November 23rd is less than two weeks away, and in these 11 days leading to the Doctor Who 50th anniversary we here at Nerd Bastard’s want to share with you a few of our favorite Whovian things. Mashups have reached new heights of popularity thanks to the internet acting as a veritable melting pot of pop culture. Nothing can escape it, not even Doctor Who. Here to celebrate being only Sylvestory McCoy–er seven days away from the premiere of “The Day of the Doctor” are seven of our favorite Who mashups. (more…)
November 23rd is less than two weeks away, and in these 11 days leading to the Doctor Who 50th anniversary we here at Nerd Bastard’s want to share with you a few of our favorite Whovian things. Now in single digits, “The Day of the Doctor” is only nine days away! Yup, nine, as in that Doctor up there on the left in these paintings from the incredible James Hance. Probably best known for Wookiee the Chew, James also has some of the best Doctor Who art around. (more…)
Season 3 is coming – this weekend! It’s been nine months since we last saw the struggle between the noble families of Westeros as they fight for control of the Iron Throne, and things are looking quite grim for the people beyond The Wall. In preparation, we’ve picked some of our favourite pieces of Games of Thrones fanart from around the net just for you, so until Sunday rolls around lets all enjoy!
Above: This how a lot of people are hoping Game of Thrones ends once the books are finished and the series is filmed, Tyrion Lannister on the throne. Bobby Chiu, one half of imaginism with Kei Acedera, thought so anyway and put together this perfect representation of the true king. He even recorded the entire process start to finish. [Deviant Art]
Good grief, winter is leaving. Adams Pinto put together this awesome Peanuts/Game of Thrones mash-up, originally for sale on t-shirts, but we wanted to show it off while not on someone’s body. It might not be available anymore, but at least it looks nice. [The Mary Sue]
The stuff of northern legends, White Walkers are the one race that could frighten even the toughest of men, and Caner Inciucumakes them look awesome. Accompanied by a pair of Wights, or zombies, their icy blue stare makes everything a bit creepier. [Deviant Art]
This isn’t the throne you’re looking for, it’s a bit more explosive. Created by Styerd in a piece called “Game of Clones” this Star Wars/Game of Thrones mash up is pretty dang cool, but even with all those blasters that trooper couldn’t hit the broad side of an Imperial cruiser. [GeekTyrant]
Light and shadows make anything cool in the right light and Robert Ball nailed it with these Game of Thrones head shots. Featuring several of the cast in a series of light and dark shots is a clever way to show both sides of a character. Needs more Hodor, but we have that covered. [The Mary Sue]
You simply can not do a Game of Thrones art appreciation with out Brandon Stark and Hodor featured at least once. This very Calvin and Hobbes styled drawing by Joel C. GIll shows off one of the finer points of the series. Sure, he only says one word, but if he could speak more he totally would. [Roaches Have Wings]
While we can’t got to places like Winterfell or Dragonstone, considering even with our technology we’d be screwed, at least we can show off our favourite locations at home. These Game of Thrones location posters created by Harshness are great ways to show off the size of some of the Seven Kingdoms’ nest known locations. [The muffled sounds of SCIENCE in the distance]
There’s not really much that we can say about this without bringing up the shrouded past of Tony Stark and his history in Westeros. What we can tell you is that Zach Jordan really knows how to keep an Iron Man joke from dying. [Deviant Art]
Daenerys Targareyen doesn’t have time for clothing, she’s the mother of dragons and she’s out to rule. One of the finest 2D drawings out there, TeiIku’s art should be on one of the covers of George R.R. Martin‘s books. [CGHUB]
Finally, we apologize for the sheer size of this beast, but we couldn’t ignore joscomie‘s massive Game of Thrones anime scroll. Featuring 49 of the characters from the television adaptation all packed onto one giant scroll in a sweet Japanese anime style. What a great way to show off the scale and scope of the show’s production. Bring on Season 3! [io9]
The end is almost upon us, the second half of this season’s Doctor Who is almost here! We’re four days out from the second half of Season 7, having last seen the Eleventh Doctor off to find the connection between the Clara Oswin Oswalds, traveling across time in search of another Clara. So until Saturday rolls around we thought it would be nice to share some of our favourite Doctor Who fan art from around the internet. You can thank us once Saturday finally gets here.
Above: Minimalist art is cool, but minimalist Doctor Who poster art by Michael Parsons is always cool. Carefully picking what to do Michael puts together sweet fan-made posters for everyone to enjoy. Check out his Society6 shop.
