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Mighty Pirate by dragonsong12 Mighty Pirate by dragonsong12
WARNING! RIDICULOUS FANGIRLING AHEAD! Proceed with caution.

When I heard that Telltale Games was not only releasing a new MI game, but remaking SMI, all I wanted was to find a few people to squee happily with…but few of my RL friends really care about MI, they seemed really confused as to what was so good about it, and when I tried to find fan forums, all the fans were doing was complaining (about a game that hadn’t even released yet…some fans…;). So, I decided to do what I’ve always done and just celebrate by myself, and the first step to this was to replay 1 – 4 (hopefully before the new game comes out, though it looks like I’ll be cutting it close). Midway through 2, I was struck with the thought that I wanted to draw the main character. Not just one, but ALL of him…and literally “struck”, I had to leave the game where it was to draw the picture before it went out of my head.

So all five guys in this image? One character, Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate, as he progressed through the games.

Starting on the left, they are as follows:
-In The Secret of Monkey Island we meet the lovably inept, ridiculously named pirate wannabe, Guybrush Threepwood, and follow him on his quest to become a pirate as he crosses path with the beautiful and snarky governor Elaine Marley, and the terrifying Ghost Pirate LeChuck.
Quote: “Somehow I knew in hell there would be mushrooms.”
-In Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, Guybrush is fresh off his adventures in the first game with a snazzy coat and manly beard. Unfortunately, Elaine has ditched him and no one believes he beat the ghost pirate, so he decides to show them all by finding the fabulous treasure of Big Whoop! Little does he know, the Zombie Pirate LeChuck has been raised and wants revenge!
Quote: “She named her DOG ‘Guybrush’?!”
“Yeah, I don’t get it either. She said it was because he’s dumb and helpless and always getting in the way.”
-In The Curse of Monkey Island, after the nearly nonsensical ending to MI2, we find Guybrush floating aimlessly in the ocean, only to drift into danger, adventure, a nasty voodoo curse, and the Demon Pirate LeChuck!
Quote: “Didn’t you have a beard last time I saw you?”
“Yeah, and it was really cool too!...I wonder what ever happened to it…”
-In Escape From Monkey Island, Guybrush and Elaine decide to kick back and relax now that their adventuring is over, but a run-in with an Australian developer and (you guessed it!) the Ghost/Zombie/Demon Pirate LeChuck brings us once again to the shores of Monkey Island!
Quote: “As handy as a two pronged cactus would be, I’d really rather not stick one in my pants.”

The fifth one on the end is Guybrush from the new game, Tales of Monkey Island, which – as of this posting – hasn’t been released yet. I gave him a sword because he’s holding one in a lot of promotional images, though I doubt they’ll let you keep something as useful as a sword in-game. :D

These are my own interpretations of Guybrush based on my perceptions as I was playing. While the latter three have much more defined characters, the first two were pretty open for interpretation. Here’s how the first four look, so you can see the pixel-y goodness: [link]
I’m very disappointed with my Monkey Island 1 Guybrush…he looks too much like one of my own characters, and I don’t want him to look like my characters, I want him to look like Guybrush. I wish I’d seen the redesigns for the re-make of that game before drawing this, but I didn’t…
I’m actually pretty happy with my rendition of Monkey Island 2 Guybrush, even though it’s painfully obvious that the new design (5) is supposed to be 2’s design in 3’s style. Like I said, this was my interpretation, and I always saw him in 2 as being a bit shorter and stockier – I recognize that that’s just a limitation of working with pixels when you put a coat on him, but that’s how I saw it. And doesn’t his hair look brown there? I’m just saying. So while he looks ridiculously different from the others, that’s just how I saw him in that game.
Guybrush in 3 always felt ridiculously tall to me. Haha! 3 was by far my favorite of the series, but I loved them all. (Yes, even 4)

