Welcome once more to the ever-expanding fine art gallery housed within our Evil Lair.
Today’s highlighted work is a return to tradition for the Evil Geeks Art Collective. Separate illustrations of the same topic drawn by Arthur Harkness and Biff Tannen combined into a perfect work of art through science.
While no particular source material was supplied, it will become apparent that at least one of our artists was working with this in mind:
I won’t waste your time with words. There are no words.
Not long ago, the Evil Geeks held court at the Albany Comic Con. And while the camphor and mentholyptus we rubbed on our stiff upper lips distracted us from the unpleasant smells afoot that afternoon, we still needed distraction from the boredom that plagued us. And thus, the rogue Biff Tannen devised an exercise that was both entertaining and productive: a groupwide collaborative artistic effort. In essence, a sort of “We Are The World” composed of pencil strokes rather than voices, but an all star assortment nonetheless.
The came the question of a topic. What subject could possibly allow for the wildly diverse styles and the unpredictably unusual choices of our artists? Why, their artistic choices seem to almost come from entirely separate universes! Eu-motherfucking-reka! Crisis on Infinite Earths from DC Comics and Secret Wars (The current series which has unashamedly stolen the plot of the former) would afford our creators the perfect opportunity to use any character they like and to render them as unusually as they undoubtedly would. The game was thenceforth afoot.
I sat on the sidelines as the aforementioned Biff Tannen, his frequent collaborator/competitor Arthur Harkness, and newcomers to the game C-Mart and Big Evil sketched out two pages worth of epic Universe-shattering action. A few visitors to the table even got in on the fun. It truly is, as I am assured the children still say, a “Jam Piece”.
I’m not one for ado, and I cannot imagine your tastes run so dissimilar to mine as to welcome it, so let us not tarry any further. I give you the two pages that comprise our INFINITY WARS.
First, the Marvel side of things:
And then DC:
Excuse the crudity of this coming statement, but hold on to your butts and try not to shit your britches, because what’s to come will leave your jaw agape in awe.
Are you ready?
I’m not kidding around… take a moment if needed.
Appreciators of fine art that we are here at the ever-growing Evil Geeks Art Gallery, no manner of media is beyond of grasp. Sure, we are renowned for our collection of priceless recreations of pop fiction’s treasured moments, but classic cinema, fashion, and most certainly television in today’s Golden Age. And with the finale of AMC’s stellar series Mad Men only a day away, we decided to commemorate our shared love for this fine filmic serial with a poster. A poster celebrating the eight years of fantastic programming to which we’ve been treated. Naturally, this job was not to be left to amateurs.
We’ve got some serious television viewing to tackle today, so we’re entering Low Content Mode for the duration of the weekend. However, here’s a fun activity with which you can while away the days!
Messrs Biff Tannen and Martian Luthor Kang each drew versions of this Daredevil illustration in anticipation of the release of the Netflix Original Series, how many differences can you find between the two? Show your work.
Podcast to follow Monday morning!
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I apologize for my absence from these hallowed halls of the Evil Geeks Art Gallery, I’ve been trotting the globe scouring for pieces from antiquity. Alas, no period in man’s history has produced works as astounding as these following examples, and I have as a result returned empty handed. I give you, the Art Gallery so far (in hyperlink form).
I know what you’re thinking; “That about does it for art, civilization, you’ve gone and peaked”. Well think again, my friends. My appetite for beauty is positively insatiable and I have once more opened my billfold to commission a work of finest art from two modern masters. Truly, this generation has offered no purer talents than Biff Tannen and Arthur Harkness!
And SURELY their skills have never been put to a greater test than the awkward beauty of the Mega Man 2 cover art. One of the most playable videogames released for the NES (And that, sir, is saying something!), Mega Man 2 was an improvement in every way upon its predecessor. More bosses, longer gameplay, still challenging and yet not impossible. This game long stood as my favorite, and so this project was near and dear to my heart of hearts. And it was, indeed the first addition! Let me tell you the tale.
Sick and tired of waiting for Warner Brothers and/or DC Comics to tarnish the legacy of the Dark Knight Returns with the upcoming film Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice or the proposed third chapter of the comic book storyline? Well, wait no more! Resident artists Biff Tannen and Arthur Harkness are here to begin the memory-sullying that will undoubtedly occur in the next few years. I tasked them to reproduce the following image in their own distinctive style: