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Manuel Zambrano @ManuelTacoface

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Posted by ManuelTacoface - July 13th, 2016

Hey NG,

It's been a while, hasn't it? Let me explain myself. Long story short: lost a few friends, been somewhat lonely, overthinking things that probably don't matter and life has just been somewhat aimless lately. I don't know where I'm going or why I do the things I do, but if there's one thing I've always been sure about is my art. Art has always been there for me and is the only thing that makes any sense anymore. But even that loses it's meaning every once in a while.

I don't know why my mind is naturally gravitated towards the glass half empty bullshit. It's like I purposely find things to be sad about. Maybe I'm just tired of life being so stagnant, so my mind just naturally gets attached to anything it comes across to escape. Some people see this, the bore of suburban life, as an excuse for some crazy teenage rebellion phase, but I apparently see it as an excuse for self-harm. Not physically, but emotionally. Meaning I'm no better than those who cut themselves. But at the very least, I'm self-aware. I'm not depressed. I'm not starving. Nobody has died. I still care and have hope. I'll be fine. 

Now before you deem me as the Tumblr-esque feminazi being braggadocious about their self-diagnosed "issues", this post wasn't about me seeking attention, but rather justification for my absence and more importantly, this art piece I just released. I kind of wanted to tackle my bullshit with a light-hearted/fun artistic approach. Now I know I usually do digital illustrations, but this time I wanted to be a bit more experimental. It's time I change things up, don't you think? Regardless, it's just great to be back!

Hope you like it!

- Manuel


TLDR; emotions are dumb. plz check out my art.



Posted by ManuelTacoface - October 15th, 2015

If you guys didn't already know, I designed the background art for October. This is what I had intended it to look like, but due to the original image not matching the site's dimensions, it had to be cropped. However, I still think it came out good, considering the time window I had to work on it. HUGE shoutout to @TomFulp for letting me work on this thing. So what do you guys think of it?

EDIT: Also be sure to follow me if you want to keep seeing more of my work. I'm planning on making a Inktober piece, so stay tuned!


Posted by ManuelTacoface - September 14th, 2015

So I have made some progress on the 3-part comic I said I would develop sometime soon, but due to time contrainsts and the massive creative burnout I'm going through rn, I'm starting to second doubt myself about how soon I'm going to be able to release it. I have a story more or less planned out already, not entirely, but for my lazy ass, I'm suprised I've even made it this far lol. For those of you who are curious to know what it's about, the main theme of the comic is about overcoming fear in the face of the impossible, all told through the eyes of a washed-up robot who lives in a junkyard. Also, thank you guys so much for getting me to over 100 fans, it really does mean a lot to me. Anyway now that I'm staring to get something going here, I wanted to ask you guys if you'd be interested in me starting to do clay commissons? Please let me know in the comments below, I'd love to hear your input! Once again, thanks for the 110 of you for putting up with my shit and adios.

TLDR; I've progressed on the comic I said I would make, but it's going to have to be delayed. Thank you guys for getting me to over 100 fans and would you guys like for me to start doing clay commisions? Let me know in the comments below, adios!

Posted by ManuelTacoface - September 7th, 2015

It is now September and an explosion of life has surged through my veins and has filled me up with inspiration. I don't exactly know what it was that struck me during August that made me wanna get off my lazy ass and do something for once, but whatever it was, I got to keep it going if I want to keep this fanbase growing. I still can't believe I got frontpaged twice in a row and won the Airscape contest, thank you all so much for all the support you guys have been giving me along the way. As for where do we go from here, I have no clue lol. All that I am sure of is that I'm currently in the middle of making another clay piece which I know all of you will love. If you have questions or advice or whatever for me, please let me know in the comments below. Stay tuned, you guys, adios!

Posted by ManuelTacoface - August 17th, 2015

For those of you who didn't know, my latest Clock Day submission has been recieving some attention lately. Huge shoutout to theonewithoutaname for finally scouting me for the Art Portal and special thanks to NG for putting me on their frontpage. Rather than being in my room all day as usual, I finally have the type of motivation I need to get back into making more content, so stay tuned! If you guys have any suggestions or ideas for anything I should do next, please let me know down in the comments below. See you guys soon, adios.

Posted by ManuelTacoface - June 11th, 2012

Hey guys, I recently made an 8-bit version of the SNL meme "What Is Love?" from the skit "A Night At The Roxbury". Enjoy:


Both the animation and 8-bit version of the song are owned by me.

Posted by ManuelTacoface - April 29th, 2012

Damn! Best Pico Day ever! My submission got like 7,000+ views and 60+ reviews in only a few hours. Can't wait till next Pico Day. Here's my submission:


UPDATE: Yes! I got 4th place in the Pico Day Winners thing. Too bad there was no cash prizes this year, which sucks. But hey, its still pretty great.

Pico Day!

Posted by ManuelTacoface - April 6th, 2012

So yeah been testing Red and Cyan 3D on Youtube as you can see below. Testing to get good results for a future thing I'm gonna do. Also another 3-D Pic Test below done in Flash:

Also working on a sequel to Pico Day Race Day 2011, and gonna be way better than the first one and this time no tabbing or right clicking. So yeah these are the people I'm working with to make this project possible:


Beta Testers:

So were all working together to make an epic sequel. Coming April 28, coming soon!

Upcoming Pico Day Game and Testing 3D on Youtube!

Posted by ManuelTacoface - February 19th, 2012

Collaborating with Valve, Legodudestudios and Valve present Taco! A video game involving inter-dimensional holes and Mexican cuisines! Coming soon to PC, Xbox, and PS3.

Here's a short preview at the main menu:

Im not making this shit! But it be pretty cool if they did, but it would be really retarded.

(Don't sue me, Valve)

Taco (Portal Parody)! The New PC Game!

Posted by ManuelTacoface - January 20th, 2012

I'm gonna try to go ahead and bring my flash skills to a whole new level. No more short games or shitty ones. I'm going to start a new leaf and try to take my flash professionally. So LegoDudeStudios will not be making games anymore like Jump N Run or Freedom Of Tacos but now try to make full on long games. So give me good luck! Thank you.

A New Leaf