Monday, December 9, 2013


Sorry for the downtime, folks. I've been sick the last couple of weeks and it's been all I can do just to drag myself to work every day, let alone find the time and energy to update here.

I'll be back in top fetter in no time at all, and things should pick up.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Showcase: Matt Ferguson's Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Series

"Doctor #1: William"

"Doctor #2: Patrick"

"Doctor #3: Jon"

"Doctor #4: Tom"

"Doctor #5: Peter"

"Doctor #6: Colin"

"Doctor #7: Sylvester"

"Doctor #8: Paul"

"The War Doctor"

"Doctor #9: Christopher"

"Doctor #10: David"

"Doctor #11: Matt"

In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, I've been reading Marc Hearn's "Doctor Who: The Vault - Treasures From The First 50 Years" - which, by the way, is an absolutely outstanding coffee-table book, packed with tons of anecdotes and ephemera from the last half-century - and I've garnered a certain perspective on, and appreciation for, all of the actors who have played The Doctor since the show's inception. While I have seen at least one episode per Doctor in my time, my knowledge of the earlier years of the show is far from exhaustive, and the book provides excellent insight into the people who made Doctor Who happen, both in front of and behind the camera, for all its many decades.

Matt Ferguson's 50th Anniversary tribute to the Doctors does a great job of capturing each one's personality and style, from William Hartnell to Matt Smith (You'll also note that the background for each is inspired by the opening credits for that Doctor.) It just feels like a great, dignified summation of a show that has run (more or less) for five decades and been the proving ground for more than a few larger-than-life personalities.

Here's to another fifty years, Doctor!

[Matt Ferguson at Bottleneck]

Triptych: Bending the Rules of Space and Time for 50 Years

"50 Years of Time Lords" (t-shirt) by Crystal Fontan

"Klimt Box" (t-shirt) by Frederick Hoffman

"Timey Wimey" (t-shirt) by thatrobert

Triptych: Atomic Town

"Vault Boy, Brotherhood of Steel, a Super Mutant and a Ghoul" by Jón Kristinsson

"Fallout Poster" by Olga Kostorz

"Quantum" by Periculosus

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Showcase: The Time Lord Trilogy by Creative Outpouring

[Creative Outpouring on Facebook]

Triptych: Carry On, My Wayward Son(s)

"Dean" (t-shirt) by Six-Eyed Monster

"The Hunters" (t-shirt) by Brian Girardin

"Sam and Dean: The Animated Series" (t-shirt) by Ryan Astle

Triptych: Vegan Police

(Click for full-size)
The Slacker's Quest" by Florey

"Sex Bob-Omb" by Dehtyar

"The Clash At Demonhead" by M.S. Corley

Friday, November 15, 2013

Triptych: Wow So Okami Such Painting

"Wow, Such Doge" (t-shirt) by Chris Mills

"The Wolf Goddess" by Jed Henry

"Wolf" (t-shirt) by Jimiyo

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Triptych: Totoros Within Totoros

"Totoro Garden" by Jerrod Maruyama

"Totodoll" (t-shirt) by Scott Weston

"Totoro Before Christmas" (t-shirt) by SirWatson

Showcase: Adventure Time REMIX

"Finn X Jake"

"BMO X Bubble"

"PB X Peppermint Butler"

"Ice King X Ricardio"

"Marceline X Lord of Evil"

[Adventure Time REMIX
by Saimen Lee

Video Game Planets by Tim Hijlkema

Video Game Planets by Tim Hijlkema

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Triptych: It's Better Down Where It's Wetter

"My Heart Belongs To Daddy" by Justin Mezzell

"Plasmidbumps: One Day at Raptureland" (t-shirt) by Punksthetic

"Bioshock Poster" by Andrew Glazar

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Triptych: Let's Play A Game, BMO!

"The Legend of Adventure Time" by Filippo Morini

"BMO and Bubbles" by Alcides José Urrutia

"Wasteland Time" by Nertee Designs

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Triptych: Wreckin' It Good

"Twisted Princess: Vanellope" by Jeffrey Thomas

"Popped Culture: Wreck-It Ralph" by Dan LuVisi

"Rampage Ralph" (t-shirt) by Beware1984

The first image is from Jeffrey Thomas' Twisted Princess series, which offers a grim and gritty take on various Disney princesses. I'm not sure that Vanellope counts as a bona fide Disney princess, but hey, why not? You can read Jeffrey's write-up on his version of Vanellope here... and trust me, it's worth reading.

The second image is from Dan LuVisi's Popped Culture series, which is similar to the Twisted Princess series except that it's widened its net to include anyone from Bert and Ernie to Mike Wyzowski. You can read Dan's write-up on his bulked-up, bad-ass Ralph here, and again, the backstory explains all.