The art of seduction is generally lost on the classic monsters of filmdom, but when they’re asked to get in touch with their tender side and let it all hang out these sexy beasts don’t disappoint.
Luckily artist Erika Deoude was there to capture these baddies striking a seductive pose, pin-up style, and she put all of her illustrations together in The Calendar of Sexy Monsters- a set if 12 giclee prints featuring Godzilla, Zuul, the Predator, King Kong and more like you’ve never seen them before. They’re perfect for brightening up a dank cave, haunted house or swampside cemetery.
When a poor little pug named Kevin is left home alone while his posh puggy parents take a trip to Paris, he’s forced to deal with some nefarious teddy bear bandits on his own, and an adorable movie reboot is born.
Home Alone (Pug Puppy Version) is just what you’d expect from a short film starring pugs- it’s adorable, with very little actual animal acting but lots of squee worthy moments as little Kevin tries to figure out what the heck is going on. No pugs were harmed during the making of this silly short, but the teddy bears may have ended up a bit frayed in the end.
Imagine you head out into the world only to discover, to your horror and everyone else’s amusement, that you aren’t wearing any clothes. You could turn beet red and hide in a closet somewhere until you can fashion a makeshift wardrobe out of rags and paper clips, or you can bust out a can of Fabrican and spray on some self respect.
Created by Spanish fashion designer Manel Torres, Fabrican is a sprayable wearable fabric inspired by Silly String, but instead of destroying your clothing it creates a layer of fibers that winds up looking like a less racy form of body painting. Here’s how it works:
The science of the process involves the creation of a liquid suspension which is then applied using a spray gun or aerosol canister. The resulting sprayed fabric has natural, synthetic and recycled fiber options, and when applied typically feels like a breathable suede.
The fabric can be embedded with a variety of supplements and additives which make separate colors, patterns and (which also opens up the possibilities of quick-creating medical applications such as casts, bandages and even antiseptic-wound cleansing).
Comic Con International is the biggest pop culture event of the year, with major entertainment companies, artists, designers and rabid fans descending on the San Diego Convention Center by the tens of thousands for a weekend full of premieres, debuts, unveilings, surprise appearances and enough geeky treats to satisfy fanboys and fangirls for another year. But what about those artists who choose to create and produce their own independent vision, the little guys who have yet to be swallowed up by the big fish in the sea of media giants? They’re still making a strong impact on the landscape of the convention floor, proving that the spirit of independence is alive and well at Comic Con.
Blake Armstrong has an extremely diverse entertainment industry background, but nothing has ever made him feel as passionate as creating his own illustrated fantasy series. The result is The Jester’s Curse, a dark and spaced out saga influenced by the music of In Flames and soon to be co-published by Heavy Metal magazine. Blake spent six months creating his moody series, in hopes that it would lead to being published and available to fans, but when he got the attention of Heavy Metal magazine, his indie success story was complete.
San Diego native Erik Arreaga grew up when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the big, bad heroes of Image Comics ruled the comic store shelves. Back then, he dreamed of one day attending Comic Con as a professional artist. Now in his seventeenth year selling prints and original art at SDCC, it’s safe to say Erik has made his artistic dreams come true on the Con floor. This year his Zombie Last Supper prints turned heads, and lots of his original Ninja Turtles artwork were up for sale too.
Robert A. Kraus
The works of RAK are a familiar sight to Comic Con attendees, and Robert sells mini prints of his works complete with card sleeve for a dollar so his booth is very popular with kids and comic art fans alike. He’s been sharing his heroic visions of pop culture characters with Comic Con attendees for the last eight years, and if his name sounds familiar then you may be remember him as the creator of the character Chakan the Forever Man, who appeared in his own comic book series and video games in the 1990s.
Cosplayer Florencia Muir clearly thinks clowns should be creepy rather than cheerful, and she saw a terrifying darkness in Harley Quinn's soul which she evoked in session with photographer Jonathan Duran.
