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Hello! I'm Mike Perrucci, also known as mazeguy. Over the past 20 years, I've made smilies, domino toppling videos, animations, games, and most recently, a webcomic. I'll be sharing some of these creations here. I hope you'll enjoy them! :)

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Posted by mazeguy - 1 month ago


Just when the future looks bright for the Devils, Chuck reveals his darker side and orders them to execute an assassination mission. Yu-Ri tries to prove her toughness and protect her newfound friends, but Candace and Lily provide support when she needs it most.


You can read "Episode 13: Honor Among Thieves" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - July 12th, 2020


After two years, 12 episodes, and 108 pages, Part One of Chuck's Devils is finally done! The first season covers Candace, Lily, and Yu-Ri's journey from strangers to friends. What does Part Two have in store for our misfit minions? I hope you'll follow along with me. In the meantime, here's the season finale:


The Devils' luck finally runs out when they are arrested by the LAPD's newest officer, Destiny.


After sharing their feelings for each other, Destiny takes pity on the troubled thieves and releases them. The three former strangers then memorialize their friendship.


You can read "Episode 12: Best Friends Forever" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - June 24th, 2020


Chuck asks the Devils to hack into a bank. Tech-savvy Candace is excited to lead the others on an epic hacking adventure.


Lily and Yu-Ri discover that the virtual world can be just as dangerous as reality, but Candace is The One who can save them.


You can read "Episode 11: Enter the Faketrix" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - May 21st, 2020


Yu-Ri talks to Lily about her hugging habit, and cautions her against getting too friendly.


Afterwards, Candace is appalled by Yu-Ri's decorating decision. A civil war nearly erupts until they realize their argument is the result of a misunderstanding.


You can read "Episode 10: East vs. West" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - May 5th, 2020


After 16 months on Newgrounds, I've finally reached 100 art submissions! The most popular pieces by far involve pixel art. Here are a few highlights:





I started making pixel art in 1986 with Dazzle Draw for the Apple IIe. I wrote an article detailing my history since then, which you can read here: http://mazeguy.net/history.html


The majority of my art submissions (85 at last count) are for a comic series I've been working on for about two years now. It's called Chuck's Devils, a Charlie's Angels parody starring three aspiring models turned thieves.



I enjoy illustrating the misadventures of Candace, Lily, and Yu-Ri, and am excited about revealing what the future holds for the troubled trio, but the webcomic hasn't gotten many views. At the risk of sounding needy, have any of you ever read any episodes? Please feel free to ask any questions or provide feedback, either positive or negative.


Of course, I know I should be following my own advice. I follow some people here on Newgrounds and have favorited a few movies and games, but I have yet to provide any reviews. Expressing myself has always been a struggle for me, and critiquing other people's work is no exception. I think the trouble stems from being a target of bullies growing up, and receiving bad advice on how to handle it:


"Ignore it and they'll go away". If they see they're not getting to you, they'll stop and pick on someone else.


They never stopped, because I was a "soft target", someone they knew wouldn't defend himself. Now I'm not telling anyone to fight back by punching a bully in the mouth, although I won't hold it against you if you did. I'm saying what I wish someone had said to me back then: Never let anyone make you feel bad for getting good grades, looking different, or liking offbeat stuff.


So, yeah. 100 art submissions. Yay me.


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Posted by mazeguy - March 29th, 2020


Candace and Yu-Ri interview potential replacements for Lily. After rejecting a few applicants, they pick a new third member.


Meanwhile, Lily and Destiny find out they may not be so compatible after all. They break up again, and Lily rejoins the Devils.


You can read "Episode 9: Chuck's Next Top Model" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - February 21st, 2020


Lily spots Destiny and begs for forgiveness. After pleading her case, the two kiss and make up.


At Chuck's Devils HQ, Destiny learns about Lily's profession and living conditions. She gives Lily the chance to live with her and leave her life of crime behind.


You can read "Episode 8: Second Shot at Lovehere or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - February 1st, 2020


Ming-Na easily escapes from Lily and Candace, but Yu-Ri puts up a better fight. Yu-Ri gains the upper hand... until Candace butts in.


Yu-Ri regrets losing her temper, but Lily is able to console her. This act of kindness triggers a memory from Yu-Ri's past.


You can read "Episode 7: Street Fighter Too" here or at ChucksDevils.com.


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Posted by mazeguy - January 23rd, 2020


It took a year, but thanks to Noveltybest, I've finally been scouted for the Art Portal! It seems my Pixel Day submission attracted some attention.


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If you've just discovered my user page and are looking for more pixel art, you may want to check out over two thousand smilies I've made since 2001. I've created tiny icons for emotions, food, animals, characters, flags, and much more. Emoji seem to have made smilies obsolete these days, but they're still online and available for use. Just visit: Mazeguy Smilies.


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Recently, I've been developing a comic series called Chuck's Devils. As the title implies, it's a loose parody of Charlie's Angels starring three aspiring models turned thieves. I hope you'll enjoy the misadventures of Lily, Yu-Ri, and Candace as they stumble through their new life of crime, as well as life with each other. You can read episodes on my art page or at ChucksDevils.com.


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In between all of that, I've also made domino toppling videos, animations, and games in DOS and Flash. You can find all of my past projects on my personal website: Mazeguy.net


Thank you for visiting! :)


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Posted by mazeguy - November 29th, 2019



This is a Flash cartoon from 2001 that I converted into a movie ahead of Adobe killing the plugin. It features a yellow guy called Cool Dude attempting to impress Cool Girl by bungee jumping. Super creative names, right?


This was meant to be the first animation of a series, hence the word “adventures”. Unfortunately, this is the only one. I started a snowboarding episode, but it never got finished.


In each cartoon, Cool Dude would try to get a kiss from Cool Girl, only for things to go hilariously wrong. I think I drew inspiration from the old Legend of Zelda cartoon, where Link suffered a similar fate.


Check out wallpapers of the characters:


Cool Dude: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/mazeguy/cool-dude

Cool Girl: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/mazeguy/cool-girl


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