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.
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.
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!