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Friday, December 27, 2002
Micro Monkeys Posted by: Paco | Comments (2)
Micro Center Online has a very interesting offer for LucasArts fans in the US. For only $4.99 you can buy adventuregames as The Curse of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Escape From Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, and many other LucasArts titles. Check it out here.
Source: Mojo

Monday, December 23, 2002
'Tis the season to be jolly Posted by: Paco | Comments (10)
The World of Monkey Island staff would like to wish you all a very
Merry Christmas. Here's our Christmas present from us for you, in the form of a Christmas wallpaper card thing, featuring many of your favourite LEC adventure heroes.
Be sure to check out the great Christmas card from LucasArts and the cool Christmas card from the Mojo as well.

Merry Christmas :)

Sunday, December 22, 2002
A mixed bag Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
Here are three small updates all combined into one tasteful newspost. First off, the comments for the new Fan Art Gallery section has been upgraded to match the news comments, so you can use <a>,<b>,<i>, and <u> HTML tags in them. You can also edit them and unlike the news comments there is no time limit on the edit feature.

Secondly, due to personal reasons I won't be able to answer emails again until late January. That means if you send me an email from now on you won't receive a reply until late January. That of course also includes in-joke, error, refference, and secret submissions. If there is anything urgent regarding the site then please email Paco.

Lastly, due to the nature of the comments posted to the article "Why I Love Guybrush and MI" all comments in connection with that article have been deleted and article comments in general now have to await approval before being added to the site just like the articles. You can thank a very immature person for this. Maybe it should require a WMI account to post article comments?

Saturday, December 21, 2002
Soundtrack CD in Europe Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
It is now possible to buy the "The Best of LucasArts" soundtrack album in Europe. The cd, which has so far only been available in the US and Canada, features 21 musical pieces from classic LucasArts games. Many of them come from Escape from Monkey Island. You can purchase the cd from synSONIQ in Germany, which seems to ship to all European countries, at a price of € 35.95. Pretty expensive, but at least it's available.
Source: LGH

Thursday, December 19, 2002
A winning punch Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (8)
It's time once again for a new punchline strip and to reveal the winner for the last one. The winning puchline was submitted by 8 of 12 and you can check it out here.

We chose that one because it is simple and it fits the situation well. We hope you agree with us and check out the new strip :)

Entertaining Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
It seems that "The Entertainment Pack" with upgraded versions of Grim Fandango, The Dig, Full Throttle, and Sam & Max which will work under Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP is already available in the UK and you can buy it from GAME. However, that shore only ships to the UK and Ireland. Let's hope it will soon be available in the rest of Europe or at least at some stores which ships to all European countries.

Bad news to our overseas friends; LucasArts has currently no plans to release the upgraded games in the US or Canada.

Source: The Legend of Monkey Island

Tuesday, December 17, 2002
The MIAC experience Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
The integration of the old "Monkey Island Art Connection" is finally complete and only two months after we announced it :) This means that we have a completely new Fan Art section for you! Firstly, all the art from the former MIAC have been moved to our gallery, which means a lot of new artists have been added. Secondly, it is now possible for each artist to manage their own gallery. As an artist you can upload new images and edit or delete current ones. If you are not an artist then you can create your own gallery in seconds :)

Although you can upload your images on your own now and don't have to wait for a staff member to do it, the images still need to be approved. This means that they are not visible in your gallery until one of the staff members has viewed and approved it. We do this to avoid any material that is not MI related, offensive, doesn't follow our guidelines etc. etc.

If you have a gallery here on WMI or had one on MIAC then you should have received an email which tells you how to get access to manage your images. If you haven't received an email then we probably didn't have your email address or it is no longer valid. Please contact me at ken@worldofmi.com if that is the case.

The Fan Art Gallery has received many other small improvments and more will be added, so check it out!

Although I have been working hard to get it all done, I have been unable to finish all I had planned, so some of the coming features will be a F.A.Q. for the gallery and some way of seeing which fan art pieces are new. The comments will also be updated like the news comments recently were.

Check it out now and if you find any bugs then please report them to me as soon as possible :)

Two more hero pages Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
Page 12 and 13 have been added of ADOLO's "Our Super Heroes" fan comic.


Sunday, December 15, 2002
LucasArts updates Posted by: Paco | Comments (2)
LucasArts has updated their 20th Anniversary website with something nice for the Monkey Island fans. In the LucasArts Theatre you can find a high quality version of the Curse of Monkey Island trailer, be sure to check it out. The LEC history website is also updated with part 4 which features Escape from Monkey Island.

Source: Mister Jake

The new MIAC Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
While the old "Monkey Island Art Connection" has closed down and merged with us (and the merger is very, very close to being complete) a new "Monkey Island Art Connection" has opened its doors. The new site, like the old one, is run by Haggis, but the content differs quite a bit.

The site is no longer a database of Monkey Island fan art, but a place for MI fans to discuss art by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Da Vinci, Vermeer, etc. Check it out and read the opening statement by Haggis!

Entertainment Pack Posted by: Haggis | Comments (0)
Good news, people. A news post over at Adventure Gamers tells us that LucasArts is going to release a new games collection, suitably named The Entertainment Pack. It will have the adventure hits Grim Fandango, The Dig, Full Throttle, and Sam & Max. Although there are no Monkey Island games, this should be good news, since we all like adventure games, right? And the best thing is, that the games will work under Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, without ScummVM or any other tool! LEC, we love you (even moreso if you'll do this with Monkey Island too).

Another hint at MI5 Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
The latest issue of PC Zone features an interview with LucasArts' PR Manager Tom Sarris and once again he assures us that Monkey Island 5 will definitely be made. Here is a snippet:

PCZ: Are there any other popular franchises that LucasArts will re-visit?
There'll definately be another Monkey Island game. You've seen four incredibly well-done versions of Monkey Island, and there's an immense amount of stories that remain to be told within that series.


Source: Adventure Gamers

MI2 at #18 Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
Adventure Gamers' list of top 20 adventure games of all times places Monkey Island 2 at number 18. I would have placed it a bit higher myself (like 17 numbers), but give it a read here.

Saturday, December 14, 2002
The pirates are coming! Posted by: Paco | Comments (3)
Good news for everyone who's waiting for the coming "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, because you can now already visit the newly-opened official website (which uses the lovely Monkey Island font). You can view the teaser poster, as well as a brand new teaser trailer for the movie there. Cool stuff, so check it out now :)
Source: ComingSoon.net

Epic Duels game deck Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Philip has submitted an untraditionel kind of fan game. Actually, it's a character expansion deck for "Star Wars Epic Duels", a board game recently released by Hasbro.

The author himself explains is better than me:

It has Guybrush Threepwood as the main character and Bobbin Threadbare as his minor sidekick. Epic Duels is a game where you are able to pit Star Wars characters against each other in single combat. Han Solo can take on Darth Maul, Anakin Skywalker can battle Emperor Palpatine, etc. But now with this deck, Guybrush can insult swordfight Count Dooku! He can have a breath-holding contest with Darth Vader! Bobbin can even cast a terror draft on Greedo; the possibilities are endless! Well, not endless, but expanded.

This obviously requires the original board game by Hasbro. The file is 521 kb and you can download it here.

Friday, December 13, 2002
More heroes Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (8)
ADOLO has sent us page 9, page 10, and page 11 of his comic Our Super Heroes. You can also visit his site here which has comics, sprites, clipart, and more.


Top 20 Adventure games Posted by: Haggis | Comments (0)
The year is drawing to a close again, and that means lots of looking back on the year, and lots of uninteresting overviews. Fortunately, this phenomenon is also known to the great site that is Adventure Gamers. They are featuring a Top 20 list of the best adventure games ever; they start off with Full Throttle, and each day a new game will be added. Who knows, there might even be a Monkey Island game on the list ;)

Source: Mixnmojo

Thursday, December 12, 2002
LucasArts loves LFN Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
A new site named LucasFiles recently launched and it features many LucasArts downloads such as mods, patches, and videos. The site is run by the LFNetwork (which we are a part of in case you didn't know) and LucasArts issued a press release today concerning the website and how much they appreciate the fan network.

Click here to read the press release.

Source: The International House of Mojo

Get Elaine on your back Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
The LucasArts Company Store is selling a long sleeve shirt in cotton with nine images of LucasArts characters on the back. There's Elaine, Ben, Manny, and many more.

Check it out here, but remember that as usual it's only available to the small percentage of the earth's population that lives in the US or Canada.

Source: The International House of Mojo

Tuesday, December 10, 2002
That's not what I meant! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (13)
We have all been there: We post a comment to one of the newsposts and after we click submit we discover to our horror that we called Herman a hottie and spelled "Elaine" with two "s"s at the end and no e,l,i,n, or e. What is more horrible is that there is no way to correct our mistakes! That is, until now.

Worldofmi.com brings you the new "Comment Feature 3000 ©" which allows you to edit your comments up to 10 minutes after they were posted! "Does it make grog too?", I hear you ask. Yes! Sort of...well no, but what it also does is allowing you to use the HTML tags <a>,<b>,<i>, and <u>. We hope you like it and give it a test spin!

Monday, December 9, 2002
Christmas art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
Gaia has sent us a lovely Christmas art piece featuring Guybrush and Elaine wearing pixi hats. Ahhh...'tis a wonderful season :)


Sunday, December 8, 2002
Melee Island forest map Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
Skillwaste sent us a map he made of the forest maze on Melee Island in MI1. If you are replaying MI1 and don't want to go through all the hazzle of following complicated dance instructions or old grumpy men through the forest then this map is for you :) The map has been added to the Monkey Island 1 page and you can also see it by clicking here.

Adventure Series Poll Posted by: Paco | Comments (1)
JustAdventure is keeping a poll asking the question "Which Series Would You Most Like to See Continued?" and Monkey Island is one of the options. At the moment Gabriel Knight & Tex Murphy are leading and Monkey Island only has 172 votes. But you, you could make the difference by voting NOW!! Ahem. Thanks to Hlges for the news.

Saturday, December 7, 2002
Glenn Quinn passes away Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
Sad news: the Irish actor Glenn Quinn died last Tuesday at the age of 32. Quinn voiced Pirate #5 in Curse of Monkey Island, as well as some other characters in LucasArts games. Glenn Quinn was well known for his role as Doyle in the TV series 'Angel'. You can visit this website for more information about Glenn Quinn.
Source: Mojo

ScummVM updated Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Version 0.3.0b of ScummVM has been released, so go download it now! If you have been living under a rock for a while or been abducted by aliens then you might not know that ScummVM is a nifty little program which helps you play old LucasArts adventures on your new supercomputer.

The new release includes many, many, many bug fixes and improved support for various games including the non-LucasArts games "Simon The Sorcerer 1+2".

Source: The International House of Mojo

Friday, December 6, 2002
Piraty drawings Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Our fan art has been updated with some new drawings including four images from Neil Joshi. Clink on the thumbnail below to see them all.



Next comes three new sketches from David Rheinstrom. Click to see them all.



To end today's fan art update is a drawing of Elaine from Jon Uranga.


Thursday, December 5, 2002
A pirate's tale Posted by: Haggis | Comments (0)
Oh, yeah. A new fan novel. And this one is quite long. It's called The Sovereign of Monkey Island, and it's written by Neil Joshi. Here's a taste of the action:

‘Now hang on a minute!’ said Carla, ‘you can’t just leave it like this, you obviously need us for something, otherwise we wouldn’t need to be here, you wouldn’t even need to be talking to us at all, we’d just be a piece of random background animation that you wouldn’t interact with in the least!’ Guybrush and Otis both looked at each other, and then both silently decided to just forget that last part and get on with the conversation.
‘Yeah, um, it’s kind of funny how things always seem to turn out right. Like how whatever I pick up and stuff down my pants during my journeys—’
‘There’s a mental picture I didn’t need.’


Be sure to check the enter first chapter, called There and Back Again, and Again.
Also, expect more additions to the fan novel section soon.

Pirates Teaser Poster Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
On Monday we reported on the teaser image of the coming Disney movie "The Pirates of the Caribbean", now ComingSoon.net has posted a look at the full teaser poster with logo and everything, for the movie.
"Prepare to be Blown Out of the Water" on July 9. Heh, nice :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2002
A Christmas story Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Mats Berglinn has written a new novel entitled "A Monkey Island Christmas Carol". The novel is based on the classic Christmas tale "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, but replaces the original characters with Monkey Island characters. Here is a snippet:

Okay. Well… Hohoho! And a Merry Christmas to you! But Scrooge ignored that and kept walking along the street. After a while he came to a building where his office is. On the sign above the door it have the name Scrooge and Marley, with the name Marley crossed over. Scrooge looked at the sign and said to himself: Ah, my old companion, Jacob T Marley. He was a great man, yes really a great man. He stole from the widows and tricked the poor.

The novel does a good job of placing Monkey Island characters in the Dickens story and it is nice to read a Christmas story with Guybrush, Elaine, Stan, and the rest. The novel consists of five chapters and you can access them all by going to the main fan novels page. Enjoy!

Buy Timmy Posted by: Haggis | Comments (0)
Okay, so it's not the official Timmy the Monkey from our beloved Monkey Island series, but with some imagination, it is. The great people of ThinkGeek are now selling their mascot, Timmy the monkey. Cute. Now can someone make a Mojo T-shirt for that guy?

Monday, December 2, 2002
Some pirate movie news Posted by: Paco | Comments (6)
For those who are interested in the upcoming Disney movie "The Pirates of the Caribbean": Cinemovies published a cool new promo shot for the movie. New pictures of the moviesets were also posted at
LatinoReviews. Cool stuff, so check it out.

Sunday, December 1, 2002
Christmas is coming Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
It's that time of year again and we here at worldofmi.com want to help you get into that special Christmas mood. As you probably have already seen (otherwise, I would like to know how you avoided it) we have given the design a little sprinkle dust from our Christmas wand. (Yes, we have one and no, you can't see it.)

Crackers of course objected to the change since he had to wear a hat and scarf, but we hope you will enjoy it and remember to be nice to each other and give lots of presents to those you love :)

Saturday, November 30, 2002
Wapping Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
The Legend of Monkey Island has updated their WAP page and made the news update automatically. Check it out!

The evil island Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
Flame & Frost has finished page three of their comic "Journey to Evil Island" as well as improved the two first pages and the front page.


Thursday, November 28, 2002
Happy Thanksgiving Posted by: Paco | Comments (8)
Hey hello, the WMI staff would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving.
Be sure to check out the little thanksgiving card LucasArts has released with some famous LEC characters on it. Thanks to QueZTone for the news.

In other news,The Brimstone Beach Club has posted a nice interview with Debi Derryberry, the voice of everyones favourite monkey, Timmy.

Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Something to read... Posted by: Haggis | Comments (12)
...finally. Through the combined efforts (heh) of the fan novel team, a new submission has been added. It is part four of The Book of Bigger Whoop, and here's a snippet:

"That must be the lord of the fort," Guybrush thought. He was so frightened he didn't know whether to wet himself or go blind.

Important Note: Some of you guys may be wondering what the heck happened to fan novels you submitted, but don't worry, they will be added. It may not always be in the order in which we recieve them, because some chapters take longer to copy-edit/spell-check. If you are worried about if your submission has been recieved properly, please do not submit it again. Instead, send me a Private Message via the forums.

