81 posts tagged Comics
81 posts tagged Comics
The Department of Awesome Parenting just got even more awesome thanks to the ongoing efforts of an inspired pair of artist parents in the Kirby family. Every single day they decorate napkins for their two sons’ school lunches with an endless parade of characters from movies, comics, cartoons, and some fantastic character mashups as well.
"The napkin images are shared at lunch with their friends and teachers. The napkins are themed to the happenings in or around all of lives."
The images you see here are just a small sampling of their illustrated napkins. Follow them here on Tumblr for a complete gallery and to keep up with each new creation.
It’s a delightfully unconventional play on classic colouring books. But jeez, we never realized that Jessica Rabbit was suffering from such severe spinal curvature. Ouch.
[via Obvious Winner]
A day devoted to celebrating the awesomeness of pugs is the perfect time to make sure you’re all aware of an awesome, Eisner award-winning webcomic called… wait for it… Battlepug! And, yes, he really is a giant, slobbery pug.
“A dark-humored, fantasy-genred revenge story, Battlepug is about the last surviving member of the Kinmundian Tribe known only as “The Warrior”, his steed, the Battlepug, and their traveling companion, Scrabbly. The story is narrated by Moll, who recounts the tale to her talking dogs, a Pug named Mingo and a French Bulldog named Colfax.”
We recently featured an awesome LEGO sculpture of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that was on display at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. Here are two more amazing superhero sculptures created by LEGO’s Master Builders: a 7-foot-tall Superman and 6.5-foot-tall Iron Man. It looks like Iron Man’s eyes and arc reactor actually light up too. Super awesome!
[via Nerd Approved]
In August of 1962, the publication of Amazing Fantasy #15 marked the very first appearance of Spider-Man. That issue is now a rare and very expensive comic. Instructables member kevinmakes has always wanted a copy to hang on his wall, so he came up with an awesome way to do just that without using the comic itself.
Holy rubber chickens, do we ever love Big Red Ape’s super awesome Hellboy cosplay. The costume she made is impressively detailed and her pose perfectly captures Hellboy’s distinctive demeanour.
"This is me in my first ever Cosplay costume Hellboy. I wanted to play homage to both the comic character as well as the movie adaptation and include many details and props that are usually over looked.
I just won Manga UK’s best female cosplay too!”
[via Geeks are Sexy]
Spiritual Hero is an awesome series of sleek digital renderings, created by Italian artist Antonio Strafella, envisioning comic book, movie, and cartoon characters as beautiful religious icons. He says of his own work:
“These icons have various aspects in common: saints do miracles and superheroes have superpowers, both are venerated, opening the conflict between faith and zealotry.”
[via Beautiful Decay]
Our friend The Oatmeal (previously featured here) just shared an awesome post about bears. Actually, it’s about bears and so much more. There’s bear-feeding, bear-petting, bobcat-rescuing, and heartfelt championing of wildlife rehabilitation. The cartoon you see here explains why it’s important not to habituate wild animals, bears in this case, to people. It’s best for absolutely everyone if they don’t look at you and assume you’re a source of food.
Visit The Oatmeal to check out the entire post. Learn about Matthew Inman’s relationship with bears, how he got to pet some, and an organization of amazing people who’ve devoted their lives to caring for and then releasing injured and orphaned wildlife. It made our day better and we think it’ll do the same for you.
Amy Watkins turns her beloved old comic books into works of art that she calls PowerUpCollage. Based in Orlando, Florida, Amy up-cycles old comics by transforming them into awesomely eye-catching, onomatopoeic collages like the ones you see here.
"I love my comics too much to keep them in dusty long boxes in the closet. After I’ve read the stories and pored over the pictures, I want to enjoy my comics again, as a medium for new art. I sell original, handmade pieces—no prints here—constructed out of the amazing art of old comic books."
These originals pieces are available for purchase via Amy’s Etsy shop.
[via Design Taxi]
Utah-based blogger Damon McNeil of Because It Amuses Me came up with an ingenious costume idea for his company’s Halloween party. While trying to choose which Marvel superhero from The Avengers to dress up as he was struck with an awesome solution - why choose one when he could dress up as all of them?
From head to toe Damon is wearing/wielding:
It’s a wonder the ground doesn’t tremble beneath his feet.