It was late last night, about 12:30ish, when we received one of my personal favorite emails of all time. The author, Andrés, and his subject… Luchadores for Beta. Our first reaction was almost disbelief. Had graFighters just been spammed by some sort of underground Mexican wrestling league?? (Basically we imagined a picture of something that looked like Jack Black from Nacho Libre pointing a bloody and battered finger straight at our souls, recruiting the graFighters team to join forces with them like some sort of twist on the old school Uncle Sam posters. Well, our first instincts were slightly off… but not by much!
We laughed, we cried, we took a siesta, and then it hit us… graFighters is really happening and not just for our close friends and family, but for everyone. Whether the game is a day, a month, or a year from launching it doesn’t really matter. (actually we know that it really does matter) But the point is that graFighters spirit is in the air!! People want this game to happen, and it’s not just us. We can’t tell you how encouraging it is to get an email from someone we’ve never met that says (in many different ways) “I’m so ready for this game, here’s a taste of what’s to come.” And then they drop one or several awesome drawings right in our laps.
Right now, there’s this very exciting feeling that comes from these emails. It’s kinda like lighting the fuse of a firework, and watching the flame slowly creep towards the explosives. Basically, what we really want to say is thanks to all of you who have sent us drawings over the past few months. It’s way cooler to us to get your drawings in our inbox than you can probably understand. It definitely keeps us going.
Shoutouts to the dudes from Coburn Design, Chris and Alden. Also, Jack and the manager of the Luchadores, Andrés.
And so, without futher adieu, the Late Night Luchadores and other awesome creatures!