Vader Got Served

"You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, my move will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine." (Vader Got Served by Aaron Jasinski)

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Fifty Ways To Be A Good Guy

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.

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Robotic Companions

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.

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Famous Muppet Auditions

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)

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Kennedy Assassination: The Game

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)

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Jackie Kennedy Is Out For Revenge in... Kill Oswald
Fantastic Forefathers
Pezidents Of The United States

Beat Down The Walls, Begin, Believe, Behold, Begat

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.

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The Ringwraiths Of Sweetums

The best thing about a new Muppets movie coming out is all the awesome Muppet mashups that are surfacing because of it. Viva pop culture revivals! (Dark Sweetums by Justin Hansen for draw2d2's Muppets/Tolkien mashup.

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In Space, No One Can Hear Muppets Scream

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?)

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In Space No One Can Hear You Phone Home
Alien Operation: The Board Game
Alien Vs. Pooh

I Want To Believe... In Beauty And The Beast

The Beast and Belle as Mulder and Scully? Now that's a direction I'd love to see Disney go in any remake. (James Silvani via Amy Mebberson)

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30 Rock: The Animated Series

I could imagine this playing as a cartoon, with an even less tenuous connection to reality. I mean Kenneth is already practically a cartoon character. (via An Illustration-a-Day Blog)

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Iron Maiden Animal

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.

NES Zappers At 10 Paces

Hey, lets not fight - lets shoot that damn dog that keeps laughing at us. And how far is 10 paces anyway? Would the cords reach that far? (The Duel by Aaron Jasinski)

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Oh, My Love, My Darling, I've Hungered For Your Touch...

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.

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Breaking Bad Paper Dolls

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.

Doctor Whoville

Every Doctoring Who down in Whoville
Toasts your survival and the revival of goodwill.
Even Oods and Judoons and Daleks confess
Today is a day to say, “Exterminate!” less.
It’s the season of hearts, big and deep as the Tardis,
To make room for any who, any how, regardless!
For faces and spaces may change with the season,
But peace on Earth is a wish for every dimension.

(Doctor Whoville by Ian Leino; WHO-liday poem by Josiah Bancroft)

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A Guide To Surviving Groundhog Day

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.

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The Adventures of Tintin And His Tauntaun

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.
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How Do You Know I'm Not A God?

Rita: Is this some new fad diet? Don't you worry about cholesterol?
Phil: I don't worry about anything anymore.
Rita: What makes you so special? Everybody worries about something.
Phil: That's exactly what makes me so special.