Monday, November 25, 2002
Art that keeps on faning Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
John Macomber has drawn a cool Guybrush based on Chow Yun Fat in the movie "Hard Boiled".



From William Stewart comes a nice, but big, drawing of Guybrush and LeChuck.



David Rheinstrom has submitted two pictures inspired by the film noir style.



A great drawing of Elaine comes from Sanful



Minna Mäkinen has sent us six new drawings. Click on the thumbnail below to see them all.



Saturday, November 23, 2002
Yep, even more fanart Posted by: Paco | Comments (3)
Monkey Face submitted two new drawings to our ever growing fanart gallery. The first image is called "Monkey Boxing" and the other is called "The ghost of Ozzie Mandrill". Check both pictures out by clicking on the thumbnail below:


Tarryn K submitted this drawing called ".....porcelain claims yet another victim":



Friday, November 22, 2002
More Fan art Posted by: Paco | Comments (1)
Yep, it's time again for our (almost daily) fanart update.
We start with Chris, who submitted "Guybrush goes Crackers". Heh, even our own Crackers gets his own fanart now, who would have thought that:



Hannu Mäkinen submitted 5 new drawings, check them all out by clicking on the thumbnail below:


And Minna Mäkinen submitted this fun drawing of Guybrush:



Thursday, November 21, 2002
A dream comes true... Posted by: Haggis | Comments (1)
...well, for the LucasArts fans in US and Canada, that is. The people over there can buy a cool cd with LucasArts music. It seems to contain a lot of Grim Fandango and Monkey Island music, so if you can't get the cd due to physical obstacles, then SCUMM Revisited is still your friend (as long as you don't use it to illegally rip music ;).

On a side note, the BSBC's gallery could use more visitors, and on another side note, they have a new comic, based on Monkey Island.

Source: mymipage

Wednesday, November 20, 2002
MI1 outtake Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (10)
You think everything went well when shooting the cutscenes for The Secret of Monkey Island? Well, it didn't. Just like with all movies and games there are a lof of these so called bloopers where something goes wrong when shooting a scene. We dug through our archives and found this little clip which shows that making the game was not always easy for our hero Guybrush. You need a DivX codec and Windows Media Player to view the movie and you can download it here*



* Outtake clip is made entirely by Paco Vink and has nothing to do with LucasArts. The clip is not an original outtake from MI1, but the result of hard work from a devoting fan. The movie file can also be found in the fan animations section

Tuesday, November 19, 2002
The cow is upside down Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
Sanful has submitted an inventive and funny "Wanted" poster.



James T Cramp has sent us a new and darker version of his Murray drawing. It should look good centered on a black desktop.

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Mats Berglinn has finished three new pages of his "Escape from Monkey Island" comic. One page is shown below, see them all here.


Sunday, November 17, 2002
Complete MI3 item list! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
King Kool has done it again and finished a page that lists all the items in The Curse of Monkey Island! Not only is it a list of all the items, it also says where they are found, what they are used for, and has a description of them. The page is both for the normal version as well as the Mega-Monkey verion and you can check it out here. King Kool encourages you to email him if you find any errors and you can also check out his MI1 item list and MI2 item list.

Saturday, November 16, 2002
Tom Sarris interviewed Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
Computer and Video Games has posted an interview with LucasArts' PR guy, Tom Sarris. One question touches on the subject of a new Monkey Island game:

You've also got the Grim Fandango and Monkey Island adventure franchises. Will you be looking to resurrect those?

Sarris:
I'd say so. I'd say that they're extremely viable properties for us to tap into in the future, in the same way that we're doing with Sam & Max. There's no reason why we can't adapt those to another generation of games players. I think there are stories that still remain to be told within Monkey Island and Grim Fandango.


Read the entire interview here.

Source: The International House of Mojo

Friday, November 15, 2002
And the winner is... Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
It seems our new punchline feature was well received last month and more than 150 punchline suggestions has been submitted. We have chosen a winner and let me tell you, it wasn't easy! There were so many good and funny lines, but only one could win, and we decided upon one by MikeOfSimianArchipelago. You can see which one it is by going to the new archive section for the punchlines and check the first strip :) You can of course also still read all the other submitted lines there.

This also means that we have added a new strip you can submit punchlines to. The adventure of Guybrush and Crackers continue as they escape from the small island, but what do they find? Offer your own suggestions and read what others have submitted.

Thursday, November 14, 2002
A lot of fan stuff Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
We start of today with a new fan novel chapter; Chapter 3 of "I Went There" has been added. It's called "One Just Aint Enough for St. Pete" and here is a snippet:

So I decided to take them up on their offer. So I walked down there until I get to a bridge with a Troll standing on the bridge. “Hey, Private Property buddy go back.” I looked at him calmly and simply responded “I know a lot of billy goats that would love to meet you.”

Read the entire chapter here.

Some new art has also been added. First comes two new images from Neil Joshi:



Hannu Mäkinen's younger sister, Minna Mäkinen, has also submitted three art works to us:



Last, but not least, we have page 8 of the fan comic "Our Super Heroes":


Monday, November 11, 2002
More fan art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
A slew of new fan art came in the mailbox today, so we'll get right to it. James T Cramp sends along an impressive drawing of Murray.



Our newest artist, Neil Joshi has submitted a scary looking image of LeChuck.



The last fan art today comes from Hannu Mäkinen who contributes with no less than five drawings. Two are shown below, click here to see them all.


Sunday, November 10, 2002
Arty update Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
We have quite a few new art pieces for you today. First comes a new image from Gaia in a new style that differs from her previous work as she experiments with new ways of drawing.



Next, we have two beautiful sketches from the new artist James T Cramp.



Last, but not least, we have three sketches from another new artist named Hannu Mäkinen.


Thursday, November 7, 2002
Fighting the grammar Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (8)
Most novels in our fan novel section are very well written, but a few suffer from grammar and spelling errors mostly due to the fact that English is not the author's primary language. We will try to get rid of these errors and to do that we have a new team of staff members; Booga, FaNaTiC, and our news updater Haggis will go through all the novels currently on the site and correct grammar and spelling errors.

These new staff members will of course also check new novels and chapters that are submitted, so if you don't want your text checked for errors please write so when you submit it. Some novels have been submitted in the past weeks, but not yet added and we hope the authors understand that things is a little slow here in the beginning until we get everything running smoothly. Your novel or chapter will be added very soon.

Tuesday, November 5, 2002
A comic and pirate Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
We have some new fan creations for you today, so pull up a chair and have a look. A new piece of art comes from J.Tingstedt who has a drawn a small, but nice image of Guybrush. The image is based on one of the scenes which didn't make it into The Curse of Monkey Island.



Mats Berglinn, who has contributed a lot to the Funny things, has started his own comic adaption of Escape from Monkey Island. Page 1 and 2 are done and you can find them here.


Sunday, November 3, 2002
3 x Elaine = FanArt update Posted by: Paco | Comments (5)
It's time again for some new Fan work, but this time it's special, because it features everyone's favourite pirate princess, Elaine Marley, only.
This first image was made by Gaia and as she said herself; it shows Elaine a little different from the other pictures she created.
Also make sure to visit Gaia's own site here.



The second image was submitted by Monkeygirl and it shows a sexy looking Elaine as well. Guybrush sure is a lucky man ;)
Check it out below:



And the final image was made by..me.
It's my first attempt at a realistic looking Elaine:


Saturday, November 2, 2002
Monkey Island rocks 2 Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (8)
If you've visited our fan music section you have probably downloaded the excellent "Monkey Island rocks" MP3, which is a great rock version of the MI theme. Eduardo Gouveia, creator of the audio delight, has made an improved version with better drums and a whole lot of stuff I don't know what is, but it sounds damn good!

You can get the MP3 from our fan music section or directly by clicking here. The file is a whopping 6.5 MB, but that also ensures the best quality possible. If you need a player to listen to the MP3 you can download WinAmp for free here. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 31, 2002
Anniversary epilogue Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
First of all, the entire WMI staff wants to wish you a happy and scary Halloween! We had a nice pumpkin named Fred with a candle, but Crackers got a little annoyed at him and... well... all we found was a lump of pumpkin meat...

Our 5 year anniversary ended Saturday and we want to thank everybody who helped us celebrate and we hope you had a good time at the party and enjoyed the features. We also want to thank all the sites that kindly mentioned our anniversary and the updates. During the week we missed out on some of the regular news, so here is a quick synopsis of them.

LucasArts have added another high-res background from MI2 to their 20th anniversary site. This one is of Captain Dread's ship at Scabb Island.

The Scumm Bar has posted an article on how to get the old games working using Quick & Easy, ScummVM, and VDMSound. Check it out here. They have also added the Amiga music from MI in MP3 format to their download section. Check it out here

PC Gamer has posted another "Best 100 PC games of all time" list and some LucasArts adventures made the following positions: 9. Grim Fandango, 27. Monkey Island 2, 44. Day of the Tentacle, 47. Sam & Max Hit the Road.

MonkeyMug.com has risen from the ashes after they were hacked several weeks ago.

Sources: Mixnmojo and The Scumm Bar

Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Brilliant Paco© art Posted by: Haggis | Comments (9)
Yes, boys and girls, it's that time again. Heh, I almost got you there - it's not a new comic page. But it is something that is just as fantastic to look at. Our beloved Paco has created the two pieces of eye-candy that you can see by clicking the miniature versions below.



(Pssst..click here for a FREE colored version of the waterfall - Paco)

Super hero comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
Page 7 of ADOLO's comic "Our Super Heroes" has been added.


Sunday, October 27, 2002
New art by Ado Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
Ado's newest art piece is a beautiful yet bizarre drawing of Minnie Goodsoup. It's a bit scary actually :)


Saturday, October 26, 2002
Punch that line! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
We have another exciting new section for you; The Punchline feature! So how does it work? On the punchline page you'll find a short comic strip featuring Crackers and Guybrush, but the finishing punchline is missing. You can then submit up to five suggestions for a punchline and the funniest will win. You can also see other user's suggestions for inspiration.

What can you win? Your WMI username in a glorious font in the fantastic archive section. You don't want to miss that!

New comic strips will be added from time to time, sometime after a week and sometime after 1½ month. In other words, we will add a new strip when we have the time and think it's time for a replacement. Now, go check it out!

Friday, October 25, 2002
The one with page 19 Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (12)
We didn't know what to add today, so we decided to throw another page of Paco's comic at you, we got piles of them lying around. You're probably getting sick of them now, but just bear with us, we promise you have to wait a looooooong time for page 20 :)


Thursday, October 24, 2002
"We're loaded with booty" Posted by: Paco | Comments (6)
We promised lots of small goodies today, so goodies you will have. As a special treat for our forum members, we added 100 new Monkey Island avatars to our message forums. Special thanks to Mr. Haggis for contributing some of those lovely small pictures.
But wait, there is more. I also added 5 brand new exclusive World of Monkey Island Wallpapers© to our wallpaper section. That's all for today. What are you still doing here? There's nothing more here.
Go and check it out already.


Wednesday, October 23, 2002
MIAC moves in Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (10)
Today is a very special day as I have the pleasure of welcoming "The Monkey Island Art Connection" to worldofmi.com. MIAC is moving in with us and will be integrated into WMI. Therefore, the fan art section will receive some major updates and new features. I wanted to have it all ready for today and give MIAC a big welcome, but unfortunatly I have been ill for over a week and have been unable to complete the changes. I promise though, that it will all be completed as soon as I am up and about again :)

In the meantime, be sure to give MIAC a big hug and read what Haggis, founder of MIAC, has to say about today's event:

"Ever since I was a little lad, I dreamt of having a Monkey Island website of my own. Well, not really, but once I got that feeling, The World of Monkey Island became my main source of inspiration. I mean, the site is simply brilliant. Anyway, after a pathetic attempt with pop-up ads (you were warned), I created the first version of the MIAC. Haxaty kindly made a fantastic redesign, of which I do not have a link right now, and then came the crash. The database broke. We were about to give up on it, but then Yoha appeared.

She offered to made a new site. I should also mention that we were already on http://miac.mixnmojo.com (that means that one of my dreams came true, hosting on Mojo). And, well, besides a great interview with Bill Tiller, that site never really became as big as in the good old days with Haxaty... (mainly due to problems with the gallery; yes, again). But anyway, I decided to quit. ...but all that great art shouldn't go missing, and I am glad that Dalixam has very kindly offered me this solution. I always loved WMI (the MIAC's first affiliate!), and moving the MIAC to this site is truly the best thing that could happen in this situation. Special thanks go to all of the people who supported the MIAC during its just-over-one-year existence, and I would especially like to thank Dalixam for this joint-venture."

Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Page 18 of you-know-what Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (13)
All good things comes to those who wait, right? Well, since you have all been so nice in waiting for page 17, we decided to give you page 18 as well :) Now, no more eggs, please?


Monday, October 21, 2002
Page 17 of Paco's comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (15)
Thank you for all the nice comments and birthday wishes. We really appreciate it! I know you all have been waiting a long time for the next page of Paco's comic and here it is! I am alone responsible for holding it back until this anniversary, Paco had nothing to do with it :) There will be an oppertunity to throw tomatoes and eggs tomorrow at noon on the town square, see ya there :)


Sunday, October 20, 2002
5 year anniversary! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (17)
Today it is exactly five years since "The World of Monkey Island" saw the light of day! We are going to celebrate this event with a giant party, presents, games, food, drinks, cake, and much much more. Of course you can't get any of this since this is the Internet :) However, we do have some treats for you as well as we have a new feature coming each day in the following week.

We start off today by getting a new logo and opening the Site History section where you can read how the site started and grew into the monster of information it is today :) You can also see screenshots of all the preceding designs...be warned though, you might want to bring an air sick bag.

The schedule for the week is as follows:

Sunday: Site History
Monday: A page of delight
Tuesday: A visual treat
Wednesday: A joint venture
Thursday: Lots of small goodies
Friday: Reward for the patient
Saturday: A line of punching

We hope you will help us and celebrate this site's 5th birthday!

Saturday, October 19, 2002
The fans are comi(c)ng Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (7)
Ok, lousy headline, but it's the best I could come with :) Enzo Troiano has completed page 4 and a front page for his comic "The Living Dead Island". ADOLO has also started a new comic called "Our Super Heroes" and the first 6 pages along with the front page is done.

When you view a comic page you will now see a link to the previous or next page. This will hopefully make it easier to read the comics.

Friday, October 18, 2002
Dave Grossman Book Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
Mr. Dave Grossman, the co-writer on Monkey Island 1 and 2, has released his first book, called "Ode to the Stuff in the Sink - a book of guy poetry". The book is full of amusing light verse and cartoons, illustrated by Dave himself and it contains time-honored classics like "Is That Your Shirt Or Did A Clown Throw Up On You?". You can purchase the book only through Dave's website, Phrenopolis(-Good Things For Your Head), for only $9.
So check it out here!

Source: The Mojo

Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Gaia art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
Gaia's latest art piece shows the Sword Master from MI1 in a colorful CMI style.


