Reservoir Zombies


How great would they look, entrails hanging out, shuffling along to Little Green Bag? Coolest zombies ever! Reservoir Dogs by Reza Rasoli for the Quentin vs. Coen show.

One Death, Payable To The Bearer On Demand

I've never seen a death certificate. Do they look like this? Because that would be awesome. Kiddo vs Driver by Anville for Spoke Art's increasingly cool Quentin vs. Coen show.

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Star Wars Antiques Roadshow


"I’m so glad your brought this in today, it really is a one-of-a-kind. This smuggler is encased in carbonite, Mr. Fett. Were you aware of that? Can you tell me about how it came into your family?

This carbonite Han Solo, if sold at auction today, in the great condition it is in, would probably fetch anywhere between 25,000 and 35,000 galactic credits."

Boba Fett: "He's worth a lot to me."

I can't be sure where this came from originally, but I found it Shopped Sci Fi.

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Shit! Orange Got Tagged?


"Mr. Orange dying in a 1972 Pontiac Lemans Coupe Convertible" is Tim Doyle’s tribute to Reservoir Dogs for Spoke Art's Quentin vs. Coen show. Here's part of his explanation of his inspiration from Slash Film:
"For me, the whole film is about the bond these two characters form- Mr. White and Mr. Orange. The entire caper, and all the character’s lives come undone because of the tight honor-bond that White has with Orange. Orange took a bullet in the gut and White is going to see him saved come hell or high water. It’s in this car that the seeds of destruction are sown, a pact made in a bloody hand-clasp. And damn, what a car it is. It’s a big honking chunk of US steel, and while it’s not out of place in the film stylistically, it’s a definite conscious decision on the part of the filmmakers."
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Mad Mr. Men


When this came out last year I was amused because of the Mr. Men reference but I wasn't watching Mad Men at the time. Now while sitting in front of the TV and nearing the end of Season Two I remembered The Poke's take on these advertising icons. They nailed Sterling.

The Chess Game Rises


Forget moving like an L, this knight just appears anywhere on the board without warning. (Dark Knight by Nathan Pyle)

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True Grit Story


Woody, in your four years as Sheriff, how many men have you shot?
Shot? Or killed?
Let us restrict it to killed so we may have a manageable figure!

I love how Woody is a perfect stand-in for any Western character. He'll have quite the post-Pixar career. (Toy Grit Mash-Up Trailer by forensicator8)

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Cowboys, Tigers and Bears


"How it would be before the popular children's books, movies and comic strips. Before the Andy, Calvin and Christopher Robins. Were these guys just three dudes that hung out and caused trouble."

kizer180 shows us what that might have looked like. Seems like Hobbes is the only one who kept his troublemaking nature.

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Bloom County: To Russia With Love


Dismayed that there has never been a Bloom County movies (what's up with that, Berkeley Breathed?), Jesse J. Barboza went ahead and created a plot and poster, featuring the whole cast:

"I began kicking around a plot idea similar to the 1984 anti-Commie "classic" Red Dawn - something like the Ruskies invade Milo's Meadow and all hell breaks loose. But then I built on it even further with the idea that the Russians kidnap former Communist defector Bill the Cat, and it's up to the residents of the Bloom Boarding House to bring him back in one piece."

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God Save The Princess


God save the princess
We mean it man
And there is no future
In Mushroom Kingdom dreaming

No future, no future,
No future for you
No future, no future,
No future for Mario

(God Save The Princess by this is kuwahara)

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Who Observes The Observer?


"The scientist will look up and shout "Save him!"... and I'll look down and whisper "The boy is important. He has to live."

A Fringe/Watchman mashup? Yup, awesome and only on sale for a few more hours. (Dana Lechtenberg for RIPT Apparel)

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Silly Rabbit, Trixs Are For Kids


"This print was inspired by the Kill Bill scene where Beatrix Kiddo and Oren Iishii fight outside of the House of Blue Leaves in the style of a Japanese wood block print. You can find emblems representing each of the assassins code symbol (the Black Mamba and the Copperhead) on their kimonos. In the word boxes are phrases from the film, roughly translated into Japanese. On the left is something to the tune of “When it comes to Revenge you must time it right/be swift” and on the right is “Silly Rabbit, Tricks are for kids”.


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Blinky, Pinky, Inky And Clyde Get Some New Friends


Pac-Man should be seriously concerned. With Rorschach, Master Chief and Predator among the new ghosts I don't think there are enough power pellets to save him. Click through for a full list of all the ghosts. (Pacman Ghosts by Ryan Coleman via Rampaged Reality)

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You're Gonna To Need A Bigger Rug


Abide from Dave MacDowell for his solo show at Thinkspace on April 30th. Seems that the Coen Brothers are on people's minds these days.

