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ShiftyLook webcomics project celebrates 30 years of Dig Dug

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Namco Bandai is organizing a Dig Dug extravaganza on its new ShiftyLook webcomics platform, which re-imagines arcade games such as Bravoman and Warp & Warp.

A number of cartoonists and writers are lending their talent to honor the classic Dig Dug maze game, which Namco debuted in 1982.

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 and editor-in-chief of ShiftyLook. “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.”

ShiftyLook released a partial list of creators involved with the project, including Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade:

• 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)

More collaborators will be announced at a later date. ShiftyLook webcomics are available for browsers on PC and Mac, iOS, and Android.

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