Sunday, October 13, 2002
Art by fans Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (8)
There's no reason to delay updates any further now that we're back up, so here are three new art pieces. First we have a new drawing from Ado and the quality matches his other creations. I am especially impressed with his use of light in this drawing. According to the artist himself it portrais the always immature Guybrush after one of his countless adventures. Elaine runs to him with mildly worried expression




Next we have a drawing by George M. of Helen Threepwood, the daughter of Guybrush and Elaine.



Last drawing today is by Flame of Dinghy Dog.


Deja vu Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
Well, at least it was only four days this time and not four months, so that's good, right? Right? Anyway, the server had to get a new hard drive and at the same time the web host's router decided to cease working, so that combined caused some downtime.

I'm sorry for the downtime, but we're back now!

Monday, October 7, 2002
Fan comics a plenty Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (16)
We have three new fan comics for you today. First is a beautiful comic from Enzo Troiano. The comic is called "The Living Dead Island" and the story continues after Monkey Island 4.



Next comes a comic from Frost and Flame called "Journey to Evil Island". They also asked me to mention that if you want to see something in the comic you should email them.



Last, but not least, there is a short comic from ADOLO. If you ever wanted to see a comic with both Sonic and Guybrush, then "Big Troubles! is for you.


Sunday, October 6, 2002
New arty Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
Here is a serving of fresh new visual delights for your pleasure. First we have lovely new drawing from Gaia featuring Captain Dread.



Next comes three new beautiful images from Enzo Troiano. Like his previous images these are also drawn in three different styles, so which is your favorite?


Saturday, October 5, 2002
Chapter with Murray Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
Lucy Kitching has completed chapter four or her novel "Monkey Island 5 - Operation Guybrush". Chapter four has the delightful title "Bwhahahahahaha! Murray returns! (Oh, and in local news, Guybrush reaches a point of no return). Here is a snippet:

Murray sounds a little anxious, but he mainly appears to be savouring the situation. "That's Governor Marley Threepwood" Elaine cuts in, suddenly feeling indignant. "Oh, just ignore that cadaverous cranium, he's fussing around like that merely for attention" a melodious, soft, Caribbean accented voice calls.


Friday, October 4, 2002
Har har har... Posted by: Haggis | Comments (4)
Remember that April Fools joke by Mojo? Well, someone didn't quite understand what was going on, judging from this page: http://www.fileplanet.com/section.aspx?s=65699 You can find a "Monkey Island 5 clip" there, which is nothing more than the infamous cutscene to which Dom gave his voice. Not very smart, but funny.

Source: frost

Wednesday, October 2, 2002
New Scottish comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
The Scottish Dog has started drawing his latest fan comic entitled "Guybrush and Stan in Island Wars
" As with his his other two comics the main characters are Guybrush and Stan. The front page and the two first pages have been added, check them out here.


Sunday, September 29, 2002
Report from 'Pirates' Party Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
On Thursday the official Green Light Party of the Pirates of the Caribbean production was held by Disney at its headquarters in Burbank, California. FilmForce has a cool report on the party, with the production logo of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean shown as well as a production sketch of main character Captain Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp). Check it out!

Update: Latino Review published some set photos taken at the Green Light party last week. There's not much to see, but still worth a mention. Or not.

Saturday, September 28, 2002
Space Pirates Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Chris Ratcliff has begun a new novel entitled "Space Pirates". This is probably the most extensive and well written novel we have had in a long time. It is easy to see that Chris has put a lot of work into it and I recommend you read it. It's very good! Here is a snippet from the init phase:

Guybrush hit a few switches. There was a mechanical groaning beneath them, almost as loud as Wally's. Carbon energy-seeking missiles. He couldn't believe it. There must be a thousand pirate starships out there, and he had to pick a ride with the one who was still using carbon missiles. They were slow. Unreliable. You could knock out their guidance system with even a hint of chaff. And this idiot wanted to use them to take down a type F needlefighter!

Read the complete init phase (chapter 1) here.

Two new images by Sanful have also been added to the fan arts and you can see them below.


Friday, September 27, 2002
He's a jolly good fellow... Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (12)
Bring out the party hats because today is Paco's birthday! He turns 20 today and you'd all better have presents for him! I already gave him some hair from the dog that bit me, a stick to find water, an authentic piece of gum, and some toothpaste, so happy birthday Paco!

Thursday, September 26, 2002
New island section Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (15)
It's been a while since a new section has been added to Worldofmi.com, but a brand new island section has just opened its doors. You can read about the islands, see screenshots from all the locations, and maybe learn something new, so check it out :)

At the same time, we would like to introduce the official "The World of Monkey Island" mascot, Crackers! This cute little parrot with an eyepatch is sitting on the headlines sign as well as the different island signs. We hope you like him and you'll see more of him in the future :) (No nudes though, he wouldn't agree to that.)

As a freak coincidence it turns out that The Scumm Bar opened a similar island section this very same day. What are the odds of that?! You can check out their island section here.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Wonderful new art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
Our newest artist is Enzo Troiano from Italy and he has sent us three beautiful drawings for the fan art section. Each image has its own style and I must admit my favorite is "Games", Guybrush and LeChuck look amazing.


Sunday, September 22, 2002
14 scottish pages Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
The Scottish Dog has sent us the last pages of his fan comic, "The Haunted Mansion" and it adds up to no less than 14 pages! Check them all out here. He would like to thank Kamel for providing ideas.

The Scottish Dog also sent along this teaser image for his next comic.


Saturday, September 21, 2002
Memories... Posted by: Haggis | Comments (0)
LucasArts have updated their 20th anniversary page again with... stuff. Nothing particularly spectacular, but worth a look, since the first two Monkey Island games are mentioned. And while you're there, check out the Interactive Timeline, which has info about LEC games (yes, also Monkey Island), as well.

Friday, September 20, 2002
Aye, new Fanart Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
Yep, it's time again for some new additions to our FanArt Gallery. Today we have a new picture of Stan from mister Sanful. Check it out below:

Flame also submitted a new picture, this time of Herman Toothrot. Click on the image for..ah you know how it works:

Thursday, September 19, 2002
Ahoy, ye scurvy seadog Posted by: Haggis | Comments (4)
Aye, mateys. It be that time of the year. All hands on deck for the ultimate swashbucklin' experience of a lifetime. It be "talk like a pirate day", so ye better start brabbling like a buccaneer, or I'll skewer ya like a sow at a buffet, I'll tie ya to the mast and blast me cannonballs straight through ye. But if ye talk like a pirate, ye'll be just fine, me lad. (I know you can do better than that, so please comment :)

Monday, September 16, 2002
New fan art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
Steven Laursen have had some computer problems which has delayed any new 3D art from him. In the meantime he has drawn this sketch of LeChuck.



Frost has also submitted an image of an angry LeChuck.


Sunday, September 15, 2002
New Ado art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
It's been a while since we've heard from Ado, but he just submitted a beautiful drawing of the Melee Island church. It may not look exactly as the church we know, but as he says himself; "Well, let's just call it artistic freedom."


Saturday, September 14, 2002
More comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
The Scottish Dog has completed four new pages for his fan comic named "The Haunted Mansion". You can check out all the pages by clicking here or on the thumbnail below. Your choice!


Friday, September 13, 2002
Hip Lingo for Pirates Posted by: Haggis | Comments (5)
Less than a week until "Talk Like A Pirate Day"... this is really getting exciting. Now, we all want to practice, don't we? Yes, we do. Well, to help you practice talking like a real pirate, Akaiko Nozomi has been so kind as to create *ahem*: Hip Lingo for Pirates - A Dictionary of Modern Slang Terms. I suggest you go study from it, then you will be able to talk like a buccaneer on September 19. Thank you very much, Akaiko. :)

Thursday, September 12, 2002
The haunting continues Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (7)
The Scottish Dog has finished five new pages of his comic, "The Haunted Mansion", in which Stan takes an unpleasent fall. You can check out all the pages here.


Trouble at Disney Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
According to Comingsoon.net a fire damaged one of the sets being build for Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, which stars Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom. There was no one injured and it was a small fire. Wheather or not the accident has any affect on the shooting schedule for the movie is unknown.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002
9/11 Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (9)
In memory of the victims of last year's terrorist attacks.



Tuesday, September 10, 2002
New SCUMM Bar design Posted by: Haggis | Comments (0)
That's right, boys and girls. The Monkey Island SCUMM Bar have a new website design, and although it's not entirely finished, I thought it would be good to make a news update about it. The new design resembles the good old days much better, so take a look at it (but not before you're done here, of course ;).

Chapter two of fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Marty Hooie has finished chapter two of his novel "I went there". Here is a snippet:

When I got there all I saw was a guy there complaining about his job. He was a young feller mostly talked about failing the pirate trials so he was stuck with that dead end job.

Read the entire chapter called "The Treasure Of Melee" here

Clint Bajakian interview Posted by: haggis | Comments (0)
The International House of Mojo have a nice interview with Clint Bajakian. He worked on the music for a lot of great adventure games, Monkey Island 2 and Escape from Monkey Island among them. In the interview, Clint Bajakian mainly talks about the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, so if that doesn't interest you, the last question will, I'm sure. Go read it.

Monday, September 9, 2002
Talk Like a Pirate Day Posted by: Haggis | Comments (3)
According to this article in the Miami Herald, September 19 is 'Talk Like a Pirate Day'. That means that we all have to talk like pirates on that day. This is of course great news for us Monkey Island fans, isn't it? Aye matey, so ye better start practicing, deckswabbers!

Source: The International House of Mojo

Tip 3 Posted by: Haggis | Comments (0)
Adventure Developer have announced to update their tips for making a successful adventure game, written by Bill Tiller with Larry Ahern, more frequently. You can see the 3rd tip of the series of 21 by clicking on "click here". click here

Source: The International House of Mojo

Friday, September 6, 2002
The written word Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
It's time for some new fan fiction and today there are three new chapters for your pleasure. The first one is chapter five of McPirate's "The Beginning" and here is a snippet:

Angus felt painfully alone sitting in a little rowboat towed by a dead ship, and frightfully open to attacks. Miserable thoughts started drifting to the Scotsman. He was now cold, wet and alone, and had depressing thoughts as he wondered if the crewmembers of the Grog Villains Beauty would ever awake from their comas and save him.

Read the entire chapter entitled "The Secret of Monkey Irresistible" here.

The second chapter comes from Brandon Ghislain and is chapter two of his novel "Return to Monkey Island". Here is a teaser:

Next in line was Captain Smirk, the old coot who taught me the ropes of insult sword fighting, followed by the most loathsome midget ever to set foot in the tri-island area: Largo LeGrande. Next to Largo there was a rather snooty looking man who I didn’t recognize.

Read the entire chapter called "Mancomb Seepgood" here.

The last chapter today is the first part of a new interesting novel by Sephi entitled "The Conquest of Moneky Island" Here is a snippet:

It was such a shiny day.the birds were singing and the sun burned down every single citizen who walked by without any protection or just was to drunk to stand up from yesterday night’s fun. Neer the beach where the so called pub was , the owner took a broom and started to clean up around it. In the corner there was something. Or to be more specific somebody.

Read the entire first chapter named "Tooth Island" here.

Thursday, September 5, 2002
Tip #2 Posted by: Haggis | Comments (0)
Hot news, people. Adventure Developer have added another tip to their 21 rules for adventure game design. I suggest you go read it now; I don't want to wear you out, so I'll keep this update short.

Source: The International House of Mojo

Magic fingers Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
Gaia once again delights us with a new colorful drawing from the Monkey Island universe. The image features the mysterious Voodoo Lady.



Another piece of art comes from a new artist who calls himself alexpollo74. His drawing is a modern interpretation of Guybrush and Elaine.


Monday, September 2, 2002
New news updater Posted by: Haggis | Comments (9)
That's right, fellow swashbucklers. In order to provide you with the news you all need, I (Haggis) have been approved to be a news updater on this site. Some of you know me, some may not, but at least you will read news posted by me. Enough talking, I'm going to fulfill my duties as good as I possibly can. Wish me luck.

Look, read, and laugh Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Steven Laursen has ventured into the world of 3D Studio Max and has created a nice 3D rendering of Monkey Island.



Brandon Ghislain has begun writing a new fan novel that takes place directly after the showdown
between the mammoth LeChuck statue and Robot Monkey outside of Melee Island, at the end of "Escape from Monkey Island". The novel is entitled "Return to Monkey Island" and here is the author's own description of it:

Now free of Ozzy and LeChuck (where did he go anyway?) Guybrush and Elaine set of in search of new adventure. Guybrush learns that 'Big Whoop' was only one of four legendary treasures and sets out to find the remaining three: 'Holy Cow', 'Nothin Special', and the incredibly mysterious 'Ooh Shiny.'

Read chapter one, "Freedom", here.

To complete today's fan creations is four new pages of The Scottish Dog's comic,The Haunted Mansion.




Saturday, August 31, 2002
FanArtFanArtFanArt Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
That's right ladies and gentlemen, it's time again for some new fanart. We'll start off with a new artist, MadMax2166, who created this nice piece of El Pollo Diablo chasing Guybrush:


Second, George M. sent us a new drawing of the Scabb Island Inn:


And last, but not least, The Scottisch Dog, finished 5 new pages of his comic The Haunted Mansion . Check them all out here.


Thursday, August 29, 2002
21 rules Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Bill Tiller, background artist on CMI, and Larry Ahern, co-director of CMI, has started a new article on Adventure Developer stating 21 rules when creating an adventure game. One new rule will be posted each week and you can see the first entry here.

Source: Mixnmojo.

Chapter and art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
Lucy Kitching has finished chapter three of her novel "Monkey Island 5 - Operation Guybrush". Chapter three is called "Help! I need somebody! Help!" and here is a snippet:

Suddenly, Guybrush feels himself being grasped aggressively by the neck in an iron grip and hoisted roughly to his feet. Instinctively, Guybrush lets out a strangled cry, spluttering and choking. Agley scornfully jeers "You wretched little pipsqueak. You call yourself a pirate? You make me laugh."

Read the entire chapter here.

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Flame has submitted this drawing of LeChuck named "Toon LeChuck".



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Known artist Gaia has also opened up her own website featuring all her Monkey Island drawings as well as art with other themes. Visit The One... Fan Art now!

Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Sam & Max 2 announced Posted by: Paco | Comments (4)
That's right, the rumours were true. Sam & Max 2 has just been announced to be developed by LucasArts. The game should be released for Windows PC's in the first quarter of 2004 and is co-directed by Mike Stemmle (co-projectleader of Sam and Max Hit the Road and EMI).

"Sam & Max Hit the Road is a classic and as close to being a signature game as any LucasArts has ever done," says Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "The Sam & Max sequel, much like the recently announced Full Throttle® II, perfectly complements LucasArts' renowned adventure game legacy and lends further support to the company's commitment to investing in and developing more of our original properties."

Read the entire official press release here

Fans create Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
Psi Yamaneko has sent us another drawing of Guybrush in that Japanese style with the disturbing name "Demon Threepwood".



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Tom Doyle has started a new novel entitled "Monkey Island wars: Episode 4: A new hope". Part one is called "Return of an old pirate and here is a snippet:

After Elaine died Guybrush gave up the pirate's life he had and retired and became a farmer on a small-unknown remote island. He and his son lived off the fat of land until one day they received a message via carry pidgin and it said "Dear Guybrush, I'm your Daughter that you never new about...

