Charity Art Show For Animal Rescue Combines Animals With Videogames

By Ishaan . January 12, 2013 . 12:00pm

Press Paws is a charity art show with an “animals in videogames” theme. The goal of the show is to raise money for a dog rescue initiative, What’s Up Dog! L.A., by selling artwork.


The Press Paws charity art show will take place at the Nucleus art gallery in Alhambra, California (address here) on February 9th. Over 50 artists are contributing original work to the show for sale. You can take a look at some of their artwork below.


In order be able to host the charity sale effectively, Press Paws are asking for contributions. The goal is to reach $3,000 in contributions, which will go into printing costs for posters and flyers, creating promotional items, refreshments for attendees at the art show, a photo booth and game demo stations to keep people entertained while they’re there. You can contribute here.


You can also visit Press Paws’ official website here and their Facebook page here.


Artwork samples:


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  • MrRobbyM

    Dat Cait Sith.

  • DongT

    i love dogs and i love video games therefore i love this x2.
    it’s cool how they added amaterasu and koromaru.

  • kupomogli

    That character collage is nice. The only two characters I don’t know who they are are the ones that are to the left and right of Cloud(slightly above.) I’m thinking the one on the left is Marcus Fenix, but not sure. No idea the one on the right.

    The others are Agent 47, Master Chief, Shepard, Ryu, Kratos, Mario, Samus, Lara, Fallout guy, Snake, Gordon, Jill, Link, Pacman, Duke Nukem, Dirk, Cloud, and Little Sister.

    I also like the Double Dragon one. Looks really well done.

    • DongT

      the 2 on the bottom right are the chick from portal and little sister from bioshock

      • kupomogli

        I got Little Sister, didn’t know the Portal one. Who’s on the left of Cloud? Is that Marcus Fenix or someone else?

        • DongT

          yeah it’s him lol

  • CirnoLakes

    That’s pretty darn awesome.

  • Shadowman

    I like that Mega-man, nothing better then a boy and his dog.

  • JMaster3000

    From which game is that dog with headphones??

    • JustThisOne

      It’s Mira, from Silent Hill! :3

      • JMaster3000

        Ahh shiz! I thought it was from the rhythm game that idk name >.>

        • JustThisOne

          … Wait, rhythm game… Do you, by chance, mean Parappa the Rappa?

          I always forget he’s actually a dog, because he blends in so well with the rest of the wacky cast.

          • JMaster3000

            Naaah there was a dog with headphones and it was on the DS.
            I thought it was in Rhythm Heaven but its not, but in remix 5, when u get the note ok u can see the dog with headphones!!

            But i still don’t know in which game he is :S

          • Cyrus

            Mira from Silent Hill?

          • JustThisOne


            Psst psst. After five minutes of intense research, I’ve found out they are ear muffs. And you were right all long; It is Rhythm Heaven!

            His name is Dog.

          • JMaster3000

            Ehhh no… didn’t i said that i found the dog on Remix 5 in Rhythm Heaven?
            Btw i wanna give more info about the game.
            There was a dude with headphones,he was with the dog with headphones. When u start the game there are like some houses, they look like skyscrapers and they are blue colored.
            Almost Everything is blue colored and each house has a Rhythm game.

          • JMaster3000

            I FINALLY FOUND IT!
            It was Beat City for DS.

          • JustThisOne

            Congratulations, man. *__*

  • I have to say my favorite video game dog is Missle from Ghost Trick.

    • Bakuryukun

      Yeah!! I wish Missle was on that title card of theirs. =(

    • neetyneety

      Wow, I was just about to post about him! They better include him there.

    • SuperSailorV

      Would be neat if there was some kind of nod to Missile from Ace Attorney, too!

  • MikeTxn

    It’s been a while since I saw that pixel art at the top. (The original)
    I would post Paul Robertson’s livejournal and Tumblr, but some of his animations are NSFW.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Wait, Poochyena is a young hyena…

  • Shami

    Where is Angelo from FF8 XD

  • Spirit Macardi

    How is Red Savarin not in any of these pictures? You’d think he’d be an obvious choice, especially in that third picture x3

  • Sperium3000

    Hehe… Double-Doberman

  • Solomon_Kano

    This is pretty sweet.

  • Pockystix


    poochyena is a hyena!

  • heartless141

    the first picture ís missing one of the best dog ever! MISSILE!

  • $36598391

    I like the Resident Evil Cerebus/arm picture

  • z_merquise

    Really like the artwork. The one with Double Dragon just made me smile.

  • Göran Isacson

    Bulldog of War and Lara Collie being the only dog-lady with visible breasts made me chuckle, the rest just made me melt on the inside because it is all just so precious. Controller Dog from Silent Hill 2. Zombie Dog of Resident Evil, K.K Slider, Iggy, Duck Hunt Dog, Amaterasu… and sweet, precious Rush. My heart man. Three sizes, at the very least.

  • Nitraion

    Lol snake and kratos dog…
    They should include crash bandicoot i feel he really left out…

  • Barrylocke89

    As long as Koro-chan gets representation, I approve of the art.

  • SupaPhly

    how dare they forget Max from MDK2 :P

  • Alexandra Cordes

    Is the white dog next to Amaterasu Hewie? I sure hope so.

  • Kitestwinblades

    This is Genius! I’ll definitely be keeping track of this xD

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