Robert Ball has completed his Fifty Goodies project, depicting many of cinemas most iconic good guys (and women, robots and animals.) Prints are for sale at his shop, check back Ball's site for a list of the goodies.
Some of Nathan Stapley's recent pieces for Gallery 1998 are up for sale as prints, letting me revisit one that I didn't get around to posting — Robotic Companions. I really like the look of his work, especially when it involves 15 awesome robots.
Where have the Muppets been since we last saw them? Trying out for some of the most popular TV and movies of the past few years. Sam the Eagle as Don Draper is perfection. (Steve Murray for National Post)
What better way to commemorate the 48th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination than an 8-bit recreation of of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald? Yeah, take that Stephen King. (Iotacons by Andy Rash)
Who wouldn't want to see a live performance of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem? I've been a fan ever since hearing Can You Picture That in The Muppet Movie. Barring that ever coming true, I will have to satisfy myself with Michael De Pippo's Dr. Teeth concert posters, available at Acme Archives.
This is exactly how they should update Pigs In Space — parodies of classic space movies. (Open Sesame by Eric Fan via Geek-Art - though the link seems to have disappeared. Muppets getting heavy-handed with the copyright?)
I was never a fan of Iron Maiden but I was always intrigued by their artwork and the character Eddie. So what could make him even cooler? Augie Pagan's Animal Unleashed from his Lowbrow Candy Store show with Dave MacDowell.
I said I was done with Bill Murray postings. I lied. They keep pulling me back in! But this isn't from the Please Post Bills show, but another Gallery 1988 show called Ghosts and featuring one of my favourite artists, Scott Campbell. Also, the scene of Venkman and Slimer is sooo touching.
I loved illustrator Kyle Hilton's paper doll set of the Arrested Development cast and was excited to hear that he was making a set for Breaking Bad.
But as the set was commissioned by the show, he had to keep it under wraps. Lucky for us, he has given a sneak preview on his website. Here is Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. The rest are on his site, unless he has taken/been told to take them down.
I am loving all the work that is coming out of Gallery 1988's Please Post Bills show. They really pull together talented artists. Above, Phil Connor’s Guide to Surviving Groundhog Day by HERO Design. I was wondering about the reference to 42 days, as Phil Connors had to have been in Punxsutawney, but there are 42 accountable days in the film. Neat.
Tintin meets tauntaun at a cool new show here in Toronto, which doesn't happen too often. Or maybe it does. I just heard about Toronto Draws Tintin last night via a tweet. Also, I don't know the artist of this piece is. Anyone?
Update: I am told by reliable sources that this is the work Benjamin Rivers.