Read the entire chapter here.

Sunday, August 25, 2002
New fan music Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
The fan music section has finally received some new submissions. Alex MacDonald sent us two MP3s he created and they are very good. The first one is a remix of the Monkey Island map music from MI1 and you can download it here (952 kb). The second is a remix of the Rollercoaster of Death theme from CMI which you can download here (2.19 mb).

If you don't know how to play MP3s you can download a free player called WinAmp from this site.

Tunes take MI Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
The main setting of the upcomming movie "Looney Tunes: The Motion Picture" will apparently be a ruined city on Monkey Island, promising a bunch of Indiana Jones-style sight gags. While this most likely has nothing in common with the games we love other than the name, it's still worth a mention :)

Thanks to Ricardo Lawden for the news.

Saturday, August 24, 2002
Scottish Dog comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
The Scottish Dog has finished three new pages of his fan comic "The Haunted Mansion".

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See all the new pages here.

Friday, August 23, 2002
New Fan Art Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
George M. submitted two new pieces of fan art to our fan art section. One features Captain Dread's map (Inverted) from Monkey Island 2 and the other shows Largo LaGrande's Room. Click the image below for a larger view and click here to see both new drawings.


Thursday, August 22, 2002
Guybrush and Yoda Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
The newest artist to contribute to the fan art section is Psi Yamaneko and his first piece of art has a Japanese feel to it and features Guybrush with some mighty big gloves :)



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Thomas Patrick has also finished chapter three of his novel "The Book of Bigger Whoop". Chapter three is called "Spoof Island and here is a snippet:

"Okay, so if that islands famous for Cannibals whats this one famous for?" asked Guybrush. "Movie and book spoofs. "Grunk replied. At that moment Yoda appeared out of thin air and said. "Right he is." And disappeared. "I can see what this chapters gonna be wasted on." said Guybrush.

Read the complete chapter here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2002
LucasArts updates Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
LucasArts' 20th Anniversary page has been updated with some new stuff which includes a profile and interview with Sean Clark. Sean has directed such games as Sam & Max and Escape from Monkey Island, and he is also directing the upcoming Full Throttle II which he talks about in the interview.

Monday, August 19, 2002
Sun, Nessie, and a comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (9)
It is very hot here today and it's almost impossible to do anything productive in this heat when just listening to things melting breaks a sweat. I wonder when the temperature is going to come down. Is this heat a result of us humans polluting and destroying the earth? Are we ourselves responsible for our own torment? Is Elvis alive and where is Nessie? These questions may never be answered or they might be on page 58 of tomorrow’s newspaper. Until then we can only guess... Oh, and Paco finished page 16 of his MI1 comic.


New pages of fan comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
The Scottish Dog has finished three new pages of his fan comic named "The Haunted Mansion". The Scottish Dog would also like me to mension that he need ideas for his third comic, which he will start when the current one is done. So, if there is anything you would like to see in it, send him an email and tell him about it. He would also like to thank Jayel for coming up with ideas for this comic. See the three new pages here.

Sunday, August 18, 2002
Herman in the novels Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Chapter one of a new fan novel written by Marty Hooie has been added. The novel is entitled "I went there" and chapter one is called "The Early Years". The novel is the story of Horatio T. Marley told by himself, which is an interesting new take on a fan novel. Here is a snippet:

In my childhood I spent a lot of time playing in a tree house my dad built. Oh boy my brother and I would walk up those stairs and play like we were a in a group of spies. Heh heh ah the good times. But then the tragedy happened.

Read the entire first chapter here.

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Also added is chapter two of Peter James O'Loughlin's novel "The Secret of Monkey Mountain". Chapter two is called "On board the ‘Sea Monkey’!" and here is a snippet:

Suddenly, Guybrush realized. If this old man wasn’t God, than this place definitely wasn’t heaven. So where was he? “Excuse me!” said Guybrush. “Yeah boy?” asked Herman. "I was just wondering… Where am I?” “Why, you’re on Monkey Island.” Replied Herman.

Read the entire second chapter here.

Saturday, August 17, 2002
History lesson Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
The Brim Stone Beach Club continues their Open Week with daily updates and today they have posted two interesting articles. One is about the history of BSBC and the other features images of some of the earlier designs of sites such as The Scumm Bar, Legend of MI and this very site :)

Friday, August 16, 2002
MI2 artwork Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
LucasArts has once again updated their 20th Anniversary page and treated us to a high-resolution image from MI2, which this time features the artwork of the International House of Mojo! Check it out here and join me in dreaming of a high-resolution version of MI2.

Source: Mixnmojo

Thursday, August 15, 2002
Paco's new house Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
After a well-deserved vacation Paco is back and has contributed to the fan art section with a new beautiful drawing of Rum Roger's house. The style of the drawing differs from what we usually see from Paco, but it looks great and clearly shows that Paco is a diverse artist with more than just one style.

Welcome back Paco!


Wednesday, August 14, 2002
The art of novels Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
Hi-Jinx has submitted the epilogue and the first four chapters of a fan novel she has begun writing entitled "The Uncovering of Monkey Island". Here is a snippet from chapter one:

The girl shrugged her own question off and gave her Grandfather another reassuring hug.
"Don't worry too much about it, Elaine. Soon, we'll be back with the most lucretive treasure of all! Your Granddaddy will be one of the most famous men to ever sail the seven seas and your future will be stable as the next govenor of Melee' Island." He petted his Granddaughter's hair as he picked up his hat from the table.


The novel has a interesting and unique story and it is very well written, which makes it a joy to read. You can start with the epilogue and then continue with chapter one, chapter two, chapter three, and chapter four.

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McPirate has also finished chapter four, "Compliments to the Chef", of his popular novel "The Beginning". Here is a snippet:

Then with anger, he quickly rallied the crewmembers, and gave them orders to load the six rather beaten up cannons. Angus was prepared to shoot his way past the grand obstacle, he knew that there were only two favourable choices, to escape or die trying! If they where captured, their quest was surely doomed.

Read the entire fourth chapter here.

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A new piece of art by J.Tingstedt has also been added to the fan art section. The drawing features Guybrush with his arms around two "friends" and a sneaky smile on his face.


Tuesday, August 13, 2002
BSBC Open Week Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
The Brim Stone Beach Club has kicked off its Open Week with a treasure hunt where you can win a copy of Grim Fandango among other prices. To win you just have to be the first to complete the hunt, so Check it out!

Monday, August 12, 2002
Easy ScummVM Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
bgbennyboy has written a frontend for Windows to ScummVM. In case you don't know, ScummVM, is a piece of software being developed by devoted fans which helps you play old LucasArts adventures on newer computers. This new frontend, entitled "ScummVM - Quick and Easy" makes the program more user-friendly. You can download it here.

A frontend for the Mac is also available and can be downloaded here. The website for the Mac frontend can be found by clicking here.

Source: The Scumm Bar & Mixnmojo

Sunday, August 11, 2002
Keep that kilt down Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
Two new fan art drawings have been added today. The first one is from Gaia and depicts Haggis' probably worst moment in CMI :)



The second piece comes from J.Tingstedt and it shows our favourite restaurant owner with one gold tooth, Blondebeard.



The second chapter of MancombSeepgood's fan novel "Allegro Rasputin - Pirate to Priest" has also been added. Chapter two is entitled "Coming Up with Really Neat Ideas. Really" and here is a snippet:

Standing on this testament to the Powers of Heck was Allegro Rasputin- once a weedy pirate, now a weedy GHOST pirate. From the decks, he felt the breeze with a particular uneasiness. It smelt of sulphur, the stink of evil...

Read the entire second chapter here.

Friday, August 9, 2002
New in-jokes and more Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
It's been a while since the "Funny things" were updated, but despair no longer! Here is a truckload of new in-jokes, secrets, errors, and references:

  • 2 new MI1 in-jokes

  • 3 new MI2 in-jokes

  • 16 new MI3 in-jokes

  • 14 new MI4 in-jokes

  • 1 new MI1 secret

  • 1 new MI3 secret

  • 2 new references

  • 7 new MI1 errors

  • 2 new MI2 errors

  • 4 new MI3 errors

  • 6 new MI4 errors


  • Enjoy!

    Thursday, August 8, 2002
    Vote LeChuck Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    John Delaney, who draws for various comic books like Justice League and Dexter's Lab, also draws sketches of characters on a weekly basis. Which characters should be drawn is decided by a poll and in this week's poll, Demon Pirate LeChuck is one of the choices. You can vote here.

    Source: Mixnmojo

    Wednesday, August 7, 2002
    More fan novels and art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Peter James O'Loughlin has submitted part one of his novel entitled "The Secret of Monkey Mountain" which takes a different approach to Guybrush's life than most novel. Part one is called "I want to be a Pirate!" and here is a snippet:

    A few hours later, Guybrush and his family were at the airport, booking the tickets to the Caribbean. “Mum!” Whined Chucky, ”Why do we have to go on a holiday to the Caribbean? I’d much rather go to somewhere exciting. Like Australia!”

    David Thomsen has sent me the first chapter of his Monkey Island novel which takes place before MI1. The novel is entitled "The Many Lives of Guybrush Threepwood" and here is a snippet:

    ‘Um, thank you, miss,’ said Guybrush. He watched as the barmaid bent over the counter to hand him his grog. Her blouse was cut particularly low, and there are some things a seventeen year old boy cannot avert his gaze from. He could see her belly button.

    Read the entire first chapter here.

    J.Tingstedt has completed a drawing of Mr. Fossey for the fan art section, a character not often used. His cunning yet slightly insane smile is nicely depicted.



    Chris has also finished a new drawing showing three pirate skulls against the moon.


    Monday, August 5, 2002
    Elaine's smoking gun Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    Gaia's latest art piece is a beautiful drawing of Elaine from EMI in the Scumm Bar. What or who has she shot with that smoking gun?


    Sunday, August 4, 2002
    New art by Dan Lee Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (7)
    Dan Lee has sent me this stunning and beautiful piece of art. It shows our favorite heroine engaged in battle and it is very detailed. As Dan Lee says himself, it is indeed his best creation yet.


    Saturday, August 3, 2002
    More fan creations Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The MI fans have been very creative lately. Here's another serving of Fan Creations:

    Tom Doyle has written another version of his novel "MI 2.5: Escape from 'The Carnival Of Dammed'´". The new version tells Elaine's version of the story and can be found here.

    Kenley Browne has submitted two new hand drawn images to the fan art gallery.



    Chris has also sent us some new art which is a picture of the Cannibals and Wally. Chris would like to know what people think of it and he pointed out himself that the characters are rather big.



    Matthias gerth closes the fan creations additions for today with a drawing of Guybrush. Gotta love that look on his face :)


    Friday, August 2, 2002
    Chris Purvis Interview Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The Scumm Bar has posted an interview with Chris Purvis, who was co-designer and writer on The Curse of Monkey Island. Check it out here.

    Thursday, August 1, 2002
    Oops! We did it again Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    We just completed a move to a new server. The continuous growth of the LF Network requires new and stronger servers. The move was supposed to go smooth, but we hit a minor problem, which resulted in the site being down for 1½ day. (At least it wasn't as bad as the four months of downtime we had last year :) The forums are down until the latest backup of the database has been fully transferred, which will happen later tonight.

    Update: The forums are back up.

    Tuesday, July 30, 2002
    Fan madness Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Usually fan creations are added individually, but we have received lots this week and to prevent another build-up situation, like we had six months ago where people have to wait a long time to see their stuff added, it will all be posted now :)

    First, Tom Doyle has written a new short ending for his recently posted fan novel "Monkey Island 2.5: Escape from 'The Carnival Of Dammed'.

    Thomas Patrick has also finished part two of his fan novel "The Book of Bigger Whoop". Part two is called "The 3 chests".

    Jon Uranga has written an unusual, but funny, novel entitled "Monkey Island V: LeChuck Strikes Back".

    Last, but not least, Kenley Browne has submitted eight drawings to the fan art section. Check them out here.

    LucasArts poll Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    LucasArts' latest poll asks "Which of these early systems mentioned in The History of LucasArts article did you first play on?". Currently Atari is leading with 40%.

    Monday, July 29, 2002
    "Open Week" changed Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The Brim Stone Beach Club has pushed its "Open Week" back seven days. The starting date will now be August 12th and it will end on August 18th.

    Part 3 of "The Beginning" Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    McPirate has finished chapter three of his popular novel "The Beginning". Chapter three is entitled "Winds of Hope" and here is a snippet:

    Marley stopped talking, and did some heavy calculations, it seemed. "Ah, yes of course!" He suddenly burst out. "Florida Keys! They’re so crammed full of pirates, Buccaneers, and other scum that it is nearly embarrassing for the whole West Indies, and now in the fall, they’ll be dying for new booty, unless the Treasure Fleet is extremely late season."

    Read the entire chapter here.

    Saturday, July 27, 2002
    Gaia does it again Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    Gaia's newest art piece depicts the scene where Guybrush and Elaine sail away on their honeymoon after their wedding. The drawing can easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the game, but upon closer inspection you can clearly see Gaia's style in it.


    Friday, July 26, 2002
    New fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Tom Doyle has written a novel entitled Monkey Island 2.5: Escape from 'The Carnival Of Dammed' and here is a snippet:

    So I headed over to the circus tent and asked to borrow their cannon, got into it and was blasted out of it, thorugh the tent roof and right smack into a guard. I grabbed a bone and just as one of them was about to shoot I said "Look a three headed monkey. " The skeleton turned around, I ran off and he turned back round and shot. The bullet missed me by about and inch.

    Read the entire novel here.

    Thursday, July 25, 2002
    Simon Jeffery interview Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    HomeLAN has posted a new interview with Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. The interview doesn't contain any spectacular news, but it's still worth a read. Check it out.

    Source: Mixnmojo

    New art by Chris Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Chris decided to draw Stan for his latest piece of fan art and it turned out quite well as you can see below.


    Wednesday, July 24, 2002
    New fan comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    The Scottish Dog have begun making a new fan comic which continues the story from his previous comic with Guybrush and Stan in a dangerous adventure. The new comic is entitled "The Haunted Mansion" and so far two pages are done.


    Tuesday, July 23, 2002
    Guybrush art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Jorge Ruiz has sent us this drawing of the bearded Guybrush from MI2.


    Sunday, July 21, 2002
    Comic strip by Gaia Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    If you need a chuckle then you should check out this humorous little comic strip with Guybrush and Murray by Gaia.


    Saturday, July 20, 2002
    The History of LucasArts Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Continuing their 20th anniversary celebration LucasArts has revealed The History of LucasArts: Part One. This huge update features downloadable cutscenes from Full Throttle, a profile of director Jon Knoles, an extensive coverage of the company history from 1982-1989, exclusive art pictures including a high-res scan of the MI2 map, a flashback section with some of the employees' favorite moments, and a Trivia Game.

    Check it all out!

    Page 15 of MI1 comic! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (17)
    You've seen it advertised on TV, you've read about it in the newspapers, you've even heard the jingle on the radio, and now it's here! Page 15 of Paco's MI1 Comic!


