I Just Blue Myself!

Illustrator Kyle Hilton has released his paper doll Blue Man version of Tobias Fünke and that of his loving wife, Lindsay Bluth Fünke. I can't wait for Gob's doll.

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LOLcat Taxonomy


LOLcats have, apparently, grown into their own species. T-shirt scientist Kari Fry breaks down the genus.

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That's Why They Call Them Crushes

I'm guessing this is pop artist Audrey Pongracz's piece for Gallery 1988's upcoming John Hughes tribute show.

I had such a crush on Molly Ringwald. The opening scene of Pretty in Pink where she rolls a pink stocking up her leg, as the The Psychedelic Furs sing, permanently seared itself into my teenaged brain.

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Hello Pop Culture Kitties


Illustrator Joseph Senior (aka yodaflicker) is creating 101 pop culture Hello Kitty figures (he's got 68 so far). Above, eight of my favourites: Hello RoboKitty; Hello KISSy Gene; Hello Clockwork Orange; Hello DarthKitty; HALO Kitty; Hello Kill Bill; Hello Jason; Hello Rorschach. (Link via Geek-Art)

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Tobias Fünke: The World's First Analrapist & Paper Doll

I'm on an Arrested Development kick after I saw Gizmodo's Jason Cho tweet that Jersey Shore would have more seasons than Arrested Development. Sigh.

Illustrator Kyle Hilton is making paper dolls of the Arrested Development cast, which are awesome. So for he has Tobias Fünke and George Bluth, Sr. with more to come. Click through for a printable size.

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Darth Vader Blackhawks Vs. Master Chief Blues


Darth Vader playing hockey against Master Chief? Yeah, I could watch that game. Let me tell you, it's tough being Canadian and not caring about hockey. (Vader vs Masterchief by Tyler Edlin; Link via Geek Art)

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Scooby, Scooby John Hughes, Where Are You?


What if quintessential '80s teen movie director John Hughes had made an episode of Scooby-Do? Pop artist Dave MacDowell answers with Scooby Hughes, and nothing could thrill me more expect his revelation that Gallery 1988 is planning a John Hughes tribute show. That is going to be awesome!

It's funny, I love The Breakfast Club and have seen it innumerable times and yet the character's names outside of John Bender (perfectly cast by MacDowell as a dog).

I see the brain (with Anthony Michael Hall's introduction to pot as Shaggy), an athlete (Emilio Estevez as Fred), a basket case (Ally Sheedy as Velma), a princess (Molly Ringwald as Daphne) and a criminal (the aforementioned Judd Nelson).

Seriously, the details are perfect in this - be sure to click through to see them. (The Breakfast Club! in "The Neo Maxi Zoom Dweebie" by Dave MacDowell)

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The Birth Of Wonder Woman


A Renaissance take on the Justice League by Pe-u, with a Betty Boop-looking Wonder Woman and a very prancy, windy Batman. No idea who the "Nymph" is supposed to be. Anyone? (Link via Herochan)

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Is It Much Further, Zombie Smurf?


I would be consumed by Smurf zombie apocalypse than that smurfing live action piece of smurf that's coming out this summer. What the smurf are they thinking? (Blue Horde by 604republic)

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Donkey Kong In The Mist


"The reason he was so mixed up was because he was missing home. A construction site is no place for a 500lb ape. Look at how happy he is now." The latest in Aled Lewis' series, Video Games vs. Real Life.

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Thing One And Thing Two And Thing Three


But our fish said "No, no! Those Things should not be in this house! Make them go! They should not be in here when your mother is not. Put them out! Put them out!" Said the fish in pot. (3Things by Phil Jones; link via Rampaged Reality)

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Why So Insane, Joker?


I suppose having the Batman show up ruin your anarchist plans every time could get to you after awhile. Unless that was the plan, but that's a different story. (Joker Scream by ben6835; link via Geek Mythology)

Exterminate! Exterminated


Dalek's have no loyalty to other robots. Exterminate! (Exterminated by jimiyo at TeeFury)

Update: I have been informed that Daleks are not, in fact, robots, thus revealing my pop culture shame — I've never watched Dr. Who.

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Q*Burt Reynolds & the Q*Berts


Illustrator and designer John Solimine's (Spike Press) take on Q*Bert for Gallery 1988's Multiplayer show. Even Burt Reynolds' mustache can't make Q*Bert look cool.

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Disney's Lost


Jack would be Mickey Mouse, wouldn't he? He's full of himself, no matter what universe or reality he's in. This post is for you, Nikki Stafford. (Disney's Lost by NuttyIsa; via Geek-Art)

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The Many Faces of Gary Oldman


Who is Gary Oldman's hairdresser? They need an Oscar. I wonder what I'd look like with a Dracula? (Gary Oldman by Derek Eads; link via Pacalin)

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I Want YOU To Kneel Before Zod


See, isn't it so much nicer if you ask, General Zod? (Uncle Zod by memorypalace)

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So You Found Something Cool On The Internet...