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Pulp Fiction Action Figure Collection


Max Dalton has created a set of 35 figures from Pulp Fiction for Spoke Art’s Quentin vs. Coen show. The Shorts Vincent Vega and Shorts Jules Winnfield would probably be released in the second or third waves. And would be awesome. Click through for more details.



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Last Supper in South Park


Pop surrealist Ron English has returned to the subject of the Last Supper for his contribution to a South Park pop art show. English was one of the first Last Supper parodies to catch my eye and is the first painting in my original collection of 100 Last Suppers.

This time round he takes to the denizens of South Park and haves himself a time. Unlike most parodies, this one actually has a Jesus as Jesus, as Christ conveniently lives in Colorado. His Judas? Mr. Hat - no surprise there. Towelie as the table cloth is a nice touch and Mr. Hankey as the body? Gross.

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Cross Stitch Pop Culture

Etsy shop weelittlestitches, who believe "in a world where cross stitch doesn't have to be boring or old-fashioned," have created some amazing patterns of superheroes, movies and TV shows that almost made me wish I had a hobby. Or skills. (Link via pacalin)

Darlin' Don't You Go And Cut Your Hair


"From the pompadour to the moptop to the metal mane to whatever it is Lady Gaga has atop her head, here is a history of popular music as told through notable haircuts."

I know I'm saying this a lot recently, but Pop Chart Lab's Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts In Popular Music is awesome! Also, there are very few distinctive blonde coifs in music and I think I'm going to ask for a Coolio next time I get my hair cut.

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Charli-O's: Part Of A Winning Breakfast


Frosted with vitamin planets of lucky magnet fire dragon happy feet, Charli-o'a shoots danger monkey fists deep inside you twelve0sided heart, duh!

Are we done with Charlie Sheen yet? I can't even tell anymore, but I love faux cereal boxes. (Charli-o's Cereal! by zero-lives)

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LOLCats Of The Serengeti


Om nom nom nom (Savage Chickens)

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I Am Gonna Kill Barton Fink


Between Heaven and Hell there's always hollywood... and the Bride. (Barton Fink x Kill Bill by Stefan Fahler for Spoke Art's Quentin v. Coen show)

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I'm a Dapper Dan man!


O Brother Where Art Thou? as a Greek vase — it's fitting, seeing as the Coen brothers do say the movie was based on Homer's The Odyssey. (Paterfamilias by Clint Wilson, via Reelizer)

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Robble Robble Robble, Shamrock Shake!


A smoking garage band called The Hamburglars singing about Shamrock Shakes on a super lo-fi kids show equals your morning St. Patrick's Day awesome. Thanks for the tip, Micburglar.

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Fast Food Final Fantasy


Ronald McDonald Sephiroth and Colonel Sanders Cloud. So the final victor will be KFC? I wouldn't have guessed. Shot by Steve Burt at the 2008 Anime Expo in Los Angeles.

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No Match for a Good Blaster


"Inspired by the classic Han Solo quote 'Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.' This design collects famous guns, blasters, disintigrators, rayguns and pulse pistols from 26 different movies and television shows."

Designer Ian Leino is holding a contest at his store to name all 26 weapons correctly. Check the links below for assistance.

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Curb Your Famous Pets


Please pick up after your dogs, cartoon or otherwise. (From designer David Soames now on sale at Threadless)

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The Real Cap'n Crunch


I like the captain's new look, especially as I use rum instead of milk when I eat Cap'n Crunch. Breakfast of champions! (That's Why I Love Cap'n Crunch by Timothy Lim aka ninjaink; via Super Punch)

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The Ugly Truth About Warp Tunnels


You know those alligators people claim they see in the sewers? Bowser. (The Ugly Truth About Warp Tunnels by Chris Tezber via Vinyl Pulse - I'm catching up on my pop art)

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World of Ni-Craft


King Arthur: O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair, and we will return with a shrubbery.
Leader of The Knights who say Ni!: One that looks nice.
King Arthur: Of course.
Leader of The Knights who say NI!: And not too expensive.

Monty Python meets World of Warcraft in a cross-generational nerdsplosion, on sale cheap at TeeFury today and less so at RedBubble after that. (World of Ni-Craft by Jimiyo)

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Harder, Better, Faster, Flowers


Work it harder, make it better
Do it Faster, makes us stronger
More than ever hour after
Our work is never over

Daft Flowers by Andrew Spear, who will be showing at the upcoming Quentin vs. Coen show. Thanks for heads up, Andrew.

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Oh, Gilligan, Not Again!


Oh Ginger, The Skipper and his little buddy can't save you this time. (Castaways Taste Like Chicken by Scott Scheidly, via Spoke Art)

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