    Friday, July 19, 2002
    New art by Monkeygirl Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (8)
    Monkeygirl has sent us a new beautiful and colorful drawing of Elaine.


    IGN talks with Tim Schafer Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    IGN Insider has posted an interview with Tim Schafer which talks about his upcomming game Psychonauts among other things. Unfortunatly, you have to pay to read the interview.

    Source: Mixnmojo

    Thursday, July 18, 2002
    More art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    J.Tingstedt has submitted two new art pieces, which you can see below. The one with Stan, Wally, and a chicken is an improved version of his first drawing.


    Wednesday, July 17, 2002
    New Dan Lee art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
    Dan Lee has submitted a new piece of art which is a beautiful portrait of Elaine.


    Tuesday, July 16, 2002
    A mighty pirate Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    Gaia sends along her latest drawing featuring Guybrush Threepwood in his finest hour of being a mighty pirate :)


    Monday, July 15, 2002
    Chicken with no pulley Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    J.Tingstedt, the artist formerly known as Kamel, has sent us a drawing of the devil chicken, El Pollo Diablo.


    Bill Tiller interview Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    Our affiliate, The Monkey Island Art Connection, has posted a new interview with The Curse of Monkey Island lead background artist, Bill Tiller. Here is a snippet:

    I am also working on my own adventure game idea a lot more now. It is called A Vampyre Story. Hopefully soon, I can get funding for it and possibly do 2d adventure games for a living. There is a lot of work to do before that dream becomes a reality and a lot of risk that goes with it. But things are coming together nicely and I am very pleased with the progress that has been made on it.

    Sunday, July 14, 2002
    New art by Gaia Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
    Gaia has sent us another beautiful piece of art. This one features Elaine.


    Saturday, July 13, 2002
    New fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    Thomas Patrick has started writing a novel called "The Book of Bigger Whoop". Chapter one is entitled "The remeeting" and here is a snippet:

    Years ago when LeChuck had just became a vicious pirate he collected his best solders Murray,Timmy and Bob to bury his most greatest treasure The book of Bigger Whoop which contains thousands of Voodoo spells but in the terrible storm that killed Lechuck his memory was wiped clean of the book the sacred.

    You can read the entire chapter here.

    Friday, July 12, 2002
    New Fanart Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Michael B. Christophersen submitted a nice picture of Blood Island that he created with coloured pencils. Check it out below:


    Wednesday, July 10, 2002
    It's time to vote Posted by: Paco | Comments (11)
    That's right, the fight is on. Head over to GameFAQs.com to vote for Guybrush in "The Great GameFAQs Character Battle". Ryo Hazuki is currently winning with more than 70%. Argh, what are you still doing here? Go, vote already!
    Update: Guybrush lost with 15818 votes against Ryo Hazuki with 39574 votes. Oh yeah well, Ryo fights like a cow.

    Monday, July 8, 2002
    "Holy Skunk Sweat!" Posted by: Paco | Comments (4)
    Kristoffer Kjær submitted a cool wallpaper to our wallpaper section.
    The full title of the picture is "Guybrush and Wally when they were escaping LeChuck's fortress and ended up in a room with a lot of explosives".
    Click the thumbnail below for the full image and visit this page to see all the work of Kristoffer.


    Sunday, July 7, 2002
    Interview with Toothrot Posted by: Paco | Comments (1)
    The Brimstone Beach Club brings us a great new interview with Wally Wingert, the man who gives voice to Herman Toothrot in EMI.
    Go read it. Now.

    Saturday, July 6, 2002
    New LEC poll Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    There's a new poll on Lucasarts.com with the question 'Which of these original classics is your favorite?'.
    The Secret of Monkey Island is one of the options next to other classics like Sam & Max and Grim Fandango. Be sure to give it a vote.

    Thursday, July 4, 2002
    Chapter 2 of fannovel Posted by: Paco | Comments (1)
    Lucy Kitching has finished the second chapter of her Monkey Island 5 fannovel, called "Operation Guybrush". Here's a snippet:

    "Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!" Guybrush's petrified screams at the mere thought of so much porcelain, an inhumane quantity that he personally considers the worst possible form of torture in existence echo throughout the Caribbean. As he does so, a pirate on a neighbouring boat, having just suffered the humiliation of losing an insult sword-fighting match very badly, and as a result, having no treasure in his hold shakes his head sympathetically. "Poor guy." the fellow murmurs.

    Read "Chapter 2: Things are hotting up" here.

    Wednesday, July 3, 2002
    Vote for Guybrush's life Posted by: Paco | Comments (1)
    The game help site GameFAQs.com is having a a popularity contest,"The Great GameFAQs Character Battle", which features game characters against one another in a vote-off contest. Our hero Guybrush is placed in the East Devision and Wednesday, next week, he's up against Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue. Be sure to give it a vote next week.

    Source: Mojo

    PC Gamer's Top 5 Posted by: Paco | Comments (2)
    In their 109th issue, PC Gamer has published a top 5 adventure games list of all time(!). Well, here it is:
    5. Day of the Tentacle
    4. Sam & Max
    3. Grim Fandango
    2. Monkey Island 1-3
    1. Escape from Monkey Island
    Conclusion: the Monkey games rule. Like we didn't know ;)

    Source: Mojo

    Game on Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    The Mojo reports that the Game On exhibition, based on the future and history of video games, at the Barbican Gallery in London is displaying three pieces of Monkey Island concept art by Steve Purcell.
    Be sure to check it out if you're in London the next few months.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2002
    New Fanart Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Gaia submitted a lovely new drawing to our Fanart Gallery.
    Click the thumbnail below for a larger view and click here to view Gaia's other drawings.


    Saturday, June 29, 2002
    Psssssssst! Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Remember we opened the new wallpaper section a little while ago?
    Well, just to let you know, I added 4 new wallpapers the past days, check them out here.

    Page 14 of MI1 comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
    Dog ate your house? Eaten by a snake? Been abducted by aliens? Well, here''s a little something to get your mind off things: Page 14 of Paco's MI1 comic!


    Friday, June 28, 2002
    A chicken on a keg Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    Kamel has submitted a drawing of Wally, Stan, and an angry chicken on a keg of grog to the fan art gallery.


    Thursday, June 27, 2002
    LucasArts survey Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    LucasArts has posted a consumer survey which asks questions about your game system preferences, your favorite type of games, the hardware in your pc etc. There is also a few questions concerning LucasArts' original games and which of them you would like to see a sequel to. Monkey Island is of course an option so you all know what to choose :) Fill out the survey here.

    Source: Minxmojo

    New fan comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
    The Scottish Dog has drawn a short fan comic entitled "The Loch Ness Monster" which tells a story of Guybrush and Stan going to Scotland. The comic consists of 11 pages and you can find it here.

    The Scottish Dog has also submitted a new drawing of his interpretation of the Voodoo Lady.


    Wednesday, June 26, 2002
    New fan art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The Scottish Dog has submitted two images to the fan art section. One is featuring a young Ozzie and the other LeChuck.


    Tuesday, June 25, 2002
    LEC Legal rears its head Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
    The ScummVM project have received a request from LucasArts' legal department asking them to shut down the project. ScummVM is a program that allows you to play the old classic adventures on newer operating systems such as Windows 2000/XP. The project leaders claim they haven't broken any laws though and are fighting back.

    Could this have something to do with LucasArts' plans to make upgraded versions of their old games available from their website?

    Read the complete news post at Mixnmojo for the full story.

    Source: Mixnmojo

    Zombie LeChuck Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    William Stewart has submitted a drawing of LeChuck in his zombie pirate form.


    Monday, June 24, 2002
    Dominic Armato fanclub Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    GJ has started a fanclub for Dominic Armato and it can be found here. In case you don't know (and then you really should be ashamed) Dominic Armato is the voice of Guybrush Threepwood in MI3 and MI4. He has also done voices in other video games and cartoons.

    Source: Mixnmojo

    More art by Gaia Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Gaia has submitted another beautiful drawing to the fan art section.


    Sunday, June 23, 2002
    Chapter 2 of fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    McPirate has finished chapter two of his fan novel "The Beginning". Chapter two is entitled "The last outpost" and here is a snippet:

    The next day Angus was taught everything that he needed to know for his new police job, which in fact was quite an extending job for such a small island. He constantly had to prevent people picking some yellow flowers that grew in the woods, and investigate mysterious licking-“episodes” at the local shop

    You can read the entire chapter here.

    Saturday, June 22, 2002
    Skeletons Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Matthias gerth has submitted a drawing of LeChuck and his evil crew.


    Friday, June 21, 2002
    LucasArts celebrates Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    LucasArts has kicked off their 20th Anniversary Celebrating which will continue through December. Vist the official anniversary page where you can view a logo animation video, read about the design of the LucasArts logo, and play a trivia quiz (Which consists of 95% Star Wars questions).

    That's gotta hurt Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    Sanful submitted this drawing of Guybrush and Wally playing ball with Murray.


    Thursday, June 20, 2002
    Moonlight hugging Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Gaia sent me this beautiful drawing of Guybrush and Elaine hugging.


    Wednesday, June 19, 2002
    Get a caricature drawing Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The Brim Stone Beach Club is celebrating an Open Week 2002 in August and as part of that they're having a caricature event. This means you can submit a photo or a description of yourself and Carla will then draw a caricature of you. See last years results here. Check out the BSBC and submit your information :)

    New fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Lucy Kitching has written the first chapter of her fan novel entitled "Monkey Island 5 - Operation Guybrush". Chapter one is called "A (partially) unexpected encounter" and it is very well written, Here is a snippet:

    In the midst of a tropical Caribbean storm on the edge of the now rowdy, pirate inhabited and tourist free ("thank goodness" breathed Guybrush) Melee island, our hapless hero Guybrush Threepwood, fresh from a "romantic cruise holiday" (in reality, an action packed tour of the seven seas, during which Guybrush's pirating sprit rather overexcited him, as he kept attempting to pick fights, and more often than not, Elaine had to dash hastily up from the Galley to rescue him!) writes in his ancient diary.

    Read the entire chapter here.

    Tuesday, June 18, 2002
    New art by Chris Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Chris has sent me two more art pieces which features Herman Toothrot and Guybrush Threepwood. See them below and see all his art here.


    Monday, June 17, 2002
    Voice acting Top-Ten Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    GameSpot has published a Top-Ten list of the games with the best voice acting. It's no surprice that LucasArts snags three of the spots. Full Throttle lands on fifth place, CMI and EMI take third place, while Grim Fandango snags the second place. The CMI and EMI page also has a lovely poll asking what actor should play Guybrush in a film version of Monkey Island. It won't be difficult to decide since there is only one option...

    Here is a snippet from the CMI and EMI page:

    "Who could forget Guybrush and company? The voice acting done in both voice-driven games was amazing, and everyone loves hearing Dominique Armato say 'No! My grog!' or the infamous 'Yarr!' of Earl Boen as LeChuck. Without a doubt, the best voice-acted games of all time." -Irondune"

    Sunday, June 16, 2002
    Cursed ring Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Andrew Wright has submitted this drawing, which is his first attempt at using a palette knife and it is inspired by the scene where Guybrush gives the cursed diamond ring to Elaine.

    Update: Andrew sent another drawing he made. This one features LeChuck under a spotlight.


    Saturday, June 15, 2002
    Happy birthday LEC! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    LucasArts turns 20 years sometime during the summer (they don't even know the exact date themselves) and they started the celebrations today by opening this page, which announces that the real party will start on Thursday, June 20th with a special video celebrating the LucasArts logo animations through the years.

    Also, LucasArts has made the game trailer mix that played at their E3 both available for download. This movie contains clips from all the games they announced at this years E3. You can download a small or large version here.

    Friday, June 14, 2002
    Ash-2-Life Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (19)
    It has just been a few days since the Monkey Island Art Connection announced its untimely death, but the cries and tears of the community was more than Haggis' soft heart could take, and he has announced that MIAC is brought back to life with the help of a new webmaster as Haxaty has decided to leave the site. The MIAC will reopen when a new design is finished and their database problems are solved.

    Welcome back, MIAC!

    Thursday, June 13, 2002
    New wallpaper section Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    We have slaved away for 40 nights and 40 days (well almost) to bring you our whipping new gallery of unique wallpapers! We start off with 15 exclusive wallpapers forged by the staff here at WMI and we plan to add more in the future so all your wallpaper-needs can be served :) The new section is an addition to the download section and below are a few examples of our work. You must visit the wallpaper page to view them in full size and all the wallpapers come in three different resolutions.


    Wednesday, June 12, 2002
    More FanArt Posted by: Paco | Comments (1)
    Yes, it's time again for some more lovely Sanful fanart. Check out these 2 images he created of EMI Guybrush and MI1 Guybrush below and click here to see all of Sanful's artwork.


    Ron Gilbert does the Mojo Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Mixnmojo has published a new interview with Ron Gilber in which they ask him about his current company, future plans, and a few Monkey Island questions. Check it out!

    Tuesday, June 11, 2002
    Run and hide! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    Dan Lee has submitted another talented drawing to our Fan Art section. The image is entitled "Zombie LeChuck" and it is one of the scariest and most evil-looking pictures of LeChuck I have ever seen. I like it!


    MIAC closes Posted by: Paco | Comments (4)
    Sad news, people. Our friends of the Monkey Island Art Connection are closing down the site, because of serious database problems.
    The art can still be viewed here, for only one week or a bit longer.
    Of course we don’t want all that great art to be lost, so we agreed to take over most of the MIAC art, as long as it is MI related and as long as the artists agree as well. Since we don’t have that fancy MIAC automatic upload mechanism®, new art pieces have to be submitted via email.
    So if you were an artist at MIAC and you would like to see your work moved to our fan art gallery, email us.
    I want to wish Haggis and Haxaty much luck with their future plans.

    Sunday, June 9, 2002
    Page 13 of MI1 comic! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (10)
    Paco has finished another stunning page of his MI1 Comic! Unfortunatly, this will also be the last page as Paco has decided to stop the comic because it is too time consuming...no, just kidding. You should have seen your face :) Don't worry, Paco will continue the comic and here is page 13 for you :)


    Server upgrades Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The LF Network, which we are a part of, will be upgrading its servers this week. This notice was posted on jediknightii.net and now it's here:

    Just a quick note, that next week this site and the LFNetwork as a whole will be getting some server upgrades to deal with the major increase in traffic we've experienced this past month, network wide. The release of [Star Wars Episode II] brought in a whole new group of LucasArts gaming enthusiasts, and we have to adjust accordingly. We currently have 3 full servers for the network, but we'll be adding and upgrading over the next week to meet the new demands, including making sure we can serve all your File Download demands. Thanks for your patience.

    Trapezoid's Revenge Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Mister Trapezoid of Animutations has created a brand new Monkey Island fan song, with the lovely title "Monkey Brain Soup for the Soul".
    The more than 6 minutes song contains some amazing remixes of various themes from LeChuck's Revenge. Click here now and enjoy.

    Source: Mojo

    Friday, June 7, 2002
    Chapter 6 of Every Grog... Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Victoria Kidston has finished chapter six of her fan novel "Every Grog Has Its Day". Chapter six is entitled "Gravely in Danger" and here is a snippet:

    The cold, glittering eyes seemed to drill into him, following his every faltering step. Guybrush sighed. It would happen just like that too. He was never the heroic type, too bumbling and clumsy to ever be the best. No one would ever write a book, or design a computer game after him, whatever that was...