Caldwell Tanner and Rosscott Inc. have created a handy interweb flowchart/PSA that I wholeheartedly agree with. Give credit where credit is due and if you do see who created it, to the Googles!

I hate when people just take people's work without even providing a link back. It's not cool. I'm looking at you, Tumblr! To those that do, "Fuck you, you're killed the internet!"

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Stanley Kubrick's Iron Man


"You must design a poster for a movie called IRON MAN directed by Stanley Kubrick. This is all you know."

That was all the instructions the members of Warren Ellis' Whitechapel forums received in their latest challenge.

Above: Paul Sizer's take on A Clockwork Orange. Below: Michael Furious' take on Full Metal Jacket. Me: In film mashup heaven. (Link via Geek-Art | io9)


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Forget The A-Team, This Is The Awesome Team!


Any team that includes Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, Henry Rollins and Albert Einstein wielding a massive sword is my kind of team. Wolverine and Indiana Jones is just gravy. (SGM ultimate team by Sean Gordon Murphy; link via Hey Oscar Wilde)

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The Vietnam War Movie Memorial


"I got to thinking about how much of our understanding of war in this country is filtered through the for-profit lens of Hollywood. And frankly, I think it’s gross. Multi-million dollar star vehicles showing us all how awful war is, but still with a slight sense of humor and a moral at the end, and the star never comes home with a permanent brain injury or a lost limb.

It’s these celluloid fantasies that help shape and sell the narrative of how we in America “understand” what’s going on in all those other countries we can’t spell properly. Many of us here don’t even personally know the name of a soldier serving now, much less one that has died in a past conflict."

— Artist Tim Doyle on his VHS tribute, The Vietnam War Movie Memorial. (Link via The Stuff)

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Woody Allen's Glasses (But Were Afraid to Ask)


Brandon Schaefer shows us The Many Faces of Woody Allen for Galley 1988's Is This Thing On? He's got such range!

Andy, Did Ya Hear About This One?


Dave Perillo takes on Andy Kaufman for Galley 1988's Is This Thing On? "I thought the paper doll cut-out idea helped convey his many personalities."

John Candyland: The Sweet Little Game With The Big Laughs


Another great piece from Galley 1988's Is This Thing On? I hope Ian Glaubinger displays a bigger version soon as I'd love to see all the details, but just the references to Stripes and Spaceballs is enough to keep me happy for now.

Enlist In The Orkan Guard!


I didn't realize there was another whole page of cool prints from Galley 1988's Is This Thing On? Shazbut! If I had seen this Mork & Mindy propaganda poster back in 1978 I would have joined without question. Nanu-Nanu! (Mork poster by Tom Whalen)

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The Trouble with Rogens (And Hills And Farrells)


"[The] image of Kirk with the Tribbles reminded me of the hairstyles Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Will Ferell were all sporting a few years back. They are each big Apatow collaborators, and for a minute it seemed like they were also everywhere."

Artist Casey Weldon on her pointing O Captain! My Captain for Gallery 1988's show Is This Thing On.

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Best Rock Collection Ever!


Of course the reason these rocks and minerals are so rare is because you have to break through the layer of adamantite to get to everything else. This almost makes me interested in geology. Almost.

Rocks and Minerals by Eduardo San Gil, available at J!NX as a tee. (Link via Shirtoid and Herochan)

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Going Down To Hogwarts Gonna Have Myself A Time

Witches and wizards everywhere, magic folks without limitation. Emily Bob remakes the characters of Harry Potter as South Park characters.

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What's This? It's Richard Pryor Running Down The Street


Dave MacDowell takes on Richard Pryor's most infamous moment for Gallery 1988 and Funny or Die's new show, Is This Thing On?



Drake Brodhal takes on Gilbert Gottfried as the parrot Iago, but in an even more annoying fashion. I don't know how Jafar can stand it.

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Archie & Jughead's Double Prison Digest


Life took an ugly turn for Archie and the gang after they left Riverdale High. The teen pregnancies of Betty and Veronica led to the death of Reggie and Archie & Jughead's Oz-like existence under the supervision of Officer Moose.

The re-imagination of Archie as a prison drama by Mike Hawthorne for Comic Twart. Get the sordid background on his blog.

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Who You Gonna Call: Faux-Magazine Busters!


Love Dan Schoening's recreation of the The Atlantic from the magazine montage scene in Ghostbusters, which now includes the oft-neglected Winston Zeddmore. (Link via The Atlantic tumblr, who shamefully did NOT include a link back.)

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Justice LeagueArama

Andy Kuhn re-imagines the Futurama gang as the Justice League of America. Love Bender as Batman but I just can't imagine Fry ever being fast enough to be Flash. Maybe the worms got back into him like they predicted. (Link via Geek Mythology)

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So I Got That Goin' For Me, Which Is Nice

Gallery 1988 has teamed up with Funny or Die for a new show, Is This Thing On? which will feature over 100 artists creating portraits of funny people, opening January 7.

In this preview, artist NC Winters takes a shot at Bill Murray, as his classic Caddyshack character.
"So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-lagunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice."
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