I don't know about you, but I've been thinking of the next Animal Crossing game ever since Nintendo of Japan's Satoru Iwata mentioned it during the company's recent Nintendo Direct broadcast.
Sadly, it seems I'll be thinking of it for some time yet, as this 3DS game--which will be called Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori in Japan, with "tobidase" apparently meaning "leap out" or "jump out"--won't be released until sometime this autumn.
In the meantime, I'll satisfy my Animal Crossing craving by keeping a watchful eye on Time Cowboy!, the tumblog maintained by Melbourne, Australia-based illustrator, Jake Lawrence.
That's because Time Cowboy! regularly includes on-point, four-panel comics (like the one above) that are inspired by Nintendo's blockbuster social sim.
I'm also quite partial to this one, which casts a rueful eye toward what Lawrence calls "the disappointments of the sea."