I kept most of childhood possessions. My holding on to things for the most part bordered on obsessive. So when an object I really like suddenly went missing, I do not let it go easily. In the eighties, like many kids, was obsessed with Garbage Pail Kids. I had a binder full of them and would spend hours thumbing through them and working out trades for cards that I really enjoyed. Then one day the binder just disappeared.
I tore apart the house looking for it, but never found it. Rebuilding after such a loss was just too daunting and I never really took it seriously again. Despite this, I still have great affection for the Garbage Pail Kids and routinely look for fun fan art related to them. This week I found a piece that is a few years old, but should be a timeless classic by mping82. It gives us a peek of that Goonies/Garbage Pail Kids mashup we never got to see.
[via] Mark Pingitore
This piece, “Father Figures” was done as a commission by artist Kevin Wada and features a group of wonderful male role models from the seventies and eighties. How many of the these characters/entertainers can you name and do any of them resonate with you? Who would you have in your Pop Culture Father Figures Mt. Rushmore?
When I picture Magnum, P.I. as an animated series, which I do a lot more often than you might expect, I tend to visualize a lush style with vivid colors and details actions. That being said, I kind of like this sparser look that Pat McMullen has used in his ode to one of the greatest shows in TV history. His take on Higgens, with his tiny downturned mouth is PERFECT and I loved how toy-like the cart and helicopter look.
I saw the film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at an early age and was not sure how to process it. The end result was that it scared the heck out of me. One part, even then stuck out to me as pretty amazing (and a lot less scary), it was when McMurphy realizes that “Chief” could speak the whole time. It is probably my favorite moment in a movie filled with great moments.
Do you don’t see a ton of Cuckoo’s Nest fan art on the internet, but above you see that great scene captured as digital art by Old Red Jalopy.
Here is the scene from the movie…
Spidey and Gwen Stacey are out for a nice Sunday drive when suddenly, after taking a wrong turn, he winds up in Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive. Whenever you watch Maximum Overdrive, how can you not think of Spider-Man, but amazingly I have never seen an artist put the two together in a compelling way until I found this work by John Trumbull. What really sells it? Including the Spider-Mobile. That is brilliant.
I would have never thought of doing “Heroes for Hire” as a comedy, but now that I have seen this wonderful fan art poster concept by Nick-Perks, I cannot see it any other way. This is perfect casting, especially for the late 1970s/early 1980s.
Just think how quotable this movie would have been…
CreativeRoy put together this wonderful and unexpected mash-up of the Muppets and the Shining in this piece, Statler and Waldorf as the Twins in The Shining as part of his Merry Murderous Memory Mash-Up Series. All of them are dark wonderful and twisted, but for some reason I find “The Twins” to be the best of the lot.