While fairly new on the scene, the Smash-oriented webcomic, Final Smash!, has been killing it. Thanks to some smart wit and a clean art style, Nicola has quickly become an extremely popular (and thankfully incredibly humble) artist on Tumblr, typically frequenting thousands of notes and making thousands of fans. Blessedly, I got to interview her, so let's dive right in!
So, to those who don't know, who are you?
Hello! I'm Nicola, and I'm the creator of the Final Smash! webcomic, a weekly strip dedicated to the Super Smash Bros. series. I've been on the Internet for longer than I'd care to admit, however, and you may know me as Yayster or even Forest Grovyle, when I moderated the PokéCommunity forums. I started Final Smash! in October 2015.
What are some of your earliest gaming memories? How have they affected you?
I've been gaming ever since I can remember. My earliest gaming memories are of playing the Amiga with my dad- I must have been six or seven- the great old point-and-click adventures such as Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle, as well as platformers like Superfrog and strategy games like Lemmings and the original Civilization. From there I moved on to Nintendo, with my first console being the N64. I have such fond memories of those early days and I think it's really kept my passion for gaming alive as I've grown older.