Gender-Flipped Dragon Ball Characters Drawn as Erotic Novel Covers

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:13 am

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Well, what better way to follow up that sexy alien from below than...sexy Dragon Ball! I mean, if all that spiky hair and spontaneous bursting release of energy wasn't sexy enough already. A Taiwanese artist named leoncool724 clearly felt it was insufficient, and has made Buu his Boo, among others (I'm guessing it's a he, but as it's all in Taiwanese that is not certain)...

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Batman and Joker Are Besties in This Amazing Sand Sculpture

Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

Winning first prize in the doubles division of the Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition, this visual rendition of the yin and yang of Gotham City's madness, by Marielle Hessels and David Ducharme, arguably gets it better than some of the movies have.

Alternatively, I'm just saying that to be a dick because I couldn't think of anything funnier. Give me a sand sculpture of Anakin Skywalker, and we'll talk.

Rotoscoped Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer Is as Pretty as a Painting

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11:00 am

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It's as simple as painting over footage in Photoshop, but artist Pablo Fernández Eyre has managed to turn Fury Road into even more of a living work of art, creating the effect of a literal artist's canvas in motion.

Now, let's have 500 thinkpieces about whether or not this process makes Imperator Furiosa more or less empowering, please. Think you can do that for me, Internet?

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Mars Attacks - Again! We Reveal 7 Cards From the New Occupation Set

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Over fifty years old and going strong, Topps card series Mars Attacks will be returning with a new trading card set called Mars Attacks: Occupation. The video on their Kickstarter is amazing, featuring a Robot Chicken-style short of one of the Martians torturing humans while excitedly pitching the campaign. The artists involved are absolutely worth a mention, as this lineup reads like a genre dream team: Bob Larkin (Savage Sword of Conan, Planet of the Apes), Greg Staples (Judge Dredd, Magic: The Gathering), Ralph Horsley (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering), Ed Repka (Hellraiser, Megadeth), Dan Brereton (Vampirella, Red Sonja) and Alex Horley (Heavy Metal, World of Warcraft). The outcome is a great homage to the classic style while still feeling fresh and fun as ever, which is why I was so excited to get in touch with Mars Attacks: Occupation's art director Adam Levine:

"We've been itching to do a Mars Attacks set for some time, and unfortunately, [Topps] couldn't commit to putting their weight behind it for a variety of reasons, but still understood the importance of keeping Mars Attacks alive. They handed the project over to me..." And the results are a brilliant Kickstarter campaign and fans clamoring for more. After you check out this artwork, you will be too. Levine was kind enough to give us some insight into each image - three of them being TR EXCLUSIVE REVEALS - so holster your ray gun for a second and behold your new Martian overlords.


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A Japanese Whiskey Company Made Some Amazingly Nerdy Sculpted Ice Cubes

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

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Using a process that's a bit like reverse 3D-printing - subtractive carving based on a digital file rather than additive layering - Suntory whiskey has been promoting its booze with mini-masterpieces of ice art in glasses of its beverage, from Jaws to Mario and Batman. They're also holding a contest featuring user submissions.

You can see a video of the process below, but be sure to check out all the cool sculpts they already have - either in still photos, or 3D Flash-animated full rotations.

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Swedish Masters of the Universe Blu-ray Uses Fan Art Without Permission

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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It's an odd choice - in Dolph Lundgren's native land, I guess they didn't think Frank Langella was enough of a threat for the homegrown hero, so the Blu-ray distributors just grabbed some Skeletor fan art off the web. Now, legally, artist Dave Rapoza is right in acknowledging he doesn't own the character (he may not be right in thinking Cannon is responsible - it's probably a local PR snafu), but technically they should at least pay him work-for-hire rates as they would anyone else they might get in-house to create a Skeletor for the poster. Naturally, they're counting on him not coming to Sweden and making it a court issue there.

They also probably know that given Rapoza's actual, for-hire work on League of Legends and X-Men: Days of Future Past, they couldn't afford him. However, if Sony sees this and decides to sign him on for the new movie, it'll probably be all good.

Most baffling of all in this equation? Why anyone would not sell the shit out of Frank Langella in that movie, when everyone agrees he's the best thing in it.

Never Thought I'd See Alex Ross Draw Yellow Submarine

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

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When it comes to properties that are crying out for Alex Ross' realistic "let me paint my friends cosplaying as your characters" interpretations, Yellow Submarine was not at the top of my list. Or anybody's, probably. After all, we know what the Beatles look like, and the other characters were as cartoony as it gets.

And yet, here we are. And it's pretty cool. This limited-edition print will go on-sale online February 26th.

Next, Mr. Ross, I request you do a realistic Peanuts poster. Followed by South Park.

Full print image below....

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Naked Statue of Bill Cosby With Fat Albert on His Crotch to Be Unveiled in Florida Gallery

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

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Hey hey hey! What's that you say about raping somebody's childhood?

The statue, sculpted by high school freshman Rodman Edwards, is being unveiled at the Cory Allen Contemporary Art Showroom in St. Petersburg on February 20. It's also being proposed as a replacement for Cosby's current busts on display at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Halls of Fame in Orlando and California.
Yeah, somehow I don't think that last part is a super-serious proposal.

If you're into fat, old dudes, though, this is a real Cosby sweater. And like the real Cosby, it assaults...the senses.

You know, because Leonard Part VI was really bad.

(Full body pic is below if you dare)

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A UK Gallery Made a Giant Ball Pit for Adults, and the Jokes Just Write Themselves

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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These women have balls all over their bodies. They're total ball-divers. Kickin' it in the balls. Enjoying an experience that busted many ball sacks. Balls.

Oh, but it gets better. The place this ball pit is located is called the Pearlfisher Gallery. So the balls are basically giving them Pearlfisher necklaces. Being a real Pearlfisher means going balls-deep. It's no wonder this place is so popular that it's by appointment only: you have to make it hard to enjoy the full effect of the Pearlfisher's immersion in balls.

There is also a bar in the gallery. I really hope they serve warm nuts.

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The 9 Coolest Comic Book Announcements at the 2015 ImageEXPO

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Image Comics is the publisher of such titles you've probably heard of such as Spawn, Saga, and a little something even non-fans are probably familiar with called The Walking Dead. Their third annual ImageEXPO, at which they announced all their cool new stuff coming out this year was held in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this past Thursday, January 8, 2015. Here are some of the highlights!

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