Interpreting Retro

Hey everybody! I started a new project called Interpreting Retro where I draw a picture of how I saw or imagined a retro game from my childhood. My Instagram account is @Phenzy and I hashtag these #interpretingretro. Here are the ones I’ve made so far:


Yay! Dragon Warrior slime!


I know this wasn’t the intention, but this is always what the hero in the original Dragon Warrior looked like to me.


Karpov always looks like he is holding his pants up.


The end heart boss in Contra always looked like Popeye to me.


Little Nemo climbing into animal suits always freaked me out a bit for a game that wasn’t supposed to be creepy.


I always thought the end of the original Zelda was pretty rough when Gannon died and became just a pile of guts.


Cyclops from Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse.


Eyeball from Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest.


Each of these images is available on items over on my Redbubble account.


What I’ve been up to

It’s been far too long since I’ve updated this site. If you follow any of my other blogs you may have seen some of these already, and if so I apologize. I finished my sketchbook for The Brooklyn Art Library‚Äôs Sketchbook Project 2013. I am dropping it in the mail tomorrow. You can check out their website @
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Here are a couple of other things that I have done for either Poogletsauce or Penandmarker.


Illustration by Pat Henzy

Something I drew up for my Tumblr,
I’m gonna be making a couple of prints of these soon, so I’ll post those up as well.