What happens when Mario decides to take that last life and retire to a fishing cabin on the outskirts of the Mushroom Kingdom? Micah Zeilinger shows us a Mario whose Koopa fighting days are decades behind him, as well as an aged Link and a Red whose graying thoughts turn to his beloved, long-departed Pikachu.Zeilinger works as a video game concept artist, and his love of video games is obvious even outside of his professional work. He meditates on Mega Man and recalls the days when a garbage pail lid and a wooden sword could bring magical worlds to life. His portfolio site also includes a handful of concept designs from his day job at the video game development studio Play Eternal.

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