Artist Alley: Cute Star Wars Variants

Comic Book Illustrator, Skottie Young, is continuously winning us over with his adorable variant covers for the #1 issues of Marvel’s most popular comics. Throughout the year he has created ‘baby’ versions of some of our most beloved characters, and now, he will be designing covers for one of the biggest franchises around: Star Wars. […]

Artist Alley: Space Art

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I think it’s a given that if you’re geekily inclined, you’re probably going to like space as a subject. Some of my favourite shows and movies are based in space; Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Alien, so it’s a little obvious that I’m intrigued about what lies beyond earth. I absolutely love learning about the universe on a day to day basis, and even though it’s far too massive to comprehend half the time, I still love looking out at the stars and planets as often as I am able.

That’s the problem with living in a city though – there’s always so much light pollution, that it’s near impossible to see anything clearly without a incredibly powerful telescope. Well, I have a THE single best solution to getting your space fix daily – Space Art! It’s not really space as you see it, but more like space as you would like to see it – beautiful beyond compare.

Artist Sam Chatfield has managed to create some of the most stunning space images I’ve ever seen, and they all come from his imagination. Using purely spray paint, along with kitchen pan lids and plant pots, he can bash out a representation of the universe in less than five minutes. Check out some of his stuff here, along with a video of him doing one of his pieces – you’re guaranteed to be as impressed as I am.

If you fancy one for yourself, like his facebook page and send a request.

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Artist Alley: Badass Pop-culture 2

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At the beginning of the year I showed you guys some awesome illustrations created by Sylvain Sarrailh. He had taken animated pop culture characters, and transformed them into realistic, bad ass versions of their former selves. His creations included a Kill Bill style Barbie, hipster Bart and Lisa Simpson, some blood splattered Powerpuff Girls, drugged up Alice in Wonderland, and four hazmat suited Teletubies.

He’s now back with even more illustrations that will ruin your childhood and soil your innocence. Check out his killer versions of The Little Mermaid, Zelda, Pink Panther, Yoshi, Finn and Jake, Beetlejuice, The South Park boys, Hello Kitty (he obviously didn’t get the ‘Hello Kitty isn’t a cat’ memo), Pac-Man, Pikachu, Elsa, Repunzal, Wall-E, and Toothless. I don’t think I’d want to run into any of these guys on the street.

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Top 10: Guardians of the Galaxy Mash-Ups

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Guardians of the Galaxy is quickly becoming the most popular movie of the summer, so as you can imagine, fans of the film are putting their artistic talents to good use and bombarding the internet with GOTG themed illustrations.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of pop culture mash-ups. I would go as far as to say that my week isn’t complete unless I’ve found an amazing compilation of two fandoms combined. Some of my all-time favourites have been based on Disney Princesses, but I recently came across a fan made poster, joining Guardians of the Galaxy with the Netflix show; Orange is the new Black. This led me to scouring the internet for more GOTG mash-ups. My top 10 favourites are below.

10. GOTG / Reservoir Dogs by Crocktees

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9. GOTG / Futurama by happydragonpictures

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8. GOTG / Star Wars by Chrisraimoart

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7. GOTG / Disney by Robby Cook

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6. GOTG / Pokemon by Bonez619

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5. GOTG / Peanuts by Matthew J Fletcher

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4. GOTG / Adventure Time by Mike Vasquez

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3. GOTG / Bob’s Burgers by Mario D’Anna Jr

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2. GOTG / My Little Pony by Schlogger

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1. GOTG / Invader Zim by Mike Vasquez

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Artist Alley: Alternative Disney

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Not a day goes by that I don’t see some sort of fan made interpretation of the Disney Princesses – they’re the go to art project for all illustrators. I’ve seen some pretty damn good ones in my time, and these alternative Princesses created by Emmanuel Viola are right up there with the best!

Far from your usual damsels in distress, these ladies are pierced, tattooed, and sexy. With Hipster Ariel and Jasmin, Gothic Belle, Glam Pinups Cinderella and Snow, and Tattoo Artist Aurora, these bad ass ladies don’t need no man getting in their way of being hard core as hell! It’s nice seeing a modern interpretation of these bodacious babes!

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Image of the Day | Batman / Star Wars Mash-up

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Why so sidious? – I am in love with this Batman / Star Wars Mashup created by Justin Hansen. Darth Joker is my new favourite character!

Image of the Day | Yellow is the New Black

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Orange is the New Black and Guardians of the Galaxy fans – REJOICE! Anne La Clair has created an awesome mash-up of the two.

Fandom Fashion Find: Star Wars Rebels Converse

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Rebels is a new animated Star Wars series premiering in October on the Disney Channel. It takes place between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Episode IV: A New Hope, and will revolve around the capture of the remaining Jedi Knights.

Earlier on in the week, Lucasfilm released a seven minute preview of the series, and I was absolutely gutted when I realised I couldn’t watch it because it wasn’t available in my region – you American’s get all the best stuff, HMPF!!

I went on a sulking rampage around the internet and came across something even better – some Star Wars Rebels converse. These are some of the nicest shoes I have ever seen. The detail is incredible. Created by Etsy seller; Sons of Geekery, these hand painted shoes depict The Inquisitor, as well as Sabine Wren, from the upcoming show.

Each canvas shoe is illustrated with acrylic paints and oil-based paint markers. The pair are custom made, so cost just over £120, but knowing that you will be the only person in the world with these shoes makes it kind of worth it.

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Top 10: Batman Posters

This year is the 75th Anniversary of the caped crusader, the Dark Knight, Batman. To celebrate this prestigious occasion (you don’t turn 75 every day), DC Entertainment are pulling out all the stops. They are bringing us a whole year of announcements, events, and Batman – you should have heard about the new Batman vs Superman movie by now, and you may even have seen some of the new TV shows and comics that are being released. Well, that’s just a snippet of what’s in store.

DC aren’t the only one’s celebrating though. The Poster Posse have created hundreds of posters for Batman’s 75th anniversary. I have gone through and picked my 10 favourites, check them out below.

10. Villains by Alexandros Pyromallis

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9. The Man Who Laughs by The Dark Inker

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8. Batman Begins by Tom Mitake

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7. The Jokers by Robert Bruno

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6. Blood and Pearls by Doaly

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5. Batman by Patrick Connan

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4. Rogues Gallery by Matt Needle

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3. Arkham by Orlando Arocena

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2. The batmen by Salvador Anguiano

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1. The dark Knight trilogy by Rich Davies

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