no marios allowed!

(updates weekdays! [sometimes])

nomarios is a Tumblog where artist Ashley Davis draws all the coolest videogame characters who don't get to be under the spotlight too often.

This means no one from Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Sonic, Portal, Kirby, Pokemon, Tetris, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, most other major Nintendo series and most games made in the past five years.1 Basically, any character that doesn't show up on Tumblr's gaming radar very often is fair game. 2 No licensed characters either!


1 Exceptions may be made for the stars of less popular spinoffs

2 I have nothing against these guys! I love Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Link, Pokemon and Nintendo as a whole very dearly. But there are tons of other cool guys who deserve lots of attention too!


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buy a print of any nomarios character here!

the latest nomarios news


nomarios x meat bun

(featuring nomarios poster boy Alex Kidd!)




nomarios tagged

(so you can find old stuff easier!)

NES
SNES
N64
Gamecube
Wii
Master System
Genesis
Sega CD
Saturn
Dreamcast

PS1
PS2
PS3
Xbox
Xbox 360
Game Boy/GBC
GBA
DS
Game Gear
PSP

and the rest!



friends of nomarios

(may or may not contain Marios!)

Maré Odomo
Tiny Cartridge
Ian Anderson
Zac Gorman
Byron B.
Daniel Bressette

Fangamer
Cory Schmitz
Chris Furniss
Gigi Digi
Bow on Birdo
Meat Bun

New nomarios news!! Select characters will be on display/for sale at japanLA in Los Angeles starting this Saturday! You can pick one up framed or unframed. There will also be art by the amazing OMOCAT and Super Emo Friends! If you’re in the LA area, be sure to check it out!!

Also, the 100th nomario is coming up very soon! I will pick the most requested character I haven’t yet drawn for it, so if you’ve got a suggestion, don’t hesitate to ask!

Hey there! Just another reminder that a little piece of me is in Toronto this week via Comics vs. Games! The exhibit is up at the Magic Pony through tomorrow, then it will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) this weekend!
But the best part of all is that you don’t have to go to Canada to be able to own one of these special Comix Zone prints! You can buy one online here. Also be sure to check out all the other art, done by good friends of nomarios!

Hey there! Just another reminder that a little piece of me is in Toronto this week via Comics vs. Games! The exhibit is up at the Magic Pony through tomorrow, then it will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) this weekend!

But the best part of all is that you don’t have to go to Canada to be able to own one of these special Comix Zone prints! You can buy one online here. Also be sure to check out all the other art, done by good friends of nomarios!

Bits in Multiples of 8: An 8bit - 64bit Video Game Fan Art Zine is an upcoming zine curated by Jimmy Giegerich. This is the nomarios related piece that I submitted! No one ever talks about Spyro anymore, aside from complaining about Skylanders.
There’s still a few days left to submit if you’d like to participate too! This thing is going to be awesome!

Bits in Multiples of 8: An 8bit - 64bit Video Game Fan Art Zine is an upcoming zine curated by Jimmy Giegerich. This is the nomarios related piece that I submitted! No one ever talks about Spyro anymore, aside from complaining about Skylanders.

There’s still a few days left to submit if you’d like to participate too! This thing is going to be awesome!

NOMARIOS IS GOING ON CHRISTMAS BREAK!

Hey everyone! I’ll be away for the next two weeks, so I just wanted to let you know the following:

1. No new drawings until the new year. I’m so sorry for the scarcity of updates lately, this has been a very busy work season for me. But once the new year gets into gear, so will I! Feel free to continue putting suggestions in the ask box while I’m away!

2. Any orders placed from now until January will not be shipped until the 9th or so. Any orders that have been placed within the past two weeks will be shipped today or Monday!

3. Have a great holiday season! I’ll see you next year!

I drew an Alex Kidd that you can wear!
Meat Bun, one of the coolest gaming apparel companies out there, approached me a while back about making a shirt for their new Cute ‘Em Up line! And now you or that special someone who loves obscure game characters can own this NOMARIOS x Meat Bun creation. It’s available in both black and red!
I can’t go without mentioning the other amazing shirts in this line: a Paul Robertson rendition of Smash TV, a crossection of a less popular Dragon Quest enemy by Zac Gorman, a hot lady bathing in Porings by Kinuko, an adorable value meal by Mitch Loidolt, and a classic Mr. Needlemouse. They’re all here: http://meatbun.us/store/

I drew an Alex Kidd that you can wear!

Meat Bun, one of the coolest gaming apparel companies out there, approached me a while back about making a shirt for their new Cute ‘Em Up line! And now you or that special someone who loves obscure game characters can own this NOMARIOS x Meat Bun creation. It’s available in both black and red!

I can’t go without mentioning the other amazing shirts in this line: a Paul Robertson rendition of Smash TV, a crossection of a less popular Dragon Quest enemy by Zac Gorman, a hot lady bathing in Porings by Kinuko, an adorable value meal by Mitch Loidolt, and a classic Mr. Needlemouse. They’re all here: http://meatbun.us/store/

So here’s something that’s really cool! DreamRift, developers of fine games such as Monster Tale and Henry Hatsworth, has one of my Monster Tale prints hanging in their office! Wow! I never imagined that this silly blog would lead to such great things. :>
Thank you Peter Ong and the rest of the DreamRift crew for this incredibly high honor… and for making awesome games, of course!

So here’s something that’s really cool! DreamRift, developers of fine games such as Monster Tale and Henry Hatsworth, has one of my Monster Tale prints hanging in their office! Wow! I never imagined that this silly blog would lead to such great things. :>

Thank you Peter Ong and the rest of the DreamRift crew for this incredibly high honor… and for making awesome games, of course!

FAVORITE FORGOTTEN ZELDA CHARACTERS?

We all know that there are hundreds of cool videogame characters that rarely see the spotlight. But did you know that a lot of these guys have to actually live in the same world as the popular guys? It’s true!

And it’s so, so sad. Which is why I want to do something special to honor them: a huge group portrait. I plan to visit many universes, including Kirby and Mario. But the first universe I want to visit is Zelda.

So tell me, who are your favorite forgotten characters of Zelda? Is it Prince Richard? Ezlo? Purdy?

PRINTS ARE BACK, AND PAX PRIME IS HERE TOO!

Like the title says, you can order nomarios prints again! Just hop on over to the store with this link! If you order this week, though, please note that it will be a week before I can send out your order.

Why? Because this week is PAX Prime! It’s a super fun videogames convention that’s held in Seattle, Washington. I won’t be able to update more this week because I’ll be at PAX, but hopefully you’ll be there too!

I’ll be on a panel Saturday morning at 10 AM (for Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?, a webseries that I help make) and hanging around the Fangamer booth a lot with other great artist friends (Maré Odomo, Zac Gorman and Chris Furniss, to name a few), so if you want to, come say hi!

(I might be dressed as Kaylee from Firefly or wearing a Prinny hat if you need additional help locating me)

PRINTS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

My old printer finally kicked the bucket after five years of service, so prints will be gone for just a little while. I’m planning to get a new one over the weekend, so hopefully they will be back by Monday! Any orders made within the last week have to wait until then to be processed. I apologize for any inconvenience!