It's Harley in her Suicide Squad years, and she's tired of hiding behind the clown prince's fat head...
It's hard to tell if these guys are one of the lesser known gangs from The Warriors or part of a prison clowning class, but they'd better be really tough if they're gonna prowl the streets looking like that!
Introspective colorful clown boys...they're more of a downer than their makeup would lead you to believe, and they're always worried about their makeup...
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel visited day time talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to tell her about his encounter with a baby elephant while on a trip to Africa, and as luck would have it Jimmy caught the whole thing on video.
The character designs for Adventure Time are anything but realistic, with floppy noodle arms and minimally detailed faces, so artist Lora Zombie took it upon herself to shed a realistic light on Finn and Jake.
Thankfully Bimo still looks cute and cubey, but poor Finn looks like he prefers to be all squash and stretch. The addition of nuclear bombs in the background is a nice touch, and Jake looks like he should be hanging out with Grumpy Cat!
Ed Emberley's distinctive style of minimalist cartooning has been brought into the age of Adventure Time thanks to artist Orphan Elliott, who presents us with this super cute tutorial that shows kidults how to draw Finn, Jake and Bimo in eight or nine easy steps.
In true Emberley style Jake the dog can be started out with a thumbprint, and even Finn's face could be a sideways fingerprint if so desired.
Dog owners are a proud bunch, and some love their dogs so much that they wear garments made of dog's wool- wool spun from their dog's fur.
Photographer Erwan Fichou captured images of people sporting dog's wool garments while standing next to their furry wool factories in a series called Dogwool, and boy do these folks look like they're ready for a fancy feast!
Creating a fashionable bed for your finicky feline can be inexpensive without looking cheap, and your cat will never know the difference between designer and DIY.
This fabulous cat bed, complete with purr-fectly awesome framed pictures and tiny pillow, was made from a $3 thrift store suitcase by Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone, and she's even shared the step-by-step for fellow DIYers at her website.
Your cat might not prefer it to a cardboard box, but your sense of style will thank you for putting in the time and effort.
Ya gotta be sick to set off exploring in the world of Dead Space, what with all those demonic alien Necromorphs out there waiting to chew on your limbs.
The setting is stark, and so is the outfit worn by the protagonist Isaac Clarke, which is why this is a fine example of Dead Space cosplay, right down to the glowing bits on the helmet and lots of riveted metal bits.
In fact, this costume is so good that it attracted the attention of the game's creators EA Games, who have hired the cosplayer Kevin to do some promo work for them. Just don't let them send you out on a spacewalk!
The Psychos are crazed bandits that fear neither bullets to the head nor running at the nearest Vault Hunter with a live grenade in their hands in the Borderlands video game series.
Their strange looking masks reflect their twisted psyches, and this fine example of custom made leather masking was created by Epic-Leather, who cannot guarantee that the wearer won't go stark raving mad!
It's rare that Pixar scraps a project, but their work-in-progress Newt, which was supposed to have come out in 2011, had too many similarities to a certain parrot movie called Rio so the whole thing went the way of the dodo.
We may not get to see this film's amphibian stars in action, but at least we've got some beautifully painted concept art to feast our eyes upon, and boy are these panels bright!
The commercialization of the Steampunk subculture was inevitable, and though the diehard Steamsters will always sport their valves and brassy bits proudly it's time for a new crazy hybrid fashion culture to flourish.
Arriving just in time is the Rococopunk movement, and where the Steamsters were refined these Rococo punks are just plain, well...PUNK!
Celebrating decadence and excess like a golden statue of Bacchus, these fashionable freaks are bringing a bit of color to the world, one frilly undergarment at a time.
Mister Whiskers is a big fan of Easter, and an even bigger fan of the Easter Bunny, so this year he's decided to get a head start on the egg-ceptional holiday by dressing up in bunny ears while he waits for his sugary treats to arrive.