"The Poké Life", 1996 ⊟
Is there anything more handheld gaming than sitting in the back of a car, playing Pokémon during a road trip, leaving a backpack open by your feet and filled with distractions for the long drive, and bringing a pillow to nap on once you’ve exhausted your entertainment options?
These nostalgic illustrations come from Matt Rockefeller’s upcoming Pokémon zine, which will be featured at Light Grey Art Lab’s STACKS show in Minneapolis (opening August 1st). He will post full versions of the pieces shown here on his Tumblr next month.
Daniel Danger - #1: I Never Had A Plan For You, 2011 #2: I’d Sink To Your City Streets If I Wasn’t Buried In Your Hands, 2009 #3: Hear, 2011 #4: I’m Sorry Again For Everything I’ve Been, 2010 #5: I Am A Rabbit Out Of Room, 2009 #6: There’s Nothing Out There, I Do Not Hear What You Hear, 2008 #7: Wet Teeth In The Darkness, 2011 Paintings
Suddenly, every song was about you.