Last year we intereviewed the director, Zachary Rich, about the project. You can find the youtube version of the video embedded here. ■
It’s that time again—time for another rousing edition of Photoshop Fun Day! In issue #4 of the IDW My Little Pony Comics, a particular sequence of panels stood out as a bit shocking. Pinkie Pie opens a door which contains a monster that stares back into her soul. Forums user Fizzbuzz took the panel and created a transparent knockout version, ready for anyone to composite in their GIF or still of choice. Here’s the original for you to see.
The original comic panel.
The punch-out template ready for fun!
Our forums, naturally full of creative people, took the challenge by the horns and responded by turning the looking glass back upon itself. We’ve scoured the thread for some of the funniest entries in the thread to share with you. What was the mystery behind the door? Look behind the cut to find out.
The Brony Chronicles, a new fan made documentary has announced it’s premier at this years Equestria LA convention. The film, split into three parts will cover the show, it’s fandom and the impacts both of those have on todays social fabric. You can watch an announcement video below and for more information view the projects Kickstarter page or head to their tumblr and ask any questions you may have about the project.
You might have seen it come up on KnowYourMeme or other sites, and you’ve asked yourself, “Why are pony fans thanking M.A. Larson?” Larson, one of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic scriptwriters, is the subject of numerous new animated GIFs, but why do they all seem so…sarcastic? Read on for the answer, and to learn what Larson thinks of it all. [WARNING: SEASON FINALE SPOILERS AFTER THE CUT!]