News - [Author's Comment] March 28th, 2012, 1:56 am
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I would've posted a pic of something but I'm not on my main computer at the moment.

Anyway if you clicked the linked I posted up there, it is a recent blog/journal entry from Alvin Earthworm, creator of the popular sprite flash series Super Mario Bros. Z.

Well, it saddens me to say that the series has officially been cancelled.


Just to say, SMBZ has been a huge HUGE inspiration in my spriting career. I'd always watch it if I ever needed any inspiring ideas or just to get any creative juices flowing.

Knowing that we'll never get to see another episode saddens me completely. SMBZ was the reason I went to the VGLan forums and met my friend Zal and gotten into spriting.

Heh, well if you have any wonderful SMBZ memories, do share in the comments!

Posted @ March 28th, 2012, 2:00 am

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Does anyone get the feeling this is going to be an April Fool's joke? It does seem upsetting to see this series come to an end, but THIS CLOSE to April Fool's day? Something is fishy...

Posted @ March 28th, 2012, 8:12 am

Yeha, I'm gonna miss the series indeed, even if I didn't place it up as highly as a lot of people did, was still amazing. I do owe a lot too it as well, mostly a lot of the same things you did, and some other ones as well. As long as he leaves the episodes up though, I'll atleast be happy with that much, so I can go back and look on them for inspiration every now and again.

Posted @ March 28th, 2012, 8:44 am

yeah i saw that.

broke my heart.

Posted @ March 28th, 2012, 10:38 am

I saw this coming from a mile away.

Still upset about it, but it was pretty obvious it was going to happen.

However, he has said he may return to it, so who knows.

What really gets to me is hat within the space of a few days, Alvin Earthworm quit SMBZ and Edd Gould, creator of Eddsworld, Died of cancer on March 25th.

I mean, dammit. Two great animators gone within a few days, one of them actually DEAD.

At the same time, I couldn't help but laugh at all the people offering to continue SMBZ. I am not even joking.

Posted @ March 28th, 2012, 11:54 am


What a surprise!

Or not.

I'm not dissapointed in the whole cancelation bit, but it's dissapointing to see this after he posts about working on ep 9, keeps everyone waiting to the point where they just don't care anymore, and then gives it up.

Clearly he enjoys his furry art more than animating.

If he does write this off as an april fools joke, nobody will laugh.

Posted @ March 28th, 2012, 12:43 pm

no... no it cant be over... it what insprited me to sprite as well... fu!!!

Posted @ March 28th, 2012, 4:30 pm

@Sagat the Tiger: Someone asked him about it. He confirms it's not.

Posted @ March 28th, 2012, 10:02 pm

@blitz5000: Holy crap he died? Damn man, I used to watch his series every now and again. Shame :( I also saw another flash animator died being mentioned around Newgrounds but I don't know who it is. That's just life I guess :C

Posted @ March 28th, 2012, 10:06 pm

@OnceTMaster: Was it Randy Solem?

Yeah he died too.

I'm also sure there was one other. Dammit why.

Posted @ March 29th, 2012, 1:46 pm

People still care about this series?

Wasn't the last episode 2 years ago?

i mean, I liked it too, but it's pretty darn old now. I kinda expected this news a bit earlier.

Posted @ March 31st, 2012, 3:06 pm

@AuraX: um... the last episode was one year ago.... maybe a little more.

i agree with tex, he said he was working on it. gave everyone false hope, and then cancels it. pissed me off.
to think he inspired my action comics. fuck.

Posted @ April 3rd, 2012, 11:51 am