Cabin Fever

Retro Guy’s Winter Day: Cabin Fever – VC & RVG #9

Cabin Fever…a lot of us suffer from it during the winter. Even people who usually spend most of their time indoors playing retro video games as well as messing around with vintage computers.
Cabin Fever

So I decided to make a video of how I usually pass a winter’s day and fight off cabin fever.

For this ninth video of Vintage Computers & Retro Video Games – I’m joined once again by my robot friend, Robie Junior from Radio Shack.

[Via] Justin Salvato

When I’m not working on my boxing website, boxing4free.com. I am in fact scrounging the internet and thrift shops for vintage computer systems & retro gaming consoles. When you have the time make sure to visit my personal YouTube page for more retro fun.

The Art of Barry Blankenship

Weekend Warrior

After discovering the Weekend Warrior artwork above, I went in search of more from artist Barry Blankenship and I didn’t come away disappointed. His use of colour is amazing and when he turns his eye to Planet of the Apes (below) and The Last Starfighter (bottom), the results are mesmerizing.

Evolution
Starfighter

Check out Barry’s website and his store for more great pieces, including his ‘Jacked‘ series of famous vehicles!

Masters Of The Universe Meets Cormac McCarthy By Dax Delap!

Have you ever wondered how Cormac McCarthy might pen a comic book issue of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe? Thanks to longtime Retroist Regular, Dax, we now know the answer.

It’s a tongue in cheek look at when the strongest man in Eternia has a bad day…a very bad day.


[Via] Dax’s Tumblr Blog

I shot a quick e-mail to have the artist explain his reasoning for this particular illustration and he was kind enough to reply:

“Considering how powerful He-Man was supposed to be (I think there’s an episode of the classic cartoon where he picks up Castle Greyskull), I thought it would be funny to imagine what would happen if he decided to stop pulling his punches and wipe out all his foes at once. And then I started to imagine what it would be like for my He-Man to find himself in an existential crisis after that’s done and there’s no one left to contend with.”

Make sure to check out Dax’s blog for more illustrations…everything from General William Tecumseh Sherman to a Zando-Zan from the Last Starfighter!