I want to say more, but this is stupidly long already, so I’ll just leave you with a few links.
If you want to see why I love MI so much, the opening of the Curse of Monkey Island is a good place to start. (And if you want to skip the opening theme when it starts playing, go to about 4:10 for the animation to start up again.)
[link]
They’re re-making the first game, Secret of Monkey Island (YAY! Dominic Armato!), here’s some info on that here:
[link]
Lastly, here’s Tell-Tale’s site for Tales of Monkey Island. Designed so that even newcomers to the series can enjoy it, if you wanna jump in here. :D
[link]

I’m ridiculously excited, I never though adventure games would be revived, and thought even less that we’d get more MI! Life is good! :D

EDIT:Oh Damn! Part of the Ocean vanished! :D
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Ranki-Chee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Fangirl here of the mighty pirate himself C:
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive:
Guybrush is the best! :D
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LeighAniME Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Awsum drawings! Oh i LOVE monkey island and Guybrush (especially with Dominic's voice - so funny!) :squee:
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!

Dominic Armato is soooo perfect! :dance: I'm glad they got him for all the games!
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LeighAniME Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
np!
And me too!! :D
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anonymoose-au Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Oooo, this is brilliant!

I've just got a hold on of the latest game and loving getting into the world of Monkey Island again.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really, really enjoyed Tales from Monkey Island. I thought the storytelling was excellent, and I'm a little sad it didn't do better sales-wise. I really hope you have fun with it too! :D

And thanks! Guybrush is too fun to draw. :XD:
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Worlds-in-Miniature Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this.

MI2 was my favourite installment. :)
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!

Yeah, I'm a bit of a fan too: [link] ^^;
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13MorbidMouse13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Freaking love it!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Thank you!
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Vivi-Bluefire Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My gosh! You drew this so awesome! X3 The one Guybrush reminds me so on the Part with the monkey combat! I was loving this! :XD: Such an good work ^-^
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it! And I'm sorry I'm replying to you so late! (I got lazy about replying, haha, sorry about that! ^^;) But I really appreciate it!
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Vivi-Bluefire Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naa, this is totally ok^^ Its nice that you replyed and Im happy you read my comment =)
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Ilovecomicstrips45 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Good work!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
late reply, but thank you! :D
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calistamonkey Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bwahahahaaarghhh! Monkey Island. It is my childhood. Gosh, I was so over the moon when they announced Tales of Monkey Island! I'm assuming you got a hold of the Special Edition of LeChuck's Revenge as well? It's been a pretty awesome year and a bit for Monkey Island fans indeed!

Your fan art here is awesomenesssss! So many Guybrushes! Haha, it's so colourful and I love how you've got all the different styles of Guybrush. Mwahahaaargh and LeChuck, of course XD It's such a great series, and it makes me so happy to see there are gazillions of other fans around the world who've got as much enjoyment out of them as myself and my family. I always felt it was a little under-rated and overlooked by many here, as not many people have heard of it...Shame. MURRAAAAYY, MWAAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It sucks to be in a non-Monkey Island zone when you're a fan. We will always be here for you on the 'net though! (except I was REALLY slow replying in this case...my bad ^^; Sorry about that!)

The special editions were great! I gotta replay MI2 again and listen to all the commentaries. I can't believe I have two video games now with commentaries. God, I love Monkey Island! :D

Thanks for the comment (even if I did reply slow) and for geeking out with me!
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calistamonkey Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol No worries at all, "Late Reply" is my middle name for one, and IRL's comes first! :shakefist: :D

And yeah it's true. Two good friends of mine have enjoyed the delights of Monkey Island since childhood, so I'm happy enough with that, but mostly when you mention it, you're faced with a bit of a "O_o;;" face D:

It's awesome when you do know someone who knows it though, especially when your other friends don't. There's nothing more fun that talking in Monkey Island jargon with someone else who understands it XD lol And awwww, yeah there's always the online communities and everything which is awesome too :3

Hahaa, yeah the commentaries are great fun. Those guys are hilarious XD Hahaa XD I don't want to spoil anything, but...just hah XD

