DeviantArt Teams With Madefire for User-Created Digital Publishing
Digital comics are great, but largely they're just stagnant images of pages of a print book. Not that there's anything wrong with traditional comics, but there's just more potential with digital formatting. To help artists harness that potential Madefire has created a Motion Book Tool to bring sequential art to life, and DeviantArt just teamed up with them to let its users create vibrate motion comics.Read on...
Star Wars Characters as ’80s High Schoolers are Pretty Bodacious
Denis Medri made seven portraits of Star Wars characters in the style of kids from a 1980s High School movie a la The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller's Day Off. You have all your standard cliques represented: Preps, racers, punks, and more! These pictures are truly awesome and make you go, "Yeah! Han would totally be the 'bad boy' who always works on his car." That said, my question is this: Would any of these '80s Star Wars kids have actually gone to see Star Wars? Make the jump for a gallery of the rest of DenisM79's pictures and a link to his deviantART page.Read on...
19 Superhero Silhouettes That Have to Be Home for Dinner
You show me a kid who has never wanted to be a superhero, and I'll show you a lying kid. Artist Andy Fairhurst created this series of images featuring silhouettes of child Superheroes and Villains. Amazingly, each picture perfectly encapsulates the mood of the character it portrays. Read on for a gallery!Read on...
Skyrim Monopoly Continues the Trend of Awesome Video Game Monopoly Adaptations
Producing themed Monopoly boards was always how a very, very old game that practically everyone has sitting in a closet or two managed to make money. Most people who would have the orignal version of the game also own some amusingly themed version -- myself included; The Simpsons -- but for the people who like less popular themes, or even themes too dissimilar to ever cross into Monopoly territory, the Internet and talented artists with a vision are here to save the day. This time, deviantART user oddeh (Alex Bennett) plunges Monopoly into the world of Skyrim, complete with coins instead of dollar bills.Read on...
One Does Not Simply Get a Mani-Pedi In Mordor
DeviantART user Undomiele doesn't think her "Enter Mordor" nail art is too complex, maybe because she's humble, or maybe because she's so talented that painting her fingernails with detailed Lord of the Rings art is what she does while waiting in line at the grocery store. Either way, we're here to tell Undomiele that she can brag a little harder about the impressive nail art.Read on...
Geekolinks: 12/15Don't Fry Gnocchi (Webstaurantstore) This is A Ladybug Playing With Sprinkles (The Daily What) This Graphic Novel Fills in the Plot Between Tron and Tron: Legacy (Wired) There's Something Fishy in the State of DeviantArt (Bleeding Cool) Are Customs Authorities Seizing Devices Just Because They Have Adult Comics on Them? (Comic Book Resources) The Green Hornet is Getting Its Own Mythbusters Episode (aidsmap) Dylan Meconis on the Finances of Webcomics Work (Get Currency) (pic via Kotaku.)Read on...
Jeffery Thomas’ Twisted Princesses
There's no shortage of dark!Disney fan material on the internet. It's just something that people do with family-themed favorites from their childhoods: try to make them thematically relevant to their adult sensibilities. Jeffery Thomas' Twisted Princess series stands out from all the Goth!Tinkerbells due to sheer creativity.
After completing six initial drawings, Thomas gave in to the feedback and wound up doing seven more. With the latter seven, he included descriptions of how he saw each character's transformation. Most of these quick, alternate universe stories are of women who, since their rescuers have failed, are fighting for love, revenge or freedom with whatever was on hand, and by whatever means necessary.
My personal favorite is Megara, pictured above, but I'm a sucker for any reference to the Fates. More, below.Read on...
Origami Cobra: Papercuts Are the Least of Your Fears.
DeviantARTist Orsobrusco has made this excellent origami cobra from just one sheet of uncut, unglued paper.Read on...