    Read the entire chapter six here!

    Thursday, June 6, 2002
    LucasArts coupons Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    What would happen if you sent a 10 year old coupon to LucasArts? Well, Telarium did just that with an old Monkey Island coupon and he wrote an article for Mixnmojo about his experiences with it. Check it out!

    Wednesday, June 5, 2002
    Largo on fan art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    Chris has drawn an enhanced version of Largo LaGrande in MS Paint and compared it to the original version from Monkey Island 2. You can check it out below.


    Monday, June 3, 2002
    LucasArts poll Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    LucasArts' latest poll asks the question "What is your favorite genre?". Adventure is currently leading with 26%. Go vote!

    Sunday, June 2, 2002
    LucasGames' new look Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    LucasGames has redesigned their site and put up a lot of E3 coverage. Among it is an interview with Simon Jeffery & Tom Sarris which talks about LucasArts' future plans and their upcomming anniversary.

    Friday, May 31, 2002
    WMI and Tom Sarris Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    While I personally wasn't able to attend the E3 show, Marek of Adventure Gamers was kind enough to ask Tom Sarris a few questions on my behalf. In case you don't know, Tom Sarris is the PR guy at LucasArts.

    1. Is it possible that we will see a Monkey Island 5 in the future or have you definitely closed the book on that franchise?

    They are definately going to make Monkey Island 5 since it is their most popular franchise. However, we shouldn't expect it in the near future.

    2. With every new version of Windows it is getting more difficult to get the classic LucasArts games to run. Is there any chance LucasArts will release patches that will make the old games compatible with DirectX or perhaps reprogram the games and release them all in a bundle?

    LucasArts will consider doing something like this and they are looking at all options, but there are both financial and technical aspects to take into consideration. (In the Mixnmojo interview with Simon Jeffery he said they are considering streaming or downloadable delivery of those games from their website.)

    2.2 How do you feel about the fan-made programs that are in development, which makes it easier to get the classics to work on newer computers?

    Tom Sarris was not familar with any of these programs, but after a brief explanation he concluded that as long as the programs make it possible for legal copies to run better on new computers and doesn't promote pirating, he didn't see any problems with them.

    The conclusion is that Monkey Island 5 will definately happen, but not in the near future. Also, it sounds like LucasArts will eventually re-release updated versions of the classic adventures in some way. And finally, they have no problems with the fan-made programs that help the old games work on newer computers. All very good news I must say :)

    Many thanks to Marek from Adventure Gamers for taking the time to ask these questions for me.

    Thursday, May 30, 2002
    Simon Jeffery interview Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    Mixnmojo had a chance to interview Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts, while attending E3 last week. The most interesting question for Monkey Island fans is probably this:

    Andrew: And what about a new Monkey Island game? Are you guys interested in doing that still?

    Simon: At some point in the future, there will undoubtedly be more Monkey Island games. No doubt about that.


    The Simon Jeffery drawing was done by our own Paco and Mr. Jeffery loved it :) Read the interview here.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2002
    New fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The Scottish Dog has begun writing a fan novel entitled "Black-beard and the magic helmet". Both chapter one and two are finished and they also include some drawings by the author. Here is a snippet from the first chapter:

    The first dream showed that the pirate Black-Beard got from a strange wizard named Zurgol a magic helmet. The wizard said that the magic helmet can only be used on the top of Doom Mountain, but he didn’t say on which island.I think it’s on Monkey Island.
    The second dream showed a group of three people near you in a ship.They were helping you. I couldn’t see their faces but I know that you will meet them soon.


    You can read chaper one and chapter two by clicking these links.

    New Sanful Art Posted by: Paco | Comments (1)
    Sanful sent us another nice picture for our Fan Art section. This time it's everyone's favourite undead pirate; LeChuck. Click on the image below for a larger version and check out all of Sanfuls pictures here


    Saturday, May 25, 2002
    LucasArts poll Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    LucasArts has posted a new poll asking "Which of the following games announced for E3 are you most excited about?". You can vote for the four non-Star Wars games and currently Full Throttle 2 is in the lead with 45% followed by Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb with 43%.

    Source: Mixnmojo

    Friday, May 24, 2002
    Full Throttle 2 video Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    The Italian Gaming site Multiplayer.it has used a video camera to tape the Full Throttle 2 trailer as it was being shown at E3. I wonder if LucasArts is pleased with this :) You can download the video here. Let me be the first to say that it looks amazing!

    A few pictures of the big screen at LucasArts' both showing FT2 is also available; Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3.

    Source: Minxmojo and ViduAyte

    Wednesday, May 22, 2002
    Page 12 of MI1 comic! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
    Its a bird, it's a plane, no, it's page 12 of Paco's MI1 comic!


    Tuesday, May 21, 2002
    Full Throttle 2 announced Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    Just as we thought LucasArts would have nothing for us adventure lovers at this years E3 they announce Full Throttle 2!

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- May 21, 2002 -- Full Throttle, one of the most loved classic adventures from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, returns in a long awaited action packed sequel for next generation consoles and PC in 2003. The follow up to the award winning game from 1995 will once again feature one of LucasArts' most popular and enduring characters, the swaggering outlaw biker Ben, leader of a renegade motorcycle gang called the Polecats.

    No screenshots has been released yet, but a cool banner has appeared on LucasArt's main page. You can see it below or check it out on their site. A new adventure from LucasArts is certainly good news and you can read the press release here.


    Adventure Gamers is back! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Our dear former host, Adventure Gamers, is finally back online. After fourteen months of domain problems, programming problems, and many other evil obstacles, Adventure Gamers has opened its doors again and they have a brand new design. Their resurfacing comes just in time for this year's E3 and they promise a lot of E3 news, articles, and other goodness. Check it out!

    Sunday, May 19, 2002
    Toothrot Fan Art Posted by: Paco | Comments (3)
    Mister Sanful has sent us a new picture for our ever growing Fan Art Gallery. It's a picture of everyone's favourite hermit, Herman Toothrot. Check it out below:


    Saturday, May 18, 2002
    LeChuck sketch Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    William Stewart sent me a sketch of LeChuck which he has drawn by hand and then fotographed with a digital camera.


    Thursday, May 16, 2002
    Story of Allegro Rasputin Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    MancombSeepgood has begun writing a fan novel which tells the story of how Allegro Rasputin became a priest of the Church of LeChuck. It's a different approach to writing a novel and it works very well. The Prologue and Chapter 1 has been added today. Below is a snippet from the prologue:

    When Vladimir’s eyes fell upon the origins of the nightly disturbance, his mouth gaped open and then his head, neatly severed from his body by an expertly swung (and slightly notched) cutlass, flew into the air, bounced off the ship’s railing and landed with a plop into the darkened sea. If Vladimir had of had any kind of conscious thought at that time, he may have been pleased that his now useless appendage was going to feed a family of four deep-sea Caribbean grouper..

    Read the Prologue and Chapter 1 by clicking these links.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2002
    Guybrush with a torch Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    Sanful has sent me three great drawings that each is in a different style. You can see them below and remember you can comment on them.





    Update: Sanful sent me two more drawings shortly after I posted the first three. You can see the other two below.


    Monday, May 13, 2002
    Demon LeChuck Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    Matthias gerth has sent me another drawing of LeChuck. He got quite a large mouth on this one :)


    Sunday, May 12, 2002
    Chapter 2 of forum novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    Monkey_Wrangler has finished the second chapter of his fan novel that has forum members as the main characters. Chapter two is entitled "The Monkey Island Legend" and here is a snippet:

    The three friends walked out with the crowd into the chilly night. A large algae-covered sailing ship sat out in the bay near the SCUMM Bar. At first Monkey Wrangler was unimpressed. The ship had holes all through the bottom of it, one of the masts had broken in two, and (worst of all) it smelled of monkeys. Noticing Monkey Wranglers frown, Raven Image spoke up.

    You can read the entire chapter here.

    Friday, May 10, 2002
    3D animation of Elaine Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    Dan Lee sent me a 3D image of Elaine which was put on the site two days ago. (See it here.) I have received a short animation of Elaine from him based on his image of her. The animation looks really awesome! The mpg file is 328 kb and you can download it here.

    This has also made me create a "Fan Animations" section under the Fan Creations. It currently only holds the animation by Dan Lee, but you can see the rules for submitting your own and how to do it here.

    Thursday, May 9, 2002
    More Fan Art Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Chris sent us a new picture of the lookout point on Mêlée from Monkey Island 1. Check it out below:


    Wednesday, May 8, 2002
    Elaine in 3D Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    Dan Lee has sent me this cool 3D rendering of Elaine he did. The image does a great job in communicating the message that Elaine is a strong woman who can take care of herself. Watch out Lara Croft!


    Tuesday, May 7, 2002
    Guybrush & Manny Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Mats Berglinn has written a novel entitled "The Death-controller of Monkey Island", which stars Guybrush Threepwood, Manny Calavera, and many others. Here is a snippet:

    Guybrush: Does it mean that I am going to die?
    Voodoo-lady: It’s not clearly but a fully doubt it.
    Guybrush: Phew! Say, who is that guy the bartender talked about?
    Voodoo-lady: Oh, HIM. I’ll introduce him to you. Excuse me, Mr. Calavera.
    Suddenly a guy in a cloak came in to the room and walked to the Voodoo-lady.


    You can read the entire novel here.

    Monday, May 6, 2002
    Corpse in a hat Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Matthias gerth has sent me a drawing he made of LeChuck in his MI2 form. You can see the drawing below and remember that you can now comment on the fan art.


    Sunday, May 5, 2002
    A new mug o' grog Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Chapter 5 of Victoria Kidston's novel "Every Grog Has Its Day" has been added. Chapter 5 is entitled "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beerholder" and here is a snippet:

    Guybrush wandered away, hopelessly confused and disoriented. Sure, it wasn’t the first time he’d sneaked aboard a pirate ship of the undead, but then he’d had a mission, a plan, a reason…
    “Elaine,” Guybrush thought, wondering what she was doing right now. It was nearly morning, though the ship was locked in a dense fog, preventing Guybrush from calculating the precise time or their location. All of this was messed up anyway.


    You can read the entire chapter here.

    Saturday, May 4, 2002
    Electric LeChuck Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    William Stewart has sent me no less than 5 drawings, which feature Guybrush, Largo, and LeChuck. Maybe the Ice and Electric LeChuck forms are an idea for his shapes in MI5?




    Friday, May 3, 2002
    Voodoo Lady in trouble? Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    McPirate has sent me this first chapter of his fan novel entitled "The Beginning". Chapter 1 is called "The meeting at the infamous SCUMM bar and it is very well written and quite long. Here is a snippet:

    My men started mumbling behind me, and soon they where charging towards the voodoo lady. The effort was useless, before they even had arrived, she had grasped some blue ashes in a pot beside her, and blew it on my crew. The effect was momentarily, and very effective, they abruptly stopped, and greeted each other, as if they didn’t know their lifelong friends.

    Read the entire chapter here.

    Thursday, May 2, 2002
    Guybrush & Elaine Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    DANK, a known artist who is currently working on a Monkey Island comic, sent me these two beautiful drawings of Guybrush & Elaine before the site went down in the fall. You can see them below and remember that you can also write comments to them.

    Update: Dank sent me some new improved versions of the two drawings and asked me to replace the others.


    Wednesday, May 1, 2002
    Forum members in novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
    Monkey_Wrangler, a regular in the forums, has written a novel entitled "The Secret of Monkey Island - Forum Style -". This novel differs from normal submissions as the characters in the story are regulars in the forums. The cast includes Raven_image, Haxaty, Haggis, Monkey_Wrangler himself, monkeygirl, myself (Dalixam), and many more. The first chapter entitled "Chapter 1: SCUMM Bar: Revisited" has been published. Here is a snippet:

    The short man let Monkey Wrangler pass. Inside the SCUMM Bar the mood was joyous. There was loud laughter and lots of talking. There were holes all through the floor where grog had spilled. The walls were covered with streaks of blood (or red dye #2). It was quite crowded and it took some experienced maneuvering to get to the center of the bar. There wasn’t much notice to Monkey Wrangler until he stood up on a table and gave himself a loud introduction.

    Read the entire chapter here.

    Tuesday, April 30, 2002
    Page 11 of MI comic Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    As promised Paco has been working hard to get the next comic page done soon after page 10. He hasn't slept or eaten for 10 days while he has been slaving over page 11 to get it done as soon as possible...well, that's not entirely true...but anyway, here is page 11 of Paco's MI1 comic :)


    Monday, April 29, 2002
    Guybrush among ghosts Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    Kristoffer Kjær has sent me his latest creation which is also his first image based on The Secret of Monkey Island. You can see the image below and remember that you can now write comments to all the fan art images :)


    Sunday, April 28, 2002
    Stan kicks in fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    Our own Haggis has written a funny new fan novel entitled Stan kicks previously-owned butt and here is a snippet:

    "Hey! You sank my battleship!" Ah, how beautiful! Here, we see fearsome pirate captain and/or swashbuckler Guybrush Threepwood at work. He is truly a master of sea combat, a... "Hey, Timmy, did you beat Guybrush again?", Elaine said, interrupting another exciting Battleship(tm) finale. "Eek eek ack!"

    Read the entire novel here.

    Saturday, April 27, 2002
    Some downloads back up Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    Our FTP server for downloads are still down, but until it gets back on its feet I have placed the smaller downloads at Geocities. I have also added savegames for the regular version of CMI!

    The files that are still down are patches, pictures, and the CMI MP3s. The files are simply to large to put on Geocities, so if anyone know of a good free service where these can be stored please let me know.

    People also ask for EMI MP3s, but they don't really need to be put online because your can hear the music directly from your EMI CDs, you don't even need to convert them to MP3 or anything. iMuse Island has a brilliant section that gives a detailed list of which songs are stored in which files. Check it out here.

    New MI email RPG Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Stefan is starting a new MI game which is played via email and the players can get money and buy items, fight with pirates, and many other things things. Stefan is looking for some people to join the game and help him finish the website. If you are interested you can check out the site here: http://surf.to/monkey-island

    Thursday, April 25, 2002
    That doesn't look right Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    As you may have noticed, many of the pages produces errors and lack the WorldofMI design. This suddenly occured yesterday and we have no idea what the cause is. We have notified our host of the situation and they will hopefully fix it soon.

    We apologize for any inconvinience.

