Huge Pixel Artwork by Jimmy Something

Posted 7 years ago by Art

I love love love pixel art. I also love massively detailed illustrations. Artist “Jimmy Something” combined both of these to perfection. When the image rose to the top of Reddit on Friday morning, I pored over every square inch.

The artist, going by jimmypewpew on Twitter, drew the floor of a his own “Pxl Con,” a thriving geek convention filled with an enormous variety of cosplayers and celebrities. The full illustration is 1200 x 848 pixels in size and took Jimmy over a year to create.

Take a detailed look at his intense work. You’ll see all your favorites and a few nods to various aspects of geek culture. On the large image I’ve added a map-like letter and number grid to help you find and share the location of interesting vignettes. For instance, check out the Mythbusters’ verdict on director Michael Bay’s (now dormant) re-imagining of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You’ll find it at coordinates A-1.

I also love the scene where Dorothy, the Lion, and the Tin Man watch was their friend the Scarecrow is welcomed by fellow Batman villains Two-Face, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, and the Penguin. That’s at J-6.

There are also many obscure references which make this piece true amazing: Bronies at G-7, Flight of the Conchords in their Robot costumes at I-6, and an evil purple tentacle from the 1993 video game “Day of the Tentacle” at F-8.

Share your favorite parts in the comments below. Check out the rest of Jimmy’s fabulous work at jimmysomething.com.

[Contest] Win Christopher Lee’s Amazing New TMNT Poster!

Posted 7 years ago by Art

Christopher Lee TMNT Poster

Do you want a chance to win this awesome new poster by artist, toy collector, and friend of the site Christopher Lee? The ink has barely dried on his latest masterpiece but he’s letting me give three posters away to coincide with an interview I’ll be running later this week. Read on for details on the contest; this will be a special one for you TMNT fans!

If you follow Chris on Instagram (and you should), you’ve been lucky enough to see him post these TMNT characters over the last few months. Every day I would open it up waiting to see what action figures he had tackled next, and now it’s finished. From Chris:
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Etsy Roundup: TMNT Edition

Posted 7 years ago by Art, Stuff

Etsy Roundup

Etsy is an interesting place. I go there and search every once in a while but I think I’ve only bought things a couple times. Out of curiosity today I searched for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to see what popped up, and what follows are some of the coolest items I found.

Some people seem to confuse Etsy with eBay, so I didn’t include anything like vintage clothes, action figures, or things that weren’t made by someone (or at least upcycled). These are all things I would buy if I felt like dropping money on more TMNT stuff for my collection.

Shredder Cozy

Shredder Cup Cozy by SmakJamCreations

Knitted things and crocheted things pop in to my mind first when I think of Etsy, so how appropriate that I found this adorable cup cozy featuring the Turtles’ arch-nemesis, The Shredder. There’s a lot to love about this, and when else will you get to use Shredder and cozy in the same sentence?
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Cool Stuff: Dinosaur Dracula’s Halloween Print

Posted 7 years ago by Art

Dinosaur Dracula

If you’re a fan of this site, chances are you’re familiar with X-Entertainment, the holy grail of nostalgia/pop culture blogs. Matt posted awesome content for years and just recently rebooted with a new site, Dinosaur Dracula. His mascot is awesome, now is available in the form of a ‘Halloween Countdown 2012’ art print.

Illustrated by Jason Week, the print is available for $20, a small price to pay to support Matt and the years of blogotainment he’s provided us. Hopefully this is the first in a long series of Dinosaur Dracula merchandise. I want a t-shirt!

Head over to Dinosaur Dracula and pick up a copy before Halloween gets here.

Cool Stuff: Captain America Propaganda Posters

Posted 7 years ago by Art

Captain America Propaganda Poster

I love the Captain America movie, and the whole WWII, propaganda-ish setting really sold it for me as a film. Combine that with the fact that I’m obsessed with geek art in the form of awesome posters, and you’ll see why these are right up my alley.

eFX created the posters and trading cards for Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, respectively, and now they’re producing them as really-for-real products. The one I’m most interested in is the badass propaganda poster you see above, but they have a lot more. It looks like they’ll also be getting into the prop replica business, if super expensive prop replicas is your cup of tea.

I think I’ll stick with the $20 posters.

Via Super Hero Hype