MineCon, I’m back

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Blog, News! News! | 0 comments

Still recovering from jet lag, my brain at the moment is as fast as a 90’s router. I’m back full of energy an renewed passion for this Wonder-Project of mine. Thanks, because meeting the fans who came by and have the patience to wait for a drawing (one poor boy waited for 3 hours for one!) make me love them even more!

I have a few things to do and a few plans in mind, want to work hard, of course, but I’ll need a few days to catch up the rhythm of Barcelona life again.

I couldn’t make lots of photos, but I have a few of them that are just AWESOME!
Last words for LethalDrive, who made this possible for me, in other ways I couldn’t enjoy this epic event and community so close as I did. Thanks Jake and all the team at LethalDrive store.

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Las Vegas, baby

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Blog, News! News! | 0 comments

I’m already with my luggage on the door of my home, just a few minutes to leave and take the plane from Barcelona to Las Vegas.

For those who are not coming, follow this site: minecon.fr will be packed of full live info, almost all in french except my content that will be in english.

For those coming to Minecon, don’t forget to come to see my panel about comics, I’ll be with Ross (Derpcraft) and other animators talking a little about this and that.

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Minecraft Official Poster END

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Blog, Gallery Show, News! News!, Video Show, Videos | 0 comments

Finally the Official Minecraft poster that I drew for Mojang, it’s done! Now Jinx will put the print on, and will be available for Christmas in their online store. At the moment I don’t know the price of it, but the print size will be 24″x36″.
Now I’m packing and sending the files to Mojang headquarters for their ok.

Watch the last video on this series:



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More content from now on…

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Blog, News! News! | Comments Off on More content from now on…

I asked on twitter if people like this site to be more like a blog with more updates or just with the important ones. It seems pretty clear that all you want is updates!! Arrghhh you are so hungry!

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So I’ll try to give more little updates, as I do often on twitter. So now you can have here a little archive on nonsense stuff, and images lost in the continuum space-time.

With my best regards!

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Humble Voxatron

Posted by on Nov 3, 2011 in Blog, News! News! | 0 comments

Rooockss! This game is epic! Why are you reading this? You should pick up this Humble Voxatron pack, now with 2 more games.
Buy it at help programmers and charity! You name the price! Be generous, this is for a good cause!

Where to get it: http://www.humblebundle.com/
Follow in twitter: @humble

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Astragali has landed in the WonderTeam

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in Blog, News! News! | 0 comments

Good news on the WonderCraft-Land! Finally you would be able to read in neat english the WonderCraft comic! And that’s because Astragali has agreed to be part of the team. He will revise all my  scripts so they come to you free from my usual mistakes and typos. Astragali is an amazing and generous guy. Let me introduce him to you in this short interview:


1. What’s your name/nickname?
My real name is Mark Cooper, and my nickname is Astragali.


2. How did you get that nickname?
Several years ago, I was having trouble coming up with an appropriate username which hadn’t already been taken. I came across the word “Astragali”, which are the anklebones of sheep, used by ancient civilisations as dice. It appealed to me as a dice collector, and so I went with it 🙂 But I didn’t know how to pronounce it, and got it completely wrong – though I prefer the way I say it 🙂


3. How did you get to know Minecraft? Ads? Friends playing? Review?
Funnily enough, it didn’t start with the usual route. The first glimpses I saw of Minecraft were on BoingBoing.net, and “Bob’s House of Video Games”. From there, I found SeaNanners’ videos on YouTube. Thing is, I didn’t pay attention to the fact that it was a first-person-perspective game, and bought it. First time I encountered a zombie, I screamed (at 3.30am, in a shared building with thin walls!), and switched to Peaceful! (I’ve killed a lot of mobs since, though 🙂 )
4. As a player you’re more a builder or an adventurer?
This probably sounds like I can’t decide, but I enjoy doing both… I switch from one to the other as the mood takes me 🙂

5. What’s the story of The Minecraft Scribe? How did the idea come to you?
My friend BitBurner (owner of the Minecrap server) pointed out that I’d put out screenshots on Flickr, and fiction and parodies on Google Documents and Scribd. He suggested that I should create a blog as a portal to all the stuff I’ve done. I’m not sure that he actually intended that I should write articles! 🙂 But I really enjoy writing, and so it felt natural to write about the things I made and the people I liked to hang out with, and it grew from there.

As for writing about Minecraft itself… This is actually the first gaming community that I’ve been a part of – I’ve played computer and video games for years, but never really considered myself a gamer until now. Minecraft just really grabbed my attention, and the creativity of the community continues to astound me.

6. You’re really a talented writer, but also you draw comics!
Yes, I do – and very, very badly at that >.< Back in December 2008, I was bored (my usual reason for starting anything), and began drawing comics – originally about the department store where I used to work, but it was changed to being a fictional store (“Supa$hoppa”) when it went up online, as “Paper or Plastic?”. Despite not being that great in terms of artwork, people have enjoyed the humour – and I have also done two or three comics about Minecraft. I’ve not drawn anything in a couple of months now, though, because I’ve run out of ideas at the moment 🙁

7. Tell us something about your passion for comics! (Name some favorites, too!)
I’m a fan of a number of web comics (including Wondercraft, of course), though I don’t read as many as I used to do – I think I went a bit crazy at one point, and was following nearly 60! >.< One of my favourites (and one I still read daily) is Squid Row, by Californian artist Bridgett Spicer. She’s a wonderful artist with a delightful sense of humour, and she’s also become a good friend 🙂

8. We all know that writers are always crazy or total eccentric. What do you need to start writing an article? A rabbit’s leg? A pipe? Do you write naked?
LMAO! I definitely don’t write naked! >.< The main thing, really, that I need to start writing an article is a good opening paragraph. It usually sets the tone for the rest of the piece, though I usually try to keep it as fun and interesting as possible, in any case 🙂

9. It was sweet that you let us to kidnap you into the WonderTeam, but you’ve also got other projects on the go…
True! Aside from The Minecraft Scribe blog, I was invited by The Shaft to become their writer/editor for their sections “The Minecraft Daily”, “Excavation Station” and “Sightings”… It’s a real thrill to be working for them!

And more recently, I teamed up with Kristal Crow (thecrystalcrow) and David Adams (stahscream) for a three-player “Let’s Play” series, Minecraft à Trois (warning: It’s definitely Not Safe For Work, because of language!)

10. And a few random/nonsense questions:
+ Do you like chocolate? White or black?
I love any type of chocolate – though I shouldn’t really eat it, because I seem to be allergic to it!

+ What shoes are you wearing now?
At the time of writing this, I’m wearing carpet slippers, which I prefer to do when I’m indoors 🙂

+ What’s the meaning of life?
To love, and be loved in return.

Name: Mark Cooper
Blog: http://astragali.efx3.com
Comics: http://paperorplastic.comicgenesis.com

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