Now that’s how you do street art.
We all know Edward Gorey was such an influence on Tim Burton that everything from the director’s hair to his stop-motion puppets resemble the whimsical-yet-morbid line drawings of the master illustrator. With Clive Barker, the inspiration might be expected, yet less obvious in execution…until now.
NateTheKnife’s marionette of Marvel villain M.O.D.O.K. looks like he will eat your cat, steal your soul and wear your body like a cheap suit. I’m thinking this is the kind of toy Heath Slater’s Joker took to bed with him as a kid instead of a teddy bear.
If you’re anywhere near Beacon, NY this weekend, you can’t do much better than attending the art show listed above, a “toy custom show focused on elevating the traditional action figure form.” What does that mean? Picture = thousand words.
A cobra-headed alien dude with four arms is interrogated on a torture rack by a Matrix Sentinel lookalike without all the tentacles. There’s a war on, of cobra dudes versus the machines they created, and some vague attempt at political allegory by showing the first machine attack resembling drone warfare.
If little Billy from The Family Circus somehow managed to ape Family Guy’s Stewie and blast off in his spaceship to a galaxy full of pop-cultural references that mostly crib from Star Wars, wherein he would employ his famous dotted-line walk all over, his reenactment of The Empire Strikes Back might look something like this:
You know the old cliche about how little kids sometimes like the cardboard box better than the toy that comes in it? If I could do this with the cardboard, I would too.
All that’s left to make this tattoo image the ultimate mash-up is Ellen Ripley punching his head off.
Agent M, a.k.a. Ryan Penagos, is the Executive Editorial Director for Marvel Digital Media Group and Marvel.com. And he takes his brand seriously – so much so that he’s permanently inked Marvel’s premiere big green lizard entering the big leagues, taking on the king of the monsters.