    Update: It has been fixed.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2002
    New fan art features Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
    The Fan Art section has received a little redesign and it is now possible to post comments to the different pieces of art! A new image by Monkeygirl has also been added. The drawing portrais Elaine and it is Monkeygirl's first attempt at coloring. I think she did a good job :)


    Monday, April 22, 2002
    CMI Easter Eggs Revealed Posted by: Paco | Comments (3)
    After some extensive searching through the SCUMM scripts of CMI, Serge from ScummRev and Telarium from MixnMojo discovered how to activate two elusive easter eggs in CMI.
    Visit Mojo now to find all the info on how to activate the lightsaber sound effects while insult sword fighting and how to get a look at a scene from The Dig while visiting Stan's place!
    Oh, and you can always click here if you want to see more CMI easter eggs ;)

    Saturday, April 20, 2002
    Page 10 of the comic! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
    Paco has finished page 10 of his Monkey Island 1 comic. Today it is exactly two months since page 9 was revealed, but Paco has been busy lately which is why page 10 took so long. He promises that page 11 will not take that long though. As a matter of fact, he has already begun work on page 11 :)


    Wednesday, April 17, 2002
    Happy birthday Posted by: Paco | Comments (11)
    Ok, I know some of you might still feel a bit depressed because of the MI5 April fools joke, but we can all forget about that now, for we're going to have a party! Nope, we still haven't got any real evidence for MI5. This is way better, because the best webmaster of the seven seas, Dalixam, has turned 21! I joined Dalixam about 1,5 years ago and it's always a blast to work with him on this site :)
    So happy birthday, Ken!

    Monday, April 15, 2002
    Murray on the wall Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    Jouke Koning sent me three pictures of the walls in his room. They are covered with pirates and Murray and as you can see, he has used The Curse of Monkey Island as inspiration :)
    You can see the pictures below. Click on them for a larger view.


    Saturday, April 13, 2002
    Guybrush in pink Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    Kristoffer Kjær has sent me another great drawing. This time he has chosen to depict the scene where the gartner catches Guybrush and brings him before Elaine. Just look at him in that dress :)


    Wednesday, April 10, 2002
    Chapter three of fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Chapter three of Murray’s Story of Evil and Destruction has been added. Chapter three is entitled "Slight Body Change and here is a snippet:

    We sailed for weeks, on our way to Plunder Island. Mostly open sea, except for the outline of islands miles away. Nothing to do except watch the ocean. Lucky for us, we can’t get seasick.

    Read the entire chapter here.

    Monday, April 8, 2002
    Gamespotting #34 Posted by: Paco | Comments (1)
    In Gamespot's 34th episode of GameSpotting, called 'Adventure', one of the editors of Gamespot wrote a little column called "Where Have You Gone, Tim Schafer?". As many of you know Tim Shafer worked on classics as Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango and the first 2 Monkey Island games. Here's a snippet from the column:

    "He helped to create some of the most memorable adventure games of all time. After he left LucasArts in January 2000, he pretty much disappeared, much like Bobby Fischer."

    Thanks to Christine Nara for the news.

    Comic teaser #2 Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
    Dank has released the second teaser for his MI comic, which is based on the time before The Secret of Monkey Island. You can see the teaser below.


    Sunday, April 7, 2002
    New in-joke features Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    An enormous amount of new in-jokes, references, secrets, and errors have been added to the Funny Things, but wait, there's more! It is now possible to search the Funny Things and you can now also choose to view the in-jokes and references without screenshots if you have a slow connection or just don't like screenshots :) Head over to the Funny Things and check it all out!

    Now to the added items:

    2 new MI1 in-jokes
    5 new MI2 in-jokes
    17 new MI3 in-jokes
    45 new MI4 in-jokes

    2 new MI1 secrets
    1 new MI3 secret

    3 new References

    8 new MI1 errors
    9 new MI3 errors
    15 new MI4 errors

    A total of 107 new items added! Special thanks to Mats Berglinn for submitting many of them.

    Saturday, April 6, 2002
    LucasArts poll Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    LucasArts has updated their website with a new poll. The poll asks the question: "Which of the following PlayStation® 2 titles is your favorite?" The choice is between three Star Wars games and Escape from Monkey Island. EMI is currently in a tie with Star Wars Jedi Starfighter as they both have 38%. What will you Vote?

    Source: The Legend of Monkey Island

    Friday, April 5, 2002
    Guybrush finds treasure Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    Dan Lee has sent me another amazing drawing. It's set against some time between MI1 and MI2 and it's entitled "Guybrush find treasure". I just love the style and hope to see more in the future :)


    Thursday, April 4, 2002
    Major forums upgrade! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    The forums have received a major upgrade from version 1.4.2 to version 2.0. (No users or posts have been lost; they have all been transferred.) The new version has a much nicer design and many new features and fixes like polls, avatars, easy insertion of smilies, better Private Messages management, and much more. You can use your own avatar or use one from the gallery, which we have filled with no less than 130 different avatars!

    All the new features can’t be explained here, you have to see them :) Head over to the upgraded forums and read the full announcement or jump directly to it here.

    Enjoy!

    Guybrush in the dark Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
    Dan Lee sent me this great drawing of Guybrush and Elaine roaming their way in the dark. The style is different from other fan artists' and it looks amazing.


    Wednesday, April 3, 2002
    Monkey on a cake Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
    Walrus_Jedi sent me some pics of the birthday cake from his last birthday. As you can see, it is in the shape of the Giant Monkey Head! Complete with cotton swab and all! He also sent a picture of an apron with Monkey Island on it. You can see the pictures below, click on them for a larger view.



    Tuesday, April 2, 2002
    Large box Guybrush Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    The drawing of Guybrush that Paco used for the box art is available in a larger version, which has been added to the fan art section. You can also see it below. Click for a larger view :)


    Mojo confesses Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (5)
    The International House of Mojo has just posted a long (very long) explanation of their April fools joke. The whole thing was apperantly approved by LucasArts so we shouldn't expect any lawsuit :)
    And to those who still wonder, yes, it was Dominic Armato doing all the voices.

    As a nice ending they have posted three additional MP3s. The first one is the "Return of Largo" cutscene music, the second is the "Puppets Reunited" music, and finally there is an MP3 containing unused dialoque. This file is hilarious! I can't stop listening to it :)

    Monday, April 1, 2002
    MI5: An April fools joke Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (7)
    As many of you suspected the MI5 box art we posted earlier today was fake. We assumed the sound files posted on Mixnmojo was fake and part of an April fools joke, so we decided to play along and make our own April fools joke :) I hope you're not too mad at us :)
    The fake box art was created by Paco, but I think the design of it is much better than the box art for EMI. LucasArts should use this when they make MI5 for real :)

    Also, Mixnmojo just posted the third leaked sound file from MI5 and with that comes clarification. Just as we suspected, the sound files were fake and a very elaborate April fools joke by Mixnmojo and Dominic Armato. The last sound file is hilarious and you can download it here.

    Monkey Island 5 box art ? Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (15)
    As you know, I have been very sceptical about the sound files that have appeared recently and are supposedly from Monkey Island 5, but I just received an email which puts a damper on my suspicions. The email contained a small image, which supposedly is an early draft of the MI5 box art. The image is very small, but you can make out that the title of the game is "Return to Monkey Island". This is most likely a working title, which will change later on.

    The email comes from an anonymous sender, but the address appears to be from a reliable source. Whether this is the real thing or not only time will tell, but it sure looks real to me.



    Sunday, March 31, 2002
    Another MI5 sound file Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    The International House of Mojo has published another sound file which are supposedly from Monkey Island 5. You can download it here.

    This sound file should be from a cutscene that will be shown at this year's E3. The scene includes Guybrush and Largo LaGrande, who many people had hoped would return in a new MI game.

    The International House of Mojo says they will receive more sound files in the coming days, so stay tuned!

    If this is an April fools joke or not is still uncertain, but the quality of this latest sound file is very high, which indicates that his may be the real thing!

    Saturday, March 30, 2002
    Monkey Island 5 ? Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (4)
    Our host, The International House of Mojo, has been receiving mail from an anonymous person who not only claims but insists that a 5th Monkey Island game has been under production at LucasArts for the past year. The person sent this sound file as proof. The voice clearly sounds as Dominic Armato and it is not taken from Escape from Monkey Island as Guybrush doesn't say those words anywhere in the game, but the voice may still be fake and done by someone else.

    That the game has been in production for a year sounds a bit questionable though. That would mean they started just four months after the release of MI4. This is possible, but unlikely.

    The International House of Mojo says they will receive more 'leaked' sound files over the coming days, so stay tuned!

    The news will of course appear here as well :)

    This may also be a cruel April fools joke by Mixnmojo and Dominic Armato :)


    Source: The International House of Mojo

    Fan art by Monkeygirl Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    Monkeygirl sent me these two nice sketches of Guybrush and Elaine. You can see them below and Monkeygirl promises to draw more sketches in the future.


    Wednesday, March 27, 2002
    MI1 in Flash Posted by: Paco | Comments (2)
    The first part of a short Flash remake of The Secret of Monkey Island has been released at Geodogs. The author comments that there will be 3 parts all together. Go check it out here.

    Source: The Legend of Monkey Island


    Scummbar reviews EMI Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    After Mojo's MI2 review, there's now a new review of EMI to read at the SCUMM bar. So go find out what Chariset, Emma, Pedgey & Remi think of Monkey 4! Oh, and beware of spoilers ;)

    Tuesday, March 26, 2002
    Email upgrade Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The email service recently received a nice upgrade that includes some new features. Those are:

  • Spell Check: Checks messages for incorrect spelling

  • Quota Warning: Sends a notification letter when your mailbox is near max capacity.

  • Open Next Message:
  • Instantly opens next message in queue after deleting.
  • Auto Response: Automatically replies with custom message.

  • Advanced Spam Filter: Reduces junk email by up to 45%.

  • 100MB Storage Per Mailbox: Free upgrade for Business Mail users!


  • As always, you can sign up for a free yourname@worldofmi.com email address here.

    Monday, March 25, 2002
    Mojo reviews MI2 Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Our host The International House of Mojo has updated a brand new article by Lemonhead that takes a look back at the classic second Monkey Island game LeChuck's Revenge. So check it out at Mojo!

    Source: MixnMojo

    Friday, March 22, 2002
    Good guys of MI Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (3)
    Kristoffer Kjær sent me one of his earlier drawings. This one depicts the good guys from LeChuck's Revenge. Even Walt is in the picture :)


    Wednesday, March 20, 2002
    Voodoo Battle! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (6)
    Kristoffer Kjær sent me this great drawing of LeChuck and Guybrush in the catacombs under Dinky Island. The colors are beautiful and the drawing is a pleasure to look at, but it also works great as a wallpaper in Windows :)


    Tuesday, March 19, 2002
    Hulabee Games released Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Hulabee Entertainment, the children's software company of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, has released two new games for purchase.
    First there's Moop and Dreadly: The Treasure on Bing Bong Island, a pirate adventuregame for kids. And the other title is Ollo in the Sunny Valley Fair about a bouncy blue ball trying to catch an escaped giant tomato.

    Both games were written by Dave Grossman, who also worked on the first 2 Monkey Island games and Day of the Tentacle.

    You can download the PC as well as the Mac demos for both games on Hulabee Entertainment. Also interesting to mention is that "©2002 Disney" is placed at the bottom of each game page.

    Source: MixnMojo

    SCUMM Rev 3 (pre-alpha) Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    LucasHacks! has released SCUMM Revisited 3 and although it's only an unsupported pre-alpha version (means it doesn't include most features SCUMM Revisited 2 has), it is certainly worth the download.
    This version allows you to rip The Curse of Monkey Island costumes and view Grim Fandango backgrounds. You can download SCUMMRev 3 here and you can find more info at this post on the forum of LucasHacks.

    Source: LucasHacks

    Monday, March 18, 2002
    More info on MI bundle Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    The Scummbar has received some more info about the features of the Australian Monkey Island bundle from Toby.
    He also kindly scanned the back and front of the boxart, so be sure to check it out at the Scummbar.

    The bundle is also available in South Africa and I would like to thank Dizzy for letting us know that the same bundle is available in New Zealand for $69.95, that's only $20.00 more than EMI alone.
    So if you're from Australia, South Africa or New Zealand and you don't own all the MI games, be sure to order it here.

    Comic by Dank Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    Dank, a featured artist at The Monkey Island Art Connection, has announced that he is working on a comic based on the time before The Secret of Monkey Island and he has released the first of three teaser posters. You can see it below.


    Sunday, March 17, 2002
    Part 4 of Voodoo Alive Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    I just added the fourth and final part of Joe Townsend's fan novel "Voodoo Alive". Part four is entitled "Guybrush kicks somebody else's butt" and here is a snippet:

    The group of 6 (Guybrush, Hans, the Alchemonkey, Vatext, Peg and Keg) paddled with their hands for many hours until they could see Blackflag island just on the horizon.
    "I see it!" Vatext shouted.
    "Yes, we all do, Vatext." Keg said in response.
    "I've only just realised something..." Guybrush started. "You guys were locked up on LeChuck's ship, so how did you guys rescue me?"


    Read the entire chapter here

    Friday, March 15, 2002
    Brand new news script Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (8)
    I have replaced the Newspro CGI news script with a new PHP script I have written myself. It is more stable and easier to use. What does that mean for you? Well, not much :) The most important thing is that you now must have a forum account to post comments. This way, you don't have to remember lots of usernames and passwords, your forum account now works for all interactive scripts on worldofmi.com (Which is why such an account is conveniently also called a WorldofMI account :)

    Unfortunatly, it is impossible to convert the old comments to the new script. You are of course welcome to re-post your comments :)

    The archives now finally works as they should and you can still search them by using the search field at the bottom of the page.

    If you don't have a forum account, you can sign up for one here.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2002
    Complete MI2 items list Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    King Kool, who created the list of all the items in Monkey Island 1, has once again been busy and made a similar list of all the items in Monkey Island 2! The list is very detailed and does not only list the items, but also describes them, and tells you how they can be used. King Kool is now also a permanent member of our staff :)

    Pop-Ups Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    We seem to have a problem with pop-ups at the moment, but it is only temporary. Here is an explanation by our our host, The International House of Mojo:

    "Hey, just letting you know that the pop-ups that are appearing are for the most part temporary. There will still be the occasional pop-up in the future (gotta make some money to pay for this thing), but nowhere near the what seems like 75% of all page loads that it is now."

    Tuesday, March 12, 2002
    Australian MI Collection Posted by: Paco | Comments (2)
    The Scummbar reports that there's a new "Monkey Island Collector's Edition" available for Australia at GamesWarehouse.com.au. This nice bundle costs $59.95 (Australian dollars) and it includes all the four Monkey Island games. So if you're from Australia, be sure to check it out!Source: The Scummbar

    Sunday, March 10, 2002
    New fan art by Paco Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (2)
    Paco got in the mood to do some fan art and drew this picture of the path to the mansion on Booty Island! The drawing is colored with indian ink and you can see it below.



    You can see all of Paco's drawings here.

    Saturday, March 9, 2002
    Elaine at #3 Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The Norwegian newspaper VG has published a list with their choices for the five best female gaming characters of all time. Elaine Marley is placed at number 3. The entire list reads:

    1. April - The Longest Journey
    2. Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
    3. Elaine Marley - Monkey Island
    4. Cate Archer - No One Lives Forever
    5. Joanna Dark - Perfect Dark

    You can read the article here if you understand Norwegian, otherwise I have translated the Elaine Marley entry below:

    Elaine Marley is the girlfriend - and later the wife - of the main character in the Monkey Island games, Guybrush Threepwood. Elaine was raised among pirates and is very capable of taking care of herself.

    She loves Guybrush more than anything in the whole world because of his incompetence. In this relationship it is Elaine that takes care of things.