The special editions were indeed great! They're so snazzy looking and the music sounds better than ever. And of course the voice acting is a real bonus; I think they did an excellent job in LeChuck's Revenge :3 The first one's voice acting seemed a bit flat in places though, which was a shame. Even though it was totally awesome any way, just for the sake of them re-releasing it again after so long ;_; I've been after another legitimate copy of those games for YEARS :< Those Bounty Pack discs were expensive D:

I had the original Amiga versions, with all the hundreds of disks...and with the absence of floppy disk drives on modern laptops, there's been no way to make them playable again...STILL, I'm holding onto them as an antique XD Still got the boxes and the dial a pirate things :D Awesomeeeee...The fourth game is kicking around somewhere at home...I have no idea where the 3rd one went, which is a shame...That one had such a cool style :3

lololol Talk about geeking out! XD Sorry, I guess I got carried away! HIGH FIVE, fellow Monkey Island fan! :highfive:
Any time you need a Monkey Island Geek-out, feel free to give me a shout :D *watches your galleryyyy*
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Turkey13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Hooray for this awesome piece! I love the Monkey Island series and I'm so glad there are die hard fans who love it just as much!

After playing the games, every time I look at a rubber chicken, I feel it's incomplete without a pulley attached to it.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

I know what you mean, though, I find myself hurling the swordfighting insults when arguing with friends. It's an awesome power to weild. :D
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shiramonderer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I just started playing the series like a month ago or 2 and all ready finished EVERYTHING.

Most of the games are so awesome in every way. No doubt about it. My inner fangirl is now running like crazy. Sad that it's all over (hopefully for only a few years)

The least good of them all is the forth one - the rest is just awesome. Especially the second one.
The fifth one is also amazingly great. Guybrush rules!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These games are kind of amazing, aren't they? And once you get sucked in YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE! :D I still regularly replay them all through.

I think I just about exploded when Tales was announced (as can be evidenced by all the fangirling in the artist's notes of this, haha!)

I defenitely agree that the fourth game is the worst, but it has some good jokes in it, so I won't shun it TOO hard (why did the good jokes have to be wrapped around that terrible plot?) The third game is my favorite, but I have a soft spot for animation and for Mr. Armato.

Tales was DEFENITELY a worthy addition to the series, and I really hope TellTale makes more! With the exception of the Bone game, they really know how to put together a good adventure game.

Eep! Now I'M fangirling. ^^; Thanks! And YAY GUYBRUSH!
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shiramonderer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
The best thing about the third is the beautiful art and animation. Best out of all the other games. (PLZ remind me who is Mr. Armato...)
Although, my favorite of all time is the 2nd, I find the new one just as good. The actual nice 3D animation, the jokes, the plot, even some of the art (especially on spinner cay) aren't half bad. There was a point inside this manatee that I laughed my ass off. The only place it happened before was on the 2nd game. The only thing the 5th was lack is insult sword fighting - which is one of my favorite things to do in a game.

The series rock and if I'm to ever play those games again I think I'll skip the forth. Although, it did has some good parts, it actually had a point where I wanted the game to end already and that's not cool.

Say... Who's you favorite MI character?
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dominic Armato is the voice actor who plays Guybrush Threepwood.

I...have a hard time deciding on a favorite character. I love Guybrush of course. Elaine is awesome. LeChuck is a fantastic villain. Murray is hilarious.
...though I think Morgan LeFlay from the newer games might be some sort of special form of awesome. It's hard to call.

Who's your favorite?
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shiramonderer Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Murray.
It was between him and Stan. After the 5th game there was no doubt.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I knew what I had to do with Murray, but I intentionally did everything else first in order to keep him in my inventory longer. :D Ah, Murray.
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shiramonderer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
LOL
He's awesome
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shiramonderer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I want more games!!!
I'm a Monkey-Island-games-eating monster!

(I really need to grow up)
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Quote: "(I really need to grow up)"

NEVER! Not if it means leaving behind Monkey island at any rate. :D
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shiramonderer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I will not leave Monkey Island. I only would get a life and stop being stupid crazy fangirl
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julytis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
I loved your work!!! And your MI enthusiasm... none of my friends seemed to share my excitement either... so I know what you meant... but hell, MI's back and I looooooooooove it ^^
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that!

