Sure, seeing beloved characters visually reduced to pixelated Nintendo Entertainment System homages is cool, but some artists out there take their quests even further in their portraiture oeuvres and push their limits to to near Atari 2600 levels to see how low-res they can really go. Andy Rash is one of them, and he's taken on Ghostbusters, Star Wars and various Beatles eras over the course of an
BitTorrent oracle TorrentFreak is reporting that Kick-Ass, the film based on the Marvel/Icon comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., was the second-most illegally downloaded film of 2010, "losing" out to Avatar. Perhaps surprisingly, the decently successful Kick-A
It's not often that one would classify Hello Kitty as cool. Adorable? Sure. Cool? Not so much. But artist Joseph Senior is defying the odds by bringing us some legitimately cool Hello Kitty reinterpretations - no, seriously
Ulises Farinas, creator of the webcomic MOTRO for the ACT-I-VATE collective, had a series of prints available at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York that ventured into familiar fictional universes by way of Lego mini-figures.
Farinas' three Lego prints show vast, sweeping battle scenes set in the Marvel, DC and Star Trek u
Despite the obvious stereotypes about "Star Trek" fans, they often defy easy categorization, and can even count artist Edward Gorey among their number. The master of the macabre Victorian cartoon, Gorey once gave an interview with "The Boston Globe" in the late 1970s where he admitted to becoming a devotee after watching TV for the first time:
"He watched the science-fiction program re-runs twice a day, five times a week, and once on the sixth day, and despite the faithful viewing has yet to see the show's most famous episode, 'The Trouble With Tribbles,' which is about these little furry creatures in outer space, or so he says."
As fans of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" are likely well aware, the much-beloved (and arguably best) series in the Star Trek franchise's history is still in syndication on the Syfy, and we're still DVRing every episode in hopes that perhaps there's one that we missed -- an episode that could still be new to us, over 15 years later
Countless Star Trek fans have dreamed about owning their own phaser, and while Wikipedia lists it as a "fictional weapon," one enterprising (rim shot) gentleman decided not to let anyone else tell him what can and cannot be real, and transformed a 1994 Playmates replica of the phaser from the classic "Star Trek" series into a 320mA – 465mW laser device, complete with appropriate sound effect.
He's even got a tutorial to help you build
Hey, you! It was just January 6th, and you know what that means? No, not Three Kings Day! It's Sherlock Holmes' birthday! Seriously, this was established in the old books, look it up.
Few characters have the staying power of London's Great Detective, who recently exploded back onto the big screen in a blockbuster movie starring Robert Downey Jr