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‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Double Play: Abrams Talks With Empire Magazine; “Deviant” Artist Updates Struzan Poster
In the first of a series of interviews planned to promote the May 17th release of Star Trek: Into Darkness, Director J.J. Abrams spoke to Empire Magazine about both his work with the Trek franchise, and his hotly debated direction of the seventh installment of Star Wars (quotes courtesy of Empire Online)
I don’t know because we’re just getting started. So it’s a great question that I hope I’ll have a good answer to when I know what the answer is. There are infinitely more questions than answers right now, but to me, they’re not that dissimilar. Though I came at these both from very different places, where they both meet is a place of ‘Ooh, that’s really exciting.’ And even though I was never a Star Trek fan, I felt like there was a version of it that would make me excited, that I would think ‘that’s cool, that feels right, I actually would want to see that.
How we were going to get there, what the choices were going to be, who was going to be in it – all of those things I knew would have to be figured out, but it was all based on a foundation of this indescribable, guttural passion for something that could be. It’s a similar feeling that I have with Star Wars. I feel like I can identify a hunger for what I would want to see again and that is an incredibly exciting place to begin a project. The movies, the worlds could not be more different but that feeling that there’s something amazing here is the thing that they share.
Later, Abrams discussed his “180” regarding the offer to direct Episode VII – fans have not forgotten that he passed on the job when he was first asked:
My knee-jerk reaction was that I’m in the middle of working on the Star Trek movie and I can’t even consider it. But then time went by and I got further along working on the movie and getting to a place where I had done most of the heavy lifting. So when I met with Kathy Kennedy we just started discussing it and I was able to actually engage in the conversation. I went down to tell Katie, my wife, and I said ‘I had just a very interesting conversation with Kathy.’ That was the beginning. I will say that Steven [Spielberg] was very encouraging of Star Wars. It’s funny because I talked to him about it and it turned out he knew all about what was going on.
Abrams‘ vision of the Star Wars universe retains the tentative release date of sometime in 2015.
In other news, the above poster is a fan creation by Deviantart‘s rampantimaginationA made for Episode VII in the style of old-school SW poster artist Drew Struzan. Here’s what rampantimaginationA had to say to Geek Tyrant regarding his design:
Based on how I thought the Star Wars characters would look in the new movie. Since at this time I know nothing about who will be cast in the film, I thought it would be cool to create a one sheet showing some of our favorite characters from the Star Wars franchise. I had a blast creating this art.
I can’t wait to find out some solid information on what the new Star Wars movie is going to be about, but with J.J. Abrams at the helm, I’m sure it’s going to turn out amazing.
It’s a remarkable piece, and a nice homage to the Original Trilogy….Even if Mark Hamill looks for all the world like a shaved Ewok (I kid! 😉 )
I think its safe to say that director Christopher Nolan had some idea for a future for The Joker in The Dark Knight Rises, but the tragic death of Heath Ledger derailed any possibility for a future appearance of The Joker. Naturally though, the trivia buffs among us wondered what role, if any, The Joker might have had in TDKR.
Nerd Art Stock Pile: Stained-Glass WoW Art, A Bumblebee Cake, Star Wars Sushi, Famous Cars Get The Pixar Makeover, CGI Pixar-Style Ghostbusters, Crippled Batman, The Disneypocalypse, Gangsta Superman, Muppets Meet Game Of Thrones, And MORE!
The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s fuckin’ weird shit like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker comparing dicks and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
Numero uno this week is Jian Guo‘s work depicting various WoW scenes in a stained glass style. His deviantART page also includes illustrations of LotR scenes in the same vein. These are pretty fuckin’ amazing, and probably require shitloads of time to complete.
More after the jump!
The best thing about Stone’s art, is that you have to be well-versed in your comic book lore.
For example, have you ever wondered just how well Jarvis and Spider-Man‘s Aunt May know each other? Or just how many people have fallen under Black Widow‘s spell, and how Squirrel Girl fits into it a picture about the Avengers?
Take a look and see how many characters YOU can name.
Confused? The line at the bottom of the illustration says it best: Read More Comics.
I love The Legend of Zelda games. The characters, plot, weapons and enemies are always a sight to see.
And honestly, even at their worst, their mediocre games still fly heads above most others.
The MASSIVE piece of art below was created by Japanese artist and hardcore Zelda fan that goes by the name Ag+, who did it to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zelda franchise.
Below the jump, you will find the most amazing Zelda art you have ever seen, bar none! And below that, there is a YouTube video showing the artist at work on this labor of love.
Click on the image below to see it in its full-frame glory.
Steampunk is one of those things that you actually need to SEE to appreciate.
Me, I never really understood the concept of re-tooling something to what it could have looked like in the 19th century when steam was used,but that is what steampunk is, along with a bit of science fiction thrown in for good measure.
Then I played the game Bioshock, and since then I appreciate it.
But this, these designs of Star Wars characters re-imagined into steampunk characters by Bjorn Hurri located below the jump are simply amazing. Even when his art is still a work in progress, as some are below, they still leap off the page.
Which is your favorite? Mine would have to be Leia (who looks smoking hot) and the Stormtrooper (who just looks badass!).