Good lord, I love these games. All of them! And Tales was just so well done! I hope they make another one. I'll buy it in a second! :D

And thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the picture!
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Sho-Hyde Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
soo good
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PhantomDrummer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Wow, they're all really cool, and I really like how you sort of "aged" him through all his depictions.

And your "Revenge" Guybrush looks way cooler than he does on the original artwork.

More, please!
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun designing MI2 Guybrush from how he looked in my head. (You had to use your imagination on those pixelated ones.)

This guy is entirely too much fun to draw, though, I may do more fanart yet. Thanks so much for the comment! :D
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Vrominelli Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
While at the Penny Arcade eXpo this year I got to shake the hand of Dominic Armato, the VA for Guybrush.

I also got his autograph.
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg:

I am so friggin jealous of you right now...

Man, a friend of mine from Quebec once tried to convince me that the French voice for Guybrush was superior. Needless to say, he wasn't successful. Dominic Armato is THE Guybrush Threepwood! :D
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Vrominelli Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
:D
Yeah it was awesome this year because of him.

His signature I got reads:
"Don't forget, Vrom...
Never spend more than
$20 on a computer game!
D-
A-"

The only thing my brother got that could compete with THAT was a doodle from Derek Yu, mighty freeware game maker. [link]
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Valimai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
I am absolutely infatuated with #5. I loved Guybrush to begin with, and then some of the lines he comes out with in TMI...just made of :heart:

And lovely picture too, of course xD
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
(Replying nine years later, haha, sorry for the delay!)

You are not kidding! It will depend on how the season as a whole turns out, of course, but by the first installment, TMI is going to be a solid MI title! (The "pirate spunk" line has become a catch phrase amongst my friends...I'm not sure what that says about us ^^;)
Tomorrow is the day! here's hoping it posts with less trouble than the last one! :D

And thank you. :)
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Valimai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
I personally can't stop calling people D'oro the Explorer. They think I'm nuts.
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RhubarbTePirateNinja Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Student
omg, its so great to see other people spazzing like me XD. i have to say.... 4th is my favourate.

"-In Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, Guybrush is fresh off his adventures..."
i read it as "flesh" which is funny because of LeChuck being a zombie. hahaha...ha? oh forget it. :P

the Fifth looks so cool. i cant wait for all the episodes.

im trying to get my friends hooked now :)

~Rhubarb
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Get them hooked! GET THEM ALL HOOKED! Monkey Island will conquer the WORLD! MWAH HA HA HAAAA!

All right, I'm done pretending to be Murray.

"Flesh" adventures sounds a little kinky though. ^^; (I actually misread it as the same thing reading it through myself, why is that? :D)

I'm loving what Telltale's done with it so far, though. When is chapter 2 coming?! :excited:
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RhubarbTePirateNinja Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student
haha, you act as a great Murray!

i think chapter 2 is coming out in August sometime,they had this little chart...thing, that said monthly.

though i still havent played the first one yet :( im waiting for them all to come out so i can play them all together!:D

whats it like?
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:iconmasterofchibiness101:
The many faces of Guybrush Threepwood. He may change appearances, but he will always be that clumsy wanna-be, yet extremely lovable pirate. :)
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
There's something fantastic about the character, somehow snarky and naive at the same time. He's fun and yet we can relate to him! I'm so happy to take part in his adventures again!
Showing Guybrush through the years was just fun, because I got to relive it all! :D
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Always the optimistic character, and thats what makes him great. I was fortunate enough to watch my cousin play EMI and CMI...I really want to get my hands around TMI :D
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dragonsong12 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
DOOOOO IIIIIIT!

It's fantastic! The puzzles are a little simple, but I don't really care because the writing is excellent (and I'm not bashing my head into the keys in frustration :D)
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Now I REALLY want to play it!! Curse you college for making me being financially unable to pay online for it!! :shakefist: So I guess in the meantime I'll just have to deal with watching walkthroughs until I'm able to actually purchase the game in all it's glory. Darn.
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