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12-18-2016, 12:08 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

December 12, 2016: Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition: The Ultimate Alter-Ego (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/a/2016-12-12)

Many heroes have an alter-ego; an identity they keep to walk among the people. Fortunately, Super Munchkin (http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/supermunchkin/) is so super that it's alter-ego is heroic as well!

Recently released, Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition (http://www.target.com/p/steve-jackson-games-super-munchkin-guest-artist-ed/-/A-50567524) features a unique style from Art Baltazar (http://artbaltazar.com/), the mind behind his own super-heroics like Aw Yeah Comics (http://artbaltazar.com/artbaltazarcomics.html)*and DC Comics' Tiny Titans (http://www.artbaltazar.com/tinytitans). It's whimsical, and perfect for the heroics in Super Munchkin! It's also a perfect compliment to the original art from John Kovalic. The jokes are similar, but the different styles give each card a unique feeling, and we wanted to highlight some of these awesome illustrations.*

Everyone knows John's style, and it's beloved for a reason. You can instantly look at one of his cards, like The Cowl, and know it's his, even if it's not Spyke or Flower. On the other hand, Art has a ton of experience with animal heroes, like his own Action Cat (http://artbaltazar.com/artbaltazarcomics.html) (who also makes an appearance in the set). Each version is great in its own way, but distinctive, which can be tough when you have to draw an owl in a cow suit.*
http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/Cowl1.png (http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/Cowl1.png) http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/Cowl2.png (http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/Cowl2.png)

The Punster is another great example of these artists' different strokes. John's is a bulky, obviously perturbing funnyman, while Art's is a stand-up comic! Neither of them drew Andrew Hackard, our Munchkin (http://www.worldofmunchkin.com/game/) Czar, so they missed the boat on the best puns in the world, but they both took a unique take on the character. I especially like Art's "Pun" tie. Now I need to find one for Andrew's secret Santa gift .*.*.*
http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/Punster1.png (http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/Punster1.png)http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/Punster2.png (http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/Punster2.png)

The last card today is what I'd consider the prime example of Munchkin art defining a joke. John took Bat Mobile and made it literal, while Art also took a literal approach, just a completely different one. I love this card in both sets, and can't even choose a favorite. I actually laughed out loud when I opened both boxes to do this comparison, so I had to make it part of the list. Just goes to show we are fortunate to be able to work with such amazingly talented (and funny!) artists on a regular basis!
http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/BatMobile11.png (http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/BatMobile11.png)http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/BatMobile21.png (http://www.sjgames.com/img/newsq/illq/2016/BatMobile21.png)

You don't have to leap tall buildings in a single bound to get Super Munchkin Guest Artist Edition; just go to Target.com (http://www.target.com/p/steve-jackson-games-super-munchkin-guest-artist-ed/-/A-50567524)! And keep an eye out for our other Target exclusive, Munchkin Legends Guest Artist Edition (http://www.target.com/p/steve-jackson-games-munchkin-legends-guest-artist-ed/-/A-50567523)! I mean, legends were the first super-heroes, right?*

Hunter Shelburne (hunters@sjgames.com)

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Between now and December 15, Steve Jackson Games is having a 40% off sale on all PDFs for GURPS (http://www.warehouse23.com/products?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bdigital_prod%5D%5B%5D=Show+Only+Digital&taxons%5B%5D=558398545-sb) and In Nomine (http://www.warehouse23.com/products?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search%5Bdigital_prod%5D%5B%5D=Show+Only+Digital&taxons%5B%5D=558398549-sb). Fill out your collection, discover new favorites, or try something new. Gaming goodness is waiting for you .*.*. at Warehouse 23 (http://www.warehouse23.com/)!