Fan-Made Silent Hill Game Is Atmospherically Terrifying

Posted by Bob Muir on Jan 20, 2015 in Fandom, Videogames

Silent Hill: Alchemilla

I’d say that Konami has gone off the deep end when it comes to most of their games. The company seems horribly mismanaged, and it shows in classic series like Silent Hill that seem to have no direction in mind. But while we haven’t seen much of the next entry Silent Hills, Silent Hill: Alchemilla, a fan-mod of Half-Life 2‘s Source engine, seems more true to Silent Hill than anything Konami has put out recently. It’s in first-person and doesn’t feature combat, instead basing itself on an adventure game template. But it absolutely nails the look and atmosphere of the haunted town. Alchemilla available now for free on PC, with Mac and Linux versions on the way, provided Konami doesn’t C&D the whole thing.
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Link Saves Zelda By Journeying Through iMacs And iPads

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 28, 2012 in Videogames

Link and Zelda

The story of Link questing to save Princess Zelda from the clutches of Ganon is pretty established by now, to the point that some consider almost every Zelda game to be an differently-elaborated retelling of the same primal story, despite the fact that Nintendo has released an official timeline. It has been represented in various forms, but this is the first time I’ve seen it recreated across many, many Apple screens. Read more…

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Fans Recreate Movies And Games In Scribblenauts Unlimited

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 22, 2012 in Cinema, Videogames

Scribblenauts Unlimited - Ghostbusters

Scribblenauts Unlimited is out, and if you’re unfamiliar with the series, it involves a boy solving simple puzzles by generating objects with his magic notepad. The dictionary includes a ton of nouns, so you can summon pretty much anything. What is new in Unlimited is the ability to create your own objects, and since the series typically avoids anything copyrighted (beyond some cameos like Mario in the Wii U and 3DS versions), gamers can now recreate their favorite characters and creatures in Scribblenauts‘ adorable style, as seen in the Ghostbusters screenshot above. Read more…

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The Bottleneck Gallery’s The Gang is All Here Show

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 16, 2012 in Hobbies and Collections

gallery

The Bottleneck Gallery is relatively new to the gallery world, but already they’ve done an incredible job of collecting fantastic artists from all over in one place. Their latest show, The Gang is all Here, starts today, November 16th, in Brooklyn, New York. The theme is all about your favorite posse, team, or group! The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more are just some of the fandoms covered at the show. Can’t make it to the show? You’ll be able to purchase prints online on the 17th! Full disclosure: I’m part of the show too! See if you can find my work hidden between all the amazing artists and other great prints. Read more…

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Mix Alpacas With Pokemon To Get…Alpacamons

Posted by Bob Muir on Sep 25, 2012 in Anime, Videogames

Alpacamons

File this under “cute,” “strange,” and “why the hell not”: Inspired by a bunch of bootleg alpacasso plushies, artist DeviantArtist “yuumei” created these fusions of alpacas (essentially cuter llamas) and pokemon (essentially cuter anythings). The notable aspects of various popular pokemon are appended to a baby alpaca’s fuzzy, cute body. Read more…

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Amazing Comic Collage Art

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jan 25, 2012 in Comic Books

Spider-man comic collage art

I’ve never been fond of collage work myself, mostly because I associate it with stalkers and psychopaths. That said, if I were going to make a collage, it’d have to be of something awesome — like my favorite comics. I imagine some of you can probably get past the whole stalker thing, but wouldn’t know where to find one of these awesome collages. Well, you’re in luck. Meet Mike Alcantara, an artist who spends his free time crafting these awesome comic-themed collages. His canvas pieces range in size from 12″ x 12″ to 24″ x 36″ and vary in price between $100 to $400 each. That said, they’re all one-of-a-kind. Currently he only has one piece, featuring Green Latern, valued at $250, but plans on crafting more pieces for sale in the near future. To purchase the piece or keep up with his future releases, be sure to check out Mike’s Etsy store, as he plans to keep it updated.

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The Enterprise Reservoir Dogs

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 25, 2011 in Star Trek

The Star Trek Reservoir Dogs

This humorously done Star Trek/Reservoir Dogs mashup screen print brought a smile this fanboy’s face. The print is illustrated by LA based artist Brent Cheshire.

