What’s there left to say about the Simpsons? What begun as a series of not-so-funny throwaway Tracy Ullman show segments evolved into pretty much the longest-running cartoon show in TV history, starring some of the most recognizable animated small-screen personalities. While some fans may argue that the show is slowly but surely slipping off its own rocker, the developers have recently decided to try something that’s…well, completely different.
TV shows don’t crossover quite like they used to anymore, which maybe an indication just how far The Simpsons has fallen in terms of creativity. Two, count ’em, two crossovers with the Fox animated series were announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, one with Family Guy and one with Futurama. A 5-minute preview clip of the Griffins arrival in Springfield was unrolled at this past July’s Comic Con, and now we’re getting our first look at that time in the future when Bender comes back in time to go all Terminator on a certain spirited little scamp with spiked hair. (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
ABOVE: Eagerly awaiting the incarnation of the Joker on the big screen? Have any favorite actors you’d like to see don the clown make-up and kill people randomly? Benedict Cumberbatch certainly has enough experience being a crazy person, and the above piece of art shows what he might look like if given the chance. – By Alex Tuis
Have you ever wondered what a cartoon character would look like if he/she were humanized? Well, some people have enough creativity to try and create this human likeness and let’s just say they do a pretty good job at it. Some are incredibly similar and others are just downright creepy. Sometimes I don’t know what people are thinking by making these friendly cartoons seem like nightmarish horror stories gone all wrong. Check out these pics….
Toronto artist Adnan Saleem created Homer Simpson. (above)