The Real Ghostbusters by Christopher Tupa

Real Tupa

If you loved The Real Ghostbusters as much as I did (and still do!) then these paintings from Retroist favourite Christopher Tupa should be a welcome treat for you!

I’ve only discovered his work very recently but a quick look back at the Retroist archives shows fellow contributors have a long-standing affection for his work, and who can blame us with such sublime quality on display?

Ghostbusters Tupa

This is just a small sample of the full collection of paintings. There are 72 in total over at Christopher’s blog – if you’re not familiar with his work then you should definitely take a look!

Big Trouble In Little China Theatrical Trailer (1986)

With Christopher Tupa’s awesome Big Trouble in Little China illustration that he posted earlier today, it felt like the right time to share a little more love for John Carpenter’s classic cult film.

Because your day can always be made a little better with some Jack Burton.

[Via] IMP Awards

So that Drew Struzan poster doesn’t shake the pillars of Heaven for ya? Even with Kurt Russell standing there in all of his majesty? How about the theatrical trailer for the film!

[Via] Film Trailers Channel over on YouTube

It’s still hard to believe with all of the greatness you can see in that trailer that this movie bombed at the box office. I can recall watching it at the Drive-In with my Father and we were having an absolute blast with the movie…all around us were people just talking and playing the music on their car radios at full blast. No respect for Jack nor the Pork Chop Express…very sad.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle MadBalls

This gruesome piece was done by Retroist regular Christopher Tupa. It is a mashup between the world of TNMT and MadBalls that was done as a commission for a lucky fan of Christopher’s work.

Looking at it, I cannot help but feel that their is a missed opportunity in the MadBall world. I would pay money to own some licensed characters in MadBall form.

ANESthetized Review

So we have another amazing product by a member of the Retroist, a personal experience in prose, by none other than Doug McCoy! We have the digital book cover’s artist, Christopher Tupa to thank for the heads up on Doug’s publication of ANESthetized: My History with the Nintendo Entertainment System. This book is a wonderful read, and if you are visiting this site I bet you will smile at some of Doug’s personal views of the NES and some of its game titles. I chuckled quite a bit especially with the chapter on Castlevania, and agree completely on Konami’s Jackal!

It’s available for purchase from both for the Kindle as well as at Barnes & Noble for the Nook. The price for the book? $1.99 Even better news is that Doug is hard at work on a second volume detailing his experiences with trying to recollect the NES items of his youth. So when you get a moment during the Holidays, download it to the Kindle or Nook and take a walk back down memory lane!