    Source: The Scumm Bar

    Thursday, March 7, 2002
    Gilbert gets #29 Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    The creator of Monkey Island, Ron Gilbert, earned himself a spot on GameSpy's list of the 30 Most Influential People in Gaming. Here's a snippet from the article:Gilbert was working for the fledgling Lucasfilm Games company at the time, and he was frustrated with text adventures (what he called, "second-guess the parser" games). He had a new idea for laying everything out on the table, making everything clickable on the screen. Your character and environment would be above, and your action verbs would be below.To read the entire article about Ron Gilbert, click here. Mister George Lucas made it to the seventeenth spot.Source: The Mojo Forums

    Sunday, March 3, 2002
    Be Inspired.. Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Be sure to check out the new and improved Monkey Island Art Connection, our affiliate and LucasArts FanArt site. Now you can view personal pages for every artist and comment on every art piece on the site. Furthermore, artists are able to upload their new art and add text themselves. So, go and visit this great site now! Source: Haxaty

    Saturday, March 2, 2002
    Great new fan art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (1)
    Neil Druckmann sent me this amazing drawing of Guybrush, Elaine, and LeChuck which has been added to the fan art section. The drawing is entitled "Looming high" and surely ranks among some of the best fan art. You should especially notice the eyes of LeChuck, that is pure evil.


    Looming high

    Thursday, February 28, 2002
    New fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Laura M., author of the novel "A New Adventure", has started writing another fan novel entitled "The Child of Monkey Island". Part 1 is called "The Child" and here is a snippet:

    “Guybrush dear” said Elaine sweetly
    “Yes?”
    “Do you ever think about the future?”
    “How far into the future?”
    “Well, maybe we could consider you know having children?”
    Guybrush gulped “I don’t think we’re quite ready yet” he quickly tried to change the subject “hey lets go to Blondebeard’s Chicken how about that?”


    Read the entire chapter here.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2002
    Mojo auctions Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Once again our dear host, The International House of Mojo, is auctioning off some stuff to raise money for their bills. They are starting off with some EMI stuff, including official bottles of Monkey Island Grog, some fridge magnets, and a copy of the game personally autographed by it's project leads, Mike Stemmle and Sean Clark. Check out the auctions here.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2002
    New fan art by Ado Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Ado has once again graced us with two beautiful watercolor drawings inspired by Monkey Island. The first one is entitled "Elaine" and with that Ado wanted to visualize Elaine's strong spirit. The second drawing is entitled "Threepwood" and is truly a unique piece of fan art, which shows the couple's dream state.



    You can see all of Ado's drawings here.

    Monday, February 25, 2002
    New fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Part 3 entitled "Wild gull chase" of Joe Townsend's novel "Voodoo Alive" has just been added. Here is a snippet:

    The small crew of 5 boarded the Spinnermonkey, and waited a few minutes to see if anybody else wanted to board to help save Elaine and Egg.
    "Come on." Guybrush said after 5 minutes. "We don't have the time, LeChuck could have Elaine tied up somwhere while wearing a wedding dress." He started getting very panicky and restless. He looked at the others to see if they would see scence. Then the Alchemonkey stood up and said "Guybrush is right. We don't need anymore than this. Guybrush has defeated LeChuck a few times before, I'm sure he can pull it off again."
    .

    Read the entire third part here.

    Friday, February 22, 2002
    Sword Master T-Shirt Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Do you want a T-Shirt like the one Guybrush gets when he has beaten the Sword Master? Now you can! You can buy a T-Shirt with the words "I Beat The Sword Master" printed on it at Cafe Press for $15. It's not an amazing buy and you can probably make a nicer one much cheaper by yourself, but if you got the money to spare, then check it out here.

    Source: The International House of Mojo

    Wednesday, February 20, 2002
    Page 9 of MI1 comic! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Had a hard day? Tired from work? The voodoo spell just won't work? Well, to cheer you up is here a little treat for you: Page 9 of Paco's MI1 comic!


    Monday, February 18, 2002
    New fan art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Jon Hardesty has submitted this black and white drawing of Guybrush, which has been added to the fan art section.


    Friday, February 15, 2002
    The Ultimate Update Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Well, ok, maybe not exactly the ultimate update, but still a really large update, for I can proudly present to you four redesigned game pages *and the crowd goes wild*. Indeed, Dalixam and I have been working hard the past days to refresh all the Monkey Island sections of the site and we hope you'll like it. Be sure to check out the new screenshots and (huge) boxart images in the Monkey Island 1 and Monkey Island 2 sections. New boxart images, lots of other pictures and info can also be found on The Curse of Monkey Island page. And last but not least, we give you an entire brushed up Escape from Monkey Island section with tons of new features. So sit back and enjoy!

    Tuesday, February 12, 2002
    New Mojo Features Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    If you haven't checked out our dear host MixnMojo, be sure to take a good look at their two latest features: I Get Made Fun of For Being a LucasArts Fan, by Sarah and of course the brilliant new Cooking with Spaff ! Spaff starts of this week with a lovely pasta dish from Mr.Threepwood himself, Dominic Armato. "Next time we have a tuna bake from Mr Public Relations: Tom Sarris." Already looking forward to it!

    New fan novel Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    There hasn't been a new fan novel added in over five months, which is of course mainly due to the four months of downtime we experienced, but also because I have worked on a fan novel script since we came back at the end of December. The script is now done and while it makes it a lot easier for me to maintain and update the fan novels, it also provides you with a way to write a review for the novels or for each individual chapter. You have the option of writing an anonymous review or logging in with your forum account and posting a review as a registered user. Check out the updated fan novels and post a review for your favorite novel!

    Let's not forget that a new chapter has also been added today. It's chapter 4 of Victoria Kidston's popular novel "Every Grog Has Its Day". Chapter 4 is entitled "Fun and Games" and here is a snippet:

    “Hey!” hollered Guybrush as he hit the back wall of the brig. “I have rights!”
    “And lefts as well, I’m sure,” sneered the skeleton. “Shut up, or Captain Tiddlywink will come down here and you don’t want that.” “Well aren’t you cranky,” sulked Guybrush, shooing away the dead rat inspecting his boots. “Why don’t you just take off your monkey suit and EAT IT. You’re really ticking me off, boy.”

    Guybrush jumped up and grabbed the window bars in the door. “You know what? I’m not overly fond of you either. You could really use some work on your people skills.”


    Check out Chapter 4: Fun and Games and the new fan novel script.

    Thanks to Blondebeard for giving me some pointers with the code when I was going crazy and to Paco for helping me test the script.

    Sunday, February 10, 2002
    MicroXel Arts opens Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The artist "DanSky" has opened his own site called MicroXel Arts, which will feature his own art based on various LucasArts games. The site isn't completely done yet, but at the moment you can see a nice overview of Monkey Island among other pictures. Check it out!

    Source: The International House of Mojo

    Friday, February 8, 2002
    MI4 hints! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Believe it or not, the hints for Escape from Monkey Island is finally done and avaliable! The hints give you clues on how to solve the puzzle you're stuck at, but doesn't ruin it by simply telling you how to solve it, like a walkthrough does.
    So check out the hints if you need help with Escape from Monkey Island or one of the other Monkey Island games!

    Thursday, February 7, 2002
    What now? Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Once again we are experiencing problems. Everything PHP/MySQL is down. I don't know what the problem is, but I am doing everything to get it fixed ASAP.

    Everything works! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Thanks to the swift work of the LFNetwork staff (Namely DJG and ZeroXcape) PHP/MySQL and the emails is now working again. There were some problems with the @worldofmi.com accounts after our recent server move, but they have now been solved and everything is running smoothly again. I apologize for any inconvinience.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2002
    Night of the Hermit Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Tired of waiting for a new Monkey Island game? Then perhaps this is something for you:"Night of the hermit" is a great new Fan Game based on Monkey Island, created by Roy Lazarovich. The star of this game is Herman Toothrot. You can find the walkthrough, screenshots, an easter egg guide and of course the game itself here.Source: The International House of Mojo

    Monday, February 4, 2002
    New (groggy) banner Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Ladies, gentlemen, monkeys, and voodoo enhanced chickens: You have heard of it, read about it, and maybe even smelled it, but now you will see it...Our brand new banner!

    ..."So, where is it?", I hear you ask. Well, it's too big to display here in the news, so go to our "Linking to this site" section and check it out! (At the same time you can easily copy the html code and display the banner on your own site :)

    The slogan printed on it was suggested by raVen_image, who won a small competition in the forums.

    Sunday, February 3, 2002
    Forums and articles back Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Our database is now operational again, which means the forums and the articles are back up!

    Saturday, February 2, 2002
    Mixnmojo is back! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    No, I'm not pulling your leg, The International House of Mojo is actually back on the net after four months of downtime. It comes with a new design, new features (like Mojo Messenger), and 3 new reviews where on is of The Secret of Monkey Island. Check it out!.

    Thursday, January 31, 2002
    Another server move Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Yes, it has happened again. We, and the entire Mojo Network, has moved to a new server. Luckily, the downtime was only a few days this time and not another 4 months :) However, since I was given no warning of this, I have no recent back up of the important files. This means a news post have been lost and probably a days worth of messages in the forums.

    The MySQL databases are not up yet though, which means the forums are not operational at the moment.

    Thursday, January 24, 2002
    Page 7 & 8 of the MI Comic! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Guess what...No it's not that...nope not that either, I'm just going to tell you :) Page 7 and 8 of Paco's MI1 comic has arrived!


    Wednesday, January 23, 2002
    Article headline Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    As requested by many, there is now a link above the news to the latest submitted article. Remember, many other great articles were submitted before this link was added. Check them out!

    New staff member Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    I would like you to welcome our newest staff member . He has been a moderator in the forums for a long time, but now he is also in charge of approving submitted articles for the article section.
    Good winds Junaid!

    Monday, January 21, 2002
    New "Fan Art" forum Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    We have added a new Fan Art forum to the forums. The new forum is the results of a collaboration between us and our newest affiliate, The Monkey Island Art Connection. Use the new Fan Art forum to discuss fan art featured on both sites or just fan art in generel :)

    Enjoy!

    EMI gets #16 Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The norwegian gaming magazine, incite PC Games, has named their choices for the 50 best games of 2001 and Escape From Monkey Island took the #16 spot.

    Source: Tenfjord "Jojo" Trond

    Saturday, January 19, 2002
    New fan art by Paco Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Paco has made two great additions to the fan art section! Both drawings are inspired by Monkey Island 2 and the first one entitled "Dinky Island" is a little different than the art you normally see from him. The second is a spooky picture named "Cemetery". Paco is also working hard on Page 7 and 8 of the MI1 Comic and these drawings are just a little break from it.
    Enjoy!


    Friday, January 18, 2002
    News from LucasArts Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    This rather interesting news just came in from LucasArts:Announcements Coming Soon! LucasArts is poised to make several exciting announcements in the coming weeks. Watch the LucasArts web site beginning next week and be the first to know!Let's all pray for a new adventure game and not only new Episode II products.

    Mojo Art Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    No news from us today, so let's get right to the commercials:There's a relatively new FanArt site in town called Mojo Art and it's definitely worth a visit, because they have A LOT of Fanwork based on the games from LucasArts. Lots of fanartists are featured on the site like Ado, Dansky, Erik van Beekum and *cough* me, to name a few. Check it out!

    Thursday, January 17, 2002
    New Articles Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    I just wanted to mention that several new articles and comments have been submitted and added since the new article section was introduced. I am working on a solution so new articles will be announced here on the main page. Until then, check the article section frequently for new articles and comments :)

    Wednesday, January 16, 2002
    Melee Island animation Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Be sure to check out The Scummbar for some amazing Melee Island 3D stuff by Mark DeRidder. After submitting a wallpaper, he also created a short 3D animation of Melee Island (similar to CMI's intro). You can view the movie here.Source: The Scummbar

    New fan art Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Kristoffer Kjær has contributed to the fan art section with a colorful drawing of Guybrush. He actually submitted it back in August, but due to the downtime it couldn't be added until now.


    Friday, January 11, 2002
    New article section! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    You might remember the "Weekly Article" feature I started almost a year ago. It was very popular, but it didn't work in the long run. I also received several emails from people, who would like to write an article of their own for the site, but unfortunatly, I had to turn them down because it was too complicated and too much work at the time.

    However, I then decided to replace the article section with a script that enables everyone, who wants, to write an article and submit it to the site. The idea obviously had to be put on hold while we were down, but the new article section is now ready! You can write your own articles or write comments to articles already in the database. (Both will be approved before added to make sure they don't contain foul laungage etc :)

    The articles previously available on this site is of course also stored in the database. Hope to see you in the new article section!

    Monday, January 7, 2002
    The In-jokes attack! Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    I had many in-jokes ready to be added in September when the site went down, but here they are now along with some new ones received this past week and new errors, secrets, and more. (Some of them were accidently already uploaded Wednesday :)

  • 1 new MI in-joke

  • 2 new MI2 in-jokes

  • 16 new MI3 in-jokes

  • 27 new MI4 in-jokes

  • 1 new MI1 secret

  • 1 new MI3 secret

  • 2 new references

  • 8 new MI1 errors

  • 3 new MI2 errors

  • 4 new MI3 errors

  • 10 new MI4 errors

  • 1 new MI2 in-joke screenshot

  • 13 new MI3 in-joke screenshots

  • 17 new MI4 in-joke screenshots

  • 9 new reference screenshots


  • Sunday, January 6, 2002
    New MI page Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Blaze "PBD" Marley-Flamestrike asked me to mention that her site, www.monkeymug.com, opens today and she promises chat, interviews, a contest, and much more. Check it out.

    Saturday, January 5, 2002
    The Scumm Bar is back Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    The Scumm Bar is back up and it comes with a new design! Check it out.

    MI5 petition Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Simon Baseley has started an MI5 petiton and he wrote this text to go along with it:

    "To all Monkey island/Fullthrottle and other great Lucasarts Adventure fans, please sign the petiton for a new Monkey island adventure title to be released, or information on the one in progress. The petition will be sent to Lucasarts in May/March
    Thanx SB"

    Friday, January 4, 2002
    MI for beginners? Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    Ron Gilbert's company Hulabee Entertainment is going to publish an pirate adventuregame for kids called Moop and Dreadly: The Treasure on Bing Bong Island and it looks very good.You can also download the first chapter of Treasure on Bing Bong Island here (11,5MB).


    Wednesday, January 2, 2002
    New fan art by Ado Posted by: Dalixam | Comments (0)
    Ado, who has previously contributed to the fan art section, has made three new amazing and unique drawings. The first one is done with watercolor like his previous drawings. The second is made using Photoshop and the third one is created by drawing with grey color pencils on grey paper. You can see the drawings below and view all of Ado's drawings here



    The fan art section has also been redesigned a bit, so you can now browse the images by the artist's name.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2002
    Happy New Year! Posted by: Paco | Comments (0)
    The staff here at The World of Monkey Island wants to wish you all a Happy New Year!This post is brought to you for the first time by: me, Paco, Dalixam's sidekick.I will help Dalixam as a new newsupdater in the year 2002.Most of you will probably already know me as the guy from the MI1 comic and from the forums on this site.For the new year The World of Monkey Island can promise you new downloads, hints, fan art, fan novels and lots of other new Monkey Island stuff for you to enjoy, now that we are 100% back.


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