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Evil Geeks Art Gallery – All New, All Different

As we once more stroll through the hallowed halls of the Evil Geeks Art Gallery, I would like to remind you of the importance of the classics. Sure, many of the subjects we’ve studied in the past have been from the Post-Post-Modern era of pop culture art, or POPOMOPOP, as we call it in the industry, but our artists’ styles have been undoubtedly shaped by the classics. Perhaps my personal favorite comic book cover of all time, today’s featured painting is undeniably a classic.

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Evil Geeks Art Gallery – It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Oh hello, Internet, I didn’t see you come in. How does this morning find you? That’s good to hear… oh, I’m doing quite well, thanks for asking. I recently acquired a new piece of art. No, I didn’t visit that gallery exhibition downtown, although I hear they had some delightful pieces; This was a work I commissioned from two of our generation’s greatest masters:  Biff Tannen and Arthur Harkness. You may recall that in the past I have tasked them with recreating some of my favorite nerd culture images, yes? This one is almost undeniably the finest of those works. Here is the classic, (if amateurishly illustrated) original.

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Evil Geeks Art Gallery – X-cessive Force

Long time no see, my fellow art aficionados. For those of you unfamiliar with this particular wing of the Brotherhood’s Evil Lair, you’ve entered the Evil Geeks Art Gallery.

There is no collection on God’s green earth to rival the contents of these hallowed halls. You’ve seen recreations of Captain America Comics #1, The Shocking Climax of the Empire Strikes Back, the cover art to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES, the Death of Elektra, and the theatrical poster for Back to the Future.

And still, you’ve come back for more.

Well this week we’ve got a special treat in store for you! In honor of Liefeld Week, I commissioned the finest artists on hand to recreate the timeless masterpiece that is the cover of X-Force #1.

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Evil Geeks Art Gallery – I Love Being a Turtle

It’s been ever so long since we’ve toured the hallowed halls of the Evil Geeks Art Gallery, my fellow appreciators of the fine arts. You see, the Collabotron has been in the shop, someone got a tuna fish sandwich good and stuck in the inspiration intake valve and the only guy who repairs these things is like 90, so it’s been a rough couple of months.

We’re coming back with a bang, though, and it’s safe to say you may experience a bit of… shellshock… from this entry. You’ll understand that delightful play on words in mere moments, dear readers, since today we tackle the cover to the classic video game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Evil Geeks Art Gallery – Greek Tragedy

It’s been some time since we last toured the extensive collection of the Brotherhood of Evil Geeks, hasn’t it?  Our featured opus today is a reproduction of a favorite comic moment among our crew. And, no, it hasn’t got anything to do with Peter Parker’s formative years, it’s the classic scene from Frank Miller’s unforgettable Daredevil run in which Elektra bites the big one.

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He gave her eleven inches and made it hurt.

And while it was a surprising and emotionally loaded moment that shook the comics world to its core, the a rt of Frank Miller is not for everyone.  It’s certainly not without its charm, but the way in which he rigidly conforms to the traditional conventions of human anatomy?  A true artist does not limit his or herself in such a way.  So, I approached the two finest artists that I (and mankind) know; Messrs Biff Tannen and Arthur Harkness.  I gave them each a plain brown envelope full of unmarked, non-sequential bills along with their newest assignment.  Three hours later, my manservant interrupted my Tae Bo lessons (Billy Blanks is my close friend and personal trainer) with two fresh pieces of art, still warm from the artists’ touch.

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Biff Tannen conveys an insanity in the expression on Bullseye’s face that simply could not have been restricted to actual dimension of a human face.  Miller’s attempt in showing the perverse elation in the killer’s eyes pales in comparison to the almost orgasmic joy in this perfected vision!

elektradeathtonyNow, Arthur Harkness’ rendition is, as usual, slightly more true to the source material. He does give the audience a sense that Bullseye’s murder of Elektra was not simply motivated by a desire to be the Kingpin’s top assassin, but in fact a misdirected hate crime, aimed at Macedonians yet inadvertently enacted upon a Greek.

So, I inserted the originals into the Collabotron’s mouth slot, poured in a quart of toner and two measures of rye and went to see a movie to kill some time.  I got back late, so I decided to crash and check the results in the morning.  Now, I suppose it was foolish to check the results at 9:00 AM sharp. The timing makes me unsure of the nature of my excitement… the raging erection I had may very well have been my usual “wake up call from the front desk”, or it may have been caused by this gorgeous sight….

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Evil Geeks Art Gallery – You Are My Density

Hello, fellow art aficionados. I’m sure you’re familiar with the Brotherhood’s extensive collection of wonderful works of art. You’ve undoubtedly reveled in the space operatic grandeur and the star-spangled beauty of our previous exhibitions. Today I present the latest masterpiece collaboration from our stable of talented artists. But before I unveil its splendor, I’ll introduce you to the subject manner. While perusing a TV Guide magazine last month, I happened upon a listing for an 80s “Science-Fiction” comedy film.

It read:

“Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is a decent teenager who plays an electric guitar, sails about on a skateboard, and courts pretty Claudia Wells. But all is not well in Fox’s little world. His father (Crispin Glover) is a milquetoast, his mother (Lea Thompson) is an alcoholic, and his brother and sister (Marc McClure and Wendie Jo Sperber) are decidedly weird. Marty’s friend, the positively manic Christopher Lloyd, has been working on a device for time travel. Marty activates the device and finds that he has traveled back to 1955, where he encounters his own parents as teenagers.”

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A decent teenager, indeed!

So that evening I tuned my television to the appropriate channel at the corresponding time and watched this film in full. I was not impressed, but I do love that poster! So I set my two finest artists to work in recreating it and what follows is the fruit of their labor:

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Arthur Harkness’ ballpoint pen unleashed this fantastic image upon an unsuspecting yellow legal pad. The dynamic action of our hero, Martin McFly, is conveyed so skillfully that he seems to jump from the page while still being trapped behind the college-ruled bars of the paper. And the lightning streaks along the page with such reckless abandon!

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In a rare foray into photo realism, Modern Master Biff Tannen reproduces the famous poster so flawlessly that it’s almost… ALMOST boring. If I wanted to look at a Drew Struzan painting, I’d commision *him* ! Nevertheless, Biff does exceed Struzan in several places; the look of wonderment on young master McFly’s face is a hint of the many sights he shall see in his sojourn to 1955. Struzan carelessly left the license plate out of the original painting, and Mr. Tannen has included it for all to see.

I ran these drawings through the Collabotron and after a few minutes of beeping and booping, it printed out two items. First was an apology… an apology for its inability to properly convey the beauty of these two drawings. The other item was the composite drawing itself. Look upon it and weep!

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Your Friend in Time, Martian Luthor Kang 117th.

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