Brilliant Art Work from Coran “Kizer” Stone
Via Geeks are Sexy: I’ll probably post more about Coran “Kizer” Stone wonderful art in the near future, but for today I just want to show you all this brilliant re-imagining/ mash-up of two childhood favorites. So, just imagine Bill Watterson’s, Calvin grew up to be a secret agent. Likewise, A.A. Milne’s Christopher Robin grew up to be a mad scientist. Then they fight! If you’re not loving that idea please get off Atomic Moo and never come back. Here’s a more complete/ better idea of the concept behind the art:
How Dr. Robin and Secret Agent Calv know each other:
As children, these two had constant feuds after Calvin literally stepped into Christopher’s neck of the woods. That’s when the Battle began, the test of their imagination. Calvin would talk about his “friend” and his abilities and Christopher would counter and say “but can he…” it went back and forth between the 2 of them. As they grew older they grew in different directions. Calvin met new people and made friends – although his best and imaginary friend “Hobbes” stayed with him all the way into adulthood. Christopher on the other hand became more introverted but made the characters
he invented as a kid more apart of his character as he got older.
Christopher Robin had to leave for boarding school after being accused of burning down the 100 Acre Woods. Later ol Chrissy boy learned that someone saw a stripped shirt, wearing kid also wandering the woods on that very day. Turns out that Calvin who was fond of playing with matches at the time burned down most of the woods by mistake – Chris got the heat though.
Good god this should be a real thing! Check out the art below, but also go visit Stone’s Deviant Art portfolio and check out all the other amazing “geek” art he’s done!
Via Geekology: Why the hell didn’t we ever get a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon! Dammit Watterson! Anyways, check out this very sweet animation by yubtubber Adam Brown and music by Proleter!
Via Geeks are Sexy and Zen Pencils: There are a lot of us who grew up in the 1980’s and read Calvin and Hobbes. It was something special and I was very sad when it went away in ’95. So, when I came across this illustration based on a Bill Watterson’s speech, given to Kenyon College (back in 1990), I wanted to share it here. I think there are lot of us that want to push our creative abilities and this is just a good nudge in a happier direction. Also I encourage you to read the post on Zen Pencils linked above.
Sorry for the lack of posts yesterday… or just in general lately. It’s kind of tough to find time for all this when you’re trying to keep a roof over your head. Sunday is the day I use to clean my place up, and to make sure I have clean underwear for the rest of the week (boxer… yes, I knew you were wanting to know…). So that took, up all of my morning, and the rest of the day I spent trying to clean up all of my vector illustrations for microstock, so I can get them on to other stock agencies (I recently went non-exclusive on iStockPhoto.com), and hopefully make more money. The problem is I have over 450 illustrations to go through, and I’ve only made it through a 100. So I still have a lot of work cut out for me.
As for Trog… he says he was working on the Moocast all day yesterday, and that he wanted to get it edited and finished by last night (probably won’t happen until tonight though), but I swear I could hear a lot of snoring and the Game of Thrones theme song coming from behind his door. So… yeah.
Anyhow, here are somethings I came across this morning of interest. A couple things from Etsy.com that are really neat. I haven’t been to that site in awhile… ’cause you know, I’m broke.
Good morning kids! I was going through my reader and found this on Neatorama.com. It’s Calvin and Hobbes in the Twilight Zone, created by Cartoonist Timonthy Lim and writer Mark Pellegrini. Looks like it’s a parody of that one episode with the mean little boy that had magical powers, and kept his family in complete fear if they failed to please him. “It’s a Good Life” was it’s title (first aired on November 3rd, 1961). Looks like they have a DeviantArt page with some more cool stuff. Check them out and let them know they’ve done good.