Born on the 4th of July
When you’re thinking vintage pop art, nothing seems to inspire artists more than the prospects of blowing shit up and possibly losing a finger. If these specific designs dont immediately light your memory of cheap smoke-sputtering cabins and twisting ash snakes, the motif certainly will. And much like rock ‘n roll, setting off fireworks seems to be yet another awesome activity the Devil claimed for his own.
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Toast by Laura Jane Favela
Toast is my new favorite talking militant strategist food creature from Utah Delaware! Created by Laura for her stop motion short: “Peak Condition”, I chortled heartily when asked if he wanted a cookie, Toast replies: “Actually, I’m going to be needing all of those today”. Check out the video below:
Night Time Lights by luzinterruptus
Once promised a new public swimming pool in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid, the residents have been understandably pissed to learn that the local town hall has instead decided to erect a strip mall in its place, so they took to creating their own kind of swimming pool made from illuminated plastic cups, a glow-y reminder of what the area was once and still should be.
Pikachewie by Kody Koala / Donald Kennedy
Based on the Pikachewie illustration by Rob Wood, this design asks the question: is it possible that you can eventually evolve your Pikachu into a Wookie? And would a hybrid Pokewookie speak in disgruntled groans or only communicate by saying its own name?
I was recently contacted by Drew Taylor, the editor of Jumpbutton Magazine about doing an illustration for them, as well as an interview about all of the videogame themed pictures I’ve been drawing. The theme for issue #2 of the magazine is ‘character select’, and Drew suggested an ensemble piece with some of my favorite indie game characters.
The result is what you see above, the character select screen from my ultimate indie adventure crossover game. It was a lot of work getting this many characters to fit together just right, this is definitely the most complex piece I’ve made, but I’m really happy with the way it turned out. It will be appearing as a spread inside the magazine, and parts of it will also be on both the original, and alternative versions of the cover.
Pokemon: Battle Royale
Gotta curate them all! The Pokemon Battle Royale art exhibit at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, MN is showing through May 11th and displaying 151 artists for all 151 OG pokemon. Prints can be purchased at this link right here. View every Pokemon in their wild beauty over at the official site tumblr: pokemonbattleroyale. Click on the pics above to see the artist credit.