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Why It’s So Hard to Read Your Stormtrooper Buddy

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 14, 2011 in Fandom, Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Why It's So Hard to Read Your Stormtrooper Buddy

Contrary to popular belief Stormtroopers have feelings too — and here’s a handy chart to spot those imperial moods! Found via Sean Bonner.

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Dessert Inspired Anime Characters

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 11, 2011 in Anime, Hobbies and Collections

Dessert Inspired Anime Characters

This collection of illustrations reminds me of an anime take on those Strawberry Shortcake characters from the 80s: Read more…

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Someone Has the Best Dad Ever; Lunch Bag Art

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 21, 2011 in Fandom

Spock bag

It’s certainly one way to ensure your kid has a spot at the “cool kids” table. All of this lunch box art is by a San Diego dad who enjoys drawing on his kid’s lunch bags in his spare time. The designs come from every corner of geekdom, from Sci-fi and film to comics and games. I have no idea if his kids get multiple uses out of the bags, but the bags are certainly cooler than anything you could get at a store. Speaking of which, he actually has a store you can visit if you’d like one of his original works, or a caricature of Rick Astley. Otherwise, if you just want to see more of his designs, check out his official Tumblr — it’s updated regularly.

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Megan Lara’s Nerd Nouveau

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 12, 2011 in Design, Fandom

Megan Lara Nouveau art

While many of you may recognize some of her work from around the net, you probably don’t know the name behind some of these nerdy Art Nouveau-inspired character portraits. Her name is Megan Lara, a 22 year-old aspiring artist and self-proclaimed fangirl and her art’s been turning quite a few heads as of late. Her art isn’t limited to these portraits either. Megan’s portfolio also includes fine art, general prints, and more. Currently, a large portion of her works are available on t-shirts via Level Up Studios, but her designs can be found everywhere from RedBubble to, most recently, ThinkGeek. If you’d like to check out more of her work, you can visit her official site or browse on over to her Deviant Art.

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Comic Covers Re-Covered

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 30, 2010 in Comic Books

Original cover by Dave Cockrum; Marvel 1978. Maurice Fontenot copy on right.

Covered is a blog that only covers artists re-creating classic comic book covers. What’s funny is that some of the creations are very literal while others are highly interpreted — and in the end you get a wonderful lesson on what made the original illustration unique and get a glimpse of the personality of the fan artist through their take. Shown above is is the original 1978 cover of Power Man and Iron Fist by Dave Cockrum and on the left is the more humorous tribute by Maurice Fontenot. Below is a Transformers cover from 1984 and a recreation by Lord Mitz on the right: Read more…

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Darth Vader Shows Off Some Imperial Designer Fashion

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 23, 2010 in Fandom, Star Wars

John Woo's Star Wars Designer Fashion Illustrations

I wasn’t sure what I should title this post, but I was toying with the idea of calling it Abercrombie and Sith. I’m sure some of you are staring at these fantastic water-colored illustrations and wondering what exactly you’re staring at. Believe me when I say that I’m still kind of wondering about it myself. The various illustrations feature a variety of masked villains from the Star Wars Universe — and Jar Jar, regrettably — posing in designer clothing from labels like Viktor & Rolf, A.P.C., Band of Outsiders, Thom Browne. New York and more. The artist responsible, John Woo, not to be confused with the film maker, is actually quite a talented guy. If you want to check out more of his work — and trust me, you do — visit his website. Read more…

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Uncanny Compassion: X-Men Fan Artists Helping to Heal Hemophilia

Posted by John Martone on May 27, 2009 in Comic Books

kitty pryde fanart by Aleks Sennwald

It strikes me as amusing that Kitty Pryde, the girl who can’t be touched, is being used to touch all of our hearts. I’d complain, but she phased through the soft spot of my soul years ago. In Full of Pryde over 70 artists created new fanart of Kitty Pryde as a part of a fundraiser for the Oregon Hemophilia Treatment Center. Shown above is a purrfect illustration by Aleks Sennwald and below are just a few highlights from the show: Read more…

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