ShiftyLook: Celebrating 30 Years of Dig Dug with a Webcomic Collaboration Project


DIG DUG, one of the celebrated 80’s coin-op arcade classics, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a webcomics collaboration project. Below is a snippet of the official press blurb, which contains the list of cartoonists who have been asked to contribute to the project:

Dig Dug is one of those iconic games that means a lot to retro gamers, especially those of us who grew up constantly trying to inflate many a Fygar, so we wanted to do something very special for the webcomic,” said Rob Pereyda, Producer & Editor-in-Chief of ShiftyLook for NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. “And I think we just might have the comics team-up of the summer and a must read for video games and webcomics fans alike.”
Each creative team will craft self-contained Dig Dug stories, with a different angle brought each time. A partial list of talent is as follows (additional talent to be announced):

  • Raynato Castro (Buttersafe)
  • Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (ShiftyLook’s Sky Kid)
  • Javier Charro (Soul & Sword)
  • Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo)
  • Mike Costa (Smoke and Mirrors)
  • Alex Culang (Buttersafe)
  • Omar Dogan (ShiftyLook’s Wonder Momo)
  • Joey Esposito (Footprints)
  • Greg Fisher (Vivian)
  • Dax “D-Gee” Gordine (ShiftyLook’s Bravoman)
  • Dean Haspiel (ShiftyLook’s The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies)
  • Marko Head (Vivian)
  • Jerry Holkins (Penny Arcade)
  • JJ Kirby (ShiftyLook title to be announced at London MCM Expo on 26 May)
  • Mike Krahulik (Penny Arcade)
  • Erik Ko (ShiftyLook’s Wonder Momo)
  • Scott Kurtz (PVP)
  • Nick Langley (Rocket Llama)
  • David Maliki (Wondermark)
  • Ben McCool (ShiftyLook’s The Five-Dimensional Adventures of Dirk Davies)
  • Matt Melvin (Cyanide & Happiness)
  • R. K. Milholland (Something Positive)
  • Matt Moylan (ShiftyLook’s Bravoman)
  • Hoang Nguyen (Carbon Grey)
  • Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics)
  • Robert “Robaato” Porter (Title to be announced Summer 2012)
  • Krishna Sadasivam (PC Weenies)
  • Elliott Serrano (Geek to Me)
  • Edmund Shern (ShiftyLook’s Scar)
  • Kris Staub (chainsawsuit)
  • J. Torres (Power Lunch)
  • Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
  • J. N. Wiedle (Helvetica)
  • Marv Wolfman (ShiftyLook title to be announced at London MCM Expo on 26 May)
  • Jim Zub (ShiftyLook’s Wonder Momo, ShiftyLook’s Sky Kid)

It was an honor to be invited to participate, and I hope you guys will check back on their site to see my contribution. You can visit NAMCO BANDAI’s ShiftyLook website for more info, and make sure to listen to their inaugural podcast while you’re at it.


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  • George Coghill
    May 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Congrats Krishna!

    • Krishna
      May 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks, George!

  • Mike
    May 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    That is awesome K! Although that red on the ShiftyLook website hurt my eyes a bit.

    Oh and on the list of contributors is Mike Costa currently working on Smoke and Mirrors. That title has been great so far, I suggest you check it out if you can.

  • Seamus
    May 10, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Congrats Krishna!!!

    Have to get my wife to look at all of these….Dig Dug was one of her favorite video games….Because it was ONE of the only ones she could beat me at.

    • Krishna
      May 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks, Seamus! :D Dig-Dug is one of my all-time favorites, too. The old games are the best ones, IMHO.